Dr Omar Abou Hamdan


Lecturer in Management and Leadership

Oxford Brookes Business School

Omar Abou Hamdan


Dr. Omar Abou Hamdan is a Lecturer in Management and Leadership at Oxford Brookes University following previous Higher Education positions at Coventry University and University of Huddersfield. He holds a PhD in Management and Leadership from the University of Huddersfield UK, MBA from the Lebanese American University and Medical Laboratory Sciences Bachelor from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

In addition to his academic role as a Lecturer, Omar is a Futsal Coach and a Medical Laboratory Scientist. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). He is committed to enhance students’ experience throughout their Course of Study.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Strategic Business Simulation
  • Dissertation in Business and Management
  • Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Management Dissertations

Omar has a broad range of teaching experience across a large number of subject areas embracing HRM, Strategic Management, Leadership, Research Methods, and Organizational Behavior. He has led module delivery and dissertation supervision across UG and PG programme.


Omar's research has touched upon the areas of workplace exchange and organizational change. His areas include team dynamics in the HE sector, in particular leadership and peer learning. Overall, Omar's interests focus on the power of discourse to shape group phenomena such as leadership and learning as well as social categories and identities (with a specific focus on political and cultural identities). 


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Professional information


  • British Academy of Management Conference 2022, Manchester UK.
  • Peer Reviewer Workshops at SAGE Publishing 2020 – International Virtual Platforms
  • NARTI 14th Annual Conference 2019, Huddersfield UK.
  • European Group Organizational Studies for Paper Development 2019 – Beirut Lebanon “Accepted and Postponed”.
  • British Academy of Management Conference 2018, Bristol UK.
  • Capri Summer School 2018 – Italy
  • NARTI 12th Annual Conference 2017, Newcastle UK.