Dr Uzo is a Lecturer in the School of Management and Marketing with teaching and research interest in a range of multidisciplinary areas such as leadership, human resources management, employability, entrepreneurship, marketing, ethics and sustainability. He holds a PhD in Business and Management from Loughborough University.
Prior to joining the Westminster Business School, Dr Uzo had faculty affiliation as an associate lecturer at the Guildhall Business School London Metropolitan University, Business School University of West London and Northeast College of Technology Surrey. He has versatile career footprints across industry sectors and held managerial roles including in multinational manufacturing, sales and distribution (FMCG), higher education, management consulting, and third sector organisations. These professional experiences reflect in his deep knowledge and understanding of the needs of the industry and contemporary teaching pedagogy rooted in student-centered and lifelong learning approach, in facilitating broad streams of academic modules that effectively equip the students with the demands of a highly dynamic knowledge-based economy. In terms of professional practice, he has managed and consulted for various organisations in the areas of executive search and selection, talent management, training, competencies and capability development, organizational transformation, performance management, work based learning and vocational competency assessment, employee relations, and strategic management.
He enjoys the game of football, cycling, volunteering and serves as a trustee of a charity and community interest organisations.
PhD, Business and Management – Loughborough University
MRes, International Business – Birkbeck, University of London
MBA, Business and Management – University of Uyo
BSc, Sociology – University of Ibadan
His research is in the area of human resources management and intersection of business, occupation, economy and society. The use of organisational ethnography in management research and critical management studies are fields he finds very interesting and will be happy to collaborate with fellow academics and students in these research streams.
Okoro, O and Ejekwumadu U (2018) The Challenge of Balancing Ethical and Philanthropic Responsibilities by Firms in Extractive Communities. Conference paper delivered at the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2018, held in University of Oxford, Queen's College, Oxford, U.K (Published in OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development ISSN 1923-6654 (print) 1923-6662 (online).
Ejekwumadu, U. (2015) Work-life Balance in the Banking Sector: A critical Approach. Conference paper delivered at British Psychological Society DOP Conference, Hilton Glasgow, Jan 7 - 9.