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Dr Geraldine Cohen

Dr Geraldine Cohen


Geraldine Cohen PhD MBA (INSEAD) FHEA MCIM Chartered Marketer is Reader in Marketing at Brunel Business School, Brunel University; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Member of the British Academy of Management; Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Chartered Marketer.

Extensive executive experience in Marketing and International Business acquired at Fairchild Semiconductors in Germany, Cummins Engine Company in the USA and Rank Xerox and ECI Ventures in the UK. Set up and run successful Marketing consultancy advising industrial and commercial clients as well as non-profit organisations.

Currently, Director Business Life; Director Brunel Business School Enterprise and Brunel Business School Lead on Co-Innovate collaborations with London based SMEs; Programme Lead for CIM Gateway Programme; Former Interim Director Teaching and Learning; Former Undergraduate Marketing Pathway Leader.

Extensive Teaching Experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA levels: Strategic Marketing; International Marketing; Marketing Communications; Marketing Research.

Extensive Supervisory Experience at PhD, MSc and BSc levels.

Board Experience: Former Member of the Brunel University Senate; Non-Executive Director of the Mount Vernon and Watford Hospitals NHS Trust.

Consultancy Experience: Member of the AQA Expert Panel for Business Studies for the A-level reform; Pro bono consultancy for Headway South Bucks; Joint research project with ‘Branding for Talent’ consultancy on ‘Employer Branding and the Importance of Talent’ leading to ‘Branding for Talent’ (Learning Circle) workshops.

Visiting Professor at NYU in London (2008 - 2011).

Published papers in Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, EuroMed Journal of Business, Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, The Marketing Review, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Journal of Brand Management, Management Decision.


Director Business Life - a socially innovative and stakeholder led professional development program designed to offer Brunel Business School students professional and accredited qualifications and essential employability skills. Business Life aims to provide students with in-demand skills to succeed in their chosen professional field of specialisation. 

Director Brunel Business School Enterprise – a dynamic network for practitioners and academics to nurture competitiveness and growth in firms through the use of Learning Action Networks (LANs).

Brunel Business School Co-Innovate Lead - Co-Innovate is an innovation support programme aimed to foster collaborations between students, academics, London based SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs seeking business growth through innovation.

CIM Gateway Programme Lead – The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Graduate Gateway Programme enables Brunel Business School Marketing students to work towards a range of CIM qualifications while at university.

Newest selected publications

Scandelius, C. and Cohen, G. (2016) 'Sustainability program brands: Platforms for collaboration and co-creation'. Industrial Marketing Management, 57. pp. 166 - 176. ISSN: 0019-8501 Open Access Link

Journal article

Scandelius, C. and Cohen, G. (2016) 'Achieving collaboration with diverse stakeholders - the role of strategic ambiguity in CSR communication'. Journal of Business Research, 69 (9). pp. 3487 - 3499. ISSN: 0148-2963 Open Access Link

Journal article

Asaad, Y., Melewar, TC. and Cohen, G. (2015) 'Export market orientation behavior of universities: the British scenario'. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 25 (1). pp. 127 - 154. ISSN: 0884-1241

Journal article

Asaad, Y., Melewar, TC. and Cohen, G. (2014) 'Export market orientation in universities: Bridging the gap between export marketing and higher education'. The Marketing Review, 14 (2). pp. 145 - 162. ISSN: 1469-347X

Journal article

Asaad, Y., Melewar, TC., Cohen, G. and Balmer, JMT. (2013) 'Universities and export market orientation: An exploratory study of UK post-92 universities'. Marketing Intelligence and Planning, 31 (7). pp. 838 - 856. ISSN: 0263-4503

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