Afzal Munna

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Lecturer (Undergraduate Business)

I am a lecturer teaching undergraduate business courses at the University of Sunderland in London. 

With over 20 years’ experience in media and business consultancy, both in the UK and abroad, I have been teaching in higher education institutions since 2010. 

Teaching and supervision


My research interests include:  

  • - International education 

  • - Curriculum development and management 

  • - Assessment 

  • - Teaching and learning 

  • - Research methods 

  • - Inclusive education 

  • - Student engagement 

  • - International studies 

I also have an interest in how, and by whom, public policy made as well as improving decision-making and constitutional democratic structures. 


- Tamar, M., Alfitra, N., Utami, N., Fernando, M., Amalia, N., Anggraeni, A., Yoretha, B., Munna, A. S. and Salam, R. (2022) Teacher’s Job Crafting During Work From Home, The Role of Organizational Citizenship Behavior. Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research. Atlantis Press, part of Springer Nature, 

- Simplice A. Asongu, Mushfiqur Rahman, Okeoma J.-P. Okeke & Afzal S. Munna (2022) Tourism management for financial access in Sub-Saharan Africa: inequality thresholds, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events,

Munna, A. S. (2021) Self-control Using Traffic Lights Toolkit for Academic Success. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 8(12). 93-95.

  • - Munna, A. S. (2021) Corporate Culture Management: a use of the OCAI instrument, Proceedings International Education Webinar of IAIN Palopo (PROCEEDINGS IEWIP), 1(1), pp. 48-50.
  • - Munna, A. S. (2021). Instructional Leadership and Role of Module Leaders. International Journal of Educational Reform.
  • - Munna, A., (2021). Assessment and verification: A higher education perspective. Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn), 15(3), pp.425-431.  

  • - Munna, A. S., & Khanam, R. (2021). Analysis of the Value and Advantages of Financial Literacy and Digitalization to the Individual. International Journal of Asian Education, 2(2), 141-152. 

  • - Munna, A. S., & Kalam, M. A. (2021). Impact of Active Learning Strategy on the Student Engagement. GNOSI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis, 4(2), 96-114. Retrieved from 

  • - Munna, A. S., & Kalam, M. A. (2021). Application of Theories, Principles and Models of Curriculum Design: A Literature Review. International Journal of Multidisciplinary and Current Educational Research (IJMCER), 3(1), 147-153. Retrieved from 

  • - Munna, A. S., & Kalam, M. A. (2021). Teaching and learning process to enhance teaching effectiveness: a literature review. International Journal of Humanities and Innovation (IJHI), 4(1), 1-4.

  • - Munna, A. S., & Shaikh, M. S. I. (2021) Impact of Shared Ethnicity in Building Effective Relationship: A complete Literature Review on Higher Education Context. Academic Journal of International Education Research, 2(1), 1-6. 

  • - Munna, A. S. & Mazumdar, A. (2021). Online Learning: A View from Higher Education. Cross Current Int J Peer Reviewed J Human Soc Sci, 7(2), 45- 49. 

  • - Munna, A. S. (2021) Business Model: Literature Review. PINISI Discretion Review, 4(2), 1-6.

  • - Munna, A. S. (2021). COVID-19 and Sustainability in Higher Education: Reflective Review. International Journal of Educational Administration, Management, and Leadership, 2(1), 1-4.

  • - Munna, A. S. (2021) Strategic Management, Leadership and Staff Motivation: Literature Review. International Education and Culture Studies, 1(1), 21-29. Retrieved from 

  • - Munna, A. S. (2020) ‘International Students’ Learning Experience on Global Curriculum’, Journal of Education. 

  • - Munna, A. S., & Shaikh, M. S. I. (2020) Working from Home vs Learning from Home: A Critical Investigation and Analysis during the COVID-19. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 12(3), 23-29. 

  • - Munna, A. S. (2020) Poverty’s Effects on the Ability to Engage with Education Actively: A Case Study of the Access and Participation Plan. International Journal of Asian Education, 1(3), 125-134. 

  • - Munna, A. S., & Shaikh, M. S. (2020). Pedagogies and practice: online teaching during COVID-19. International Journal of Humanities and Innovation (IJHI), 3(4), 132-138.

Alharahsheh, H. H., Munna, A. S., Hoffmann, S., Mazumdar, A., & Pius, A. (2022). Development of Learning Resources within Higher Education in Response to the Challenges of COVID 19. International Journal of Asian Education, 3(2), 148–153.

I’m currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Bath, also serving as an education oversight consultant 

I’m also a member of several professional organisations including:  

  • - Chartered Association of Business Schools - Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE) 

  • - Society for Education and Training - Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), Member 

  • - Higher Education Academy – Fellow 

  • - British Educational Research Association (BERA) – Member 

  • - Journal of Education: SAGE Journal (Boston University) – Reviewer 

  • - International Journal of Asian Education (IJAE) - Editorial Board Member 

  • - International Education and Culture Studies - Editorial Board Member 

  • - Gnosi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Theory and Praxis -  Editorial Board Member 

Additional Information 

  • - Foundation Diploma, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London, UK 

  • - APA - Advanced PC Application, NIIT 

  • - Outstanding Innovation in Teaching Award, Waltham International College (WIC), 2018 & 2019 

  • - OCR Business GCE Assessor (Cambridge Assessment) 

  • - End-Point Assessor - Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) 

  • - A Qualified External Quality Assurer, Lead Internal Quality Assurer, and Internal Quality Assurer 

  • - Selected three consecutive months, by peers and an independent consumer panel, as Employee of the Month (January – March 2009) 

  • - Achieved Personal Best & Group Best Award in Retail Sales – Kleeneze Ltd (group of Findel Plc) September 2008 

  • - Employee of the Year, Maersk Bangladesh Ltd, 2006 - 2007 

Last updated 09 August 2022