Esther Anwuzia

Dr Esther Anwuzia

  • eanwuzia at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour
  • Dorset House D110A, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole. BH12 5BB
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Esther is a Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour in the Department of People and Organisations, Bournemouth University Business School (BUBS). She was previously a Post-Doctoral Researcher at BUBS on the European-funded Interreg 2Seas project, Speed-You-Up, which implemented a social entrepreneurship model to enhance the educational and employment outcomes of at-risk young people in deprived coastal communities across England, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.

Esther received her PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge. Her research areas include the psychology and sociology of education and work, adolescents and young adults' career development, and educational and social inequalities.

She is interested in the school-to-work transition of young people and policies for improving young people's social mobility. She is open to collaborations with academics, practitioners, and policymakers in education and youth studies.

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 SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Internet Publications


  • Anwuzia, O. and Obiegbu, J., 2022. Blog Post: What can be done for more at-risk young people to become entrepreneurs?. BU Research Blog. Published online.
  • Anwuzia, O., 2022. Blog Post: Coaching At-Risk Young People CPD. BU Research Blog. Published online.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MSc research project supervision

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Academic and Professional Practice
  • Organisational Behaviour and Responsible Management

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • ESRC Festival of Social Science 2022 (25 Oct 2022-26 Oct 2022)

Conference Presentations

  • The BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference 2023, Community and the socio-spatial context in a social entrepreneurship programme for NEET young people in deprived coastal regions, 13 Sep 2023, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • The BSA Auto/Biography Study Group Summer Conference 2023, 12 Jul 2023, Wolfson College, Oxford
  • Philomathia Social Sciences Research Symposium, Implementing competency-based learning: Does entrepreneurship education work?, 29 Jun 2022, University of Cambridge


  • PhD in Education (University of Cambridge, 2022)


  • The British Academy Early Career Researcher Network, Member,
  • Youth Employment Group, The UK's What Works Centre for Youth Employment, Member,