The aim of Jacqueline’s research is to better understand the factors that support architecture and photography student’ career and potential entrepreneurship formation. The role that creative discipline higher education plays in shaping entrepreneurial outcomes in supporting students’ preparation for obtaining work in their chosen creative industry including working freelance/self-employed. Exploring whether there is a gender perspective in the factors shaping entrepreneurial outcomes. The study seeks to determine three main research objectives:
• To identify factors that influence and contribute to career preparation and potential entrepreneurial identity formation
• To examine factors in shaping entrepreneurial outcomes and career preparation in creative disciplines in Higher Education
• To explore whether there is a gender perspective in the factors shaping entrepreneurial outcomes.
In addition to her PhD, Jacqueline also works part-time as a lecturer and academic mentor in marketing at Nottingham Trent University. Prior to undertaking her PhD, she worked at the University of Nottingham as a Research Manager, providing strategic and operational support to the research activity and post-graduate research education courses in the School of Health Sciences.