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Dr Henry Mumbi

Job: Senior Lecturer in HRM and Organisational Behaviour

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6111




Personal profile

Henry has extensive experience of teaching in higher education. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton in the Business School. He has taught as an Associate Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland in the School of Business and Enterprise.

His academic experience includes personal tutoring, supervising, developing, designing, preparing and delivering of teaching, learning and assessment both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Research group affiliations


Publications and outputs


Mumbi, H. and Obembe, D. (2021) Shared leadership in Voluntary Sector Organisations: Exploring practice and theory development, Voluntary Sector Review, (Volume & Issue Number ahead of print) available on Fast Track at

Mumbi, H. (2019) 'Shared leadership: a place-based leadereship analysis of voluntary organisations' Conference paper presented at the 18th International Studying Leadership Conference in Bristol (UWE) 16-17 December 2019

Eyong JE, Mumbi, H and Muskwe, N, (2018) Leadership development in Africa: Evolution, Complexity and Opportunities. 10th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference (DLCC) Bristol Business School, UWE, 12th-13th July 2018.

Mumbi, H. and Demola, O. (2016) ‘Shared Leadership in Voluntary Organisations: An Exploratory Survey using Internal Stakeholder Perspective’ Conference paper presented at BAM Conference September 2016

Mumbi, H. (2012) 'Shared Leadership in Voluntary Organizations' conference paper presented at the 11th International Studying Leadership Conference in Perth, Australia that took place on 10th and 11th December 2012

Mumbi, H. (2012) 'Shared Leadership in the Voluntary Sector' presented at the New Researchers’ Conference at Birmingham University on 10th September 2012

Research interests/expertise

Henry's main research focus is on Leadership, Human Resource Management (Employee engagement and employee voice), Human Resource Development (Critical perspective), Voluntary Sector and Community Research and HIV/AIDS. In addition, Henry has great interest in student engagement, assessment and deep learning.

Areas of teaching

HRM, Leadership, Organisational Behavior and Research Methods


Henry has a PhD in Leadership obtained at De Montfort University, a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School (City University), Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Resource Management with Distinction obtained from the University of the West of Scotland, Postgraduate Diploma in Social Research Methods from University of Roehampton and University Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from University of Roehampton.

Courses taught

Critical HRM, HRM in the Workplace, Leading Managing & Developing People, Developing Skills for Business Leadership, Investigating a Business Issue, People Management Within Organisations, Introduction to Work & Organisations, Reflective Business, Resolving Individual Disputes, Academic Development and Professional Practice, Reward Management and Employability Professionalism & Academic Study Skills

Membership of external committees


Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy


QR GCRF Funded project 2019/2020 (£25,000). Title of project: Secure and Trustworthy E-governance for enhanced and accessible public services in Africa (STEGA). The project aims to tackle the issue of cyber security and the inadequate e-governance provision in most African countries using Nigeria and Zambia as case studies. It will particularly focus on addressing the long-standing problems of availability, coverage, policies and legislation, as well as emerging issues of security, privacy and trust.

Consultancy work

I have extensive experience providing consultancy services to individuals and organizations in the UK. My areas of consultancy have included Human Resources Management (HRM), Organizational Development (OD), fundraising, strategic planning, operational planning and support, HIV/AIDS, health and social care, leadership development and organizational learning.

Clients have included Divine Mercy Home, Positive Runway, Community Health Action Trust, African Women Care and CAFPH. Thus, I have strong links with the voluntary sector and SMEs in the UK.

For example at the Community Health Action Trust I developed the fundraising strategy that was fluid and dynamic encompassing some marketing plans for the organization. I employed different kinds of fundraising techniques to increase the income of the organization through trust and foundation fundraising, direct marketing, community fundraising and corporate relationship management. This was achieved through research, events, writing project proposals, and in some instances tenders.

I raised £235,000 from the Big Lottery, £140,000 from the Kings Fund (research bid), £12,000 from Lloyds TSB Foundation, £4,000 from Brent Council and numerous other small grants. As a team member, I was involved in securing £50,000 per year for two years from Monument Trust, £60,000 per year for 3 years from Brent Social Services, £90,000 from Brent Primary Care Trust for the community clinic and £100,000 per year for 3 years from the same source for core services.

At the HIV/AIDS Association of Zambia (UK) I also developed the organization and raised more than a Million Pound from various sources.

Current research students


Elizabeth Miller, Amina Chitembo and Sade Ogundipe,  supervisory role (1 st supervisor)


Internally funded research project information

GCRF QR funding 2019/2020 (£25,000) STEGA

POWI 2019/2020 (£1250) Construction of leadership at the construction site

Faculty Research Fund 2019/2020 (£585) International Studying Leadership Conference

Next Generation Researchers funding 2019/2020 (£1000) 2020 AIDS Conference

PhD Supervision

Elizabeth Miller (An exploration of effective resilience interventions in a school setting)

Amina Chitembo (Migrant women's self-inclusion into Leadership: the highly skilled migrant women's position in the workplace)

Sade Ogundipe (Effective leadership adaptability and complexity in times of crisis)