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Beldina Owalla

Meet Beldina - Senior Lecturer in Business & Management at Oxford Brookes University and PhD in Business Administration alum.

1. What is the attraction of doing research?

Research allows us to be curious, to acquire knowledge, and to constantly rediscover the world around us. It also provides the opportunity to contribute towards solving some of the challenges facing our society. 

2. Why choose SSE if you want to become a researcher?

You have the independence to determine your own research path, while receiving necessary support from expert faculty in your field. You also have the opportunity to engage in impactful and practically relevant research through collaboration with the wider business community.   

3. What is the best thing about SSE if you are a PhD student?

The frequent research seminars held at SSE, as well as the support received to participate in conferences, workshops, and research exchanges both locally and internationally. Apart from the exposure to interdisciplinary research that this provides, PhD students also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with colleagues and renowned scholars from all over the globe. 

4. What characterizes the PhD education at SSE?

Engagement with a diverse group of colleagues in terms of work/life experiences, and research topics and projects. Close collaboration between PhD students and faculty, as well as between the university and external stakeholders.