Charles, Sally

Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom

Sally Charles is an Innovation Learning Manager with the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group (EIG) at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen.  She is part of the team that runs the EIG Startup Accelerator Programme and has also established short courses including Creative Entrepreneurship, Enterprising Women and Leading Strategic Innovation in Health and Social Care.  Her research interests lie in the pedagogy and philosophy of entrepreneurship, particularly creative entrepreneurship, and the role of entrepreneurship in place and community.  Prior to joining RGU in 2016 she established a design business which she ran for eight years, previously having worked in film finance.  She has an MA(Hons) in History of Art from the University of Aberdeen.


  • Articles
    Introduction This article explores the phenomenon of the Creative City in the context of Aberdeen, Scotland’s third-largest city. The common perception of Aberdeen is likely to revolve around its status, for the last 50 years, as Europe’s Oil & Gas Capital. However, for more than a decade Aberdeen’s city planners have sought to incorporate creativity and culture...Read more