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Dr Michael Brennan

Dr. Mike Brennan ( is a senior lecturer in Strategic Management in the Ulster Business School. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity.

Mike is an experienced member of multi-disciplinary teams that have attracted substantial research council funding – most recently through the UKRI Global Challenges Research Funded SafeWater Project (£4.8 m) and the GCRF Global Research Translation Project (£827,246). His particular area of expertise relates to pathways to impact through Logframe, Theory of Change, and Transdisciplinarity. A full academic profile and list of publications is available here.

Recent Publications


Brennan, M & Rondon-Sulbaran, J 2019, ‘Transdisciplinary research: Exploring impact, knowledge and quality in the early stages of a sustainable development project.’, World Development, vol. 122, pp. 481-491. Available here.

Gamble, J, Brennan, M & McAdam, R 2019, A contemporary and systematic literature review of user centric innovation: A consumer perspective. in A Brem (ed.), Managing Innovation: Understanding and Motivating Crowds. 1 edn, vol. 1, 1, World Scientific Publishing, Sussex, pp. 1-55. Available here.


Gamble, J, McAdam, R & Brennan, M 2018, ‘How User‐centric Innovation is Affecting Stakeholder Marketing Strategies: Exploratory Findings from the Music Industry’, European Management Review. Available here.


Gamble, J, Brennan, M & McAdam, R 2017, ‘A rewarding experience? Exploring how crowdfunding is affecting music industry business models’, Journal of Business Research, vol. 70, pp. 25. Available here.