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Assoc Prof Naomi Birdthistle

Assoc Prof

Naomi Birdthistle

Associate Professor
Department of Business Strategy and Innovation
+61 (0)7 5552 8490 (Work)
+61 (0)413 902 660 (Mobile)
G42 5.19, Gold Coast Campus

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Naomi has entrepreneurship in her blood. She started her first business when she was in primary school and went on to work in her family business for over 20 years. She ran her own business for 10 years – Mind Your Own Business Ltd – which was a family business consulting firm. Naomi has studied in Scotland (Stirling University - BA Hons) Ireland (University of Limerick – Masters by Research and PhD) and America (Babson College [1-year undergraduate program and an Executive Education program] and Harvard University [Summer school and an Executive Education program]). Her passion for entrepreneurship is evident by her research outputs. She has published 29 peer-reviewed papers, three books; 11 book chapters, 56 conference papers and abundance of national and European reports.


  • PhD
    University of Limerick, Ireland12 Dec 1999 - 18 Dec 2004