Professor Sara Carter OBE FRSE

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Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow

Professor Sara Carter OBE FRSE is Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. A Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sara’s academic work examines the effects of business ownership on households and the consequences of structural inequalities in resource access on the SME sector. Her work encompasses the agriculture, rural and food sectors; the experiences of women as business owners; and the economic well-being of entrepreneurial households.  

She is a member of the Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board; a board member of South of Scotland Enterprise; and Non-Executive Director of Women's Enterprise Scotland. In 2008 she was awarded an OBE for services to women entrepreneurs. She has served on boards including the British Bankers’ Association Diversity and Inclusion Business Council (co-Chair); the Scottish Government Strategic Group on Women and Work; the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Research Committee; the Chartered Association of Business Schools Delivering Value Taskforce; and the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Group.

Prior to her appointment at the University of Glasgow, Sara was Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Associate Principal at the University of Strathclyde.