Black researchers and professionals

The profiles and webpages below provide information and insight on black researchers and professionals within this university and externally.

Black researchers

Professor Jason Arday

The youngest black Professor in the UK and one of our former lecturers having also gained his Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and PhD in Education here at LJMU.

Dominique Walker

A Senior lecturer within our School of Justice Studies and Chair of the Anthony Walker Foundation, Dominique started her undergraduate studies at LJMU and her recent work #Black in the Ivory has been an inspiring and sell out project.

Professor Amos Fatokun

His research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of diseases like neurodegeneration and cancers, using advanced methodologies in pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. He collaborates with colleagues in the UK, Finland, South Africa, and Nigeria, and is passionate about leading research capacity building initiatives in developing countries, delivering impactful lectures and seminars across the world.

Dr Olatunde Durowoju

A Reader in Education Management and the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion within the Faculty of Business and Law. His expansive research interests include operations and supply chain management, information security and supply chain management interface, and impact assessment and transmission. Born and raised in Nigeria, he says that the power of education has absolutely been the defining factor in his pursuit of a career in academia.

Chantelle Lunt

The founder of Merseyside Alliance for Racial Equality CIC (MARE), a non-profit organisation committed to promoting racial equality across Merseyside through grassroots community-led education and engagement work. Chantelle has started her PhD with us and is also a Graduate Trainee Tutor with our School of Education.

Dr Bukola Fatokun

A Lecturer in International Business Management within Liverpool Business School. Bukola teaches on the MSc Management programmes and she is passionate about technology acceptance, e-commerce, customers' emotional responses to innovation, consumer behaviour and developing economies.

Ebenezer Banahene

A senior lecturer in adult nursing with our School of Nursing and Advanced Practice. He was recognised by the Royal College of Nursing in 2023 for his work in developing a pathway at LJMU for overseas-trained nurses, who are displaced from their home countries, to obtain registration in the UK and to work for the NHS.

Dr Komang Ralebitso Senior

As Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion for the Faculty of Science, she oversees the University's EDI Strategy and Action Plan, promoting diversity and inclusion in teaching, learning, research, and enterprise. Her research in microbial ecology uses molecular techniques to understand complex microbial communities, harnessing their analytical power within forensic microbiology, biochar application, and remediation of pollutants.

Black professionals

Ngunan Adamu

Ngunan is a well-known scouse voice across the city, and across Europe. After studying Journalism at LJMU has gone onto amazing work in the broadcasting industry.

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