Staff Profiles: The Business School

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Prof. Kamal Bechkoum

Prof. Kamal Bechkoum

Head of The Business and Computing School

Computing and IT

I am an experienced senior leader and academic in Higher Education with an international background and an in depth knowledge of the UK HE sector. My specialties include artificial intelligence, education, leadership and international collaboration.

Jocelyne Fleming

Jocelyne Fleming

Academic Subject Lead in Business Management and HRM

Business Studies

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.

Dr. Tracy Jones

Dr. Tracy Jones

Principal Lecturer in Management Accounting

Accounting and Finance

I lead the accounting and finance academic team and we pride ourselves in being student focused in all that we do. My main subject areas are management accounting and research methods and I lead the dissertation module at undergraduate level.

Dee Dinipre Allen

Dee Dinipre Allen

Senior Lecturer

Business Studies

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

Computing and IT

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

Leisure Industries Management

Marketing

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

Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

Business Studies

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

Julie Paterson

Julie Paterson

Course Leader Business Computing

Computing and IT

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

Computing and IT

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

Computing and IT

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.

Dean Williams

Dean Williams

Senior lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

Accounting, especially management accounting, has played a major role in my life and I want students to enjoy this subject as much as I do.

Penny Adshead

Penny Adshead

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

Business Studies

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

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

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

Computing and IT

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

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Accounting and Finance

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 and Finance

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

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

Computing and IT

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.

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Lee Campbell

Lecturer in Cyber Computing

Computing and IT

My passion is cyber security. Ever since I programmed my first computer at the age of 10, I developed a keen interest in computing. I hope to instil this knowledge and enthusiasm in my students.

Dr. Matthew Checkley

Dr. Matthew Checkley

Senior Lecturer

Business Studies

I love linking the abstract to the practical. Strategy and innovation combine fascinating issues in psychology, network science, economics, history and ethics and seeing how these ideas combine to explain success or failure is quite something.

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Law

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

Business Studies

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

Ryan Curtis

Ryan Curtis

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

Business Studies

Marketing

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 Studies

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

Senior Lecturer in Business

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

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Business and Human Resource Management

Leisure Industries Management

Business Studies

Adventure leisure and tourism is my main passion in life. I managed outdoor adventure centres before joining academia and I now love being able to teach and research in the subject to share my experiences and understanding with others.

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Jason Evans

Academic Course Leader in Business Management and Senior Lecturer in Strategy

Business Studies

My interests centre on Strategic Management and Human Resources Management, specifically in resourcing and flexible working in organisations and the outcomes of simulation-based training as a dimension of blended learning.

Magdalena Gonzalez Triay

Magdalena Gonzalez Triay

Senior Lecturer

Marketing

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

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.

Dr. Daniel Gyimah

Dr. Daniel Gyimah

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

I teach finance modules at undergraduate level, and compliance and risk at postgraduate level. I like to inspire rigorous academic discourse during my teaching sessions, blending research and theory with real-world case studies.

Dr. Stuart Hanmer-Lloyd

Dr. Stuart Hanmer-Lloyd

Reader

Marketing

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

Leisure Industries Management

Business Studies

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

Computing and IT

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

Business Studies

I have been an economist all of my professional life at two previous universities and 7 years in the insurance industry. I joined the university in 1995 and have been a course leader, director of studies and subject group leader.

Richard Law

Richard Law

Senior Lecturer in Law

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 Studies

Leisure Industries 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

Computing and IT

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 a

Dr. Alan Marvell

Dr. Alan Marvell

Senior Lecturer in Events Management

Leisure Industries Management

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

Computing and IT

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.

Archan Mehta

Archan Mehta

Senior Lecturer and Senior Tutor

Accounting and Finance

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 and Finance

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 th

Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Academic Subject Leader Creative Computing

Computing and IT

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

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 Studies

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

Computing and IT

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

Marketing

Business Studies

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.

Dr. William Sayers

Dr. William Sayers

Lecturer in Games and Security

Computing and IT

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

Leisure Industries Management

Business Studies

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

Business Studies

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

Computing and IT

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.

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Jon Travers

Senior Lecturer Human Resources

Leisure Industries Management

Business Studies

I believe passionately in the overall student experience in HE. There is a need always for models of teaching and learning to have 'the student' as part of the core. My main subject, HR has an interesting blend of the theoretical and the practical an

Rachel Vieira

Rachel Vieira

Course Leader in Marketing and Retail

Marketing

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

Computing and IT

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

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. Richard Warr

Dr. Richard Warr

Lecturer in Marketing

Marketing

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

Marketing

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 and Finance

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

Computing and IT

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

Computing and IT

Business Studies

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

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 Studies

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

Computing and IT

Business Studies

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

Computing and IT

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