Ann Olagundoye

Ms Ann Olagundoye

Senior Lecturer in Business Management


Department of Business , Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Ann currently works within the School of Business and Law.

Areas Of Interest

  • Student Engagement and Retention
  • Student Mentoring and Attainment
  • Teaching and Learning and Attainment
  • Increasing Graduate Employability and Employment
  • Customer Service Management  

Other Scholarly activities 

  • Membership of British Computing Society
  • Fellow of Chartered Management Institute
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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Ann has been a lecturer at UEL for nearly 18 years specialising in Business Information Systems and Management. She holds an MA in Applied Linguistics/Humanities from Birkbeck College. Since joining UEL, Ann has attained a PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, trained in the use of lean methods in business process transformation and Project Management PRINCE2 Foundation Certified.

Ann has taught extensively on modules relating to customer service operations, Study skills, Business Environment and Project Management. Prior to joining UEL, Ann worked in the Customer Operations Management of the Dollond & Aitchison plc (Now Boots) for over 15 years. Ann mentors students from non-traditional backgrounds in her local community to progress to higher education and also new academic members of staff. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and Member of the British Computing Society. 

Ann's research interests are in the area of the impact of emerging technologies in SMEs in East London as well as Student Engagement and Retention. Her specialist subject areas include Managing Sustainable Operations and Projects, Business Environment and Study Skills.


Ann's research interests include:

  • UK Sustainable Entrepreneurship Awards database project. There is very little known about why individuals or firms voluntarily engage in more sustainable acts. There is insufficient evidence in the literature that characterises what constitutes a sustainable entrepreneur. This study investigates the characteristics of sustainable entrepreneurship with regard to socio-economic interaction. The study reviews secondary data sources on sustainable entrepreneurship awards (SEA). 
  • The impact of social media in SMEs in the UK
  • Students engagement and retention


Module Leader

SG4001 - The Business and Financial Environment

Seminar Tutor

  • SG5001  - Managing Sustainable Operations and Projects
  • HR6004 - The Business Professional Researcher
  • Dissertation/Project supervision for UG and PG students