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Dr Vishalakshi Roy

Vishalakshi Roy

Teaching Fellow

Email: V dot Roy at warwick dot ac dot uk


Vishalakshi Roy is the module leader for two optional management modules available across all MA courses. She first joined the department as a student when she was awarded an MA in Creative and Media Enterprises in 2003, and rejoined as a guest lecturer in 2010 after seven years working in the arts, culture and heritage sectors.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Accountancy and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising and PR from the Indian Institute of Mass Communications (IIMC), Delhi and a PhD in Entrepreneurship from Warwick Business School (WBS) where she was part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation research group, exploring the role of identity in entrepreneurship.

She undertakes teaching and supervision at WBS, WMG and IATL where she is module leader for Entrepreneurship: A Critical Perspective.

Research interests

Vishalakshi has always been fascinated by the tension between creativity and entrepreneurial behaviour that manifests itself in the running and management of creative and cultural enterprises. Her research explores entrepreneurial activity, taking the form of the identification and exploitation of opportunities for new economic, social and cultural value creation, at the level of the individual.

Her research interests also include leadership, strategic planning and management of creative businesses and cultural organisations, their markets and audiences.

Teaching and supervision

Vishalakshi teaches on the following MA Option Modules:

Professional activities

Vishalakshi has over a decade's experience in the arts and cultural sector in India, Europe and the UK. After several years with Audiences Central (the regional audience development agency for the West Midlands), including two as Senior Manager (Business Development), she formed Earthen Lamp in 2010, a consultancy that specialises in research and strategy for the creative and cultural sector.

Vishalakshi is a trustee of  Live and Local and Creative Academies Network. She is also a certified member of the Market Research Society.


  • BCom (Hons) Accountancy (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising and PR (Indian Institute of Mass Communications, Delhi)
  • MA in Creative and Media Enterprises (University of Warwick)
  • PhD Entrepreneurship (Warwick Business School, University of Warwick)

Office hours

If you would like to see me please email for an appointment. I will normally respond within 24 hours.