All of this is based on the Dean's experience as a researcher of economic and urban development at the University of Glasgow (1993-2004). Ewan completed his doctoral dissertation in 1999 on the management of partnerships for city development. In addition, his research and consulting activities have focused on technology and entrepreneurship, smart city development, the development of the knowledge-based and creative economies, in addition to various cluster mapping activities focused on aerospace, metallurgy, information technology and the video games industry. Throughout his career, research has focused on the interface of the development and adoption of technology to accelerate business development, regional growth and national socio economic development.
Ewan is also an experienced teacher and trainer, well versed in programming for a variety of audiences. The Dean continues to teach from undergraduate to senior executive students and has also provided leadership training in Central Asia, Africa, Asia and the UK.