Usman Modibbo

PhD Student
Glasgow Caledonian University
Usman joined the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health in November, 2016 as a PhD candidate on a full scholarship from the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Nigeria.

Usman’s main area of research is microfinance, climate change and social business. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Business and Microfinance (Glasgow Caledonian University, 2015). His MSc thesis was a case study on Grameen in the UK investigating ‘the operationalisation of the Grameen Bank microcredit model in Glasgow’.

Usman’s PhD is titled: Green Microfinance and the study aims to investigate the environmental practices of microfinance institutions in Nigeria. This overall is supported by four research objectives which are addressed using three research methods: q-methodology; indepth interviews; and, case study. The research is supervised by Olga Biosca (Director of Studies), Rachel Baker and Neil McHugh.

In the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic sessions, Usman facilitated two master’s level classes: Microfinance in Africa and Islamic microfinance for the MSc Social Business and Microfinance students (Glasgow Caledonian University). He also supervised a master’s dissertation titled: ‘exploring the impact of group lending as a microfinance tool in the UK: A case study of Grameen, UK’.