Dr. Doyin Atewologun

Founder and CEO

Executive coaching
Organisational change
Organisational development
Public speaking

Doyin is a psychologist, scholar practitioner, a regular media contributor and multi-award winner in recognition of her innovative methodologies and pioneering work in promoting inclusion and excellence in organisations.


She is CEO and Founder of Delta, a niche leadership and inclusion consultancy and also Advisor, Scholar Leadership Development and Programming, at the Rhodes Trust and former Dean of the Rhodes Scholarships, at the University of Oxford.  Doyin was previously Director of the Gender, Leadership and Inclusion Centre at Cranfield School of Management and Reader.

Doyin has worked with many of the FTSE 100, United Nations agencies, legal and other professional services firms and the UK Civil Service and she adopts an evidence-based approach when working with business leaders to advance inclusion. Doyin is a member of the advisory board for the Carlsberg Foundation funded study on the EDI Market in Europe, in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School. She is Inclusion Adviser on Regional Talent Boards for the NHS as well as the Academic Adviser on the Parker Steering Committee into ethnic diversity on FTSE 350 boards. Doyin is on the executive committee at the Christian charity Tearfund, and a member of the Co-op’s Diversity and Inclusion Think Tank, she is also a member of the D&I Global Index Steering Committee.

Doyin was recognised in People Management magazine’s Top 20 Diversity and Inclusion ‘Power List’ for 2020. She won Inspiring Board Leader of the Year at the Precious Awards in 2019 and has won numerous other awards for excellence in academic publications. Doyin has extensive experience in coaching, executive education, programme design and research advising and has over 35 scholarly and professional publications.

Doyin is an Honorary Fellow at Trinity College, University of Oxford and Honorary Professor of the University of Exeter Business School, and has held visiting faculty positions at Queen Mary, University of London; Lagos Business School, Nigeria; and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.​

Doyin has addressed global audiences and has been invited to industry judging panels to amplify underrepresented talent and help identify and evaluate outstanding work in academic publications with practical evidence-based impact.

Illustrative publications:  
Intersectionality Theory and PracticeOxford Research Encyclopedias

Ethnic Diversity Enriching Business LeadershipAn updated report on the Parker Review

Why are we still here?  Research commissioned by the British Medical Association on the barriers affecting the progression of ethnic minority doctors





  • PhD Organisational Behaviour
  • MRes Masters in Management Research
  • MSc. Occupational Psychology
  • BSc. Psychology
  • Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist
  • Test User: Occupational Ability and Personality qualifications

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