Dr Shirley Velasquez-Hoque


Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

Oxford Brookes Business School

Shirley Velasquez-Hoque


I am a Senior Lecturer teaching undergraduate compulsory modules for Business Management, Economics, and Business and Law students. I am the module leader of the largest second-year OBBS employability module – Developing Professional Practice, teaching over 500 students.  I also lead Exploring International Business and Management, Foundations of Business, and supervise MSc theses, while also supporting 36 Academic Advisees. I also have experience teaching online, and as seminar leader, engaging students in a wide range of activities, including simulation games, debates, case studies, group presentations, individual reflections, and peer-to-peer feedback.

I also have experience as a Liaison Manager for UCSI Malaysia (2017-2018). I have supervised placement students, and taught first, second, and third-year undergraduate Business and Management and Economic modules. Some of these modules include: International Business Context, Global Business Communications, Environmentally Sustainable Business, Contemporary Issues in Economics, International Labour Markets, and Economic Integration.

I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education (PGCTHE), and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Teaching and supervision


My research interests and expertise focus on international migration, development, and gender relations, particularly economic remittances. Becoming a migrant at the age of 14, remittances have always fascinated me due to the connection and impact they have on migrant families and home/host countries’ economies. I have researched different aspects of remittances, including remittances and poverty alleviation in Ecuador and Bangladesh. My PhD focused on exploring Ecuadorian remittances, gender, and family relations, giving particular emphasis on remittance management relations, and proposing a new remittance framework. I embrace qualitative research methods. My current work explores the remittance and entrepreneurship practices of migrant workers in the UK and abroad. 

Research impact

I have presented my research at national and international conferences in England, Morocco, Italy, and Portugal. I have also acted as Panel Chair and Reviewer for ‘The Migration Conference’. My research has also been published in the first ‘Encyclopedia of Human Migration’, and the ‘Remittances Review’ journal. 


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • 'The Migration Conference' (Portugal, Italy, Morocco, online due to Covid).
  • 'International Conference on Gender and Migratio'n (Turkey),
  • 'Historical Materialism Conference' (England).