He is the module leader for Management Issues and Concepts at the Department of Management. His areas of interest lie in Transnational Education and is module leader in programmes currently delivered at African Leadership College, Mauritius and Caledonian College of Engineering, Oman. He has taught on a wide range of modules (New Venture Creation, International Business Strategy, Global Strategy, Management of Innovation and Creativity and other modules in Entrepreneurship, Management and Business Ethics) and programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and on the DBA programme.
Dr Sheikh has previously worked in the industry in the areas of Business Development in India, as a Technology Commercialisation Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and as an Enterprise Intern with the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE).
Dr Sheikh is currently actively researching in the areas of Family Businesses and Family Entrepreneurship particularly researching aspects of Portfolio Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses.