Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
BA (University of British Columbia) MA (Simon Fraser University) PhD (Duke University)
Dr Colleen Cunningham’s research examines the challenges and advantages of commercialising new-to-the-world inventions. Dr Cunningham is fascinated by markets for technology, specifically the origins of markets and their role in the selection of novel ideas. Her research also focuses on anti-competitive motivations for technology acquisitions. Her specialism spans high technology innovation and entrepreneurship, focusing in particular on medical technologies such as medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Prior to academia, Dr Cunningham was a health policy researcher, publishing 12 peer-reviewed articles on health systems management and policy related to pharmaceuticals, and drafting advisory reports for various stakeholders, including health system managers. Dr Cunningham also worked as a consulting researcher for the Economic Development department of the Government of British Columbia (Canada), in the oil and gas industry, and in natural resource management.