Aliyah Essop

Aliyah Essop B Business Science (Hons), MSc (with Distinction), Fellow of HEA

Lecturer in Engineering Management and Finance, Programme Leader

Key details

Aliyah B Essop

Lecturer in Engineering Management and Finance, Programme Leader

Aliyah is an accomplished academic with over a decade experience at the University of Greenwich, where she started off as a visiting lecturer in Management and Finance for Engineers. She was previously a lecturer in Economics at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she supported the academic development programme to empower students post the apartheid era.

During her time at the University of Greenwich, she has led several modules covering strategic management, accounting and finance in an engineering context, where she collaborated with local employers to embed employability initiatives in her courses. Her practice encompasses inclusivity to enhance the learning environment and experience for all students, as well as motivating them to develop a positive and growth. She is currently the programme leader for the Engineering Management suite.

Responsibilities within the university

Programme Leader

Module Leader

Engineering Management, Accounting and Finance for Engineers and Project Managers.


School Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Computing & Information Systems Department

Nominations at the Student Led Awards 2020:

  • Supervisor of the Year award
  • Faculty Star award
  • Outstanding Person Tutor award
  • Extra Mile award


Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology

Research / Scholarly interests

She has a keen interest in the challenges and best practices in IT and engineering management in a global economy, with focus on corporate responsibility and sustainability in emerging markets. She has a special interest in successful initiatives to empower women in developing countries through education and micro-entrepreneurship.

She had previously collaborated with Dr Ray Stoneham to develop a system to facilitate supervision of final year projects/dissertation at the university. See publication.