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Maureen AYIKORU received her Ph.D from the School of Management, University of Surrey and is currently a Lecturer in Sustainability and Business Ethics at the School of Business and Management, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Maureen's research aims to explore the role of sustainability in socio-economic development and responsible business and organisational management. She has a very strong interest in social innovation and the role of institutions in addressing gender, poverty, health and other forms of structural inequalities with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a specialist interest in tourism in developing countries, mainly in Uganda and the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Maureen is a Co-Lead on the Project ‘Fostering Digital Learning Environment for Adolescent Reproductive Health Education’ supported by funding from Grand Challenges Canada to Makerere University Business School. Round 11, October 2021, value $81,178 (CAD) duration June 2022-May 2023.https://www.grandchallenges.ca/programs/stars-in-global-health/>. In the summer of 2021, Maureen led a collaborative team of researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London, Makerere University Business School and Makerere Lung Institute, on a research project aimed at investigating the indirect impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare professionals in Uganda. She is very keen to contribute to academic and policy debates that focus on inclusiveness whilst addressing grand challenges facing society.

Between 2012 and 2021, Maureen successfully supervised three PhD researchers whose work investigated institutional changes in global health, and, in the mining sector (Ghana) as well as the role of ecotourism in sustainable livelihoods among Indigenous communities of Mexico. She welcomes prospective PhD applications addressing one or more of her key areas of interest.


Maureen teaches on Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, specifically on the following modules:

  • Foundations for Responsible Business (Undergraduate, Level 4)
  • Business Ethics (Undergraduate, Level 5)
  • Strategy and Ethics in International Business Management (Postgraduate, Level 7)
  • Dissertation and independent project supervision at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Management studies
  • Sustainability
  • Responsibility
  • Public Sector and Public Services Accounting, Interdisciplinary Research, Qualitative and Interpretative research, gender and accounting.
  • social innovation
  • inequalities
  • inclusiveness
  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Uganda
  • socio-economic development
  • Decolonization studies
  • interdisciplinary

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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