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About Dr Connie Hancock

In addition to experience and qualifications connected with literature, she has a Doctorate in Entrepreneurship Education, an MA in Business Management, a PG Dip. in SpLD teaching and a PGCE in teaching and learning in HE with the University of Liverpool.  She has spent a career committed to student entrepreneurial endeavour.

Head of the Department of Management, Connie came to Chester in 2002 and has taught on a variety of programmes and modules, managed a number of successful externally funded projects including directing activities in The Learning & Enterprise Centre. With entrepreneurship as her specialism, and having being awarded a Fellowship from the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship, Connie supports student start-up and sits on the Board of 'Young Enterprise'.

Connie has been awarded the ‘Most Innovative Lecturer’ Accolade as voted for by the students on three separate occasions and been presented with awards for her publications.


  • NCGE Fellow
  • MILM


Undergraduate Teaching

  • The Essentials of Entrepreneurship
  • Managing People & Organisations
  • Business Environment in the International Context
  • Work-based Learning for Academic Credit
  • Sandwich Placement Supervision
  • Management in Context
  • Entrepreneurship in Context
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Managing New Business Ventures
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Creativity & Innovation


Hancock, C. (2006) Marketing Communication Strategies, Business Seminar Series, Warrington, Birchwood Forum.

Hancock, C. (2007) The Power of Social Enterprise, Golden Gates HA Conference

Hancock, C. (2008) Emotional Intelligence, Seminar Series, University of Chester

Hancock, C. (2008) Role Play in Enterprise Education, University of Lancaster NCEG Conference

Hancock, C. (2010) Creative & Critical Reflection, Workshop Series, Quill Group, Manchester.

Hancock, C. (2010) Entrepreneurship Education: Tools and Techniques, Babson College, Boston, Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium

Hancock, C. & Moore, N. (2010) Business Simulation as a Teaching Innovation in Higher Education, Staff Research Symposium

Hancock, C. Facilitating Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Students (2012) Chester Business Forum Paper, Bank of America.

G. Prabhakar & Hancock, C. (2013) Indian Business Leaders’ Perceptions of Chinese Business Leaders United Nations Conference, Sweden.

M. E. Hormiga & Hancock, C. (2013) The Relationship Between Employee’s Propensity to Innovate and their Decision to Create a Company, International Conference Paper, GIKA, Valencia. Subsequently published in Management Decision wining an award of ‘Highly Commended Paper 2013’

Hancock, C.& M. E Hormiga (2014) Entrepreneurial Teams and Human Capital, paper, tandfonline.

Hancock, C., Anna Perez Quintana, M. E. Hormiga (2014) Stereotypical Notions of the Entrepreneur: An Analysis from a Perspective of Gender, Journal of Promotion Management.

Hancock, C & Prabhakar, G (2014) The Impact of Culture and Religion on Leadership in India United Nations Conference, Istanbul.

Hancock, C. et al. (2017) Globalization and International Students: Re-modelling Micro-international Aspects for the Entrepreneurial University (93-100) in Innovative Business Education Design for 21st Century Learning, Springer.

Hancock, C & Conway, L (2018) Innovative Assessment, Staff Development Conference

Perrin D., Hancock C., Miller R. (2020) Internal Knowledge Transfer: Professional Development Programmes and Embedding Real World Learning for Full-Time Undergraduates. In: Morley D.A., Jamil M.G. (eds) Applied Pedagogies for Higher Education. (pp. 21-39). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.


NCGE Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Education

MA Management

M.Phil Modern Literature

PGDip in SpLD

PGCE teaching and learning in HE

BA (Hons) Literature