Elvis Oltean has worked in academia and in SMEs. He has research experience in Economics, Physics and Applied Statistics. He has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Loughborough University, with a topic on the applications of Statistical Physics to Economics, and he also has an M.Sc. in Computational Economics from the University of Essex. He was awarded the postgraduate research bursary of these universities. He also taught Statistics and statistical software at undergraduate level and has the qualified teacher status in the U.K. He has additional research interests such as competitiveness/ comparative advantage at macroeconomic level and Physical Cosmology. He has also worked in small business development.