Patrick has an BSc in Economics, an MSc in Enterprise and Business Creation, and an MRes in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems. He has completed three dissertations. The first investigates the government policies required to effectively disseminate emerging technologies across an economy. The second investigates the psychological antecedents of graduate students deciding to become an entrepreneur when faced with an entrepreneurial opportunity. The third investigates the impact of pronouncing an entrepreneurial opportunity to customers on an online blog. Patrick intends to become an entrepreneurship researcher, with the guidance of AAPS CDT and his supervisors, whose research can be applied by practitioners within established organisations.
Patrick has previously worked as a research assistant for the Department of Economics at the University of East Anglia, a research consultant for a high-tech start-up, and as a Student Union representative at the University of Bath. He currently works as a research assistant for the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath.
|Virtual Summer Seminar||Attendee||
Virtual Summer Seminar in Entrepreneurship Research delivered by the University of Alabama. A 3 month seminar that consisted of expert led presentations and group work on the most relevent topics in the field of Entrepreneurship. Over this period, as part of a group, we worked on a research proposal with the intention to submit to the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
|Virtual doctoral-postdoctoral Seminar||Attendee||
Virtual doctoral-postdoctoral Seminar on Social-Symbolic work delivered by the University of Oxford. A one-week course on the recently released Organizational development book ‘Constructing Organizational Life’. This course provided a holistic framework to analyse the social world and how actors work to shape this world around them. The course was led by Prof. Thomas B. Lawrence and Prof. Nelson Phillips.
|University of Bath, Mechanical Engineering Design and Project Exhibition - Cohort 2||Presentation||
"AAPS CDT Presents: The 2030 Novus - Spiritual Successor To The Prius"
During the MRes year of the programme, the cohort were inspired by the impact of the Toyota Prius, and developed an architecture for a sustainable vehicle targeted at the market of 2030. Projecting forward using current and anticipated global trends, the transdisciplinary team explored a variety of opportunities for innovation and, using a holistic systems-engineering approach, developed a crossover plug-in hybrid vehicle.
|AAPS Conference 2022||Speaker||
Title of talk: The challenge of exploiting a medium to long term entrepreneurial opportunity in an automotive organization