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Lucy Timms

Research Commercialisation Lead

About Research

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After completing a degree in Economics at London Metropolitan University, Lucy started her working life as an Economist working for H.M Treasury and UBS Phillips & Drew among others advising on National debt, debt interest payments and the European economic outlook particularly in the light of opening up of Eastern Europe after Glasnost and Perestroika. She then spent time working in economic development undertaking many projects for the Department of Employment, the EU and commercial enterprises.

She spent nearly ten years working in IT research linking up City clients with new knowledge and the latest trends in technology with the development of the internet and the birth of smart mobile devices.

Lucy decided to change career path and re-train as a teacher, completing a PGCE in Secondary and Further Education at Edge Hill University in 1991. She worked at the Heathland School in Hounslow and Richmond Adult Community College before joining St Mary's University in 2015 to teach on the Business Management Programme.

She also holds an MSc in Sociology from Salford University, completing courses in IT, New Media, Qualitative Research Methods and a thesis which analysed female football fan ship and has a CMI Level III Coaching and Mentoring qualification.

Her specialist teaching areas are Economics, Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

Academic responsibilities

  • Management, Principles & Practice – Module Convenor
  • Business Start – Up – Module convenor
  • Leadership in Organisations – Module Convenor
  • Introduction to the Economic Environment


Research profile

Lucy is undertaking research in the following areas - Ageing, Women in Leadership, Marketing to older consumers, Call centres, Business Models and the Economics of Sport and the Arts.

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