School of Business and Economics


Suzi Muchmore

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Suzi joined Loughborough as a PhD researcher in October 2014 after successfully being awarded a studentship with the Centre for Information Management.

Since graduating in 2001, Suzi has gained high level managerial expertise including strategy planning and implementation, process improvement, leadership and financial management.  Most recently Suzi was employed as a business and project manager at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, a world leading research facility based at the University of Queensland, Australia. 

Suzi holds a BA (Hons) International Business Management and a MBA (Distinction) from the University of Newcastle, Australia.  Suzi also holds a professional certification in project management (PMP®).

Research Interest:

  • Knowledge transfer and utilisation
  • Innovation systems
  • Systems thinking
  • Delivering impact


Research Plan:

The UK government has committed to increasing low carbon energy in the UK’s energy mix and reducing carbon emissions, in alignment with a growing global focus on energy sustainability.  Subsequent policy, economic and institutional mechanisms endeavour to address both technology push and market pull dimensions.  This requires the ability to traverse a number of knowledge boundaries to effectively deliver both technological outputs and social outcomes.  My research will explore knowledge generation, transfer and exploitation within the complexity of the low carbon energy innovation system.



  • Dr Gillian Ragsdell
  • Prof Vicky Story


Thesis Title/Topic:

From knowledge transfer to knowledge utilisation: The pursuit of impact within the UK low carbon innovation system

  • Muchmore, S., Ragsdell, G., & Walsh, K. (2015). A topography of knowledge transfer and low carbon innovation. Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Knowledge Management, 953.
  • Muchmore, S., Ragsdell, G., & Walsh, K. (2016). A question of impact: Exploring knowledge utilisation within the UK low carbon innovation system. Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Knowledge Management, 650.