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School of Business and Management

Dr Lilian Schofield


Senior Lecturer in Non Profit Management Practice; Programme Director for MSc Management(January intake); Academic Lead, Undergraduate Year in Industry (YII) Programmes, Queen Mary Academy Fellow

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6543
Room Number: Room 3.30a, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus


Lilian Schofield is a Senior Lecturer in Non-Profit Management with a background in Public Administration and International Development. Her current teaching interests are (i) Non-profit management (ii) International Development (iii) social change, and (iv) Critical management pedagogy. Before joining QMUL, Lilian taught at the Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London (UCL), in the MSc Development Administration and Planning programme. Her teaching experience includes teaching at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL and at Birkbeck, University of London.

Lilian completed her PhD in the Department of Human and Built Environment at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester. She holds an MA in International Development, majoring in Poverty, Conflict, and Reconstruction from the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), now the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, and a BA in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Lilian is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



  • Contemporary Live Project

  • Skills and Methods for Sustainable Management

Lilian is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My teaching philosophy is based on building an intellectually stimulating, inclusive and safe learning environment that fosters critical thinking.


Public Engagement

  • Lilian is external examiner for the Master of Business Administration with Professional Placement (2023), Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise.

Some of her public engagement include:

  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting Reviewer (2023)
  • Progress in Development Studies reviewer (2023)
  • Queen Mary University of London’s academic representative in tripartite review with employers for the Degree Apprenticeships-BSc Business Management (Social Change).
  • Participant in the Diasporans in Humanitarian Assistance event by Shabaka in partnership with Meta (2023).

Guest Lectures:

  • Aid workers communities, relationships and identities. Development Planning Unit, University College London (2023).
  • Civil Society and NGOs: Filling the gaps. Development Planning Unit, University College London (2022).
  • NGOs and Civil Society as alternative development actors. Development Planning Unit, University College London (2021).

Scholarly Contributions

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