olajumoke okoya profile

Dr Olajumoke Okoya

Senior Lecturer

Department of Business , Royal Docks School of Business and Law

I am the chair of the women's network; this is a gender network focused on promoting gender parity and addressing issues affecting women in HE. My role as a senior lecturer involves developing and leading modules at UG & PG level within the HRM /OB subject group.

I am passionate about student retention, engagement and success, hence I sit on the University's committees that determines the strategic initiatives to support student experience and engagement. I am a member of the institutional EDI committee, an Athena Swan champion and a member of the RDSBL wellbeing working group.


  • PhD in Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management
  • MA in Business Information Systems
  • MSc in Positive Psychology and Applied Coaching
  • Qualified wellbeing & resilience master practitioner

Areas Of Interest

Gender diversity, Leadership development, Race equity and Workplace Wellbeing & Resilience

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Jummy is a highly accomplished leadership and organisation development consultant with more than two decades' experience. She is a highly experienced educator, trainer and researcher within the public and private sectors with experience of commissioning new and revalidating programmes.

She is a multisector HR & positive psychology consultant focusing on wellbeing and human flourishing. She is a qualified positive psychologist who uniquely integrates positive psychology interventions with HR tools to achieve a flourishing organisation and thriving employees. She has experience of working in Education, Health, Third sector, Aerospace and Professional bodies. 

She is the project lead for CMI race 2020, associate Programme Leader for MSc Human Resource Management and Chair of the Women's Network at the University of East London. She is a board member of CMI women, regional lead for Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) for Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and a member of Race Equity Working Group for Chartered Association of Business Schools.  

Jummy holds a PhD in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship, MSc in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology; she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered academic member of CIPD. She is an ICF PCC level qualified ICF coach.

Jummy is very passionate about D&I and using her leadership experience to support women who are new to leadership. She was listed among top 50 inspirational black women in the UK in 2019.


  • Chartered Association of Business School's Race Equity Working Group
  • Board member of Chartered Management Institute Women
  • CIPD Regional Lead, Equality, Diversity Inclusion and Belonging


Current research and publications

Organisational climate and performance: Case study of Nigerian High growth SMEs.
Challenges and prospects of HRD: A case study of Nigerian SMEs


I teach on undergraduate and post graduate modules, mostly Human Resource management modules and capstone project for MBA students.