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Stephen Kodjo Kumako

Stephen Kumako

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School


Dr Kumako is a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour with the Nottingham Business School. He currently teaches on various Modules at the undergraduate level and supervises Postgraduate research students. Stephen is an Assistant course leader for the Human Resource Management Undergraduate Courses (year 3) and a Module leader for Level 6 Leadership and Employability (HR). In this role, he supports the successful running of the Human Resource Management undergraduate programmes.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Stephen worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Ghana, Legon. In this role he planned, delivered and assessed numerous Undergraduate Psychology modules and consulted for numerous organisations in Ghana. He was also a Tutor with the Institute of Continuing and Distance Education, University of Ghana, Legon. Before joining academia, he worked as a Business Development Manager and Training Coordinator respectively at Toptech Drive Consult Ltd (a leading Road Safety, Transport and Logistics Management Consulting Company in Ghana). He also worked as HR Consultant for Covenant Associates Ltd, Tema, Ghana.

Research areas

Stephen’s PhD research was titled ‘Workplace bullying and its’ effect on employee well-being in Ghana’s oil and gas industry’ with Prof. Stavroula Leka and Dr. Jain Aditya.

Specifically, Stephen’s research interests include:

  • Workplace Violence, Bullying and Harassment
  • Resilience and Well-being at Work
  • Mental Health and the Workplace
  • Workplace Health Promotion

External activity

Stephen is an Associate Fellow, of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

He is also a Member, of the Ghana Psychological Council (GPC) and an Associate Member, of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP). Stephen is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Student Member of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP). He was a member of the conference organizing committee for the EAOHP London 2014 and EAOHP Athens 2016 conferences.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Prof. Stavroula Leka - University College Cork & University of Nottingham
  • Prof. Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah - University of Ghana, Legon


Dotse, J.E., Okyireh, M.A.A., & Kumako, S.K. (2015). Evolution of Organizational Development and implications for management of Ghanaian organizations. European Journal of Business and Management, 7 (30), 54-56

Kumako, S.K., & Asumeng, M.A. (2013). Transformational leadership as a moderator of the relationship between psychological safety and learning behaviour in work teams in Ghana. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology/SA Tydskrif vir Bedryfsielkunde, 39(1), Art. #1036, 9 pages.

Asumeng, M. & Kumako, S. K. (2013). Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In C.S. Akotia & C.C. Mate-Kole (Eds). Contemporary Psychology: Readings from Ghana. Social science Series No. 3 (pp 147-162). Digibooks Ghana Ltd: Accra.

Oppong, S., Oppong-Asante, K., & Kumako, S.K. (2013). History, Development and Current Status of Psychology in Ghana. In C.S. Akotia & C.C. Mate-Kole (Eds). Contemporary Psychology: Readings from Ghana. Social science Series No. 3 (pp 1-17). Digibooks Ghana Ltd: Accra.

Kumako, S.K., Leka, S., & Jain, A. (2017). Workplace bullying and psychological well-being in Ghana’s oil and gas industry: The role of Psychological Capital, Religiosity and Social Support. In: the 12th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health (Work, Stress, and Health 2017), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 7-10, 2017.

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