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Valery Emeson


Faculty of Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ARU Peterborough

Valery passionately explores the role of credit in society, focusing on individuals and businesses. She works extensively with SMEs, emphasising access to financial resources. Besides research and teaching, she coaches individuals and small businesses. She has taught and supervised postgraduates at ARU since 2020 and joined ARU Peterborough in September 2023. As a lecturer, she prioritizes diversity and holds an Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy.

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Valery is driven by an unwavering passion for exploring the profound impact of credit on both individuals and businesses within society. Her extensive experience has revolved around collaborating with Small and Medium-Sized enterprises, where her focus has primarily centred on unravelling the intricacies of access to financial resources.

In addition to her role as a dedicated researcher and educator, Valery serves as a valuable coach and mentor for aspiring small business owners and individuals, offering guidance and support in their journeys to success.

Valery's academic journey has seen her actively engaged in teaching and supervising postgraduate students at ARU since 2020. Her commitment to academic excellence led her to join the ARU Peterborough team in September 2023. In her capacity as a lecturer, Valery demonstrates a special dedication to fostering inclusivity by actively working to increase the participation of students from diverse backgrounds.

Valery's commitment to professional development is evident through her attainment of an Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy. Furthermore, she actively contributes to her field as an enthusiastic member of both the British Academy of Management and ISBE.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Igbo

Research interests

Small business performance; Access to credit; Credit rating and ethnical influences


  • Resilience building workshop
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainability in business
  • Research methods
  • Technology in organisations
  • Introduction to Business and Law


Bachelor's degree in Agric-Economics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

Master's degree in Financial Management, Middlesex University, London

PhD(In progress) research in Bank Lending and SME financing, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Memberships, editorial boards

British Academy of Management(BAM); Financial Management Association (FMA)