Ms Naomi Ruth Woodier

Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant/PhD Researcher

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Derby Business School

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I am currently in the last year of my PhD, with teaching commitments in enterprise. As well as this, I pursue extra research opportunities and support my colleagues within the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management to deliver the national project SPEED.

Teaching responsibilities

The teaching commitment within the PhD is in assisting my colleagues Rob Moon and Simon Gee with the Enterprise modules, NVP and our student business start-up funding programme, SPEED - Student Placements for Entrepreneurs in Education, as well as managing and developing our DICE Entrepreneurs Club, BrainBank Sessions and our 'Enterprising Experience' events.

Professional interests

Student entrepreneurship, new business start-up incubation and new business advice and support

Research interests

Student intentions, career choices, student enterprise and entrepreneurship education.


  • HND in Business Management, University of Derby
  • BA (Hons) Business Management, University of Derby
  • MBA, University of Derby
  • PhD on the impact of an enterprise placement on students start-up intentions, University of Derby

Recent conferences

I attended and presented my paper at the World conference - ICSB in Turku, Finland in June 2007:

The impact of an Entrepreneurial Summer School course on Art Graduates intentions towards setting up their own practice; A study following the Art Graduates entrepreneurial journey's over the duration of the course and 6 months after.

Attending ISBE in November 2007 to present my paper on the experiences of our Derby students on SPEED

Additional interests and activities

Travelling, camping and walking. I am also a member of two social groups IVC and SPICE in Nottingham. and 

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