Dr Itoro Ekpo


Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I am a Lecturer in Business, Management and Leadership in the School of Justice, Security and Sustainability at Staffordshire University. I lead and teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in the business School, and I am also involved in research. I am very passionate about preserving my local language which is Ibibio based on that I am working with the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Education, Nigeria to design Ibibio language teaching materials for schools.

Prior to my appointment, I was a Lecturer in Business and Management at Global Banking school and a Visiting Lecturer at University of Law, where I led and taught on several undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow – Higher Education Academy
  • CMI Member of British Academy of Management
  • Member of Academy of International Business

Academic qualifications

PhD Business and Management -University of Bradford

PGDip. Research Methods - University of Bradford

MSc. International Business and Management - University of Bradford

BSc. (Hons) Banking and Finance - University of Abuja


Qualitative research


Consultancy Project

International Business Strategy

Leadership Corporate Governance Qualitative Research Emerging Economy with emphasis on Africa 

Research interests

My research lies in the area of international business with interest in internationalisations strategy, knowledge transfer, cross-cultural management. My research activities cover the context of developing and emerging economies and Africa while using qualitative research technique.


Research Methods Future of Work Foundations of Management External Business Environment Digital Business and Innovation Agile Business in the New Economy Entrepreneurship strategy 

External profiles

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021