Staff Profiles: School of Business

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Rachel Vieira

Rachel Vieira

Academic Subject Leader: Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Marketing, Events and Law

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.

Acheampong Charles Afriyie

Acheampong Charles Afriyie

Academic Course Leader: Accounting and Finance (Undergraduate)

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

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. Doaa Aly

Dr. Doaa Aly

Academic Course Leader: Accounting and Finance (Postgraduate)

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

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

Academic Course Leader for Accounting and Finance and Accounting and Business Management.

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

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. David Dawson

Dr. David Dawson

Reader in Leadership

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial 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.

Sarah Dibble

Sarah Dibble

Senior Lecturer in Sports Management

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

I lead the Sports Management degrees. The business side of the sports industry is a fascinating area and my aim is to help students enjoy it as much as I do. I like to use real-life case studies and active learning approaches to engage students.

Dr. Keith Donne

Dr. Keith Donne

PhD Programme Leader and Postgraduate Research Degrees Lead

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial 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.

Clair Greenaway

Clair Greenaway

Course Leader for Events Management and Events and Tourism Management

Marketing, Events and Law

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, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

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

Zoe Lawrence

Zoe Lawrence

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

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.

Dr. Alan Marvell

Dr. Alan Marvell

Senior Lecturer in Events Management

Marketing, Events and Law

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.

Lottie Park-Morton

Lottie Park-Morton

Senior Lecturer in Law and LLB Course Leader

Marketing, Events 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.

Nadine Sulkowski

Nadine Sulkowski

International Development Lead

Marketing, Events and Law

I am passionate about developing international collaborations, either through academic partnerships or international projects. My academic expertise and interests include strategic tourism management, destination and organisational resilience, and the use of power in business negotiations.

Dr. Richard Warr

Dr. Richard Warr

Lecturer in Marketing

Marketing, Events and Law

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.

Saba Yousif

Saba Yousif

Senior Law Lecturer

Marketing, Events 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, Entrepreneurship and Financial 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.

Kushal Adheen

Kushal Adheen

Senior Lecturer in Law

Marketing, Events and Law

Kushal is a senior lecturer in law with particular expertise in the field of International Law and Development, International Human Rights Law, Contract Law, Law of the European Union and Employment Law.

Penny Adshead

Penny Adshead

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

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial 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.

Matt Barr

Matt Barr

Lecturer in Marketing

Marketing, Events and Law

I have more than 15 years of experience in marketing and corporate communications for third sector organisations and international corporations.

Dr. Emily Beaumont

Dr. Emily Beaumont

Academic Subject Leader: Business, Enterprise and Financial Management

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

I am passionate about teaching and research, particularly in the disciplines of enterprise, entrepreneurship, and employability. I focus predominantly on topics such as lifestyle entrepreneurship, lifestyle sports, and enterprise and entrepreneurship education, working collaboratively with colleagues to improve practice and make impact.

Matt Beecham

Matt Beecham

Lecturer in Law

Marketing, Events and Law

Law is a challenging and demanding subject that requires passion, heart and commitment. It's what attracted me to the subject as a student and what continues to drive me as an academic.

Dr. Robin Bown

Dr. Robin Bown

Senior Lecturer in Market Interpretation

Marketing, Events and Law

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.

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Law

Marketing, Events 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 Law

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 Law

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, Entrepreneurship and Financial 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.

Magdalena Gonzalez Triay

Magdalena Gonzalez Triay

Senior Lecturer

Marketing, Events and Law

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

Marketing, Events and Law

Law is a dynamic and topical discipline and I enjoy sharing its intellectual challenges with our students. With nearly 20 years' experience of teaching law, my enthusiasm remains undiminished.

Dr. Stuart Hanmer-Lloyd

Dr. Stuart Hanmer-Lloyd

Reader

Marketing, Events and Law

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.

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Natasha Hawkins

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

My passion is to support students to achieve their own professional and educational career goals through a combination of theoretical and real world business experiences.

Dr. Jim Keane

Dr. Jim Keane

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial 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

Marketing, Events 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, Entrepreneurship and Financial 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.

Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews

Senior Lecturer in Strategy

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

I am an experienced enterprise educator with 13yrs in the UK HE sector. I teach strategy and entrepreneurship and I specialise in creating practical, hands-on learning experiences to help students understand the reality, fun and challenges of starting and scaling a business, project or event.

Archan Mehta

Archan Mehta

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

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.

Rayelle Pentland-Smith

Rayelle Pentland-Smith

Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Business Strategy

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial 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.

Dr. Louise F. Reid

Dr. Louise F. Reid

Lecturer in Digital Marketing

Marketing, Events and Law

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.

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Prof. Bob Ryan

Professor emeritus

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

Photography

Specialist in the cognitive theory and practice of judgment.

Dr. Hong Shi

Dr. Hong Shi

Senior Lecturer in International Hospitality Management

Marketing, Events and Law

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

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Sri Tellapragada

Academic Course Leader [Fintech] and Senior Lecturer

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

Sri is a seasoned banking professional and brings with him a blend of hands-on experience in the fields of finance

Dr. Mouhamed Thiam

Dr. Mouhamed Thiam

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

Dr Thiam in a Senior Lecturer with with research interest in both Accounting and Finance.

Prof. Neil Towers

Prof. Neil Towers

Chair in Retail Management / Marketing

Marketing, Events and Law

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

Dr. Philippa Ward

Dr. Philippa Ward

Reader in Services Marketing

Marketing, Events and Law

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. Sue Williams

Dr. Sue Williams

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Development

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial 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)

Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management

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.

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Prof. Peter Jones

Emeritus Professor

Marketing, Events and Law

I'm an Emeritus Professor and my research interests are in sustainability, corporate social responsibility and retailing.

Leonie Burton

Leonie Burton

Development Manager

Performing Arts and Play

I have 25 years’ experience of working at senior management level in the public, community and voluntary sector. My particular interests lie in children’s services, children’s play and education and training.