UCL School of Management

Poornika Ananth

PhD Student
Guest Lecturer
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square


Poornika is a doctoral student at UCL School of Management. Her research interests lie in Organizations and Innovation, and her supervisors are Dr. Sarah Harvey and Dr. Davide Ravasi. 

She holds a Masters degree in International Strategy and Economics from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. Prior to joining UCL, she worked as a banker at Citibank Global Markets Limited in the United Arab Emirates and Ireland. Upon starting her PhD, her quest to understand the experiences and practices of creative professionals lead her to a variety of creative contexts including London’s theatre industry, where much of her dissertation research is based. 

Nika is passionate about teaching and regularly teaches and assists with courses related to organizational behaviour and creativity. Every now and again she wakes up at 3AM to join the team at BBC Radio London as a guest presenter on the Early Breakfast Show. She finds the early morning audience to be very receptive to her ideas about research, education, politics and pop-culture. 

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