Stan’s initial training was as an Industrial Chemist at Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. Upon graduation, Stan proceeded on the mandatory one-year national youth service (NYSC) program during which he taught Chemistry, Mathematics and Integrated Science to secondary school students. On completion of youth service, Stan had a brief stint with First Bank of Nigeria Plc before moving to the United Kingdom to complete an MSc in Environmental Protection & Management – a choice motivated in part by “An Inconvenient Truth” (yes, the movie). In the UK, Stan earned further degrees in business management and entrepreneurship before completing a PhD in Sociology and Sustainable Development. As a student, Stan worked in several sectors of the UK economy including hospitality, healthcare and banking.
Stan draws extensively from these experiences but identifies as a social entrepreneur with keen interest in sustainable development, environmental sustainability, municipal waste management and sanitation systems in developing country settings.
My research focuses mainly on sustainable systems – consumption, production, integrated sustainable waste management; circular economy, (role of) social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship; alternative business models; informal waste pickers, poverty and inequalities.
Active research interests:
Integrated sustainable waste management in Aba, Nigeria
- Post Normal Science (PNS)
- Participatory Action Research
- Adaptive Methodology for
- Ecosystem Sustainability and Health
- Citizen Science
Stan teaches several modules and topics that cut across and examine the interactions between social policies and societies, and the resultant social movements that are birthed as a result of inequalities and societal injustices.