Staff profile

Professor Kamil Omoteso

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Kamil Omoteso, Dean of Business Law and Social Science


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Research centre

Accounting Research Cluster, Centre for Business Improvement




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



As a Pro Vice-Chancellor, I am a member of the University Executive Board and I lead on matters relating to institutional equity. I am the Executive Lead on the University's Access and Participation efforts.

In my role as the Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, I provide executive leadership for the College. I’m also responsible for driving change, growth and sustainability across the College and its component Schools.

I began my academic career in 2001 at Lagos State University, Nigeria, after six years of working in different accounting and auditing roles in both public and private sectors. Between 2003 and 2013, I held different academic positions including Principal Lecturer and the Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Accounting at De Montfort University, Leicester. Prior to joining the University of Derby, I was the Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Coventry University, where I led a number of strategic initiatives that drove change, growth and reputation. I’m the Chair of the Centre for African Resources Research and Development.

I sit on the Council of Chartered Association of Business School (Chartered ABS). The Chartered ABS is the voice of the UK’s business and management education sector. It supports members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research and help shape policy and create opportunities through dialogue with business and government.

Teaching responsibilities

In addition to my leadership responsibilities, I supervise postgraduate and doctoral students in the areas of accounting, auditing, accountability, governance and management.

Professional interests

My background as an Auditor and Accountant provided me with necessary insights into the fields of corporate accountability and governance and the motivation to make a meaningful contribution to these. My goal for researching into these areas is to provide practical solutions to the challenges being faced by auditors and directors in satisfying corporate stakeholders. The quest for finding solutions to these agency problems has also led me into exploring ways through which growing IT capabilities can impact on corporate accountability. Engagement with the Accounting profession has been central to my teaching, research, enterprise and knowledge exchange priorities.

Research interests

I hold a professorial chair in Accounting and Governance as my research interests cover Accounting, Auditing, Accountability, Governance and IT. I am widely published in these fields and I serve on the Editorial Board of a number of Journals. One of my recent papers entitled “The role of Auditing in the Management of Corporate Fraud” published in Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility was selected as the Outstanding Author Contribution for the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. I was also a Principal Investigator on an Innovate UK/EPSRC-funded project worth £800,000 on the deconstruction and recovery of information modelling (2016-2018).


Recent publications

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Professor Kamil Omoteso, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, discusses what can be done to not only rebuild the SME sector but to take it to new levels of entrepreneurship across the UK.

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Professor Kamil Omoteso explains why the Midlands needs better transport connections to allow the region to succeed on the world stage.

Professor Kamil Omoteso, Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Derby, explains how Derby and Derbyshire have significant strength and diversity in business.