‌Research Fellow‌

Telephone: +44 (0)141 331 1329
Email: micaela.mazzei@gcu.ac.uk


Dr. Micaela Mazzei (female) is a Research Fellow at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University. She studied political science and sociology at the University of Florence. She holds a Master Degree in Applied Social Research from the University of Manchester and a PhD in human geography from Durham University.

Dr Mazzei’s interest in the social economy is threefold: understanding the contextual determinants of social enterprise development and performance; understanding the dynamics of local (and regional) economies – through the lens of a diverse economy approach; and the involvement of voluntary and community organisations in delivery
of public services.

Dr Mazzei has extensively researched the social economies of northern English city regions (Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear) both as an academic and a consultant. Recently, she has worked on the EFESEIIS (Enabling the Flourishing and Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship for Innovation and Inclusive Societies) project (FP7) and she is currently a supervisor/advisor on the research team of the Common Health Project - MRC/ESRC funded - on the Role of Social Enterprise as a Public Health Initiative.

Prior to joining the Centre, Dr Mazzei participated in a number of national projects focusing measuring and evaluating the impact of socio-economic development programmes and projects on behalf of central government departments, local authorities and local regeneration partnership. She has contributed to mapping social enterprise activity; developing and evaluating developing regional social enterprise support mechanisms; evaluating business support programmes and supporting organisational development.