keynote speaker

Mihaela Kelemen
Mihaela Kelemen

Keynote presentation: Building resilience through creative methodologies of research and engagement with fringe stakeholders in times of crisis

Mihaela Kelemen is Chair in Business and Society at Nottingham University Business School, UK. Prior to joining Nottingham University, she has taught and researched at Keele University, UK for 23 years, as Professor of Management and Public Engagement (since 2006) and as Director of its Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre (CASIC).

She holds doctoral degrees from Oxford University and the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest. Her research employs participatory creative methodologies of stakeholder engagement and knowledge co-production to explore a wide range of business and society topics such as market-place exclusion, food poverty, rural health, volunteering, artisanal mining, sustainability and post disaster reconstruction. Her projects put centre stage the experiences and aspirations of various fringe stakeholders from the UK, Japan, the Philippines and Kenya. Findings have been disseminated not only via academic publications but also through documentary dramas, virtual games, digital toolkits and community based exhibitions curated jointly with the award-winning New Vic Borderlines. She is a member of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Peer Review College and of the AHRC Peer Review College.