Staff Profiles: Business and Management Studies

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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. 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. 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.