Dr Emmanuel Adukwu

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MRes, BSc (Hons), PGcTHE, FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer& Employability Leader (Department of Applied Sciences)
  • Department:HAS - Applied Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 87210
  • Email:Emmanuel.Adukwu@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I am a Senior Lecturer and Employability Leader in the Department of Applied Sciences. In my role, I hold responsibility for developing and coordinating employability functions across the department alongside my teaching and research responsibilities in Biomedical, Biological Sciences and Public Health. For several years I have also held the widening participation lead role for the department working closely with faculty colleagues to address issues of attainment, retention and student success for BAME students and LPN background alongside championing the need for staff diversity in the applied sciences and STEM.

I am passionate about research and currently lead my own group of researchers at PhD, Masters and Undergraduate level using laboratory-based and non-laboratory-based research methods (systematic reviews, surveys, focus groups etc) to address issues in antimicrobial research, development and evaluation of antimicrobial compound, clinical transport systems and diseases of global health importance particularly in Africa.

Prior to joining UWE, I held Academic Tutor and Associate Lecturer roles at CU Coventry and University of Northampton after a period of work at ICON Plc, a "global provider of outsourced development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations" 

I am an active member of several professional societies including the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM), Microbiology Society, British Mycological Society, African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) etc. Within ASM, I am a committee member for the Africa Initiative Group (AIG) comprising members from ALL African countries and the Caribbean. Between 2011 and 2014, I was the Chair of the Early Career Scientist committee and Observer on the main executive committee AND successfully organising the first ever SfAM ECS conference.

At UWE, I am one of the coordinators of the BME forum and the creator/co-coordinator of the Africa Staff Network. 

I am a recipient of several awards and have been nominated and shortlisted for many others including: 

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), UWE VC Excellence Award (2016), Bristol BME Powerlist 2018, Royal Society of Biology Bioscience Teacher of the Year (2019 Nominee), National Diversity Award Nominee (2019) etc. 

Area of expertise

  • Teaching and Research (Biomedical Science, Microbiology and Public Health)
  • Employability and Careers Programme and Strategy Developemnt 
  • Internationalisation and Development of Institutional Partnerships
  • Widening Participation and Inclusivity (Developed successful approaches that address educational attainment and bridging the attainment gap)
  • Clinical trial coordination and management 


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