After obtaining a PhD degree from Manchester Business School, Abimbola worked as a lecturer in the Department of Finance at the University of Lagos, in Nigeria, for some years. Subsequently, he returned to the UK and worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Business Studies at the University of Edinburgh, before taking up a teaching appointment in the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York. He has also worked as a lecturer in Finance in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Management at the University of Essex, and as a Senior Lecturer in Finance in Bristol Business School at the University of the West of England, before joining Birmingham Business School in 2000.
He was the Directorof the MSc Accounting and Finance programme in Birmingham BusinessSchool from 2000-2003 and the founding Director of the MSc Investmentsprogramme in the School from 2003-2006.
He is an ExternalExaminer for some undergraduate and master’s degree programmes at someuniversities in the UK and has published some papers in the Journal ofBusiness Finance and Accounting, as well as in Applied FinancialEconomics, among others.