Dr Adetola Adekunle

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)1473 338176
Business Engagement, Careers and Employability
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Course Leader for the MSc Strategic People Management programme. Before joining academia, Adetola previously worked in various capacities within financial organisations in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

She joined the University of Suffolk as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for HRM in 2021.  Adetola is passionate about employee development and continues to offer advisory people management support to micro and small business organisations.  She also currently volunteers as Director for a community interest organisation focused on women empowerment in the United Kingdom.

  • Academic MCIPD (2021)
  • FHEA (2019)
  • PhD Business and Management (2019)
  • MCMI (2014)
  • MSc International Business Management (2011)
  • BAgric (Hons) Agricultural Economics (2008)

  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership – PG Diploma HRM
  • Leading and Developing HRM for in Context – PG Diploma HRM
  • Managing HR Strategically – Level 6 UG
  • Designing and Developing HR Activities for Maximum Impact – Level 5 UG

  • Organisational behaviour and human resource management subject contexts with focus on employee capability development
  • Learning, development, and employee engagement practices.
  • Ethical leadership in entrepreneurial organisations and
  • Organisational identity and identification process constructs in SMEs.

  • 2nd International Entrepreneurship Management Innovation and Development Virtual Conference (2020)
  • Focus Learning Support Virtual Conference (2020)

  • Adekunle, A. (2020) Leveraging facilitated training practices in SMEs: An alternative guide to fostering employee capability development. 2nd International Entrepreneurship Management Innovation and Development Conference, December, Virtual.
  • Adekunle, A. and Awoyinka, O. (2020) The Rainbow Talk: The changing reflective colour of Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on women work-life balance. Focus Learning Support Conference, October, Virtual.
  • Adekunle, A. (2019) Organizational Identification: Facilitated training as an employee OI Marker in SMEs. UFHRD Conference, June, Nottingham.