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Victoria Ikulagba

Victoria Ikulagba

Dr Victoria Ikulagba

Lecturer in Business and Management

What area does your research focus on?

My research focuses broadly on entrepreneurship. My current research interests are around the factors which lead to entrepreneurial success for women in the UK and Africa. I’ve taken this interest further, looking at modelling what makes a successful entrepreneur as well as the challenges and solutions behind becoming your own boss.

What are the other key aspects of your role?

Within my role at the University of Sunderland in London; I lecture, design, assess, and lead these modules; work-based learning, Entrepreneurship, role of marketing in business organisations, leading and managing business organisations, Global business environment and academic and employability skills. I mentor associate lecturers and PAT on my modules. I also supervise dissertations for business management students.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love cooking, attending comedy shows, listening to good music and meeting new people.

What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?

Creating time to listen to the mentee.

Discussion on soft skills that can help the mentee on their research journey and employment.

Signposting and searching for needed journal articles for their thesis.

I can help with developing a research journey and story around these subjects: entrepreneurship, marketing, human resource management, leadership, global business, strategic management, business administration, innovation and creativity. My two decades-long work experience is within the education sector both in the UK and internationally. So, I can offer support with transitioning, finding jobs and building a career within the education sector.