Johanna’s primary area of research looks at MNE subsidiary evolution in Ireland. Her research is evolving to become more focussed on supporting social enterprises in the region, where she is involved in local and national networks to advocate for more support, and aid in the sustainability and scalability of social enterprises. Johanna is a member of the Social Enterprise Research Network of Ireland (SERNI) and supports the work of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. She is non-executive director of SCCUL Enterprises and has played a pivotal role in many of its initiatives, which support local business expansion. Her work has also included the co-design and securing of EU funding for international expansion of Bizmentors International, a mentoring platform for the growth and scaling of start-ups and SMEs in peripheral regions of Europe.
Johanna teaches primarily in the area of entrepreneurship, where she has designed an Enterprise pathway and final year Enterprise stream on the Bachelor of Commerce. Among other modules, she currently leads the delivery of final year core module Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise, where students create a solution for a social or environmental issue, which addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal.