Professor Colette Henry, PhD

Professor Colette Henry, PhD, is Head of Department of Business Studies at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), and Adjunct Professor (Business Strategy & Innovation) at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. She is also an Affiliated Researcher with Jönköping University, Sweden. Her previous roles include Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway; Norbrook Professor of Business & Enterprise at the Royal Veterinary College, London, and President of the Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, UK.

She is the Founding Chair of the Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Research Network (Global WEP) and Founding Editor (and former Editor in Chief) of the International Journal of Gender & Entrepreneurship.

She has extensive experience of designing and managing international education and training programmes focusing on entrepreneurship, and currently leads a series of EU-funded entrepreneurship programmes for DkIT. She has published widely on entrepreneurship education, gender, the creative industries, and veterinary/rural business, with over 7,000 citations to her work.

In 2015 she received the Diana International Research Project Trailblazer Award, and in 2017 received the Sten K Johnson European Entrepreneurship Education Award from Lund University, Sweden. Colette is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Higher Education Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences, and the Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship. She has led a series of GWEP publications including, with the OECD, “Entrepreneurship Policies Through a Gender Lens” (OECD, 2021).

Her current interests have taken her into the world of creative writing. One of her short crime stories, Betrayal, was recently broadcast by BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.