Dr Emmanuel Idowu

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Education & Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation

Emmanuel is a Senior Lecturer in our Faculty. He has degrees in Practitioner Leadership, Human Resource Development, Healthcare Ethics, Philosophy of Medicine and other numerous qualifications from the UK, USA and Nigeria.

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Emmanuel's research interest concentrates on issues of organisation, performance, leadership and healthcare ethics. His current research examines organisational culture theory and the determinants of workplace performance. 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. 

Emmanuel has significant public sector professional experience, with over 20 years of managing and developing range of diverse and complex healthcare services, education, and staff development in th ehealth services in the UK, Qatar and Nigeria. In the UK, he's worked as an independent management consultant in the primary care trusts (PCTs) 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's 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.

Research interests

  • Strategic management and leadership theory
  • Nature of leadership development
  • Organisational culture, behaviour and development
  • Organisational theory and analysis
  • Sense-making in organisations
  • Ethical challenges in organisations
  • Theoretical approaches to medical ethics and philosophy of healthcare
  • Research methodologies


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


  • 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

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, Higher Education Authority UK (FHEA)
  • Fellow Royal Society for Public Health UK (FRSPH)
  • Fellow Institute of Leadership and Management UK (FInstLM)
  • Fellow Institute of Health Management UK (FIHM)
  • City and Guilds Graduateship Senior Managers Award (GCGI) UK – (Founder Member)
  • Member British Academy of Management UK

External Activities

  • 2010 – Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) UK Fellowship award assessor
  • 2010 – IHM Recognition, Professional Validation and Approved Provider Schemes assessor
  • 2010 – Assessor IHM MHSC Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Leadership for Healthcare
  • 2008 – 2013, National Reviewer for Mott MacDonald International UK, monitoring quality standards and approving education programmes in England, Scotland and Wales Universities
  • 2009 – 2013, School Governor (Greenwich Council)