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School of Business and Management

Lilian Schofield


Lecturer in Non Profit Management Practice; Programme Director for MSc Management

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




Lilian Schofield is a 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 has worked in partnership with non-profit organisations, both in the UK and the African continent, Nigeria, and Uganda.



  • BUS107: Business and Society
  • BUS130: Business in Social and Historical Context


  • BUSM145 Research Methods

Lilian is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My teaching philosophy is based on the premise of inclusive learning, building an intellectually stimulating and safe learning environment that fosters critical thinking. In addition, I believe in building a community of knowledge where students take an active role in their learning. Therefore, my sessions are interactive. Feedback is an integral part of the learning process, and students are encouraged to give me feedback on their learning. Consequently, I approach my teaching with enthusiasm, passion and continual professional development and self-reflection.


Public Engagement

Lilian organised a colloquium bringing together NGO practitioners, stakeholders, industry experts and academics as part of SBM practitioner engagement in the context of SBM’s involvement with the non-profit sector via the degree apprenticeship programme.

The output of the colloquium was presented at the Development Studies Association 2021, 28 June – 2 July 2021, online Conference at University of East Anglia, UEA with the theme: Unsettling Development -COVID19, climate change, populism, demands for racial justice and the rise of new powers are among the themes that will be explored.

Lilian participated as a panellist at the SKETCH event, June 2021 on Inclusive evaluation. The event was hosted by Social Impact Unit Students.

Panellist and presenter - Black History month SBM seminar event. Research of Colour: Engaging with Research on Black Experiences.

Scholarly Contributions

Schofield, L. and Morrison D. L. (2021) ‘Beyond the outbreak and imagining the aftermath: Emerging issues from the global south.’ Outcome of 2020 colloquium held at QMUL and presented at the Development Studies Association 2021 conference and published in SBM blog.


Schofield, L. (2019) Transformative Learning through the Inclusion of Racialized Discourse in International Development Studies. Development Studies Association DSA Opening Up Development. The Open University, Milton Keynes 19-21 June 2019.