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Dr Roseline Wanjiru

Associate Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Roseline Wanjiru is an Associate Professor at Newcastle Business School and the Director for Student Engagement and Satisfaction in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Roseline's work explores the relationships between international trade and investment, innovation and economic performance. Previous research projects have investigated foreign direct investment, institutions, the economic geography of firms, employment and work, learning and knowledge transfer, and investment promotion incentives. She is an expert advisor on export and trade promotion initiatives to governments and business organisations.

In 2018, Roseline Wanjiru was appointed by the UK Secretary of State to serve as an expert member of the Export Guarantee Advisory Council (EGAC). This Council advises the Minister for Trade and investment on the operations and policies of UK Export Finance (UKEF), the official export credit agency for the United Kingdom. The Council monitors UKEF's adherence to its business principles, including environmental, social and human rights impacts. The Council does not advise on the decisions to support individual export transactions and projects but carries out reviews following UKEF support.

Roseline is a Fellow of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (Offenburg), the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Roseline has previously worked at the University of Leeds, University of Huddersfield, and in international development organisations outside the UK. She teaches and supervises projects in Economics, International Business and Innovation at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.

Roseline Wanjiru

Campus Address

Room 238
City Campus East 1
Northumbria University


  • Geography PhD February 01 2009
  • . British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Fellow Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG)
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Fellow, Institute for Trade and Innovation - IFTI Offenburg .
  • Member Regional Studies Association (RSA)

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Critical perspectives on international business in Africa: An overview and proposed new research agenda, Nyuur, R., Wanjiru, R., Amankwah-Amoah, J., Ifere, S. 8 May 2018, In: Critical Perspectives on International Business
  • Institutions, economic growth and international competitiveness: a regional study, Wanjiru, R., Prime, K. 27 Feb 2018, Contemporary Issues in International Business, Palgrave
  • International Business Research Challenges in Africa, Ado, A., Wanjiru, R. 8 May 2018, In: Critical Perspectives on International Business
  • Africa’s information revolution; technical regimes and production networks in South Africa and Tanzania, Wanjiru, R. 3 Oct 2017, In: Progress in Development Studies
  • Comparing institutional determinants of economic growth in developing regions, Prime, K., Wanjiru, R. Jun 2017, Great Regional Awakening: New Directions
  • Impediments to the implementation of universal service funds in Africa – A cross-country comparative analysis, Arakpogun, O., Wanjiru, R., Whalley, J. Aug 2017, In: Telecommunications Policy
  • Institutions, economic growth: a comparative study of SSA and Caribbean economies, Prime, K., Wanjiru, R. Sep 2017
  • Institutions, economic growth and competitiveness; evidence from developing countries, Prime, K., Wanjiru, R. 23 Jun 2017
  • Institutions, economic growth and international competitiveness: a regional study, Wanjiru, R., Prime, K. 8 Apr 2017
  • International Business research in Sub-Saharan Africa: assessing conceptual and methodological constraints, Wanjiru, R., Ado, A. Apr 2017

PGR Supervision

  • Markus Loebke Start: 01/10/2017
  • Sarah Maddison Start: 01/03/2016
  • Moses Dang Start: 01/02/2016
  • Joshua Omoju Start: 01/10/2016


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