Staff Profiles: Applied Business and Technology

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Prof. Kamal Bechkoum

Prof. Kamal Bechkoum

Head of School of Business and Technology

Professor Bechkoum has an excellent knowledge of the complexities inherent to technology-enhanced learning with a significant understanding of the technological and business challenges of driving technology change and process improvements.

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Dr. Salah Al-Majeed

Academic Subject Leader (Head) of Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technologies

With several years of experience in academia running; teaching, research and management, leading research groups and managing people nationally and internationally, I understand the hard work, excitement, dedication and rewards involved in a successful university.

Jocelyne Fleming

Jocelyne Fleming

Academic Subject Lead in Business Management and HRM

Business and Enterprise Management

Jocelyne is proud to keep The School of Business and Technology relevant to potential and existing students who want to engage with the unique opportunities available through the postgraduate programmes. She supports professional studies and teaches on the MBA.

Dee Dinipre Allen

Dee Dinipre Allen

Senior Lecturer

Business and Enterprise Management

Dee teaches on the Business Management, HRM and Human Resource Development courses at postgraduate and professional levels.

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Dr. Hassan Chizari

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security - Academic Course Leader in MSc Cyber Security

Technical and Applied Computing

Researcher in the field of number theory and randomness extraction algorithms in cyber security applications.

Zayd Abdullah Dawood

Zayd Abdullah Dawood

Academic Course Leader in Digital Media and Web Technologies

Creative Computing

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

Sarah Dibble

Sarah Dibble

Senior Lecturer in Sports Management

Business and Enterprise Management

Sarah leads the Sports Management degrees. The business side of the sports industry is a fascinating area and her aim is to help students enjoy it as much as she does. She likes to use case studies and active learning approaches to engage students.

Clair Greenaway

Clair Greenaway

Course Leader for Events Management and Events and Tourism Management

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Clair is a cultural events manager whose wide range of senior management level arts based experience informs her teaching and research.

John Hepworth

John Hepworth

Academic Course Leader [HRM] and Senior Lecturer

Business and Enterprise Management

At the University of Gloucestershire, John is a senior lecturer, covering HR/Leadership-related topics, at postgraduate, professional and undergraduate levels.

Jamie Stewart

Jamie Stewart

Academic Course Leader in Games Programming

Creative Computing

After life as an independent developer, Jamie transitioned into education. He has worked for AAA games companies, 2K Sports and Eutechnyx, on various titles on different platforms before migrating into mobile and handheld games development.

Andre van Rooijen

Andre van Rooijen

Academic Course Leader in Computer Games Design

Creative Computing

Before shifting his career towards education, Andre worked for more than 15 years as a passionate Artist and Art Director on design and development of Computer Games for clients such as Adidas, Sony and Intel.

Penny Adshead

Penny Adshead

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

Business and Enterprise Management

Penny is course leader for the MSc in Human Resource Management and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) programmes. She has previously held corporate roles in line management and people development within the leisure industry.

Acheampong Charles Afriyie

Acheampong Charles Afriyie

Academic Course Leader: Accounting and Finance (Undergraduate)

Accounting, Finance and Law

Charles is actively researching, teaching and providing consultancy services in finance. He provides cutting-edge knowledge and competences to students and clients.

Dr. Abu Alam

Dr. Abu Alam

Lecturer in Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

Abu started his career as a software developer, serving international clients in USA, Denmark and Germany, building software applications. He designed a web-based district heat planning tool and has consulted on a number of research projects.

Dr. Doaa Aly

Dr. Doaa Aly

Academic Course Leader: Accounting and Finance (Postgraduate)

Accounting, Finance and Law

Doaa enjoys promoting teaching and research initiatives. She works across the department’s undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. She is involved in support of PhD students, and teaches both financial and management accounting.

Kirsty Blount

Kirsty Blount

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Accounting, Finance and Law

Kirsty is a lecturer in Accounting and Finance and specialises in Management Accounting. Kirsty has a passion for Strategic Management Accounting and especially enjoys decision making and strategy.

Dr. Robin Bown

Dr. Robin Bown

Senior Lecturer in Market Interpretation

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

The main motivation for my academic career is the understanding of market development in small businesses. This is developed using a hermeneutic phenomenology that understands knowledge creation.

Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks

PGA in Web and Mobile Developments

Creative Computing

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

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper

Senior Lecturer in Law

Accounting, Finance and Law

Jonathan is a senior lecturer in law and the lead academic for property law and legal method and skills. He also tutors on the equity and contract law modules. Jonathan’s previous career was in private practice and he is a qualified solicitor.

Sam Copland

Sam Copland

Lecturer in Marketing

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Sam has a high level of expertise in SEO, PPC, Social advertising, UK measurement, CRM integration and digital content. Most recently VR and embedded 360 content using emerging technologies.

Ryan Curtis

Ryan Curtis

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

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Ryan has 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

Dr Tamer Darwish has widely published in leading management and HR journals including Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Dr. David Dawson

Dr. David Dawson

Reader in Leadership

Business and Enterprise Management

David concentrates on helping managers reach their potential. That’s about helping them manage their people so that they meet their performance and personal objectives.

Dr. Keith Donne

Dr. Keith Donne

PhD Programme Leader and Postgraduate Research Degrees Lead

Business and Enterprise Management

Adventure leisure and tourism is Keith's main passion in life. Keith managed outdoor adventure centres before joining academia and loves being able to research and teach in that and other management contexts.

Magdalena Gonzalez Triay

Magdalena Gonzalez Triay

Senior Lecturer

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

My research interests are in green marketing, pro-environmental behaviour (PEB), various consumption choices, consumer behaviour and marketing strategy applied to different contexts.

Kate Goodwin

Kate Goodwin

Senior Lecturer in Law and LLB Course Leader

Accounting, Finance and Law

Having over 12 years' experience of teaching law on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses, Kate's enthusiasm remains undiminished.

Dr. Stuart Hanmer-Lloyd

Dr. Stuart Hanmer-Lloyd

Reader

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

After years of consultancy, research and teaching Stuart still finds 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.

Dr. Ahsan Ikram

Dr. Ahsan Ikram

Lecturer

Technical and Applied Computing

Ahsan is a Lecturer at the Computing and Technology school. His research interests include applications of natural computation and artificial chemistries in the area of pervasive context awareness.

Dr. Jim Keane

Dr. Jim Keane

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Business and Enterprise Management

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

Richard Law

Richard Law

Senior Lecturer in Law

Accounting, Finance and Law

Richard primarily teaches Tort, Legal Studies Skills together with the English Legal System and also Lawyers' Skills. He has legal practice experience in criminal matters and, to a certain extent, in civil matters.

Zoe Lawrence

Zoe Lawrence

Accounting and Finance Lecturer

Accounting, Finance and Law

As a qualified accountant and experience of running a SME, I have a wealth of knowledge of how the finances really make a difference in the workplace. I have a passion to not only get people to maximise their potential but the business too.

Celia Lawson-Pegg

Celia Lawson-Pegg

Senior Lecturer

Business and Enterprise Management

Having completed her own postgraduate diploma in HRM as a work based learning student in 2014, Celia can empathise with those who are maintaining a full time career and home life with studies.

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, Will is looking forward to passing on his 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, Paul is 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.

Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Academic Subject Leader Creative Computing

Creative Computing

Like many Paul was inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy and the possibilities of evolving computer technologies. This helped drive his 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; this makes it a challenging but highly interesting area of study.

Lloyd Parsons

Lloyd Parsons

Senior Lecturer in Leadership & Management

Business and Enterprise Management

Lloyd draws on a number of elite performance backgrounds from serving in the British Army, to climbing mountains across the world and completing the Marathon Des Sables, as well as working in professional sporting environments. These environments combined with his industry experience have developed Lloyd’s ability to work with professionals in order to develop highly capable Leaders & Managers within businesses.

Lewis Payne

Lewis Payne

Lecturer in 3D and Computer Games Design

Creative Computing

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

Rayelle Pentland-Smith

Rayelle Pentland-Smith

Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Business Strategy

Business and Enterprise Management

Rayelle is a senior lecturer in Marketing and Business strategy as well as an active practitioner in technology marketing consultancy. Her teaching focuses on International Marketing, Business and Marketing Strategy.

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David Plummer

Lecturer in Product Design

Engineering Technologies

David has 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

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

Dr. William Sayers

Dr. William Sayers

Lecturer in Games and Security

Creative Computing

At the University of Gloucestershire, William is a Lecturer in Games and Security. He lectures on web development, computer games programming, and computer games production.

Dr. Hong Shi

Dr. Hong Shi

Senior Lecturer in International Hospitality Management

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Designing the curriculum to MBA and MSc hotel and tourism programme. Leading postgraduate modules and conduct learning, teaching/assessment activities appropriate to the needs of students internationally.

Nadine Sulkowski

Nadine Sulkowski

International Development Lead

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

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.

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

Academic Subject Leader: Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Rachel has always loved retail and following her MA worked as a buyer in the fashion industry. Inspiring and encouraging the next generation motivates her to lecture and engage with students.

Dr. Lily Wang

Dr. Lily Wang

MSc Marketing Course Leader

Marketing, Events and Hospitality

Lily's interest in marketing is the creativity and innovation involved in every step. She is a senior lecturer in Marketing and teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Lily is also the course leader for MSc Marketing.

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

Richard Warr is a Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Gloucestershire, with a background in both the leisure and music retail industries. He teaches on postgraduate modules including Understanding Markets and Customers.

Dr. Sue Williams

Dr. Sue Williams

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Development

Business and Enterprise Management

With practical experience as a trainer in both public and private sector organizations Sue has undertaken research and consultancy for a number of differing organizations. She has taught and managed postgraduate and professional programmes.

Christopher Wiltshire

Christopher Wiltshire

Senior Lecturer Accounting and Finance (Financial reporting and tax)

Accounting, Finance and Law

Chris has worked in financial reporting, auditing and tax throughout his professional career. He qualified with Ernst and Young and continues to be involved in practice in a firm of chartered accountants in addition to his teaching commitments.

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.

Dr. Martin Wynn

Dr. Martin Wynn

Reader in Business Information Systems

Technical and Applied Computing

Martin had 20 years experience as an IT professional in the private sector before joining the university in 2002. 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

Saba joined the University of Gloucestershire as a senior lecturer after 11 years in private practice as a litigator. Her specialism is public international law and researches international human rights law and corporate business ethics.

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. Jun's 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

Shujun is a professor in Applied Computing and Technology. He’s a key contributor of high quality research in IDT (Innovation, Design and Technology) and has over 30 years of experience in the area.