Maura is a full Professor of Management and Director of Entrepreneurship at Dublin City University. She is a nationally and internationally recognised scholar within the area of entrepreneurship having a particular expertise in gender, entrepreneurial leadership, technology entrepreneurship and family business. Accordingly, her research has been published in top rated North American and UK journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Research, Small Business Economics and Journal of Economic Geography. In addition, she has authored the book ‘Female Entrepreneurship’ and co-authored the books ‘Entrepreneurial Behaviour’ and “Women’s Global Entrepreneurship”. She is currently leading a €1 m European Commission funded project investigating gender inequalities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Maura is an experienced entrepreneurship educator and her use of innovative teaching practices has been recognised in her receipt of several teaching awards including a recent nomination for the 2019 Irish Women’s Awards for her Services to Education.