Dr Omar Abou Hamdan


Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management

Oxford Brookes Business School

Omar Abou Hamdan


Dr. Omar Abou Hamdan is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership at Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. He boasts a diverse and wide-ranging educational and professional background, holding a PhD in Management and Leadership from the University of Huddersfield UK, an MBA from the Lebanese American University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the American University of Beirut.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and a certified Futsal Coach displaying his commitment to enhancing students' educational and professional experiences.

He has a broad teaching portfolio that spans HR, Strategic Management, Leadership, Research Methods, and Business Simulation, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

His globally recognized research explores the impact of discourse on group phenomena, such as leadership and learning, as well as social categories and identities, particularly in the realms of politics and culture.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

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

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.


Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) Supervision


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


  • AHFE Conference 2023 – California USA
  • AIBMS Conference 2023 – Dubai UAE
  • 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.