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Research interests

Dr Emmanuel Idowu has degrees in Practitioner Leadership, Human Resource Development, Healthcare Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine. As a researcher, he focuses on issues of organisation, performance, leadership and healthcare ethics. Currently, Dr Emmanuel Idowu research examines organisational culture theory and the determinants of workplace performance in the healthcare organisation. In particular, he's interested in the implications and applications of these determinants in organisational behaviour and performance. Emmanuel is also interested in the theme of the ‘dominant organisational logic’ as a means of understanding the relationship between organisational culture and organisational performance.

Supervisory Interests

Research and Academic interests

  • Applied Leadership and Management Theory.

  • Nature of Leadership Development.

  • Organisational Culture theory and the determinants of Workplace Performance.

  • Organisational Logic.

  • Sense Making in the Healthcare Organisations.

  • Ethical Challenges in Organisation.

  • Theoretical Approaches to Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine.

Dr Idowu would be pleased to consider supervising Masters and PhD students with the following research interests/topics:

  • Leadership in the healthcare
  • Organisational culture and behaviour
  • Sense making in the organisation
  • Ethical and authentic leadership
  • Philosophy of Medicine


Scholarly biography

Prior to starting at the University of Brighton in 2019, Emmanuel worked at Anglia Ruskin University UK from 2014 to 2018, initially as Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and then as Deputy Head of Department – Medical Sciences and Public Health in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

He has significant public sector professional experience, with over 27 years of managing and developing range of diverse and complex healthcare services, education, and staff development in the health services in the United Kingdom (UK) and Qatar. In the UK, he worked as an independent management consultant in Primary Care Trusts in London and West Midlands. In these roles, he undertook and managed projects concerned with healthcare reform for managing long-term conditions. Having worked in the capacity of a clinical director, Emmanuel has gained wide experience in the field of clinical education, management and leading multidisciplinary team of professionals. During this time, he fully appreciated and participated in joint working and partnerships with other international organisations.


  • Doctorate in Business Administration Teesside University, UK
  • MSc Human Resource Development and Performance Management, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  • MA Strategic Human Resources, University of Westminster, London, UK
  • PG Dip. Philosophy of Medicine, Society of Apothecaries of London, UK
  • PG Dip. Health Research, University of Greenwich, London, UK
  • PG Dip. Health Care Ethics, King’s College University of London, UK
  • PG Dip. Health Service Management, Greenwich School of Management London, UK
  • PG Cert. Teaching in Higher Education, University of Westminster London, UK
  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice in Community Care, University of Surrey, Surrey, UK
  • BA (Hons) Practitioner Leadership, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
  • Diploma Human Resource Management, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) Level 6  - 30 Credits, London South Bank University UK.

Training and Seminars attended (Selected)

  • Certificate in Addressing Alcohol and Drug Problems with your Patients: Doing it Skilfully, Effectively, and Comfortably - 2013 (University of Missouri, School of Medicine, Colorado, USA).

  • Certificate in Ethics for Research - 2013 (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative of University of Florida, USA).

  • Leadership for Quality Improvement – (2008-2009) (Department of Health Grant, Improvement Foundation, UK).


Approach to teaching

Emmanuel is passionate about pedagogy with an outstanding track record in teaching and management. He is committed to providing high qulity teaching that ensure students take an active role in their learning, in addition to identifying opportunities for improvement of the student experiences. He thrives in the invigoration of effective learning tools and the inception of new models for learning and assessment. He has a wide range of teaching and teaching related experiences across the key areas of leadership, philosophy of medicine and research methodologies.


Dr Emmanuel Idowu currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses and creates case study materials for the courses.


Knowledge exchange

External Fellowships and Affiliations


  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy UK (SFHEA).

  • Certified Management & Business Educator UK (CMBE)
  • Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health UK (FRSPH).

  • Fellow, Institute of Leadership and Management UK (FInstLM).

  • Fellow, Institute of Health Management UK (FIHM).

  • Member, British Academy of Management, UK

  • City and Guilds Graduateship Senior Managers Award (GCGI) UK – (Founder Member). 

Previous Activities, Examinerships and Senior Appointments

  • 2010 – 2014, External Assessor, Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) UK, Fellowship award.

  • 2010 – 2014, External Assessor, IHM Recognition, Professional Validation and Approved Provider Schemes UK.

  • 2010 – 2014, External Assessor, IHM Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Leadership for Healthcare.

  • 2011 – 2014 World Health Organisation recognised mentor for Leadership Improvement (Leadership Development in the State of Qatar).


  • 2009 – 2013 School Governor, Greenwich Council, London, UK.

  • 2009 – 2011 Non-Executive Member, National Health Services Security Management Service and Counter Fraud Services UK.

  • 2008 – 2012 Reviewer for Mott MacDonald International UK, monitoring quality standards and approving health education programmes in England, Scotland and Wales Universities. 

External Experience

  • 2015 – 2019, External Examiner (Professional Doctorate) Keele University UK.
  • 2016 – Present, Chief External Examiner University of Chester, UK.
  • 2017 – Present, Chief External Examiner Glyndwr University, Wales UK.
  • 2018 – Present, External Member – Cranfield University UK Research Ethics Committee. Representing the general interests of research participants and other stakeholders who take part in, or are otherwise affected by research conducted by staff and/or students of the University.

Editorial Board

  • Reviewer – Journal of Management Research (Macro think Institute).

  • Reviewer – Journal of Case studies in Business and Management.


Selected Publications



  • Idowu, O.E. (2017). Understanding Organisational Culture and Organisational Performance: Are They Two Sides of the Same Coin? Journal of Management Research, Vol. 9, No. 1. (ISSN 1941-899X).

  • Idowu, O.E. (2016). Positivism versus Interpretivism: Fire-war on the Methodological Approach in the Study of Organisational Culture. International Journal of Human Resource Studies, Vol. 6 No. 4. (ISSN 2162-3058).

  • Idowu, O. E. (2016). Criticisms, Constraints and Constructions ofCase Study Research Strategy. Asian Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 4 No. 5. (ISSN 2321-2802).







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