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Sundas Hussain

Sundas Hussain

Senior Lecturer


Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


Dr Sundas Hussain, a Senior Lecturer in Management in the department of Business and Management at Nottingham Business School. Dr Hussain completed a PhD examining entrepreneurship support for socially disadvantaged groups of women in collaboration with a Birmingham-based housing association. Currently in the process of disseminating her research Dr Hussain has presented her research at peer-reviewed conferences such as ISBE, RENT and BAM. Dr Hussain is an Early Career Researcher. Other affiliations include membership of the Gender and Enterprise special interest group, as well as a member of the Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups at ISBE and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Hussain also possesses management experience from leading a team as a part-time Director at Woodfarm Education Centre, a Scottish Registered Charity. Since 2015, the Centre supported by Dr Hussain has successfully delivered several Climate Challenge Fund projects financed by the Scottish government. The grants secured by Dr Hussain for the centre range from £100,000 to £250,000 for community climate change projects aiming to reduce CO2 emissions and the carbon footprint of the local community.

Career overview

Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University as a Senior Lecturer, Dr Hussain was a Lecturer in Project Management within the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University. Dr Hussain was a member of the Centre for Business in Society research centre through the Academic Support Programme in Research Excellence. Prior to joining the School of Strategy and Leadership, Dr Hussain was a Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship. Dr Hussain was also a Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham City University within the Business School and Law School, where she completed her PhD.

Research areas

Research interests include: female and ethnic minority entrepreneurship, intersectionality, inclusive entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial growth, entrepreneurial context, sustainable entrepreneurship, and environmental entrepreneurship.

Willing to supervise PhD students within these areas.


Forthcoming Papers

  • Hussain S., Onjewu. A., Carey C., and Jafari-Sadeghi V., 2023. Women in Social Housing and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
  • Onjewu. A., Jafari-Sadeghi V., Hussain S., 2022. Revisiting innovation practices in Subsistence Farming: The Net Effects of Land Management, Pesticide, Herbicide and Fungicide Practices on Expected Crop Harvest in Ethiopia. International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development.

Forthcoming Book Chapters

  • Hussain., S., 2022. Entrepreneurial intentions for internationalisation of women entrepreneurs in emerging markets. In Jafari-Sadeghi V., and Dana L.P., ed. Toward Entrepreneurial Internationalisation in Emerging Markets: Contexts, Behaviours, and Successful Entry. Routledge.