Oluwole Adeshina Shokunbi

Oluwole Adeshina Shokunbi

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Worcester Business School

Department of Management and Finance

Contact Details

email: o.shokunbi@worc.ac.uk

Olu’ Shokunbi is a lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Worcester. 

Olu is passionate about having a positive impact on students' learning experiences and facilitating a welcoming learning environment for all students to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background and circumstances.

Olu recently passed his PhD viva (with minor corrections) at Birmingham City University, where he was also a Specialist Lecturer and International Business Development Executive with the Centre for Brexit Studies. Olu has a multidisciplinary research interest. His doctoral research focused on exploring the antecedents of employee engagement among Lagos State owned senior secondary school teachers to build a teacher’s oriented engagement model.

Olu holds an MSc in International Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate Certificate in Research from Glasgow Caledonian University. Also, he holds a BSc (Hons) in Political Science from Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University, Nigeria).

Olu is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), now AdvanceHE. He is an experienced reviewer for academic papers for several academic conferences and journals.

Olu is a member of the Netball Scotland Equality Advisory Group and the Anchor of the Nigerian Pride (A radio show). His passion for serving others drove him to join the Dumbarton Lions Club, a member club of the Lions Club International where he is the Club President for the 2021/22 club year.


Ph.D. in Business (HRM) (Passed PhD Viva – awaiting approval), Birmingham City Business School, Birmingham City University, UK.

Post Graduate Certificate in Research Methods. (Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK)

M.Sc. International Human Resource Management. (Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK)

B.Sc. (Hons) Political Science. Second Class Honours. (Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria).

Certificate in Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE)

Diploma in Leadership, World of Faith Bible Institute, London, United Kingdom.

Teaching & Research Interests

Teaching Interests

  • BMGT1220 Unlocking Individual Potential
  • BMGT2210 Creating a High Performance Workforce – Module Leader
  • BMGT4321 International HRM – Module Leader
  • BMGT2221 Developing Employee Talent – Module Leader
  • BMGT4317 Managing Across Cultures


Research Interests

  • Employee Engagement
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Research Methodology
  • Capacity Building in the Private, the Public and the third Sectors
  • Brexit studies (Impact on Africa).

Recent Publications

Rose, F., Aguma, D., de-Ruyter, A. and Shokunbi, O. (2021) Brexit: an opportunity for African Businesses. A Report by the Share Theory, the Centre for Brexit Studies and the Nile Consulting. https://www.thesharetheory.com/content-library/africaandbrexit

Shokunbi, O. A. and Akintola O. (2020), Employee Engagement within the Nigerian Public Sector: An Examination of One of the Largest University Teaching Hospitals in Nigeria. https://www.africaacademyofmanagement.org/conferences/index.php/afambc/bc2020/paper/view/107

Shokunbi, O.A., de-Ruyter, A. and Clarke, V. (2019). The Role of Employee Passion for Work as an Antecedent of Employee Engagement. Paper presented to British Academy of Management Annual Conference, 3rd-5th September 2019 At Aston University, UK. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332876249_The_Role_of_Employee_Passion_for_Work_as_an_Antecedent_of_Employee_Engagement

Shokunbi, O. A. (2016). Antecedents to Employee Engagement: A Qualitative Study of 28 Senior Secondary School Teachers in Nigeria - published at: "International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP), 6(6) pp. 128 – 135. http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0616/ijsrp-p5419.pdf

Membership of Professional Bodies

Africa Academy of Management

Academy of Management

British Academy of Management

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Regional Studies Association

External Roles

President of Dumbarton Lions Club 2021/2022

Member of the Netball Scotland Equality Advisory Group