Dr Emma Folmer joined Aston Business School in July 2014, having spent the previous year as a lecturer at the department of Geography and Planning at the University of Amsterdam. Main courses she lectured in have been Introduction to Urban Planning, Research methods, and introduction to Economic Geography. She completed her PhD in May 2014 at the University of Amsterdam. Her PhD research was in the field of economic geography. The research focused on entrepreneurship and small business dynamics in urban residential neighbourhoods in the Netherlands. Before completing a PhD she completed a Research Master in the Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Emma can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.