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Dr Adam Shore

Dr Adam Shore

Telephone: 0151 231 8196


Dr Adam Shore was appointed as the Academic Director of Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University in January 2018. Previously he was an Associate Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Management at Swansea University. Adam’s role at LBS is wide reaching, having responsibility for student experience, teaching enhancement, internationalisation, and the promotion of high-quality research and enterprise. Adam is passionate about the student experience, and is a strong advocate of student voice, partnership and co-creation.
In 2004 Adam co-founded Dynamic Rock climbing centre, and drew upon this experience to develop a suite of modules in the area or entrepreneurship and business start-up, with a focus on authentic assessment methods. This continued real-world experience helps to inform his teaching and leadership style, promoting an entrepreneurial culture.
His research interests are in entrepreneurial learning, with a focus on grief and the impact this has on the ability of the individual to learn from mistakes. With a background in actuarial statistics, he uses a mixed methods approach to studying entrepreneurial phenomena.
Adam is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Chartered Management institute and a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Learning, Teaching and Student Experience committee.


2017, Swansea University, Wales, PhD Entrepreneurial Learning
2006, University of Wales, Swansea, Wales, MPhil Stochastic Processes
2002, University of Wales, Swansea, Wales, BSc (Hons) Actuarial Studies

Academic appointments

Director Academic - Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores, 2018 - present


Journal article

Pittaway LA, Gazzard J, Shore A, Williamson T. 2015. Student clubs: experiences in entrepreneurial learning Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 27 :127-153 >DOI

Kelbert M, Sazonov I, Shore AP. 2005. Simulating the Continuous Time Problem of Optimal Choice of New Business Quality Technology & Quantitative Management, 2 :189-200 >DOI


Shore AP. Assessing the impact of grief on entrepreneurial learning from failure Pittaway L, Bortolotti T.

Engagement & Impact

External committees:

Learning Teaching and Student Experience, Chartered Association of Business Schools, Committee Member


Fellow Chartered Management Institute, CMI

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy, HEA