Dr Dababrata Chowdhury (Daba) is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Marketing and MBM Programme Leader in the Suffolk Business School at the University of Suffolk (UoS). Prior to joining the University of Suffolk in 2012, he was a lecturer in the Plymouth Business School at the University of Plymouth. He graduated in Computer Science and Engineering (BSc) from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey and then completed his MBA and PhD at the University of Plymouth. He successfully completed his professional development course and received a certificate of Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from University of Plymouth and became a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow.
Currently, Dr Chowdhury is the Associate Editor for the Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research Journal and an editorial board member for International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning (IJTIP) and Co-editor in International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management Inquiries. Recently, he became the president and co-chair for the International Entrepreneurship and Social Sciences Congress (EMI).Also he is a member of five professional organisations, including the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and Governor of Clifford road primary school .He has published over 40 papers in refereed academic journals, conference proceedings, book chapters, and magazine articles. He has also presented his research papers at globally esteemed conferences such as the British Academy of Management Conference (BAM), the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). He has also chaired conferences and tracks at leading conferences including ISBE, GBATA and EMI. He has completed supervision of 5 PhDs and over 50 MSc students, and currently leads a team of four doctoral researchers in areas related to entrepreneurship and knowledge management.
Dr Chowdhury has worked on several internal and external research grant (including Technology Strategy Board) and he has been actively engaged in international development of a successful partnership with Kazakhstan that led to securing an Erasmus +project for higher education student and staff mobility (2020). In addition, he is an associate and a visiting professor for Nehru Gram Bharati University in India, Istanbul Commerce University in Turkey, University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, Spiru Haret University in Romania, Karachi University in Pakistan and Yessenov University in Kazakhstan. In this academic year, Dr Chowdhury has an Associateship with the Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Jesus College at the University of Cambridge. He can speak and communicate in English, Turkish (Turkey), Hindi (Indian), Bengali (Bangladeshi), Azerbaijani (Azerbaijani) and Urdu (Pakistan) which enables him to facilitate co-ordination with institutions in the regions where these languages are spoken.