Business and Management

Name and Contact Details Research Interests
Dr Dorothy Ai-wan Yen
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267318
Office: ESGW 104n

Dorothy's major research interest is in international business relationships, with a particular focus on cross-cultural Anglo-Chinese buyer-supplier relationships and the Chinese notion of guanxi and its influence on business performance. She is also interested in overseas Chinese students' consumer behaviour and marketing in Higher Education. Dorothy has published in the journal of Industrial Marketing Management and Total Quality Management.

Dr Wafi Al-Karaghouli
Role: Senior Lecturer in Operations and Project Management / Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA Admissions Director.
Exchange Programmes Champion

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267581
Office: ESGW 202
  • Knowledge Management and Innovation
  • Project Management 
  • Risk Management 
  • Operations Management (TQM and Supply Chain) 
  • Information System Failure in Retail sector. 
  • Effective developments of IS/IT in business organisations. 
  • Sociotechnical Systems. 
  • E-Government 
  • IS and Ops Management in Healthcare.
  • Islamic Banking and Finance.
  • Civil Aviation.
Dr Maged Ali
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265273
Office: ESGW 306
  • Information Systems Research (eGOv, Healthcare, eLearning, AIS, etc.)
  • Cultural Studies and Social Theory (Predefined archetypes, Structuratition Theory, etc.)
  • CRM and Consumer Behaviour (online shopping, Loyalty programs, customer satisfaction, etc.)
Dr Sarmad Alshawi
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266025
Office: ESGW 202
Information Systems Application [Business, Healthcare and Government]
Information Systems Planning and Strategies
Air Transport
Dr Abraham Althonayan
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267705
Office: ESGW 202e
  • Strategic Management
  • Technology Strategy
  • Integrating Technology Strategy with Business and Corporate Strategies
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Leadership and Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Operation Management
Dr Sharifah Alwi
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267161
Office: ESGW 104h
  • Online Corporate Brand and Corporate Brand Experience
  • Corporate Brand Image, Identity and Reputation
  • Product and Services Brand
  • Consumer Segmentation and Positioning
  • Corporate and Marketing communication (with online focus)
Mr Majid Aminzare
Role: Teaching Fellow

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266204
Office: ESGW 202L
Professor Neil Anderson
Role: Professor of HRM

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267819
Office: ESGW 202d

Professor Anderson has a range of research interests in different topic areas within the disciplines of industrial-organizational psychology and HRM. These include:

  • Innovation and creativity in the workplace
  • Personnel selection and assessment
  • Equal opportunities monitoring and diversity management
  • The science – practice divide in I/O Psychology and HRM-OB
  • Psychological testing and organizational test development
  • Applicant reactions in selection
  • Organizational entry and newcomer socialization
  • Climate, trust, and performance in work teams
Mr John Aston
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265230
Office: ESGW 202o
  • The development of auditing as a science
  • discriminate analysis
  • Shareholder value analysis
Professor Suma Athreye
Role: Professor of International Strategy

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265410
Office: ESGW 104g
  • Growth of technology based firms
  • Internationalisation of technology based firms
  • Internationalisation of R&D and technology outsourcing by large firms
  • Trade and investment policies and the development of national technological capability
Dr Angela Ayios
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266873
Office: ESGW 202b
  • Professional ethics
  • The operation of social capital in particular amongst disadvantaged groups
  • Business ethics and international business ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Learning in higher education
  • Trust 
Dr Lynne Baldwin
Role: Senior Lecturer and Senior Tutor

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266001
Office: ESGW 202a
  • knowledge management
  • decision-making and related communication issues
  • health informatics/telemedicine
  • learner perceptions of learning
  • information and communication technologies
Professor John Balmer
Role: Professor of Corporate Marketing

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265451
Office: ESGW 104a
  • Corporate Marketing
  • Corporate Identity and Identification
  • Corporate Brand Management
  • Identity Based Views of the Firm
  • Ethical Identity and Ethical Corporate Marketing
  • Monarchies as Corporate Brands
  • Corporate Heritage Brands
  • Industry and Alliance Corporate Brands and Identities
Dr Maria Balta
Role: Lecturer and Director of Placements

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267116
Office: ESGW 202n

Her main interests lie in the areas of

  • strategic management,
  • strategic decision-making,
  • strategic innovation and the adaptation and evolution of firms in highly uncertain environments.

Her current interests are on the examination of the role of dynamic capabilities in organisational adaptation strategies and the strategic positioning of social enterprises.

Professor Rui Baptista
Role: Chair in International Entrepreneurship and Director of Research

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265890
Office: ESGW 202H
  • Entrepreneurship and Human Capital
  • Entrepreneurship and Industry Dynamics
  • Entrepreneurial Clusters and Regional Economic Growth
  • Small Firms and the Labor Market
Professor Ashley Braganza
Role: Head of Economics and Finance Department and Professor of Organisational Transformation

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267613
Office: ESGW 202j
Ms Deborah Chay
Role: Visiting Lecturer (PT)

Office: Elliott Jaques Room 111
Dr Weifeng Chen
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265302
Office: ESGW 202

Current research focuses on international business and marketing strategies of firms from emerging markets. I am also interested in the contemporary issues in entrepreneurship and small business management.

  • Innovation Management
  • International Business Strategy of Chinese MNEs
  • Corporate Brand Management
  • Corporate Heritage Brands
  • Product Design and Brand Management
  • Organisational Change Management
Mr Fintan Clear
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265235
Office: ESGW 104b
  • eBusiness, supply chain management and ICT adoption issues
  • Data security and management responses
  • eGovernment and Web accessibility
  • Use of theatric devices as a means of maximising cognitive engagement when attempting knowledge transfer of ‘ostensibly dull material’ – specifically ‘data security’
Dr Geraldine Cohen
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265237
Office: ESGW 104m
  • Marketing within Professional Service Firms (law, accountancy, architecture and design practices)
  • Marketing innovation (development and promotion of new ideas, products, social constructs)
  • Brands and Branding; Brand Loyalty; Employer Branding (developing successful brands)
  • Entrepreneurship (management/marketing support for start-ups and SMEs)
  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (advancing pedagogical methods and techniques)
Dr Jill Collis
Role: Reader in Accounting

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266225
Office: ESGW 104f

Jill’s research focuses on national and international developments in financial reporting requirements for unlisted small and medium-sized companies. She has undertaken applied research for the following accountancy bodies and government departments:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Professional Oversight Board (POB)
  • The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)
  • The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

The Collis Report (DTI, 2003) contributed to the ‘think small first’ approach taken in UK company law and the research instrument was used as a model in other EU member states. The second Collis Report (BERR, 2008), contributed to the government’s strategy for better regulation and reducing administrative burdens on smaller entities.

Dr Ana Cristina Costa
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267374
Office: ESGW 202f
  • Trust in Organizations
  • Social Capital and Teamwork
  • Innovation and psychological well-being
  • Employees Perspectives on HRM practices
  • Applicant reactions
Dr Sergio de Cesare
Role: Reader in Accounting Information Systems

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265842
Office: ESGW 104d
  • Ontology Engineering
  • Information Systems Development
  • Enterprise Modelling and Architecture
  • Philosophical Foundations of Accounting
Dr Bidit Dey
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267039
Office: ESGW, 2nd Floor
  • Technology adoption and appropriation in emerging markets.
Professor Keith Dickson
Role: Professor Emeritus

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265240
  • Technology-based, small firms
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Design Management
  • Scientific Entrepreneurialism
  • Adoption and Use of ICTs in Small Firms
  • Intellectual Property Rights
Dr Nevine El Tawy
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265486
Office: ESGW 104h
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting Theory
  • Qualitative Accounting Research Methods
  • Quantitative Accounting Research Methods
Dr Ramzi El-Haddadeh
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267099
Office: ESGW 216
  • Information Systems Security
  • IT Investments
  • Business Data Communications and Networking
  • Management of Telecommunications and Mobile Systems
  • ICT for the Networked Organisation
  • Technology Management Interoperability Issues
Dr Tillal Eldabi
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266004
Office: ESGW 203
  • Simulation Modelling in Healthcare Management and Analysis
  • Business Process Simulation
  • Systems Thinking
  • Process Based Information Systems
Dr Chris Evans
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265243
Office: ESGW 202k
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Design of interactive multimedia systems for learning
  • Cognitive effects of interactivity in e-learning systems
  • Usability engineering
  • Evaluation of interactivity in information systems
  • Innovative learning technologies
  • Adoption of technology and diffusion
Dr Grahame Fallon
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265039
Office: ESGW 104l
  • International business and political economy, with a particular focus on postcommunist transition economies and the UK regional dimension.
Dr David Gallear
Role: Reader in Operations Management and Enterprise and Director of Teaching and Learning

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267077
Office: ESGW 214
  • Embedding and sustaining Total Quality Management (TQM) as a management approach
  • Supply chain purchasing strategy and buyer-supplier relationships
  • Knowledge transfer in supply relationships
  • The link between operations strategy, business strategy and firm performance
  • Strategic and operational issues in SMEs
  • A developing interest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Dr Ahmad Ghoneim
Role: Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265176
Office: ESGW 212
  • Information systems investments evaluation
  • eGovernment,
  • Internet marketing
  • Network Quality of Service (QoS).
Professor Raymond Hackney
Role: Professor of Business Systems

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265428
Office: ESGW 104i
  • strategic knowledge management
  • business & government process design
  • organisational change & transformation
Dr Aida Hajro
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267658
Office: ESGW 202p
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Multinational Teams 
  • Team Leadership
  • Knowledge Management
  • Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions


  • BRIEF Award: Brunel University internal funding for a research project 
  • Academy of Management Robert H. Schaffer Award for the Best Paper in Applied International Management, August, 2012, Boston, USA 
  • Academy of Management IMD Samsung Best Paper Award Finalist, August 7th 2010, Montreal, Canada 
  • Academy of Management IMD Best Paper in Strategy / IB Theory Award Finalist, August 7th 2010, Montreal, Canada 
  • Academy of Management IMD Samsung Best Paper Award Finalist, August 10th 2009, Chicago, IL 
  • Academy of Management IMD UMSL Best Paper in OB / HRM / OT Award Finalists, August 10th 2009, Chicago, IL 
  • Stephan Koren Award for the Best PhD Dissertation of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration completed in 2007
  • EIASM BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD: Numic, Aida & Rubesch, Alexandra. 2007. What does make a multinational team leader successful? (EIASM 5th Workshop on International Strategy and Cross Cultural Management, Istanbul, Turkey, 28.09).
  • Dr. Maria Schaumayer PhD Dissertation Award
Mrs Sue Hardman
Role: Teaching Fellow

Phone: +44 (0) 1895 267594
Office: ESGW 105
Dr Michael Heller
Role: Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265885
Office: ESGW 104k
  • Business History
  • History of Office Work
  • Marketing History
  • History of Corporate Communication and Corporate Branding
  • Internal Communication
Professor Zahir Irani
Role: Dean of the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265275
Office: ESGW 301k
  • eGovernment
  • Leadership Development
  • Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (in Manufacturing, Agriculture and eGovernment)
  • Strategy Process, Content, and Context
  • Information Systems Evaluation
  • Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning
Professor Robin Jarvis
Role: Professor in Accounting

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265128
Office: ESGW 104i
Professor Jarvis's current research interests is the process of accounting standard setting, financial reporting for SMEs and Business Support provisions for SMEs.
Dr Muhammad Kamal
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267728
Office: ESGW 203
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Business Modelling and Simulation in Supply Chains
  • Information Systems Integration
  • Management Information Systems
  • Social Media/Enterprise Social Networks
  • Electronic Government/Transforming Government
  • Organisational Change Management and Leadership
  • Advanced/Distributed Computing Systems/ Cloud Computing
Dr Tariq Khan
Role: Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Programmes

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265249
Office: ESGW 213
  • Intelligent Systems in Education
  • Multimedia eLearning systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Technology Enhanced Special Needs Education
  • Cognitive Models
Dr Phil Klaus
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0) 01895 266181
Office: ESGW 106
  • Customer Experience Strategy
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Marketing Practice
  • Digital Marketing
Peter Klein
Role: Part-Time Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267811
Office: ML 055a
Dr Dimitrios Koufopoulos
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265250
Office: ESGW 202o
  • Strategic Planning Systems/Processes,
  • Chief Executive Officers,
  • Corporate Governance/Board of Directors,
  • Top Management Groups,
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances,
  • Headquarters-Subsidiary relationships
  • Epistemological issues on theory testing and development.
Dr Savita Kumra
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267699
Office: ESGW 104p
  • Diversity
  • Gendered nature of the career development process
  • Professional Service firms
  • Development and deployment of career enhancement strategies, e.g. impression management and building and leveraging social capital.
Professor Habin Lee
Role: Professor in Analytics and Operations Management

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267414
Office: ESGW 202i
  • Business analytics (social media, energy, environment)
  • Policy impact analysis (simulation and analytics)
  • Green supply chain
  • Supplier buyer relationships (simulation based approach)
Dr Xiaoqing Li
Role: Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265762
Office: ESGW 202m
  • International cooperative strategy, in particular, in the higher education industry
  • Multinational strategies, e.g. dynamic capability building, managing the tension between global integration and localisation
  • Internationalisation of firms from emerging markets
  • Internationalisation strategies in services
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
Dr Kevin Lu
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265254
Office: ESGW 104c
  • Information Systems
  • E-business
  • Business analytics
Dr Afshin Mansouri
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265361
Office: ESGW 104n
  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Humanitarian operations and disaster management
  • Sustainable operations
  • Decision support for build-to-order supply chains
  • System modelling and optimisation
  • Scheduling
Dr Farouk Missi
Role: Part Time Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267798
Office: ESGW 202
  • Information Systems' implementation, Evaluation and Strategy
  • Business Intelligence and Enterprise Applications
  • Information Engineering, Computer Vision and Human Computer Interaction
  • Medical Informatics and Healthcare Information Systems
Dr Chima Mordi
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266741
Office: ESGW 202p
  • The state of employee relations in sub-Saharan Africa
  • New forms of work organisation
  • Flexibility and Work life balance
  • Discrimination and equal opportunities at work 
  • International business and SMEs in emerging markets
Professor Francesco Moscone
Role: Professor of Business Economics & Director of MBA Programmes

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266833
Office: ESGW 210
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Health Economics
Professor Mustafa Ozbilgin
Role: Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour and Director of PGR

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267493
Office: ESGW 202g
  • Global diversity management
  • Comparative employment relations
  • Social and organisational change
  • Discrimination at work
  • International perspectives on equality at work
  • Intersecting inequalities at work
  • Academic labour process

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Mrs Christina Scandelius
Role: Teaching Fellow and Deputy MBA Director

Office: ESGW 104m
  • Sustainability Marketing
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Stakeholder theory
  • Public Relations
  • Life Cycle Sustainability Management
  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (advancing pedagogical methods and techniques)
Professor Amir Sharif
Role: Interim Head of School and Professor of Operations Management

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265326
Office: ESGW 204
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Organisational Decision-making (including information and knowledge management)
  • Digital business models, paradigms and technologies

Founding Director of the Operations and Supply Chain Systems research centre (OASIS)

Professor Ruth Simpson
Role: Professor of Management and Deputy Head of School (Research)

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265298
Office: ESGW 112
  • Gender and organizations
  • Management education
  • Gender and emotions
  • Gender and identity in organizations
Dr Satwinder Singh
Role: Senior Lecturer in International Business & Strategy

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267547
Office: ESGW 202c
  • Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)
  • Human Resource Management in large MNEs
  • Strategic Behaviour of Firms
  • Entrepreneurship
Dr Uthayasankar (Sankar) Sivarajah
Role: Research Fellow

Phone: +44 (0)18952 66935
Office: ESGW 202/3
  • e-Government
  • Information Systems Evaluation
  • Innovation
  • Adoption of technology and diffusion
  • Business Sustainability

Helen Slingsby
Role: Placement and Careers Centre/MBA Careers Consultant

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267965
Office: 1st Floor – Bannerman Centre
Dr Natasha Slutskaya
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267687
Office: ESGW 202n
  • Relationships between the body and the social
  • Organizational failure
  • Identities at work
Dr Stephen Smith
Role: Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265304
Office: ESGW 104l
Dr Virginia Spiegler
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266700
Office: ESGW 104j
Dr Cristina Stoian
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267278
Office: ESGW 202m
  • Internationalisation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) 
  • Firm and Environmental Determinants of International Behaviour 
  • International Marketing Strategy (Adaptation/Standardisation)
Mr Grigorios Theodosopoulos
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265007
Office: ESGW 105
  • Accounting for the Hospice Business Model in England
  • Teaching Accounting to Non-specialist Students: Identification and Evaluation of the Students’ Perspective
Dr Tony Tollington
Role: Reader in Accounting

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267238
Office: ESGW 104e

Intangible Assets

Mr Howard Tribe
Role: Teaching Fellow

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266574
Office: ESGW 202q
  • The History and Development of the European Union. (E.U.)
  • The European Business Environment.
  • Competition Policy & Emerging Markets in the E.U.
Dr Selçuk Uygur
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267466
Office: ESGW 202b
  • Work ethic
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Religion and business ethics
Dr Raffaella Valsecchi
Role: Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)1895 267570
Office: ESGW 202n
  • Organisation Studies
  • Non-standard forms of employment
  • Work-life balance
  • New developments health sector 
Mr Paul Waller
Role: Research Fellow

Phone: +44 (0)7973 910737
Office: ESGW 305/13
  • Electronic Government (E-Government)
  • ICT-enabled innovation in public administration
  • Social Innovation
  • Public value appraisal methodology
  • Impact of ICT on politics and government
Professor Vishanth Weerakkody
Role: Professor of Digital Governance

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266020
Office: ESGW 217
  • Electronic government (E-Government)
  • Transformational Government (T-Government)
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Organisational change
  • Technology adoption and diffusion in the public sector
Professor Adrian Woods
Role: Professor Emeritus

Phone: +44 (0)1895 266659
Office: ESGW 112
  • Voluntary organisation development
  • Social Enterprise development,
  • Small business development,
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Middle management training and development
  • Strategy
Mr Zhiyong Wu
Role: Teaching Fellow in Accounting

Phone: +44 (0)1895 265906
Office: ESGW 202L

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