Mr Adam Smith
Mr Adam Smith

Mr Adam Smith


Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)


MacRobert Building

King Street

Aberdeen AB24 3FX


Senior Lecturer on our London and Shanghai Executive MBA programmes and Entrepreneur in Residence working with local and global partner businesses of the university. 

Project Manager of joint Business and Engineering schools renewable energy project titled "The Blythe Turbine" a hybrid solar and wind generator. Secured external commercial funding from The Ocado Trust Award (2021), The DPD Group Eco Fund Award (2021), Vattenfall : Unlock our Future Fund (2021) and internally from the University of Aberdeen Knowledge Exchange Commitee Award (2021). 


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  • MSc Project Management 
    2011 - Northeastern University, Boston 
  • BEcon Organisational Psychology 
    2000 - Macquarie University, Sydney 

External Memberships

  • World Council for Sustainable Business
  • AHRI – Australia Human Resource Institute
  • IHRIM - International Association for Human Resource Information Management 
  • SHRM – Society for Human Resource Management
  • CMI – Chartered Management Institute
  • ILM -  Institute of Leadership & Management
  • FHEA - Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Research Overview

Creating entrepreneurial ecosystems within higher education institutions

Member of the Centre for Energy Transition  -

Research Areas

Research Specialisms

  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

PhD studies : The role of mentorship in creating entrepreneurial intention. 

Knowledge Exchange

Founder and CEO of Faust Electric Ltd a renewable energy company specialising in hybrid micro-generation turbines.


KTP with Engineering Department on renewable energy systems

Funding and Grants

University of Aberdeen Knowledge Exchange Award 2021 - Hybrid renewable energy  

Ocado Trust Award 2021 - Renewable energy 

The DPD Group Eco Fund Award 2021 - Renewable energy

Vattenfall Build our Future Fund 2021 - Renewable energy

KTP / The ANM Group 2022-2204 - Renewable energy consulting


Teaching Responsibilities

Executive MBA course leader for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Shanghai & London

UG course leader for Being an International Manager (Part 2) in Aberdeen

Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Facilitator of specialist 'Executive Time Management' sessions for UG, PG and Executive Education courses.