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Tom Cottam

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Ed Cottam holds a PhD from an AACSB and EPAS accredited university and has won 11 competitive grants since 2016. Ed’s research interests include entrepreneurship, technology, networks, and sustainability. His work was recently published in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

Dr Ed Cottam is the module leader for a multi-award winning, international and multi-disciplinary PG Business Clinic. In this capacity he has overseen 360+ projects and generated over £1.8 million worth of consultancy work. Past clients include Proctor and Gamble, Akzo Nobel, Greggs and UNESCO. The  British Academy of Management Education Practice Awards  acknowledged these achievements in 2017 by giving the Business Clinic a ‘Highly Commended’ award. The Business Clinic also won a Teaching Excellence Award in 2018. Ed has been nominated for individual student-led teaching awards every year of his career.

Overall, Ed manages cross-functional postgraduate modules teaching over 700 students in Newcastle, London and Amsterdam. Moreover, he co-leads a team of 8 academic and administrative staff on a ‘2021 Research Excellence Framework’ case study investigating the impact of Business Clinic consultancy on client firms.

Tom Cottam


  • Business andManagement Studies PhD June 01 2016
  • Information Technology MSc October 30 2011
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • International networking and knowledge acquisition of Chinese SMEs, Lin, Z., Cao, X., Cottam, T. 8 Jul 2019, In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
  • The Digitally Enabled Business Clinic, Coates, N., Cottam, E. 1 Jul 2019
  • The Digitally Enabled Business Clinic, Cottam, E., Coates, N. 1 Jul 2019
  • Enhancing user wellbeing in augmented reality mHealth apps, Cottam, E. 28 Jun 2018
  • Smart tourism technology continuance, perceived value and resident wellbeing, Cottam, E., Lin, Z. Sep 2018, Inclusive Innovation for Enhanced Local Experience in Tourism, Inclusive Innovation in Tourism
  • Alternatives and superior approaches to food supply logistics in the Brazilian context, Cottam, E. 2017
  • Innovation diffusion in food supply logistics, Cottam, E. 8 Sep 2017
  • Networked Problem Solving: How innovation diffuses in small and medium-sized enterprises, Cottam, E. Oct 2017
  • Challenges of growing green jobs in the Peruvian tourist industry, Cottam, E. Mar 2016
  • Ultimate Start-Up Guide & Indispensable Digital Resources, Cottam, E. 2016

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Fauhan Latheef Start: 01/10/2018


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