Professor of Public Policy and Organisations, Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Simon Teasdale is Professor of Public Policy and Organisations at Glasgow Caledonian University’s Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, and Editor of Social Enterprise Journal. He is currently editing A Research Agenda for Social Entrepreneurship with Anne de Bruin. His own research focuses on how social enterprises navigate, shape and are shaped by public policies. Simon has been awarded over $5 million of competitive research funding, by bodies including the United Kingdom’s (UK) Economic and Social Research Council. His research has been published in field-leading journals such as Economy and Society, Journal of Social Policy and Policy and Politics. He has advised UK and Scottish governments on strategy related to social enterprise, most recently helping with the creation of a Social Innovation Fund in Scotland for which he now sits on the award panel. He has played a major role in the development of the social enterprise research community in the UK, through his involvement in the editorial team for Social Enterprise Journal and the Organising Committee for the International Social Innovation Research Conference.