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Dr Samantha Burvill

Dr Samantha Burvill

Associate Professor, Business

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Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office 319 - 319
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Samantha Burvill is an Associate Professor at Swansea University School of Management and is the Employability Lead for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Sam has a PhD in Business Growth and worked for a number of years in various positions within industry (from high tech to non profit to healthcare) prior to starting a career in academia. Her research focuses on regional development, ecosystems (especially purposeful ecosystems) and well-being. She has a passion for collaboration and impact driven research that aims to make a clear difference to industry and policy. This translates into her teaching which focuses on preparing students to be change makers and leaders. She has co-edited a textbook looking at teaching cases in innovation and entrepreneurship in underexplored areas, has published numerous journal papers and conference papers, has won numerous awards for work focused on regional development and has led impact focused projects with industry.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Regional development
  • Well-being
  • Ecosystems
  • SMEs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • SME growth
  • Collaboration

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Sam currently teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate modules. These topics cover strategy, change management and entrepreneurship.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations