Dr Vikki Abusidualghoul
Associate Professor of Operations Management
(Operations Group)

Vikki Abusidualghoul is an Associate Professor in the Operations Group. She holds a BA(Hons) in Music and Related Arts from the University of Chichester, a Master's degree in Education from the University of Exeter and a PhD in Management from the University of Leicester. Her undergraduate research focused on the translation of ideas between art forms, her MEd research focused on applied linguistics and Greek in-service teacher training, and her PhD research focused on Complexity Theory and organisation measurement in the UK primary education sector.

She started her career as a professional educator in 1990 and since then has taken on roles as a practitioner, designer, manager and consultant at every level of the education arena from pre-school to post-doc, on small and large scale projects, in the public and private sectors, and in the UK and abroad. Prior to joining the higher education sector in 2002, she experienced a variety of posts including being a professional session musician, youth worker, counsellor, climbing instructor, outward bound trainer, music teacher, conductor, orchestra manager and language teacher. Since moving to the higher education sector, she has held Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Principal Teaching Fellow and Associate Professor posts at the University of Leicester, London Metropolitan University, the University for the Creative Arts and the University of Warwick, with specialisms in language, research methods, business and management.

Vikki has undertaken consultancy projects for the hospitality industry and most recently for Health Education East Midlands, for whom she was the external evaluator and consultant for their NHS Graduate Internship for Project Managers in 2014 and for their NHS Clinical Academic Careers Programmes in 2015. At Warwick Business School, she was the Assistant Dean for Blended Learning from 2015-2018 and Course Director of the Warwick MBA by Distance Learning during the same period. It was during this time that this MBA gained its rank of global no1 from the Financial Times. Vikki was also a Foundation Fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA) from 2015-2018 and continues to support WIHEA and participate in its activities and events. She is also proud to be one of the first cohort to complete Warwick Business School's Teaching Academy programme, and she is an Associate Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), a member of the WBS Green Action Team, a WBS Race Equality Champion and a Senior Fellow of the UK's Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Research Interests

Project Management, Complexity Theory, Organisational Measurement, Policy Implementation, Learning & Teaching, Research Methods