Professor Sara Carter

Professor Sara Carter

Professor Sara Carter is Vice-Principal and Head of the college of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. As Professor of Entrepreneurship, her work examines the effects of business ownership on households and the consequences of structural inequalities in resource access, particularly finance, on the SME sector.  

Sara holds a number of external appointments as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of Scotland, the Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board, and the Women in Enterprise Action Group and as a Non-Executive Director of Women's Enterprise Scotland. Previously, she served on the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Committee. as editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and as a member of the UK Government's Women's Enterprise Taskforce. She was awarded OBE for services to women's enterprise in 2008.

Prior to her appointment at the University of Glasgow, Sara was Associate Principal (Learning & Teaching) at the University of Strathclyde, and a former Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.