Dr Lola-Peach Martins joined Middlesex University in March 1999. She previously worked for The Royal Armouries as Personnel Assistant, and later deputised as Personnel Manager. Later, she joined British Airways as a recruitment/selection executive, recruiting Pursers, working alongside Cabin Service Directors (CSDs) and the HR manager throughout the process. After leaving BA Lola-Peach worked for a Large UK Pet Food Company where she was responsible for establishing and managing their HRM Services, partnering with Engineering Team Leaders with core HRM responsibilities.
In 1997 Lola-Peach gained full support and obtained Private (Kodak PLC) and Goverenment funding for a project she designed to assist long-term unemployed people in finding gainful work i.e. work useful for developing transferable skills, as well as advancing and retaining employability potential.
Lola-Peach is leading Middlesex University's UN PRME (United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education) Curriculum Development Project (The iRLcd Project), and is an avid researcher in Responsible Managerial Leadership Development.
Overall, her research focuses on irresponsible leadership curriculum development, LMD, the changing role of managerial leaders (the nature), and Strategic HRM in this regard.
In celebration of Management Decision's 50th Anniversary, highlighting the importance of research and impact, Dr Martins' research paper "A Holistic Framework for the Strategic Management of First Tier Managers" was listed by Emerald as their most down loaded paper (now over 50,000 downloads).
The type of research she enjoys are content and context –sensitive research, pluralism, value-added research, impact analysis, cost implications research, policy development, and practice, strategy and implementation, factor analysis, innovative resaerch methods/philosophies, interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary research
Her current research topics are:
Other areas of interest include:
Most recent qualifications
Dr Martins holds a:
PhD - which focuses on [Ir]responsible managerial leadership: changing nature of the managers role. The thesis output: A Four Factor Framework for strategically managing managerial leaders and enhancing their people management performance
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
MA HRM (dissertation focus Trainer Training)
Certificate in Journalism
She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Some French, German and Yoruba
(Learning Mandarin and Spanish)
Fluent in English, and Yoruba
Beginners French and German
Learning Mandarin and Spanish
Previously Module Leader for
Designed and ran Project Management, and Team Building workshops for Thailand MoD
Designed and ran Team Building workshops for Senior Executives SINOPEC, China
Previously Module Tutor for Consulting in Organisations (Final Year Undergraduates)
Former Programme Leader: BA Business Management (HRM Pathway)
MA Dissertation Supervision
My key areas of interest are linked to my Academic out put and other public output
Conference Stream Organiser for EDI 2010
Leadership in Creating and Sustaining Diversity Synergies
Conference Chair for BAM 2012, IHRM 2011, and BAM 2011
Martins, Lola-Peach and Lazzarin, Maria de Lourdes (2019) Unmasking irresponsible leadership: curriculum development in 21st century management education. Principles for responsible management education series . Routledge, London and New York. ISBN 9780367367572
Martins, Lola-Peach and De Four-Babb, Joyanne and Lazzarin, Maria de Lourdes and Pawlik, Joanna (2016) [Ir]responsible leadership: addressing management and leadership curricula biases. In: BAM Conference PDW 2015.
Martins, Lola-Peach (2015) HR leaders hold the key to effective diversity management: … as more and more important decisions are taken at local level. Human Resource Management International Digest , 23 (5). pp. 49-53. ISSN 0967-0734
Martins, Lola-Peach (2009) Creative information seeking-research and artistic ability: the divine connection (part1). In: Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 01-04 Jun 2009, Bad Hofgastein, Austria.
Martins, Lola-Peach (2008) The strategic management of first-tier-managers: a British Aerospace engineering manufacturing company case study. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.
Research, Art and Learning funded by The Mental Health & Social Work CETL Pedagogic Research Group and the Learning Development Unit, 2009
Enhance Return to Work/Employability/Skills Transfer Project, funded by Kodak and UK Government, 1997