Hill, Professor Jimmy

Vice President Academic Affairs & Research (Room 2.19)

01 449 8520


Key Responsibilities at NCI

  • Academic affairs; student affairs; quality; research; strategic leadership; School of Business; learning and teaching.


  • B.Ed. (Celtic and English);
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies;
  • PG Dip in Marketing;
  • MA Marketing (Distinction);
  • Dip. Marketing; 
  • Dip. Market Research Society;
  • Cert. in Entrepreneurship (University of Cambridge and Harvard);
  • Cert. in Entrepreneurship Development (MIT);
  • Ph.D

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer University of Ulster;
  • Senior Lecturer University of Ulster;
  • Visiting Professor, University of Notre Dame;
  • Director of Northern Ireland Centre for Entrepreneurship (NICENT);
  • Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Liverpool;
  • Dean School of Business, National College of Ireland;
  • Vice President Academic Affairs and Research, National College of Ireland;
  • Former Global Chair of the AMA Marketing/Entrepreneurship Interface SIG;
  • Former Chair of the UK Science Enterprise Challenge;
  • Former Director of the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Leadership, University of Liverpool;
  • Head of Division, Marketing and International Business, University of Liverpool.

Industrial Experience

  • 10 years in the retail industry. Largely in fresh foods and agri-food.

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Entrepreneurial Life-cycles;
  • Entrepreneurial competencies;
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership;
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing.

Recent Funding

  • EU Funding for innovation, €120,000;
  • €11million in other funding bids.

Professional Body Membership

  • IAM
  • AMA

Research Publications

Published International Journal Articles

Book Chapters


Conference Papers

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