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Olatunji Adekoya

Dr Olatunji Adekoya Phd., MBA, BSc., FHEA

Senior Lecturer


Dr. Olatunji Adekoya is a Senior Lecturer of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (OBHRM) at Sheffield Hallam University. I obtained my PhD, specialising in Human Resource Management, at the University of East London, United Kingdom. Before joining Sheffield Hallam University, I also lectured at the University of East London and the University of West London. I also worked as a training consultant and facilitator at the London Corporate Advantage Consulting.

My key research examines HRM in local and international contexts, with a strong focus on work-life balance, organisational flexibility and employment relations.



- PhD: University of East London, United Kingdom (specialising in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour)

- Diploma: Harvard Business School (Business Analytics)

- MBA: University of Wales Trinity Saint David, United Kingdom (Business Administration)

- BSc: University of Lagos, Nigeria (Economics)

Professional Qualifications/Membership of Professional Bodies

- Fellow: Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

- Fellow: Institute of Administrative Management (FInstAM)

- Fellow: Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM)

- Member: British Academy of Management (BAM)

- Member: Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

- Member: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Teaching Expertise

- Human Resource Management

- Organisational Behaviour

- Strategic Management

- Business Management

- Leadership and Sustainability

Key Research Interests

- Work-Life Balance

- HRM and Sustainability

- Organisational Flexibility

- Employment Relations

- Employee Wellbeing

Senior Lecturer


College of Business, Technology and Engineering


Journal articles

Mordi, T., Adisa, T.A., Adekoya, O., Sani, K.F.F., Mordi, C., & Akhtar, M.N. (2023). A comparative study of the worklife balance experiences and coping mechanisms of Nigerian and British single student-working mothers. Career Development International.

Sani, K., Adisa, T., Adekoya, O., & Oruh, E. (2022). Digital onboarding and employee outcomes: empiricalevidence from the UK. Management Decision.

Adisa, T.A., Antonacopoulou, E., Beauregard, T.A., Dickmann, M., & Adekoya, O.D. (2022). Exploring the impact of COVID‐19 on employees’ boundary management and work–life balance. British Journal of Management.

Adekoya, O.D., Adisa, T.A., & Aiyenitaju, O. (2022). Going forward: remote working in the post-COVID-19 era. Employee Relations.

Akanji, B., Mordi, C., Ajonbadi, H., & Adekoya, O. (2022). The impact of COVID-19 on the work–life balance of working mothers: evidence from Nigerian academics. Personnel Review.

Adisa, T.A., Gbadamosi, G., & Adekoya, O.D. (2021). Gender apartheid: The challenges of breaking into “man's world”. Gender, Work & Organization, 28 (6), 2216-2234.

Adisa, T.A., Aiyenitaju, O., & Adekoya, O.D. (2021). The work–family balance of British working women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Work-Applied Management, 13 (2), 241-260.

Adisa, T.A., Ogbonnaya, C., & Adekoya, O.D. (2021). Remote working and employee engagement: a qualitative study of British workers during the pandemic. Information Technology & People.

Adisa, T.A., Adekoya, O.D., & Okoya, O. (2021). Modern-day slavery? The work-life conflict of domestic workers in Nigeria. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 36 (4), 519-535.

Akanji, B., Mordi, C., Ajonbadi, H., & Adekoya, O.D. (2021). Exploring cultural values in conflict management: a qualitative study of university heads of departments. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 16 (2), 350-369.

Adisa, T.A., Adekoya, O.D., & Sani, K.F. (2021). Stigma hurts: exploring employer and employee perceptions of tattoos and body piercings in Nigeria. Career Development International, 26 (2), 217-237.

Adekoya, O.D., Ajonbadi, H.A., Okorie, G.I., & Jimoh, I.O. (2021). Beyond the call of duty: realities of work-life balance in the United Arab Emirates education sector. International Journal of Business and Society, 22 (1), 131-145.

Adekoya, O. (n.d.). An Exploration of the Practices of Locational Flexibility in Developing Economies: Insights from the Nigerian Higher Education Sector. Employee Relations.


Mordi, C., Ajonbadi, H.A., & Adekoya, O.D. (2023). Employee Relations and Trade Unions in Africa A Critical Approach. Palgrave Macmillan.

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