Staff Profiles: School of Business and Technology

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Prof. Kamal Bechkoum

Prof. Kamal Bechkoum

Head of School of Business and Technology

Kamal Bechkoum is an experienced senior leader and academic in Higher Education with an international background and an in depth knowledge of the UK HE sector. Kamal's specialties include artificial intelligence, education, leadership and international collaboration.

Jocelyne Fleming

Jocelyne Fleming

Academic Subject Lead in Business Management and HRM

Business and Enterprise Management

I am proud of keeping what we do relevant here to students. We provide really unique opportunities for our undergraduate students and I love seeing them achieve their potential.

Dee Dinipre Allen

Dee Dinipre Allen

Senior Lecturer

Business and Enterprise Management

I teach on the Business Management and HRM modules at undergraduate level and I am the Academic Course Leader for the undergraduate business management programmes.

Zayd Abdullah Dawood

Zayd Abdullah Dawood

Academic Course Leader in Digital Media and Web Technologies

Creative Computing

I’m experienced in a range of technical and creative skills which have enabled me to develop a varied portfolio, including custom app. solutions. I graduated as the highest-graded undergraduate student from Gloucestershire in 2009 in Multimedia.

Clair Greenaway

Clair Greenaway

Course Leader for Events Management and Events and Tourism Management

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

As a cultural events manager I’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing performers and in a wealth of fabulous settings. Bringing an event to life is challenging and rewarding in equal measure – there’s nothing like it!

John Hepworth

John Hepworth

Academic Course Leader [HRM] and Senior Lecturer

Business and Enterprise Management

I am a senior lecturer, covering HR/Leadership-related topics.

Julie Paterson

Julie Paterson

Course Leader Business Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

I manage the Business Computing field within the School of Computing and Technology. Being able to apply new skills, tools and techniques to complex business problems is a key challenge of the competitive business environment.

Jamie Stewart

Jamie Stewart

Academic Course Leader in Games Programming

Creative Computing

I have worked for AAA games companies, 2K Sports and Eutechnyx, on various titles before migrating into indie game development on mobile platforms. I am passionate about programming, education and games development.

Andre van Rooijen

Andre van Rooijen

Academic Course Leader in Computer Games Design

Creative Computing

I don’t think there are many things more exciting than working in a multi-disciplinary team of passionate game developers. Except for the sensation of being in a store and seeing a kid walk up to the till with the game you worked on for months.

Penny Adshead

Penny Adshead

Course Leader in HR and CIPD, Senior Lecturer in HRM and Senior Tutor

Business and Enterprise Management

Prior to working in academia, I held corporate roles in line management and people development within the leisure industry and also spent time as a self-employed L&D consultant working with local businesses in the Midlands and South West.

Acheampong Charles Afriyie

Acheampong Charles Afriyie

Academic Course Leader: Accounting and Finance (Undergraduate)

Accounting, Finance and Law

I use a practical approach when teaching finance and accounting which means students are always enjoying what would otherwise have been very technical concepts and techniques.

Dr. Abu Alam

Dr. Abu Alam

Lecturer in Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

I have worked as a software developer, a senior software architect, freelance software engineer, and project consultant. My technical skills include several programming languages, database management systems, development tools and methods.

Dr. Doaa Aly

Dr. Doaa Aly

Academic Course Leader: Accounting and Finance (Postgraduate)

Accounting, Finance and Law

I enjoy promoting teaching and research initiatives. I work across the department’s undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. I am involved in support of PhD students, and teach both financial and management accounting.

Kirsty Blount

Kirsty Blount

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Accounting, Finance and Law

I have a passion and enthusiasm for understanding how businesses can make decisions to allow them to innovate and drive their business forward. I specialise in Management Accounting and decision making processes.

Dr. Robin Bown

Dr. Robin Bown

Senior Lecturer in Market Interpretation

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

A main motivation for my academic career is market understanding in small businesses. Problems of perception & reach in marketing are central to the idea of markets; they govern business development.

Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks

PGA in Web and Mobile Developments

Creative Computing

I am a research assistant within the creative computing team in the School of Computing. I teach on a range of modules that deliver artistic and technical knowledge, applicable to industry standards. I am also undertaking a PhD.

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Law

Accounting, Finance and Law

I was always keen on arguing when I was young and decided to put this to good use by becoming a lawyer. The need to argue has largely dissipated but was replaced by a keen interest in how law ‘works’ and how to pass my understanding on to others.

Sam Copland

Sam Copland

Lecturer in Marketing

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

With an industry career that spans 20 years, I love storytelling in all forms (except musicals), and believe that great storytelling is at the heart of any brilliant marketing department.

Ryan Curtis

Ryan Curtis

Lecturer in Strategic Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Global Operations

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

I have twenty years of senior level strategic and operational management experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in both the UK and overseas.

Dr. Tamer Darwish

Dr. Tamer Darwish

Reader in Human Resource Management

Business and Enterprise Management

I have widely published in leading management and HR journals including Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

David Dawson

David Dawson

Reader in Leadership

Business and Enterprise Management

I became enthused about HRM when helping restructure British Rail for privatisation. Ever since I’ve been committed to helping managers make their organisations both productive and great places to work.

Dr. Keith Donne

Dr. Keith Donne

PhD Programme Leader and Postgraduate Research Degrees Lead

Business and Enterprise Management

Adventure leisure and tourism is my main passion in life. I managed outdoor adventure centres before joining academia and love being able to research and teach in that and other management contexts.

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Dr. Marios Georgiou

Part Time Academic Staff

Business and Enterprise Management

I have worked with a multinational oil compay for more than 28 years in various management roles, with a main focus in developing new markets. I am very passionate about business strategy and international marketing.

Magdalena Gonzalez Triay

Magdalena Gonzalez Triay

Senior Lecturer

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

I have 12 years of industry experience. My main area of expertise has been within trade marketing and customer marketing within the multiple grocery and wholesale channel.

Kate Goodwin

Kate Goodwin

Senior Lecturer in Law and LLB Course Leader

Accounting, Finance and Law

Law is a dynamic and topical discipline and I enjoy sharing its intellectual challenges with our students. With over 12 years' experience of teaching law, my enthusiasm remains undiminished.

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Dr. Natasha Hammond-Browning

Senior Lecturer in Law

Accounting, Finance and Law

I am passionate about teaching law and ethics and communicating its relevance in a fast moving world. My research interests are in healthcare law and reproductive technologies.

Dr. Stuart Hanmer-Lloyd

Dr. Stuart Hanmer-Lloyd

Reader

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

After years of consultancy, research and teaching I still find Marketing a fascinating subject. Whether working for Heinz or the Blood Donor Service the marketing task often remains one of attracting new customers or retaining existing ones.

John Humphreys

John Humphreys

Senior Lecturer in Leisure and Tourism Management

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

My passion is for the international aspects of leisure, tourism and business, and my focus is on helping you to make the most of the opportunities available to you through, and beyond, the University of Gloucestershire.

Dr. Ahsan Ikram

Dr. Ahsan Ikram

Lecturer

Technical and Applied Computing

Understanding and programming computers always inspired me ever since I first used one; the idea of designing the behaviour and interaction of a machine is fascinating. Computers and programming is fun.

Dr. Jim Keane

Dr. Jim Keane

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Business and Enterprise Management

A graduate of Loughborough, Manchester and City universities, I hold a PhD in Educational Research from Lancaster University. Although published in the insurance economics field, my professional and scholarly interests through my PhD lie in pedagogy and improving the student experience.

Richard Law

Richard Law

Senior Lecturer in Law

Accounting, Finance and Law

Studying, practising and teaching Law has proved to be both interesting and challenging. I endeavour to inculcate students with my enthusiasm.

Celia Lawson-Pegg

Celia Lawson-Pegg

Senior Lecturer

Business and Enterprise Management

I have taught within the University for the past year but have previously lectured Level 6 in Change Management. I have 30 years of industry experience across a broad spectrum of global and UK organisations.

David Liewe

David Liewe

Senior Lecturer Course Leader Integrated Engineering

Engineering Technologies

My interests lie in the area of Control Engineering and Human Computer Interaction. I worked as a research control engineer to develop Human Computer Interfaces for industrial applications which lead to the development of computer assisted learning and employing new interface technology for games.

Dr. Alan Marvell

Dr. Alan Marvell

Senior Lecturer in Events Management

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

As a Senior Lecturer with experience in events and tourism I enjoy researching and teaching about an industry that is constantly evolving, providing new challenges and opportunities.

Will Masek

Will Masek

Lecturer in Computer Games Programming

Creative Computing

Having worked on several AAA titles at Rebellion Developments in Oxford, I am looking forward to passing on my knowledge of game programming and design to the next generation of game developers.

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Paul Matthews

Academic Course Leader - UG Business / Senior Lecturer in Strategy

Business and Enterprise Management

With 30 years of international business experience in the hospitality, entertainment, travel and education sectors, I am an experienced enterprise educator.

Archan Mehta

Archan Mehta

Senior Lecturer and Senior Tutor

Accounting, Finance and Law

I like bringing fresh approaches to my teaching that makes learning more exciting and effective. I lead teaching on Financial Accounting (specialism), Academic and Professional skills, and Corporate Governance.

Zoe New

Zoe New

Accounting and Finance Lecturer

Accounting, Finance and Law

I am a qualified accountant with over 15 years work experience in auditing, accounts preparation and a company accountant. I’m passionate about seeing students learn and I hope to do this by sharing my experience in the working environment to make the practical real.

Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Academic Subject Leader Creative Computing

Creative Computing

Like many I was inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy and the possibilities of evolving computer technologies. This helped drive my passion for developing games, 3D animation and visual effects.

Lottie Park-Morton

Lottie Park-Morton

Lecturer in Law

Accounting, Finance and Law

Law is constantly evolving and is a huge part of our everyday lives; for me, this makes it a challenging but highly interesting area of study.

Lloyd Parsons

Lloyd Parsons

Senior Lecturer in Leadership & Management

Business and Enterprise Management

I served in the British Army and subsequently worked in professional sport. I’ve spent time working in various industries, focusing on developing high performance sales, support and management teams.

Lewis Payne

Lewis Payne

Lecturer in 3D and Computer Games Design

Creative Computing

I started my career working in game development companies such as Headstrong Games and Zoe Mode. These experiences gave me valuable industry experience and knowledge and helped me to join the world of academia.

Rayelle Pentland-Smith

Rayelle Pentland-Smith

Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Business Strategy

Business and Enterprise Management

My career in marketing and international business has taken me to amazing places and provided challenges and opportunities I barely imagined when I was young. My challenge now is to share that passion for business with those I teach.

Apostolos Pistolas

Apostolos Pistolas

Academic Course Leader in Marketing

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

I believe that marketing is fascinating. Not only because it tests our creativity but also because you can find it everywhere. From a television advert to the way somebody is dressed.

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David Plummer

Lecturer in Product Design

Engineering Technologies

I have a passion for design and have worked as a designer and design manager for over 15 years, helping entrepreneurs and businesses bring new products and services to market.

Dr. Louise F. Reid

Dr. Louise F. Reid

Lecturer in Digital Marketing

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

I am a Lecturer in Digital Marketing. My career in the fashion sector encompassed both retailing and buying roles, for brands Warehouse and Cotton Traders respectively. This experience and my current research within three-dimensional body scanning, virtual and augmented reality retailing topics informs my teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate digital marketing and research modules.

Dr. William Sayers

Dr. William Sayers

Lecturer in Games and Security

Creative Computing

Ever since I first started playing Computer Games, I’ve been fascinated by how they work. People who create games are in the business of making worlds from equal parts logic and imagination, I’m passionate about helping others join them.

Dr. Hong Shi

Dr. Hong Shi

Senior Lecturer in International Hospitality Management

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Taking module leader’s responsibilities facing challenges and developing programmes of study to enable all students to reach the highest standards of personal achievement.

Dr. Colin Simpson

Dr. Colin Simpson

Senior Lecturer in International Business

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

I have taught International Business and Business Research Methods in the UK, Germany and China. I currently teach International Business Management, Regional Studies in Business and Cultural Issues in Management.

Paula Thomas

Paula Thomas

Academic Subject Leader for Technical & Applied Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

Cyber-criminal activity is constantly evolving using innovative methods to bypass security measures, challenging us to find new techniques and tools for security and forensic investigation.

Prof. Neil Towers

Prof. Neil Towers

Chair in Retail Management / Marketing

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Internationally recognised expert in agile digital retail marketing, supply chain management and small business growth.

Rachel Vieira

Rachel Vieira

Course Leader in Marketing and Retail

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

I have always loved retail and following my MA worked as a buyer in the fashion industry. To be able to inspire and encourage the next generation motivates me to lecture and engage with students.

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Kevin Walter

Technical Manager for Berkeley Green Cyber Security Centre

Business and Enterprise Management

I enjoy all aspects of education, there is an inherent sense of satisfaction when one sees a student achieve the best they can and gain their degree.

Dr. Lily Wang

Dr. Lily Wang

MSc Marketing Course Leader

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Over the course of my career, Marketing still attracts and interests me everyday - whether it be the creativity and innovation behind each idea and strategem, or the way in which people and businesses react to each other.

Dr. Philippa Ward

Dr. Philippa Ward

Reader in Services Marketing

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

With over 25 years of retail and academic experience, Philippa’s research centres on the effects of the in-store environment on customers, de-shopping, and retail theatre. Philippa is a Head of the Marketing and Retail Analysis Research Centre – where research on issues including consumer behaviour and services marketing is located.

Dr. Richard Warr

Dr. Richard Warr

Lecturer in Marketing

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

I gained a strong interest in marketing and consumer behaviour from studying business at university and I joined this together with my passion for music to study the ways in which people use music to identify themselves to others.

Dr. Sue Williams

Dr. Sue Williams

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Development

Business and Enterprise Management

The subject areas I enjoy the most are organizational behaviour and leadership/management. These are key to successful organizations.

Christopher Wiltshire

Christopher Wiltshire

Senior Lecturer Accounting and Finance (Financial reporting and tax)

Accounting, Finance and Law

Accounting, auditing and tax practice are constantly developing with fresh aspects to learn and understand, and as they often make news headlines, provide many opportunities for lively discussion in class.

Dr. Thomas Win

Dr. Thomas Win

Lecturer in Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

I am a lecturer in Computing at the University of Gloucestershire. I teach modules including Data Analytics and Operating Systems, Cyber Security Principles and Strategic IT and Business Management.

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Dr. Martin Wynn

Reader in Business Information Systems

Technical and Applied Computing

I am an experienced IT professional specialising in e-business, information systems and IT project management. Research studies focus on IS implementation in developed and developing worlds, risk and knowledge management, and technology transfer.

Saba Yousif

Saba Yousif

Senior Law Lecturer

Accounting, Finance and Law

Having been a solicitor in private practice I joined the university as I wished to become an expert in my area of law: public international law. I love inspiring others to be passionate about knowing and using the law for themselves and for others.

Dr. Jun Zhang

Dr. Jun Zhang

Senior Lecturer in International Management and Trade

Business and Enterprise Management

International business is exciting and rewarding, however, it is very risky too. My knowledge of cross-cultural management has helped British expatriate managers to avoid culture shock at pre-transferral stage prior to their movement to China.

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Prof. Shujun Zhang

Professor in Applied Computing and Technology

Technical and Applied Computing

I’m a professor in Applied Computing and Technology. I’m a key contributor of high quality research in IDT (Innovation, Design and Technology) and have over 30 years of experience in the area.

Tom Hill

Tom Hill

Technician in Engineering and Product Design

Technical and Applied Computing

I have always loved designing and making things, and also repairing and improving things; I was a menace as a kid.