Oxford Brookes Business School


  • Dr Sola Adesola

    PhD, FHEA, MRes, LLM, LLB (Hons)

    Senior Lecturer

    Business and Management

    Oxford Brookes Business School

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    Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 485764

    Email: sadesola@brookes.ac.uk

    Location: Headington, CLC 1.20

    Cranfield University alumnus Dr Sola Adesola is an international management academic, lawyer, researcher and director of studies with specialties in entrepreneurship education and development, energy policy and international business, and university-industry collaboration. Sola has produced five successful PhDs and currently supervises four PhD researchers. She leads modules in international organisations and corporate & business law. She was a Visiting Associate Professor at Kwara State University, School of Governance & Business in 2014 -2015. 

    She won grant awards from Oxford Brookes University and British Council and has published in leading international journals, participated in national and international conferences and co-organised a number of conferences including the COSINUS 2018 International Conference and the 1st Africa Enterprise Education Conference 2013.

    Dr Sola co-edited a book with Professor Feargal Brennan on “Energy in Africa: Policy, Management and Sustainability”, Palgrave Macmillan. In 2018-2019 she serves as a co-guest editor for the International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development Special Issue on “Innovation Systems and the New Role of Universities”. In 2018-2019, Sola serves as a co-editor for the book volume on ‘Triad – new innovation systems’ to be published by Routledge in 2019.

    She is a buddy to international franchise programmes, validation panel expert, and external examiner at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. Sola is an editorial member of Border Crossing Journal, Transnational Marketing Journal and Remittances Review Journal.

    She is a prominent representative in the race and gender equality agenda at Brookes, as well as representing Africa matters through OBU Africa Forum. Sola is a 'BME Diversifying Leadership' champion from the AdvanceHE. She also serves as Athena SWAN Champion in the Oxford Brookes Business School.

    She is passionate about sharing her career trajectory and encouraging BME early career academics, and well as developing leadership in students and young adults. Sola is a multi-award winner, received the “2009 Best of Nigeria Education Award” by the Nigerian Achievers Award Institute, UK; and “Outstanding Achiever in Education” in 2014 by the Nigeria UK Achiever’s Award and also. In 2015, Sola was nominated for the Brookes People Individual Award for ‘Generosity of Spirit’. Apart from her work, Sola supports the Multifaith Chaplaincy running the lunch time ‘Finding God @Brookes Bible Study’.