About me

Sam Opio is a second year Doctoral Researcher in Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods (EQM) at University of Westminster Business School, and a member of professional bodies (i.e. Society of Business Economists, African Research Institute, and Member of Chartered Management Institute). Sam has a Bachelor degree in Economics from Makerere University in Uganda and Professional Development Diploma Management Studies (BTEC qualification) from the UK.  Furthermore, he possesses a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Sunderland (UK), Finance and Accounting from University of Wales(UK). 

In addition, Sam successfully completed his Master of Science in International Economic Policy and Analysis in the Department of Economic and Quantitative Methods at University of Westminster before proceeding for his PhD Economics at the same institution.

He also has lecturing experience and co-authored peer-reviewed academic journals in addition to presenting a paper at  International Conference in London. 

Sam’s research interest lies in the field of development economics.


HND in Business

 November 2013- August 2014, AA Hamilton College, London, UK       

1.      Unit 2 Managing Financial Resources and Decision (MFRD)

2.      Unit 3 Organizations and Behaviour (OB)

3.      Unit 21 Human Resource Management (HRM)

4.      Unit 22 Managing Human Resources (MHR)

Sam taught the above modules and from students' feedback, they enjoyed and understood the lessons because he was able to provide practical, and easy to understand examples while explaining complex study materials.


Publication (Papers in peer-reviewed Journals)

Opio, Sam and Kandolo, Kabeya,Patrice, and Lufuke,Mosses (2015) The Effect of Minimum Wage on Employment and Working Hours in the Western Europe: A Case of the UK, France and Netherland. British Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences, Vol. 10 (1). ISSN 2048-125X

Opio, Sam and Kandolo, Kabeya, Patrice, and Aminata, M, Bamba and Lufuke, Mosses (2015) How the changes in the benefit system since 2010 impact upon young people’s wellbeing in the United Kingdom. British Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences, Vol. 10 (2). ISSN 2048-125X

Conference presentation

Opio, Sam (2016) The Causal links between FDI and Economic growth in developing countries:  A case study of the Republic of Rwanda. International Business Conference, Imperial College London, UK, 4th-5th April 2016