Dr Stephen Dobson

Dr Stephen Dobson is Lecturer in Creativity and Enterprise at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds.   Stephen is programme leader for the BA Theatre and Performance with Enterprise which is a unique collaboration between the School of Performance and Cultural Industries and Leeds University Business School, Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies. He is also programme leader for the MA Culture, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship which has a large international cohort focusing on developing future generations of entrepreneurs and policy makers in the Cultural and Creative Industries globally.  Research interests span several areas relating to cultural and creative industries and entrepreneurship including; entrepreneurial identity, the creative workplace and leadership for fostering innovation and creativity, critical management, cross-disciplinary creativity, and digital enterprise.  At the wider scale Stephen explores urbanism and especially the appropriation of degraded and abandoned spaces, fringe landscapes, and derelict space as opportunities for creativity, enterprise, and urban regeneration, creative clusters, and creative labs.