Nugun Jellason


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Academic Biography

Dr. Jellason is an accomplished research professional with subject matter expertise in Sustainability, Food Systems management, and Resilience. Proven leader equipped with advanced interpersonal, communication, and project management skills. Holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Resilience & Food Security from Coventry University (2018) and obtained an MSc. in Environment and Sustainable Development and graduated with Merit from the University of Glasgow (2010). Dr Jellason offers over ten (10) years research, teaching and professional work experience in Development Project Planning and Implementation. He is proficient in research on contemporary environmental issues affecting Smallholder Agriculture, Food Security, Sustainability, Climate Change & Socio-ecological resilience building and has extensive knowledge in Rural Livelihood diversification, Rural Cooperative formation; approaches to Market System Development for the Poor, Agricultural Produce Value Chain Management; Private Sector and Government engagement; Smallholder Financial Inclusion and Fundraising; Environmental Impact Assessment; Gender Mainstreaming in Development Project Planning.  

Before joining Teesside University International Business School, he worked in several places including at the School of Agriculture Policy and Development (SAPD) University of Reading, UK as a Postdoctoral Researcher (2019-2022), Alvan Blanch Development Co. Ltd. as a Sales Representative (2018-2019) and the National Biotechnology Development Agency in Nigeria (2011-2014) as Scientific Officer. He also served at a mid-Management level in several organisations including Afridev Konsult-Nigeria as Associate Consultant & Livelihood Advisor; Centre for Initiative & Development-Nigeria as Programme and M&E Officer; National Union of Students-UK as Project Assistant; Oxfam GB as Fundraiser. While in those positions, he demonstrated strong work ethic, resilience, personal integrity, adaptability, positive attitude, and team spirit amidst the demands of the projects handled to achieve the set goals. In the process, he also developed Technical Competency, Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Negotiation, Strategic Thinking and Networking skills. Dr Jellason has been involved in industry engagement, consulting for companies such as UDLive, UK.

Research Interests and Scholarly Activity

Dr Jellason's scholarly interests revolve around agri-food sustainability, food supply chain and food systems resilience, sustainable energy, natural resources governance, circularity and sustainable business transitioning. 

Dr. Jellason’s research experience over the years has resulted in numerous conference papers, a book chapter and research articles published in High Impact journals including:

  • Environmental Development
  • Journal of Arid Environments
  • Land
  • Social Science
  • The Social Science
  • Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension
  • Applied Sciences
  • Current Research in Environmental Sustainability

Dr Jellason has acted as reviewer for several well reputed journals including Ecology and Society, GeoJournal, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, and World Development Sustainability. 

Teaching and Learning Engagment

Dr. Jellason currently teaches at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels on the following modules:

  • Entrerprise and Practice; 
  • Managing in a challenging Environment
  • Sustainable Organisation,
  • Current Issues in Business and Society;
  • Contemporary Issues in Business;

Dr. Jellason supervises MBA and MSc dissertations. 

He is also a personal tutor for post-graduate students.

Academic Leadership

  • Course Leader, MSc Sustainable Innovation
  • Module Leader, Managing in a Challenging Environment (2021/22)
  • Module Leader, Current Issues in Business and Society (2022/23)
  • Co-lead, Circular Economy Research Group, TUIBS Centre for Sustainability
  • Sector Lead, Natural Environment TUIBS


Memberships and Professional Engagement

  • Advance HE (Fellow)
  • Royal Geographic Society with IBG
  • Nigerian Institute of Management

Ph.D. Supervision

Dr. Jellason welcomes Ph.D. applicants who are interested in the areas of research above.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Environment, Agriculture and Sustainability, Coventry University

8 Jan 201512 Mar 2018

Award Date: 19 Nov 2018

Master, Environment and Sustainable Development, University of Glasgow

21 Sept 200920 Sept 2010

Award Date: 3 Dec 2010

Bachelor, Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University

1 Jan 200228 Apr 2008

Award Date: 17 May 2008


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