Dr Washad Emambocus

Job: Associate Professor in Enterprise

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

T: 0116 207 8542

E: washad.emambocus@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Washad Emambocus is an Associate Professor in Enterprise and Departmental Resourcing Coordinator for Management and Entrepreneurship and Corporate and Apprenticeship. He has more than 10 years experience in teaching areas in Management Science, Operations Management and Project Management. As a module leader, his teaching focus relates to Service Operations Management and Business Research and Analytics.

Dr Washad Emambocus works in the development and planning of Corporate and Apprenticeship programmes at DMU. He is involved in client management and external network building. 

Washad is an experienced coach and mentor and provided coaching and mentoring sessions to executives and managers at various organisations.  He has around 5 years experience in Higher Education and executive coaching practice. He acquired his training from London South Bank University facilitated by ‘Graydin – coaching in Education’. Washad collaborated at embedding coaching in Higher Education and collaborated on a module for teaching coaching skills to undergraduate students. The module specialised on equipping students with coaching skills relevant for their studies, career and personal growth.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)

Key research outputs

  • Aryal, R, Emambocus, W. and Erguruze, E. (2023), A quantitative study of the effectiveness of the governance attributes on ‘industry-wise earning quality’ in the UK. Working paper.
  • Chapman, G., Emambocus, W. and Obembe, D. (2023), Higher Education Student Motivations for Extracurricular Activities: Evidence from UK Universities. Journal of Education and Work.
  • Faccia, A., Beebeejaun, Z., Ridon M. and Emambocus M. (2022), Feasible Blackboard implementations, challenging blended learning through agile Academic Learning Management Systems in Transnational Higher Education, ICEDS2022 Conference.
  • Chapman, G., Emambocus, M. and Obembe, D. (2021), "University students’ motivation for extracurricular activity engagement: Evidence from UK Higher Education" Submitted in “Studies in Higher Education”
  • Emambocus, M.A.W and Dhesi, G. (2020), How ‘predictable’ are investors during financial instabilities?. (working paper)
  • Emambocus, M.A.W and Rutherford, C.G. (2017), “Students’ experiences on projects using clients versus static case studies: Does it enhance engagement and employability?”, Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Annual Conference, Bristol
  • Emambocus, M.A.W and Rutherford, C.G (2017), Growth rate of UK SMEs.
  • Emambocus, M.A.W and Dhesi, G. (2017), How ‘predictable’ are investors during financial instabilities?.
  • Emambocus, M.A.W (2012), Contributions to Evidence, Analysis and Models of Irrational Behaviour in the Financial Market. PhD Thesis, London South Bank University.
  • Dhesi, G., Emambocus, M.A.W. and Shakeel, M.B. (2011), “Semi-Closed Simulated Stock Market: An Investigation of its Components”, Cornell University Library.
  • Emambocus, M.A.W. and Dhesi, G. (2009), “Testing the UK stock market overreaction” International Scientific Conference:Challenges for Analysis of the Economy, the Businesses, and Social Progress, ISBN: 978-963-88468-3-9
  • Emambocus, M.A.W and Dhesi, G. (2010), “Bubble and burst: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on the Financial Instability”, Global Economy and Finance Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, Pp 165-175.
  • Emambocus, M.A.W, “Simulated Stock Market: An innovative teaching method” Working Paper

Research interests/expertise

The common thread running through Washad’s scholarly activities is a unique interest in Behavioural Economics researching the impact of investors’ behaviours and psychology on the financial market and pricing mechanism. This was the core aspect of Washad’s PhD, “Contributions to Evidence, Analysis and Models of Irrational Behaviour in the Financial Market”.

More recently, his interest has been in the area of Operations Management within micro businesses.

Areas of teaching

Service Operations Management

Business Research and Analytics

Project Management 

Management Science 


  • PhD in Behavioural Finance with an emphasis in micro and macro Economics at London South Bank University, UK.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Teaching and Learning) at London South Bank University

  • MSc. International Finance & Information Management at London South Bank University, UK
  • Bsc. (Hons) Public Administration & Management

Courses taught

Business and Management

Membership of external committees

Academic Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK 

Membership of professional associations and societies


Professional licences and certificates


Consultancy work

Engaged with SMEs on projects related to effective operations management.  

Currently available Y

Current research students

Second Supervision

  • Catherine Oginni (DMU)

Title: Integration of Technology transfer and knowledge management model into Public-Private Partnerships in the Power Sector in NigeriaSecond Supervision

  • Rishiram Aryal (London South Bank University)

Title Investigate the impact of corporate governance practices and external audit on controlling earnings management in the UK

  • Rouhallah Ebrahimabadi (London South Bank University)

Title: Improving financial time series forecast by using multiple frequency methods.