Dr Shirley Shivangulula joined the Brunel Business School, in the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences, as a Lecturer (Academic Education) in Programme and Partnership Lead – Responsible for delivering the strategic objectives with respect to the PhD Without Residence; and developing partnership targets, research and relevant industry links within the Middle East Region.
Dr Shivangulula holds a Ph.D. in Economic and Industrial Sociology. Her academic career commenced in 2008 as Tutor in Inferential Statistics and Organisational behaviour, and progressed as Lecturer in Corporate Finance, Research Methods and the Economies of Labour at Doctoral and Masters levels. At undergraduate level, Dr Shivangulula taught in the Micro and Macro Business Economic Modules of the Management Sciences. She was also involved in the development of the Professional Executive Education Programme for Senior-, Middle and First-level Managers in Namibia. She served as External Examiner for the Masters Theses in Development Studies in South Africa, Internal Examiner for the Masters Theses in Business Administration in Namibia, and External Moderator for the Masters module in Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility. At Industry level, she served as Chairperson, Coordinator and Facilitator of the Conference on Corporate Governance of Parastatals.
Dr Shivangulula’s research agenda embraces constructs of the Global Labour Market, Financial Regulatory Systems, Corporate Governance and Public Policy. Her current research on the Corporate Paradox preliminarily suggests that the escalating unemployment and the dearth of employability are not necessarily yields of a valid mismatch between demand and supply forces of the Labour Market.