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Dr. Doyin Atewologun is Director of the Gender, Leadership & Inclusion Centre at Cranfield School of Management. A Chartered Business Psychologist, Dr. Atewologun is one of the foremost experts on leadership and intersectionality in organisations in the UK.  With over 15 years’ experience, Doyin is a skilled facilitator, evidence-based consultant, award-winning researcher and qualified executive coach.  Doyin has worked with the NHS, many of the FTSE 100, United Nations agencies, and professional services firms, and the UK Civil Service. 

Further, Doyin is a founding member and Deputy Chair of the British Psychology Society’s Diversity & Inclusion at Work Group, a voluntary professional group of academic and practitioner members committed to implementing evidence-based approaches to maximise positive outcomes in diverse workspaces.

Doyin obtained her PhD from the International Centre for Women Leaders, Cranfield School of Management, in which she examined leaders’ multiple identities in professional services. Her research has gained several international awards. Prior to her academic career, Doyin worked as Lead Consultant in OPP Ltd, a pan-Europe business psychology consultancy, specialising in assessment & recruitment, talent development, coaching and team building facilitation for nine years. She consulted on, designed and delivered training on fair selection and assessment, competency analysis, self-awareness and psychometrics to reduce bias and increase accuracy in performance measurement.

Current activities

Dr. Doyin Atewologun has Visiting Fellow positions at Kings College London, Queen Mary University of London, the Lagos Business School, Nigeria and University of Pretoria, South Africa. 

Doyin is currently providing advice to the NHS on an inclusive talent management strategy for NHS directors. With Roger Kline, she is leading a project for the General Medical Council on the over-representation of minority ethnic doctors in Fitness to Practice cases. Doyin is Academic Adviser on the government-backed review led by Sir John Parker (chairman of Anglo American PLC) into ethnic diversity on FTSE 100 boards as commissioned by the then UK Secretary of State for Business. Doyin is also lead researcher of the Black British Business Awards’ The Middle Research programme; a collaboration with over 30 blue chip companies committed to progressing minority ethnic talent from middle management into executive positions. Recently, Doyin co-authored a review of the effectiveness of unconscious bias training for the Equalities & Human Rights Commission.


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