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Ijeoma Udegbe
Doctoral Topic:
Engagement at work
Area of Interest:
Engagement, Strategic planning, Management development and soft skills training for self-employed and employed individuals; developing evaluation materials for a range of different businesses; non-executive directorship

Doctoral Thesis

Year of Study:
Doctoral Title:
From Connection to Identification: Helping to Illuminate some Patterns of Engagement at Work
Dr Stephen Gourlay and Professor Sunitha Narendran

Doctoral Details

This study investigates the individual’s own views of their workplace experiences and theorises similarities and differences across the studied individuals using the lens of engagement at work. It is important to uncover these viewpoints so that they can be examined and acted upon theoretically and practically. Consequently, these individual perspectives and the ramifications these have on levels of engagement are represented as findings.

Education and Work History

Current PhD Research, Kingston Business School; MSc Management and Business Studies Research, Kingston Business School (2012); MSc Management Consultancy, University of Cardiff (2010); MBA (with Distinction), University of Gloucestershire (2009); MSc of Development Management (2007); BSc Economics, University of Jos, Nigeria (1988)

Work Experience

2012 - date: Hourly Paid Lecturer

This position involves delivering occasional lectures, dissertation supervision and marking, mentoring, collaborating in research projects and curriculum development.

Publications and Academic Achievements

Awarded the University of Gloucestershire School of Business and Law Dissertation Prize 

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