Mihaela Kelemen is Chair in Business and Society at Nottingham University Business School, UK. Prior to joining Nottingham University, she has taught and researched at Keele University for 23 years, as Professor of Management and Public Engagement (since 2006) and as Director of the Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre.

She holds doctoral degrees from Oxford University and the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest. Her research employs participatory creative methodologies of community engagement and knowledge co-production to explore a wide range of business and society topics such as market-place exclusion, food poverty, rural health, volunteering, artisanal mining, sustainability and post disaster reconstruction.

Mihaela's research puts centre stage the experiences and aspirations of various marginalized communities and fringe stakeholders from the UK, Japan, the Philippines and Kenya. Findings have been disseminated not only via academic publications but also through documentary dramas, virtual games and community based exhibitions curated jointly with the award winning New Vic Borderlines.

She is a member of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Peer Review College and of the AHRC Peer Review College.