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Jill Jones Jones

Mrs Jill Jones Jones

Research student

Cardiff Business School


I am a third year PhD student with a special interest in encouraging diversity within the business community. My research focuses on gender and the provision of finance to entrepreneurial ventures. 

I firmly believe in the importance of engagement between various stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the dissemination of academic research findings to the wider community. I am actively involved in both local and national industry events and also participate in events at Cardiff University.

In November 2019, I was pleased to be a panellist at an event giving local entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch for equity funding and support.

I represented The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the Rising Stars of Research public event:

First Prize, 3 Minute Thesis - Cardiff Business School:


My PhD research project focuses on the ways in which gender may influence the decsion to become a business angel investor in an investment syndicate in the UK.

In September 2020, I led a research team from Cardiff University and the University of South Wales to find solutions to the impact of Covid-19 on women entrepreneurs in Wales. Subsequently, as co-investigator on a successful ESRCIAA funding bid, I was able to work on a collaborative project with the research team, the Executive Education Department at Cardiff University and participants from the study, to deliver a bespoke programme of online workshops to address the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recent collaborations

Jones, J., Galazka, A., Edwards, T. and Atkinson C. 2020 ‘Covid-19 and female entrepreneurship in Wales: impact and solutions’ (unpublished research funded by the Welsh Government, conducted in collaboration with the University of South of Wales).

Funding applications and awards:

2021 ‘Supporting women entrepreneurs through the Covid-19 crisis’, Economic and Social Research Council Impact Accelerator Award (online training workshops for female entrepreneurs in collaboration with the entrepreneurs and the Executive Education unit at Cardiff Business School)


Anna Galazka

Dr Anna Galazka

Lecturer in Management, Employment and Organisation

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