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Sharon Lemac-Vincere

Dr

  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Space Entrepreneurship; Cyber Security in the Commercial Space Sector; Metaverse Technology; AI; Digital Twins

Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am an interdisciplinary academic in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and a visiting academic at the International Space University in Strasbourg. I work at the intersection of the dual domains of space and cyber, I bring a blend of expertise in entrepreneurship, space technology, cybersecurity, simulation, and legal knowledge. With an understanding of the complex challenges faced by the space industry, I seek to leverage my interdisciplinary background to create transformative learning experiences that bridge the gap between theory and practice. 

Through my lectures and immersive storytelling, I aim to inspire students and professionals to embrace the dynamic intersection of space entrepreneurship, emerging technology and cybersecurity resilience. By infusing my teaching with practical insights and a focus on ethical decision-making. I seek to empower my students to become purposeful and visionary leaders who can navigate the ever evolving complex landscape in emerging sectors and economies.

I am committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive learning environment that nurtures creativity, critical thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship, and legal knowledge. I believe in the power of interdisciplinary education and strive to cultivate meaningful connections, with my students, guiding them to unlock their full potential and pursue their passions. Fundamentally my work is shaped by a desire to shape a secure entrepreneurially thriving, innovative and legally compliant space industry.

Expertise & Capabilities

My Expertise and Capabilities centre into :

  1. Entrepreneurship: Business ideation, business start-up and growth. Incubation and acceleration.
  2. Knowledge of Space Sector/ Technology: Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the space sector.
  3. Cybersecurity Knowledge: An understanding of cybersecurity principles, best practices, and emerging technologies in the context of the space industry.
  4. Simulation and Theatre Expertise: Experience in creating immersive and transformative simulation experiences that bridge theory and practice.
  5. Incident Response and Threat Detection: Ability to develop and execute incident response plans and explore future detetion and responses to emerging threats.
  6. Emerging Technologies /Sector: Familiarity with emerging technologies such as Metaverse technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their applications in space cybersecurity.
  7. Regulatory and Compliance Knowledge: Understanding of regulatory frameworks, compliance requirements, and legal and ethical considerations in the space industry.
  8.  Criminology: What works to reduce offending, space crime and entreprenuership and gender based violence.

Teaching Interests

I currently teach on the following modules: 

  • Issues and Trends: Future Forcasting and Megatrends
  • Venture Management: Business Growth 
  • Commercial Management in Projects: Legal Considerations in Projects
  • Virtual Incubator 
  • MBA: Entreprenurial Mindset
  • Research Methods

Previoulsy I have taught: 

Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship Principles and Practice, Business creation, Design Thinking, Public Relations, Advertising,, Marketing Media Relations, Human Resouce Management, Social Marketing and Behaviour Change, Legal and Social Theory.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science

Master of Social Science, HRM

Master of Social Science, Criminology

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts

External positions

Visiting Academic , International Space University

1 Jun 2023 → …

Keywords

  • Space entrepreneurship
  • space cyber security
  • metaverse
  • emerging technology
  • emerging markets