Amit Rawal

Lecturer in Management and Human Resources


Amit joined Coventry University London as a Lecturer in Strategic Management in May 2021, after working as an Associate Lecturer at the university. Amit previously held teaching positions at Brunel University London. Outside of academia, Amit is a Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Senior Event Manager and offers digital marketing consulting advice. He is the founder of motivational speaker service, and has his own motivational speaking YouTube Channel.

Amit has also worked as a Business Analyst, Marketing Assistant and Research Assistant across a range of public and private organisations. He has experience of managing high-end events, presenting to large-scale audiences and facilitating a variety of career-related workshops.


  • Personal Performance Coaching Diploma, The Coaching Academy, 2021 (in progress)
  • Management Studies PhD, Brunel University London, 2021
  • Leadership in Action Course, Resilient Leaders Elements, 2021
  • Associate Fellowship, Advance HE (PgCAP), 2020
  • Distinction, MSc International Business, Brunel University London, 2016
  • Certified in Business Analysis, BCS, 2015
  • Certified in Program and Project Support Office Essentials, BCS, 2015
  • 2:1, BSc Psychology, Aston University, 2014

Professional and Industry Memberships

  • British Academy of Management
  • Academy of Management
  • The Coaching Academy

Research and Consultancy

  • Entrepreneurial learning and re-entry following business failure
  • Professional skills development
  • Higher education as a sector


  • Sarpong, D. and Rawal, A., 2020. 23 From Open Labs to DiY Labs–Harnessing ‘the wisdom of crowds’ for Innovation. In Innovating in the Open Lab (pp. 263-274). De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
  • Rawal, A. and Sarpong, D., 2020. Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy: Narratives of Entrepreneurial Antifragility. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2020, No. 1, p. 14507). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Conference Presentations

  • Brunel Business School Poster Conference, 2021
  • Brunel Business School Conference, 2020
  • AoM Conference, 2020
  • BAM Conference, 2020
  • BAM Conference, 2019
  • Brunel Business School Poster Conference, 2019


  • BAM 2021 - African Studies Best Full Paper Award
  • Brunel Research Festival Poster Winner, May 2021
  • Brunel Graduate School Poster Conference College (Brunel Business School) Winner, April 2021
  • Brunel Business School Conference Session Winner, September 2020
  • Vice-Chancellor Travel Prize Award Winner, Brunel University London, October 2019
  • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) second runner-up, Brunel University London, March 2019

Amit Rawal portrait

Teaching Areas

  • M157LON - New Venture Creation: Idea Generation, Development and Creation
  • M182LON - Leading and Managing People
  • 225LON - Professional Practice II
  • 356LON - Business Research Skills
Coventry University joint top modern university for career prospects
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020