BSc Hons., MSc (Public Administration); Licentiate, PhD (Administrative Sciences)
Programme Director: MSc Human Resource Management (International Development)
Executive Editor (2009-2012): International Journal of Public Administration (Routledge)
PhD Discipline Co-ordinator (2010-2013): PhD in Development Policy and Management
Programme Director (2006-2010): MSc in Organisational Change and Development
I am based at the Management, Governance and Development (MGD) cluster at Global Development Institute (GDI). In addition to research, the MGD cluster manages the following reputed MSc programmes at GDI: MSc Human Resource Management (International Development); MSc Organisational Change and Development; and MSc Management and Implementation of Development Projects.
Prior to joining the University of Manchester in January 2006, I have held various academic positions at the School of Management, University of Tampere and the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy: Social and Public Policy, University of Jyväskylä, both in Finland and at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. I have also served as a visiting scholar in a number of foreign universities including the University of Helsinki in Finland, the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh and the University of Namibia in Southern Africa.
Over the years, I have extensively engaged with the PhD programme in Development Policy and Management at GDI/SEED and have supervised a large number of PhD students to successful completion. Besides teaching and research, I am the Programme Director of the MSc Human Resource Management (International Development).
Outside Manchester, I also examine PhDs and serve as External Examiner to a number of postgraduate programmes in the UK and abroad. For further details regarding my academic and professional expertise please see the relevant information below.
I am Course Convenor and Lecturer for the following two MSc courses:
1. Development Practice: International Contexts and Worlds of Action
2. Organizational Psychology, Management and Change
I have supervised the following PhD students to successful completion:
2016 Almutlaq, T. Y. M.: Service Provision and Quality in the Context of Mega-events in Saudi Arabia
2014 Tan, H. T. R.: Performance Measurement of Social Services in the Voluntary Sector in Singapore
2014 Bawole, J. N.: Decentralisation, Local Government and NGOs in Ghana
2014 Alhassan, A.: Perfprmance Measurements of the Microfinance Sector in Ghana
2012 Baomar, H.: HRM and Public Sector Career Development in the Sultanate of Oman
2012 Sanyare, F.: Decentralised Local Governance and Community Development in Ghana
2012 Rohitarachoon, P.: Human Resource Capacity Building and Local Governance in Thailand
2012 Verma, M.: Public Private Partnerships in Road Transport Infrastructure in India
2011 Ishii, R.: Decentralised Local Government in the Philippines
2010 Priyadarshee, A.: Microfinance, Social Protection, Poverty and Service Delivery in India
2010 Ghalib, A.: Management of Microfinance Programmes in Pakistan
2010 Shahnawaz, S. A.: Policy Instruments and Resource Curse in Extractive Industries in Sub-Saharan Africa
2008 Adjei, J. K.: Microfinance, Asset-building and Poverty Reduction in Ghana
External Examiner: Postgraduate Taught Programmes
SOAS - University of London; University of Bergen, Norway; University of Birmingham; University of Ghana Business School, Ghana
External Examiner: PhD Degrees
University of Birmingham, University of Bath, University of Canberra (Australia), University of York, University of Reading, University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Stirling, University of Bradford, Swansea University, Birmingham City University, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Middlesex University, University of Abertay Dundee, University of Central Lancashire, Bangor University, University of Tampere (Finland), University of Salford, and University of Surrey
Bangladesh, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Namibia, Nepal, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Sweden and USA