Sumaila Asuru

Sumaila Asuru


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Sumaila Asuru has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Humanities from the University of Bradford, this focussed on the role of the new philanthropy and smallholder farmers’ livelihoods. He also holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Public Policy and Programme Management from the same university. Sumaila also has a PG Degree in Research Methods also from the University of Bradford, including a Bachelor of Education degree with a specialisation in Political Science from the University of Education, Winneba. A Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PgCHEP- Associate Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy).

Apart from his main research area, Sumaila has a particular interest practice education and social care. Sumaila whiles working for the University of Salford served as a Research Fellow on the Northwest (NW) Enabling Effective Learning Environments (EELE) project, funded (£375,000) by the Health Education England to create a NW Multi-professional Framework for Practice education incorporating practice assessment, practice supervision and academic assessment. The outputs from this project underpin work involved in the first year of implementation of the GM Health and Care Learning environment strategy.

Sumaila has won various academic research scholarships, including the Social Research Council-funded teaching fellowship, 2013, University of Bradford, UK., awarded jointly by the Social Research Council and the University of Bradford, amounting to about £55,000. He also won the Ghana Education Trust Fund academic excellence scholarship administered by the Ghana Education Trust Fund.

Research interests

Values-based Leadership, Political Economy of Development, New Philanthropy, Organisational Values, and Practice Education.

Teaching and Administration

Teaching Experience

Leadership and Management


Organisational Behaviour

Managing a Successful Business Project

Project Management

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

International Trade and Regionalism  


Current Teaching Responsibilities

MBA7822 Corporate and International Strategy

MBE7012 Organisational Values

MBE7XX Finance, Workforce, Planning and Procurement

BMM 5644 Advancing Management and Leadership


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bradford

1 Jan 20136 Apr 2017

Award Date: 19 Jul 2017

Postgraduate Diploma, University of Bradford

15 Jan 201330 Jun 2014

Award Date: 4 Dec 2014

Master of Science, University of Bradford

22 Aug 201131 Aug 2012

Award Date: 5 Dec 2012

Bachelor of Education, University of Education, Winneba

16 Aug 200530 Sep 2009

Award Date: 25 Oct 2009

External positions

Higher Education Academy

15 Aug 2015 → …


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