Charles Oham

Charles Oham HND, MA By Research, MBA, PGCE, FHEA

Charles Oham

Charles Oham
HND, MA By Research, MBA, PGCE, FHEA

Senior Lecturer, Social Enterprise

Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling

Education & Health

Charles Oham is a Senior Lecturer in Social Enterprise in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling.

He joined the University of Greenwich in 2009 and lectures on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Charles's other roles include research and consultancy in social enterprise and international development. He is also the sector lead for the MBA Social Enterprise route.

Charles's career in the public and third sector has included remits in regeneration and community development, social entrepreneurship, volunteering, enterprise, innovation services, community and international development.

 Posts held previously:

  • 2010-11, Visiting Lecturer, Social Enterprise, University of East London
  • 2006-11, Associate Lecturer, Business Studies, Open University
  • 2008-09, SDO, East London Business Place
  • 2007, Innovations Services Coordinator, University of East London
  • Senior Lecturer, Social Enterprise, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Course coordinator for Managing Social Enterprise in Health & Social Care, BA Hons Health & Social Care, and BSc Hons Public Health programmes
  • Course coordinator for Social Enterprise in Health & Social Care, BSc Hons Health & Wellbeing programme
  • External Adviser, Health Care Management Programme, University of East London
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

Charles' research interests are social entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship; ethnic minority businesses; spiritual capital; faith-based enterprises; innovation in entrepreneurship; and community and international development.

Funded research projects

  • 2015, (£926.00) Oxford University Innovation Study Partnership, Oxford University Faith Based Social Enterprise Capacity Building Study
  • 2014, (£1000.00) NDI Innovation Grant, Health Care Consultancy Project  
  • 2015, (£2500.00) Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group, Solidarity Social Enterprise
  • 2014, (£2500) Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group,(HEEG) Social Enterprise Exchange
  • 2014   (£93,000) Greenwich Council, Westminster Drug Project-Social Enterprise Academy Greenwich
  • 2013, (£3,335)  Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group (HEEG) Social Enterprise Exchange

Oham, C. Don, M. (2016) Leading and Managing a Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care Community Training Partners

Oham, C. (2016) More than Money: Capital Literacy for Social Entrepreneurs e-Book Partnership

Oham, C. Pestano, C. and Allen, J. Social enterprise and the wider community: one possible model International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJSEI), Vol. 4, No. 2

Oham C (2015) Case Studies on Social Enterprises, an Oxford University Innovation Partnership Study Visit Programme Report

Oham, C.,(2013), Could there be treasures in our  faith? in D. Singleton, (ed.) , Faith with its Sleeves Rolled Up  Faith Action

Oham, C. and Singleton, D. (2012) Social Enterprise A Practical Guide Faith Action

Oham, C., Stewart, J., Yvonne, C. (2009), "Social Capital, social enterprise and community development", in: Stewart , J. and  Yvonne, C.  (editors), Professional Practice in Public Health Devon Reflect Press,Devon p. 191-206

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Oham, C. (2016) Capital Literacy for Social Entrepreneurs, HEEG Conference, Kingston University 

Oham, C.( 2015) A Case Study on Faith Based Social Enterprise, a Presentation Delivered at the Oxford University Innovations Study Conference, 8th September 2015

Pestano, C., Oham, C. and Allen, C.(2014) Social Enterprise: One possible Model presentation at the International Management of Organisations, 9-11 December 2014.

Starting and sustaining a social enterprise: a workshop delivered for Walthamstow Business Support Service, 11 September 2013.

Self-Created Careers: a Presentation Delivered at the Women Mentoring Women Workshop Stratford London 29th June 2013

Capital Translations in Social Enterprise: a Presentation Delivered at the Grassroots Enterprise Conference, Enterprise Cube 23rd January 2013

Spiritual Capital Outcomes, a conference presentation for Faith Works /University of Greenwich London November 28 2011

Starting a Social Enterprise as an Expert, a Workshop Delivered for Medway CVS on 22 June 2011

Making the "Big Society" Work for you a presentation delivered for Medway Children's Services and CVS Medway 21st January 2011

Social Enterprise and New Business Development, a presentation for Unity Trust Bank Conference 15th September 2010

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