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

Senior Lecturer, Social Enterprise

Charles Oham is a Senior Lecturer in Social Enterprise in the School of Human Sciences.

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

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Social Enterprise, School of Human Sciences
  • Course coordinator for Managing Social Enterprise in Health & Social Care, BA Hons Health & Social Care, and BSc Hons Public Health courses
  • Course coordinator for Social Enterprise in Health & Social Care


  • External Adviser, Health Care Management Programme, University of East London
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy

Research / Scholarly interests

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

Key funded 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

Recent publications


Oham, Charles and , (2017), Seven ways to run a social enterprise on less money. British Council. In: , , , . British Council, Voices Magazine (doi:


Oham, Charles and , Macdonald, Don (2016), Leading and Managing a Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. In: , , , Leading and Managing a Social Enterprise. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, . pp. 89-109 . ISBN: 9781537790497 (doi:

Book section

Oham, Charles and , (2016), Defining social enterprise. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. In: , , In: Charles Oham, Don MacDonald (eds.), Leading and Managing a Social Enterprise in Health and Social Care. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, . pp. 67-89 . ISBN: 9781537790497 (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Oham, Charles , Kokkranikal, Jithendran, Coca-Stefaniak, Andres (2019), The Role of Spiritual Capital on Social Entrepreneurship. In: Historic International Conference on Spirituality and the Professions, 16 May, 2019 - 18 May, 2019, Waterford, Ireland , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.


Oham, Charles , Hannatu, Sulley, Moreno Leguizamon, Carlos, Adegboye, Amanda (2020), SWALE WOMEN AND GIRLS (SWAG) Project Evaluation Report Extended Summary. Diversity House. In: , , , . Diversity House, (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Oham, Charles and , (2015), Case Studies on Faith-Based Social Enterprises: An Oxford University Innovation Partnership Study Visit Programme. University of Greenwich. In: , , , . University of Greenwich, (doi: ).


Oham, Charles and , (2020), Harnessing spiritual capital in the war on Covid-19. Faith Action. In: , , , . Faith Action, Faith Action Website/Blog, NA: NA (NA) . pp. 1-1 ISSN: NA (Print), NA (Online) (doi: