Sen Yang

Sen Yang

BRI Staff, PhD Students
International Programme DirectorMr. Sen Yang is responsible for developing bespoke international programmes and managing partnerships for the university. Outside of his work for the university, he is a self-made serial entrepreneur and runs businesses including a software development start-up focusing on introducing disruptive technologies into higher education, as well as a consultancy businesses to connect higher educations and other stakeholders between the UK and China. Inspired by his own entrepreneurial journey, Sen is working towards his doctoral degree in the Business Research Institute at the University of Chester. His research topic is to investigate the interplay between immigration entrepreneurship, social context, entrepreneurial capital and entrepreneurial learning. He holds a first degree in Economics and Trade and a Master degree in Management.Teaching Entrepreneurship and Career DevelopmentQualifications BSc, MSc Research Interests Immigration Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial capital and…
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Dian Wang

Dian Wang

BRI Staff, PhD Students
Dian Wang BSc (hons) MScDian is a first year PhD student, research and project co-coordinator at the Business Research Institute. Prior to joining the BRI he was an International Student Ambassador and Residential Advisor in University of Chester. He gained bachelors degree in Tourism Management and also a Masters in International Business Management from the University of Chester’s Business School.He is an active researcher on several projects, including a study recently commissioned by the West Cheshire and North Wales’ Chamber of Commerce.Dian’s PhD research is focused on Personal Reputation and Micro-entrepreneurship.
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Ying Zhao

Ying Zhao

BRI Staff, PhD Students
Ying Zhao BA, MA, MBA Email: y.zhao@chester.ac.ukYing is a PhD student and researcher in Business Research Institute with a particular interest in crowdfunding and entrepreneurial studies. She holds an MBA in Global Financial Services from Coventry University, an MA in International Financial Analysis and a BA in Accounting and Finance from Newcastle University. She is also an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants candidate and has previously worked in a financial consultancy business. After a time working in the private sector, Ying has reconnected with her passion for learning and has been leading her own research project as part of her doctorate here at the BRI. She is currently focusing on entrepreneurial implications of reward-based crowdfunding as an alternative funding source for start-up businesses as part of her PhD Thesis. Conference presentations Zhao, Y.…
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Steven Markham

Steven Markham

BRI Staff
Creative IT & AV Support & DevelopmentSeptember 2011 – Present, University of ChesterSteven is part of the LIS team responsible for supporting the IT and Audio Visual facilities at the University of Chester as well as developing websites and online platforms to enable business partner and project communications. He is involved with a number of European projects, including 'Directing Life Change', 'Breakdown or Breakout', 'Playing For Real' and 'Open The Doors'. With over 25 years experience of IT and business management, Steven is adept at finding solutions and enhancements for businesses and people.Beginning work as a member of a design team for a Nuclear Power Station, he undertook various functions, eventually becoming more involved with the world of computing. Transferred to the Torness Power Station site in Dunbar, he lived and worked…
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