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Dr Vanessa Iwowo



Dr Vanessa Iwowo is a Fellow in the Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group. She is a management scholar whose research interests focus on the critical study of processes, interactions and relationships through which knowledge is generated and applied, particularly in the fields of leadership and, management development. Before joining LSE, Vanessa taught at the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter Business School from where she also received her PhD in Leadership Studies. She also has a Masters in Human Resource Development and Consulting from Lancaster University Management School, UK.

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Critical Sustainability
  • Projectification of Work



Iwowo, Vanessa (2011) The internationalization of leadership development. In: Turnbull, Sharon and Case, Peter and Edwards, Gareth and Schedlitzki, Doris, (eds.) Worldly Leadership: Alternative Wisdoms for a Complex World. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 52-68. ISBN 9780230284708

Iwowo, Vanessa (2010) De-familiarising the Ordinary: Leadership Development as Human Resource Management Intervention in Africa. In: International Conference on HRM and the Management of Organizations in Africa (2010 : Nottingham, UK).

Iwowo, Vanessa (2008) Leadership development in emerging economies: the Nigerian example. In: Leadership and management studies in Sub-Sahara Africa (07-09 Jul 2008: Accra, Ghana).

Iwowo, Vanessa (2008) Evaluating leadership development in young volunteering women. In: Critical Labour Studies PGR conference (2008: Exeter, UK).

Iwowo, Vanessa (2007) Exploring the dynamics of work group cohesion - a study of teams in Nigeria and the UK. Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK