Professor Vania Sena is the Chair of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED) at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses mainly on the econometric analysis of the determinants of productivity growth, both at the micro and macro level with an emphasis on new technologies, human capital and intellectual property. Her work has been funded by several bodies including ESRC, Nuffield, NESTA, Leverhulme Trust, IPO, UKTI and British Academy. She is a member of the Operational Society General Council and of the OR Analytics Development Group. She has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University, MA and at Rutgers University, NJ.