Research Associate, The Entrepreneurship Centre, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Monique Boddington is a Research Associate in The Entrepreneurship Centre at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Her research includes the study of entrepreneurial teams, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship and gender and the use of sociological approaches to broaden our understanding of entrepreneurial activity. Monique leads the EVER project which is a longitudinal qualitative study of the teams within Accelerator Cambridge. This project aims to understand the strategic decision making of early ventures and how teams pivot over time. She is also currently working on a project exploring the impact of gender on entrepreneurship in the gaming industry.
Previously as part of multiple EU funded projects she has worked on the design and implementation of a survey based tool to measure the impact of entrepreneurial education and remains passionate about understanding how research can improve the delivery and impact of entrepreneurship education to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs. Further past work has included research into Entrepreneurial self-efficacy and policy research on High Growth Firms.
Her original background is in archaeology, completing a BA and MA in archaeology at the University of Nottingham, taking part in excavations across Europe and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her thesis focused on applying philosophy to archaeology to look at the nature of knowledge creation of the past. This gives her the opportunity to bring new insights into the field of entrepreneurship and she is particularly interested in issues around gender, social theory and philosophy. Alongside her research, Monique is also a supervisor and teaching associate on the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship.