Dr Nadia Millington is a Senior Lecturer in Practice and the Deputy Director, MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Dr Millington’s academic credentials include a Masters in Management Organisations and Governance from LSE and an MBA from the University of Bath; gaining distinctions and top awards in both (noteworthy is the Academic Excellence prize, having gained distinctions in all subjects during her Masters). Her PhD, also from LSE, is based on longitudinal qualitative research in Bangalore, India at one of the world’s most innovative companies. Here Dr Millington focused on defining the underlying mechanisms driving failure of the firm to innovate new business models for the poorest markets (often referred to as the base of the pyramid). This two year experience of dealing with poverty in India, combined with her involvement in a social enterprise she co-founded in Brazil, further fuelled a passion to focus on the world’s most pressing problems of poverty and inequality. In this regard, Dr Millington is also a keen contributor to the LSE Innovation and Co-creation lab which aims to empower change makers and leaders to design and scale social enterprises as a force for social transformation.
Before taking up the Senior Lectureship at LSE, Dr Millington had over 10 years experience working as a strategy consultant in the UK and Caribbean as both a senior team member and an independent consultant. She has advised over 20 Boards, Executive Leadership teams and Senior Government officials, guiding them through strategy development adn implementation engagements that have led to measureable results and in some cases large-scale business transformation programmes.
Dr Millington currently teaches Open Innovation at LSE but has taught on several other Masters-level strategy and innovation courses at the nexus between business and poverty.
Organisational Behaviour Faculty Research Group