Kelly Northridge started her DPhil October 2013. A member of Green Templeton College, her research is supervised by Professor Linda Scott. Kelly has been awarded a Green Templeton College/Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarship.
Prior to starting her doctorate, Kelly was COO of a woman-led, high-growth venture, building on her 15 years of industry experience in management consulting, international strategy, and health economics and outcomes research. In 2006, she completed her Masters in Public Health in Health Management and International Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her field work included financial analysis and economic modelling for the development of an emergency medical system for the Kenyan government. In 2004, she completed her MBA in International Management and Sustainability at the Johnson Business School at Cornell University. Her field projects included base of the pyramid consulting in Nigeria and the development of a US marketing plan for the Italy-based Altagamma Group (Fendi, Gucci, Armani, Ferragamo, etc.). Kelly completed her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in International Business (Finance and Asia) and Economics at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Kelly’s research explores the concept of female organisational frameworks in the context of women-led ventures, and how structures are influenced by venture financing. Her interest in the field began when she witnessed first hand the frustrations of current organizational models in women-led ventures and the discrepancies surrounding angel and venture investments in women-led high-growth companies.
Kelly's general research interests include organisational structures, venture financing, sustainability, strategy, inequities, entrepreneurship, and change management.