Roseline Wanjiru

Roseline Wanjiru


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PhD projects

Foreign direct Investment spillovers; innovation, employment, investment.
Trade incentives, Exports and Investment promotion.
Institutional contexts.
Economic geography - the locations of business/firms/economic activity.
Development Impacts - Environmental, social, human rights, governance.

Personal profile


Roseline Wanjiru is Associate Professor (Reader) of International Business and Economic Development at Newcastle Business School. She is the Head of Strategy and International Business within the EIS department. Roseline has previously held a number of leadership roles as the Faculty Director of Student Engagement, Director of Education, Programmes Leader within the Faculty of Business and Law.

Roseline is an expert advisor on international trade policy to governments and business organisations. Her research projects explore the links between international business and development impacts.  Ongoing research projects investigate foreign direct investment spillovers, investment and trade incentives; learning and knowledge transfer; with a focus on institutions, employment and innovation impacts.

Roseline currently serves as an expert advisor to the UK Secretary of State for International Trade and is a member of the Export Guarantees Advisory Council (EGAC). This Council advises on the operations of UK Export Finance (UKEF). The Council monitors adherence to UK business principles including environmental, social and human rights impacts. The Council does not advise on official support for individual export projects and instead carries out reviews following UKEF support.

Roseline is a Fellow of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (Offenburg), the Royal Geographical Society, a member of the Academy of International Business and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to joining Northumbria University, she was previously at University of Leeds, University of Huddersfield. Outside of academia, Roseline worked in international development organisations.

Roseline teaches and supervises projects in International Business, International Trade and Economics at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, economic geography, University of Leeds

External positions

British Academy of Management Peer Review College

Mar 2021 → …

Exports Guarantees Advisory Council - UK Exports

Dec 2018 → …


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