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Adrian Monaghan

Dr Adrian Monaghan

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I joined the University of Salford in January 2010 as a Lecturer in Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility. I have previously worked as a Lecturer in Innovation and Sustainability at Brunel University, a Research Fellow at UMIST and the University of Manchester, and as Manager of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Sustainable Technologies Programme.


I teach at both final year undergraduate and postgraduate levels, covering subjects such as: strategic management; corporate social responsibility; sustainability; international business. I also provide guest lectures on innovation management.

I am currently the Director for Postgraduate Courses (International Strategic and People Management).

Research Interests

Adrian's areas of research interests are: i). historical socio-technical transitions; ii). the multi-level perspective of transitions theory; iii). system innovations for sustainable production and consumption; iv). grassroots innovation and civil society; v). social innovation; and, vi). actor-network theory, Gabriel Tarde and the sociology of innovation.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PG Cert (HEPR) 2011
  • PhD Management 2007
  • MSc Business Studies 1999
  • BA (Hons) French 1997
  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Sustainable Development Research Network
  • Member of the Sustainable Transition Research Network