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Tolulope Fadipe

Tolulope Fadipe

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Human Resource Management


Tolulope (PhD, MBA, MBAM, AFHEA) is a lecturer in the department of Human Resource, a Co-Course Leader of the Business Management and Human Resource joint honours programme and Co-Module Lead on the Leadership and Employability module for human resource.

As a Course Leader, Tolulope takes a lead role in enhancing teaching and learning practice by facilitating students’ involvement with professional bodies through conferences and training events. Tolulope ensures that course design and delivery by Module Leads have embedded links with industry in the form of guest speakers, industry visits, and an active industry advisory board member to contribute annual course enhancement activity. Tolulope engages with internal and external contributors for Course Health Development, measures and monitors the enhancement of teaching and learning by analysing data and providing reports to Director of Taught Undergraduate Programmes. Tolulope is the Co-Module Lead for the Leadership and Employability module for final year human resource undergraduates, which entails module specification and handbook development and module delivery. He teaches Comparative International Management, and Managing Culture Across Boarders. Tolulope also supervises postgraduate experiential consultancy projects.

Prior to Tolulope’s employment with Nottingham Trent University, as a lecturer at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Tolulope contributed to the development of course materials for undergraduate students, and assisted with the moderation of final year undergraduate projects. He was part of the team coordinating the executive MBA programmes. Tolulope’s role as part of the MBA coordinating team was to develop and facilitate modules in Organisational Behaviour for the Executive MBA programmes at NOUN.

Tolulope worked in various strategic capacities in operations within the financial and manufacturing industries in Nigeria. Tolulope was co-founder and company director of Anto-Ella (logistics) Enterprise in Nigeria. He was a consultant to Aella Financial Solutions Limited (Aella Credit) Nigeria, on business investment matters. These experiences place Tolulope in a unique position of not just possessing theoretical knowledge in the management of human resource within business organisations, but also enables him to be well-grounded in business practices through his wide range of experience.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Tolulope worked as a Lecturer in the Social and Management Sciences department at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). In this role he contributed to the development of course materials for Undergraduate students, moderated final year projects, and co-coordinated the Executive MBA and MPA programmes. Also, Tolulope worked and managed various departments with Zenith and Oceanic banks in Nigeria. He was co-founder and company director of Antho-Ella logistics company in Nigeria. Prior to this, Tolulope’s was a Territorial Sales and Marketing manager at Nigeria Distilleries Limited (NDL) in Nigeria.

Research areas

Tolulope’s PhD research was titled ‘Using a Knowledge Management Approach to Improve Work Organisation and Management’ with Dr. Jain Aditya and Prof. Stavroula Leka

Specifically, Tolulope’s research interests include:

  • Employee wellbeing and performance
  • Knowledge management in organisations
  • Improving working conditions
  • Promoting work organisation and management

External activity

  • Tolulope is an Associate Fellow, of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
  • He is also an Associate Member of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP).
  • Tolulope is a Member of the British Academy of Management (BAM) and a Member of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP).
  • He was a member of the conference organizing committee for the EAOHP Athens 2016 conference.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Dr. Aditya Jain - University of Nottingham, UK
  • Prof. Stavroula Leka - University College Cork, Ireland & University of Nottingham, UK.
  • Prof. Julius Okojie – National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria.


Fadipe, T.G., Jain, A. & Leka, S. (2019). A binary approach to manage working conditions to improve employee engagement and performance. In: The University Forum for Human Resource Development Annual (UFHRD) Conference 2019. Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham June 24–26, 2019

Fadipe, T.G., Jain, A. & Leka, S.(2019). Exploring the Potential of Knowledge Management to Improve Working Conditions and Employee Wellbeing and Performance. In: The British Academy of Management Conference on Organisational Psychology (Developmental paper), Aston University, Birmingham September 3-5, 2019.

Fadipe, T.G., Jain, A. & Leka, S.(2019). Using a Knowledge Management Approach to Improve Work Organisation and Management. Thesis submitted to the University of Nottingham for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. July, 2019.

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