The Academic Team

Meet the MBA team who will be teaching you.

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Dr Wafi Al-Karaghouli

Role: Senior Lecturer in Operations and Project Management / Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA Admissions Director, Exchange Programmes Champion

Wafi Al-Karaghouli BA, MPhil, PhD, Cert. TQM, Cert. PRINCE2, MBCS, MElite, MPROMS-G, MRESG, FINFORMS

I gained extensive experience with multinational companies with twelve years industrial experience – of which one was a Blue-chip – and more than twenty five years in Higher Education. Additionally, I am a qualified practitioner in Total Quality Management (TQM) and in Project Management Methodology PRINCE2.

I joined Brunel Business School (BBS) in January 2008 and am the founder and chair of the... full profile

Dr Sarmad Alshawi

Role: Senior Lecturer

I am a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK) and Senior Lecturer in Procurement & Logistics Management at Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK. I am the pathway leader for the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management, and currently teach Airport Management and Procurement Fundamentals on the MSc and MBA programmes. I maintain worldwide collaboration links with industrial organisations and government agencies with examples including Oman Aviation, Oman Air Force, Oman Logistics City, Emirates... full profile

Dr Abraham Althonayan

Role: Senior Lecturer

Dr Abrahim Althonayan (BSc, MSc, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer of Strategic Management, Operation Management and MBA at Brunel Business School. He is a member of the Centre for International Business and Strategy in Emerging Markets (CIBSEM). Abrahim is Director of International Business Development. He is also active in the Executive development at BBS.

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Professor Neil Anderson

Role: Professor of HRM

I am Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of Research of both the HRM-OB research group and the IDEAL (Innovation, Diversity, Employment and Law) interdisciplinary research centre at Brunel Business School. Having obtained... full profile

Professor Suma Athreye

Role: Professor of International Strategy

I am the Professor of International Strategy at Brunel Business School and the Founding Director of the Centre on International Business and Strategy in Emerging Markets at Brunel University. My research focuses on technology management in developed and emerging economies, including research on the technology-related activities of MNES, as well as the technology licensing behaviour of firms. Some of my well cited publications are on knowledge markets and the growth of international licensing, foreign investment into India, the growth of... full profile

Dr Angela Ayios

Role: Lecturer

I have taught undergraduate, post-graduate and MBA level corporate social responsibility and business ethics for the past 15 years at Brunel Business School. My doctoral thesis investigated the determinants of interpersonal trust in east-west joint ventures in Russia. Additionally, I supervise and graduate doctoral students in the subject areas of trust and corporate social responsibility.

I am a lecturer at Brunel University Business School London specialising in international business/branding and have a particular research interest in China with regards to the management of Chinese brands. More broadly, my research focuses on international business strategies in developing markets. I've been published in the Journal... full profile

Dr Jill Collis

Role: Reader in Accounting

I am the founder and director of the Accounting and Auditing Research Centre (AARC). I started my academic career as a researcher in the Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University London. On completion of my PhD in 2003, I worked my way up from Lecturer to Reader in Accounting and subsequently joined Brunel University London in 2010. I am on the editorial boards of five journals, the organising committees of two international workshops, and I am a member of... full profile

Dr Ana Cristina Costa

Role: Senior Lecturer

Ana Cristina Costa is currently Senior Lecturer Human Resource Management - Organizational Behavior and has CIPD Academic membership. She received an MSc degree in Social and Organizational Psychology from the ISPA Institute, University of Lisbon in Portugal, and a PhD in Trust in Organizations from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Before joining Brunel, Ana Cristina held posts at the Technical University Delft and University of Tilburg both in The Netherlands. She is also a visiting Associate Professor at... full profile

Dr Bidit Dey

Role: Lecturer, Deputy MBA Director

Bidit is a lecturer in Marketing and the Deputy MBA Director. His research interest revolves around the adoption and use of technologies particularly in emerging economies. He has been actively involved in a number of training programmes and consultancy projects. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also a member of the British Academy of Management, and Academy of Marketing.

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Dr Ahmad Ghoneim

Role: Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Dr Ahmad Ghoneim (BSc, MSc, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer of eBusiness and Information systems at Brunel Business School. He is a member of the (ISEing) group - a research centre of excellence that supports a number of (EPSRC) funded networks and projects. Ahmad is the Programme Chair for the annual EMCIS conference and is on the editorial board of the TGPPP journal. He also co-edited special issues for IJCEC and EJIS journals.... full profile

Professor Robin Jarvis

Role: Professor in Accounting

Robin Jarvis has been Professor of Accounting at Brunel since January 2010 (Fractional Appointment) and Head of SME Affairs at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Robin is also a member of and past chair (2004 -2009) of FIN USE (An expert forum set up by the European Commission to improve policy making in the field of financial services from a user perspective (consumer and small business). http://europa.eu.int/comm/internal_market/fin-use_forum/index_en.htm

Membership of Advisory Panels and Working Groups

Dr Muhammad Kamal

Role: Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management

I am a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Brunel Business School (College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences) and I have a PhD in Information Systems from Brunel University London. In addition, I received my MSc Distributed Computing Systems from Greenwich University, London with another MSc in Computer Sciences from the Punjab Institute of Computer Science [University of Central Punjab] Lahore, Pakistan. I am the BBS coordinator for the PhD without Residence (PwR) programme at... full profile

Dr Dimitrios Koufopoulos

Role: Senior Lecturer, MBA Director

I am the Director of the MBA programme at Brunel Business School and I hold a degree in Business Administration from the Athens University of Business and Economics (former ASOEE) and an MBA and PhD degree from Cardiff University. Additionally, I am a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments, Member of the Chartered Management Institute and Academic Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

I have served... full profile

Professor Francesco Moscone

Role: Professor of Business Economics

Professor Francesco Moscone is former head of the Centre of Research into Entrepreneurship, International Business in Emerging Markets and former Director of the MBA programs. He has previously worked at the University of Leicester, University of Cambridge, and London School of Economics (LSE). He has held visiting scholar positions at University of California-Berkeley, University Pompeu Fabra, and LSE. He has worked as health economist... full profile

Professor Amir Sharif

Role: Director of Teaching and Learning (BBS) and Professor of Operations Management

I am Professor Amir Sharif (PhD, BEng (Hons), FRSA, FInstLM, FCILT, MCMI) and I am a Professor of Operations Management at Brunel Business School. I have previously held posts such as the Interim Head of School and Director of MBA Programmes (including leading and co-ordinating major business school accreditation efforts). I have 10 years of experience working for and consulting to corporations such as JPMorgan, UBS, KPMG, Sony and the BBC in a variety of programme and project management... full profile

Dr Satwinder Singh

Role: Senior Lecturer in International Business & Strategy

I have formal qualifications in Economics in which I hold an MA (merit) and PhD degrees. As Senior Lecturer in Brunel Business School (BBS), I am the pathway lead for BSc and MSc IB degrees and teach, research, and consult in the areas of international business and... full profile

Dr Stephen Smith

Role: Senior Lecturer

Stephen Lloyd Smith is a member of Brunel Business School with special interests in emotional labour, practice development, the philosophy of method and in the class origins and emotional basis for the authority exercised by local authorities.

He is experienced in the use of different forms of applied drama, image work, learning sets (etc) for practice development, especially as a way examining and overcoming impasse. He has worked with Kent Constabulary, the Royal College of Nursing, the Faculty of Occupational... full profile

Dr Gabriella Spinelli

Role: Reader

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