Dr Kayleigh Watson

Dr Kayleigh Watson is Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Northumbria University. Kayleigh’s main research area concerns the promotion of start-up competitions as an entrepreneurial learning experience. Her doctoral research explored Business Plan Competition participation from the perspective of the nascent entrepreneur participant, this involved employing an approach which captured participant narratives before, immediately after
and six months after competition participation. This work has formed the basis for the production of papers for journal publication and presentation at international conferences; whilst also compelling a wider impetus for consideration of how competition provision might be reimagined going forward