olajumoke okoya profile

Dr Olajumoke Okoya

Senior Lecturer in Organistaion Behaviour and HRM

Diversity and Inclusion, Employee wellbeing and coaching, Noon Centre for Diversity

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.


  • BSc International Relations (Nigeria)
  • MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (London)
  • MSc Business Information Systems (London)
  • PhD (London)

Areas Of Interest

  • Human Resource and Organisation Behaviour 
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.
  • Women in Leadership
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Jummy is a multisector leadership and organisation development consultant with more than 2 decades' experience. She is a programme adviser for Said Business School (University of Oxford), Associate programme leader for MSC HRM and chair of the Women's Network at UEL. She is a DEI consultant with Advance HE, a  board member of Chartered Management Institute Women. She was listed among the top 50 inspirational black women in the UK in 2019. 


External Roles

  • External examiner at Westminster International University Tashkent.
  • Board member of CMI Women.
  • Member of Chartered Association of Business Schools Race Equity Action Group.


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


Book Chapters

  1. Ozuem, W., De Leon, A., and Okoya, O. (2016) "Reframing Diversity in Management" in Strategic Labor Relations Management in Modern Organizations; Maria Casademunt (Ed.), IGI Global, ISBN: 9781522503569
  2. Okoya, O. (2017) "Interfacing with Diaspora/Ethnic Entrepreneurship a Case of Getting the Right Balance in the HRM Ethnic Marketing Nexus" in Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts; Sanya Oyo (Ed.), IGI Global, ISBN: 9781522519911
  3. Hickman, M., Ozuem, W., and Okoya, O. (2017) "Gender Fluidity in the Age of Technologically Mediated Environments" in Handbook of Research on Digital Strategies for Luxury and Fashion Brands; Wilson Ozuem (Ed.), IGI Global, ISBN: 9781522526971


  • Mental Wealth 
  • International HRM
  • Learning & Development 
  • Global Leadership