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Centre Directors

Professor Ashley Braganza
Professor Ashley Braganza is Professor of Organisational Transformation Change at Brunel Business School. He is teaching on Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught programmes. His research interests encompass big data, change management, strategy implementation, process and knowledge management, and transformation enabled information systems. He has published over 100 papers in prestigious academic and practitioner journals and three books. He is the Founder and Chair of the British Academy of Management Special Interest Group in Transformation, Change and Development. He has carried out over 50 consultancy assignments with large global organisations. He has held several senior leadership positions in academic institutions as well as serving on the governing bodies of schools and small and medium-sized enterprises. His past collaborations with practitioners from BT, Microsoft, McDonald's, Astra Zeneca, Friends Provident, Volkswagen Financial Services and the Department for Children, Schools and Families and academics have co-created knowledge and practical ways of successfully implementing complex change programmes. His research incorporates perspectives of big data, the business effects of artificial intelligence, strategy, structure, culture and behaviour, information systems, knowledge management and process reengineering. He has led several major industry-funded research projects in the area of change and process management. He completed a study of CEOs and CIOs to gain fresh insights into the role of CEOs in largescale transformation programmes. He has published three books and over a hundred research articles, conference papers and working papers covering a range of topics on big data, business processes, change management, process orientation, knowledge management, governance, and organisation structure.
Dr Tatiana Kalganova
Dr Tatiana Kalganova (TK) is a senior lecturer in intelligent systems in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences at Brunel University. She received MSc degree from Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Belarus in 1994 and PhD degree from Napier University, UK in 2000. In August 2000 she has joined Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, Brunel University. She was awarded a personal grant from the Education Ministry of the Republic of Belarus for distinctive achievements in the field of exact sciences in 1997, and a grant from the International Soros Science Education Program (ISSEP) for distinctive achievements in the field of exact sciences in 1996. She has more than 20 years of experience in the development of intelligent systems for design and optimisation of relatively complex systems. She has led and contributed to a number of research projects on evolutionary design and optimisation applied to real-world applications. She was a principal investigator on EPSRC funded project that developed scalable evolvable hardware approach. She has also led projects funded by industry, for example, a project co-funded by Caterpillar and EPSRC to develop new software that allows completing automatic routing and design of hydraulic systems.


Centre members

Dr Ana Canhoto
Dr Ana Canhoto is Reader in Marketing at Brunel Business School. Her research focuses on the use of digital technology in interactions between firms and their customers. She is interested in the role of digital technology in targeting and personalisation. She is working on projects such as the adoption and sustained use of fitness wearables, integration of chatbots in customer service, and the potential for algorithmic decision making in personalisation. She is also interested in the role of digital technology in customer insight, and her projects include the pitfalls of using social media data, organisational issues around big data, and the use of beacons in retail environments. Ana founded and chaired the Academy of Marketing’s Special Interest Group in Customer Relationship Management, and was part of the academic team that created the Google Online Marketing Challenge. Before joining academia, Ana worked as a management consultant in the telecommunications industry, and as a portfolio manager at a leading media and entertainment company. Ana has taught across various programmes, including MBA and executive education, and led on the pedagogical use of new technologies.
Dr Weifeng Chen
Dr Weifeng Chen is currently Senior Lecturer at Brunel Business School, Brunel University London. He specialises in international innovation management and statistical modelling. His current research focuses on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on business operations and management. I am also interested in contemporary issues in strategic product/service / organisational innovation management. He has been involved in a number of large research projects. He is currently involved in projects studying the impact of Artificial Intelligence on Productivity and Business Models in Healthcare Services. Dr Chen's academic work has appeared in Journal of Business Research, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Information Technology for Development, Regional Studies, the Journal of Organizational Change Management, the International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Information System Management, Advances in Information Systems Management and the International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, among others. Dr Chen is also consulting on doing business with Chinese companies and organisations.
Professor Shireen Kanji
Professor Shireen Kanji is a Professor in Human Resource Management in Brunel Business School. Her research focus is on inequality in the workplace and in the home. She is particularly interested in gender inequality, working hours of men and women, the work-family interface, career choices, and wellbeing. My research is situated where gender, work and social inequality intersect. I have studied the occupational aspirations of younger workers in relation to the gender mix of occupations and the long-lasting impact of precarious work on the wellbeing of younger workers in Germany. Research on occupations and inequality is based on women scientists in the pharmaceutical industry in Switzerland and women’s changing occupational status in China. Current research. The differential positioning of men and women in self-employment. The exploration of the working hours and paid work participation of older men and women in Europe. The mental load of organising work and care. My work has been widely reported in national and international media in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Wirtschaftswoche, Time Magazine, The Daily Express, ITV News and BBC News. I have appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and on the BBC World Service.I have undertaken consultancy work for international organisations. For example I was involved in an OECD project on how the school to work transition in Switzerland is gendered, an Asian Development Bank research project on women’s changing occupational status in China and several DFID projects on poverty in Russia.
Dr Ace Simpson
Dr Ace Simpson is a reader in HRM /Organisational Behaviour and a leading scholar in the area of compassion in organisations, which has relevance to Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. My professional mission is to help create more compassionate workplaces where people feel understood, respected and supported by their coworkers - leading to greater employee satisfaction, fulfilment and wellbeing. I try to achieve this objective through my teaching, research and work with industry partners. Prior to joining Brunel, I was Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia, where I coordinated large modules with uptown 2000 students in a term. I also designed new modules, including a popular post-graduate module on Positive Psychology and Positive Organizational Behaviour. At UTS I was also recognised as being among the top undergraduate and postgraduate lecturers, based upon student feedback ratings. I am also co-author of the textbook titled Positive Organizational Behavior (Routledge, 2020). My main area of research is on organisational compassion. I have also published on topics such as humble leadership, love in organisations, management education and organisational paradoxes. I am also Research Advisor to the Centre for Positive Organisations at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. My research has been published in top academic journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry and Management Learning. My industry engagement has included working with an Australian health district with six hospitals and 14,000 staff to address bullying issues by enhancing their organisational compassion capabilities. To this end I have worked with colleagues to develop a measure of organisational compassion, the NEAR Organisational Compassion Scale.
Dr David Botchie
Dr David Botchie is a Lecturer in Sustainability and Global Value Chains from Bournemouth University where he served as a Research Fellow. Before joining Bournemouth University, David was a User Experience Researcher on the DFID funded Internet Portals Evaluation Project in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. He holds a PhD in International Development. Prior to pursuing his PhD studies, David worked as a researcher at Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, and also taught Enterprise Development at Ho Technical University, Ghana. He has also worked as a consultant for various international organisations including the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and Food and Agricultural Organisation. His recent research has appeared in journals such as:Technological Forecasting and Social Change, R and D Management, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Project Management journal.
Dr Alaa Marshan
Dr Alaa Marshan is a lecturer at the Computer Science Department, where he teaches a variety of topics related to data science, machine learning and business intelligence and integration. He has won awards for his teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At the research front, his research primarily focus on intelligent data analysis, information management and improving operational business information systems.
Dr Eleni Iacovidou
Dr Eleni Iacovidou is a Lecturer in Environmental Management at Brunel University London. Her work is centred around resource and waste management systems assessment and valuation, working closely with industry and policy-makers. Eleni joined Brunel in 2018, having previously worked at the University of Leeds as the lead researcher on the NERC/ESRC CVORR project developing a novel, conceptual approach called complex-value optimisation of resource recovery from waste systems (CVORR), and EPSRC/ESRC iBUILD project focusing on promoting improved design, ‘recovery’ interventions and digitalisation in the construction sector. Before that role, she led the strategic partnership between Imperial College London and Veolia Environmental Services (VES), fostering collaborations between industry, academia, local authorities and policy-makers. She is a chemist on the background, with expertise on environmental engineering and environmental management research, following studies at the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete and the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. Her teaching and research interests span the environmental science, engineering and political fields, in addition to interdisciplinary approaches to governance, circular economy, and sustainable development.
Dr Francesco De Pascalis
Dr Francesco De Pascalis is a lecturer in financial law at Brunel University London. Prior to joining Brunel, he worked as a research fellow at the chair for banking and finance law held by Professor Kern Alexander at the University of Zurich, where he contributed to research and teaching activities in the field of Corporate Law, Banking Law and International Finance Law. He obtained his PhD in 2015 at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), University of London, where he is also involved as a visiting lecturer.
Dr Hayleigh Bosher
Hayleigh is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University London, as well as, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management, writer and Book Review Editor for the specialist IP blog IPKat, founder of the World IP Women (WIPW) network and an Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law consultant. Hayleigh's main research areas include copyright enforcement and infringement in the entertainment industries, particularly in music, social media, online and more recently in artificial intelligence. Hayleigh’s research always involves public and policy engagement, as such she is widely published in academic peer-reviewed journals, in the press, and has responded to a number of policy inquiries at International, European and UK level. Her most recent book; Copyright in the Music Industry, is accompanied with a playlist and podcast. Hayleigh is a core member of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and a member of the Research Centre for Law, Economics and Finance at Brunel. Hayleigh joined Brunel in 2018, having previously held positions at Coventry University, The University of the Arts London and the Academy of Digital Entertainment, Breda University (Netherlands).
Dr Paula Westenberger
Dr Paula Westenberger is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University London, where she teaches and convenes undergraduate and postgraduate intellectual property law modules at Brunel Law School, and is a member of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence at Brunel University. Paula joined Brunel in 2018, having previously held positions at Queen Mary University of London and Buckinghamshire New University. She holds a PhD (with Scholarship awarded by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies) and an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and an LLB from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), where she was also part of the Human Rights Centre research group "Simulações e Realidade". Her research interests cover the intersection between copyright law, human rights and culture, with particular focus on topics including limitations and exceptions to copyright, the use of digital technology by cultural heritage institutions, and the relationship between artistic freedom and copyright law. She is currently researching the interface between cultural heritage, artificial intelligence and copyright law. Paula is Deputy Editor for the European Copyright and Design Reports (ECDR), a member of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA) and a peer reviewer for intellectual property law academic journals. Paula is a qualified lawyer in Brazil, where she has practiced in the field of intellectual property law.
Dr Stelios Andreadakis
Dr Stelios Andreadakis is a Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Financial Law and Director of Postgraduate Programmes. Prior to joining Brunel, he was a Lecturer and LLM Director at the University of Leicester and a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. He holds a PhD and an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Leicester and an undergraduate Law degree from the Law School of the University of Athens, Greece. Dr Andreadakis’ research interests are in the areas of Corporate Law and EU Law. He is particularly interested in corporate governance, exploring aspects of regulation of companies, corporate theories, the operation of financial markets and the role of scandals in the introduction of new legislation. His current work focuses on the role of whistle-blowers in modern corporate governance and he is conducting empirical research in the US, Japan and Europe. He is also interested in the role of Artificial Intelligence in the operation of modern corporations and the changes that technology can bring in the way that companies are organised and develop their strategy.
Dr Monomita Nandy
Dr Monomita Nandy is a Reader in Accounting and Finance at Brunel Business School. She completed her PhD from University of Calcutta, India and University of Rome Torvergata, Italy. She worked as visiting research fellow at Lally Business School, NewYork and Radbound University, Holland. Before joining the Brunel University she taught at different universities in India and Surrey University, UK, where she got awarded for her innovative and technology led teaching. She is interested in interdisciplinary research and technological advancement in emerging issues in corporate finance and banking. Her research works are published in international peer reviewed journals like IJFE, TIJA etc., she is involved in editorial and review activities of international journals and regularly she presented her work at leading conferences. She is the co-chair of south-east group of British Accounting and Finance association and acts as an expert at PMI of the European Accounting Association. Her research attracted external funding and her collaboration with business allowed the firms to take progressive strategic decision.
Dr Asress Adimi Gikay
Dr. Asress Adimi Gikay is a Lecturer in AI, Disruptive Innovation, and Law at Brunel University London since September 2019, with his research focusing on Artificial Intelligence, Law, and Ethics. In 2020, he has completed his PhD (with Honor) in Individual Person and Legal Protections at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy) with thesis on the Regulation of Automated Consumer Credit Scoring in the EU and the US. He also earned his Doctorate Degree in Juridical Sciences (Summa Cum Laude) at Central European University (CEU) in 2016 specializing in comparative secured transactions law. He holds LLM in International Business Law (CEU) and LLM in Comparative Law, Economic, and Finance (IUC-Torino). He obtained his LLB degree with distinction from Addis Ababa University Faculty of Law in 2008.
Dr Cristina Sisu
Dr Cristina Sisu is a lecturer in Genomic Data Analytics at Brunel University London. Prior to that, she studied chemical engineering first at University "Politehnica" Bucharest and then at University "Politehnica" Timisoara in Romania, followed by an MSc in molecular sciences at Wagennigen University, The Netherlands, and a PhD in bioinformatics at University of Cambridge. After exploring the European educational and research environment, she moved to the USA as a post-doc at Yale University in the lab of Mark Gerstein. Currently, her research focuses on the study of pseudogenes from both an evolutionary perspective but also as key players in various diseases. She is using computational models and machine learning to process, integrate and analyse large scale biological data to infer new knowledge, in particular in the area of cancer detection and development. From a teaching perspective, she is involved in creating new curricula and materials for teaching bioinformatics and data analytics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is an active member of the Early Career Lecturers in Biosciences, and advisory group to the Heads of University Biosciences, Royal Society of Biology, and is involved in the organisation of events for new academics, as well as highlighting the key issues facing early career lecturers.
Dr Emma Norris
Dr Emma Norris is a Lecturer in Public Health, within Brunel's Department of Clinical Sciences. Emma is a Chartered Psychologist and a researcher in behaviour change and health psychology. She arrives at Brunel from the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London. Her work includes the development of ontologies to represent behaviour change interventions for evidence synthesis using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Emma also works to develop and assess health interventions, including physical activity, smoking cessation and digital interventions. Emma is also an advocate for Open Science, interested in designing behaviour change interventions to facilitate Open Science behaviours in researchers.
Dr Hongying Meng
Dr Hongying Meng is with Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London. He is an academic member of Institute of Environment, Health and Societies under the theme of Biomedical Engineering and Brunel Digital Science and Technology Hub at Brunel. Before that, he held research positions in several UK universities including University College London (UCL), University of York, University of Lincoln, University of Dundee and University of Southampton. He received his Ph.D. degree in Communication and Electronic Systems from Xi’an Jiaotong University and was a lecturer in Electronic Engineering Department of Tsinghua University, Beijing in China. He is a Member of Engineering Professors’ Council, and a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA) in UK. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT) and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (IEEE TCDS), and a general chair for 16th International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2020).
Dr Lu Gan
Dr. Lu Gan received her B. Eng and M. Eng. degrees from South East University, China and the Ph.D degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1998, 2000 and 2004 respectively. She is currently a senior lecturer (equivalent to associate professor) in Brunel University, London. Before she joined Brunel University in 2008, she has been on the faculties with The University of Newcastle (2004-2006), Australia and University of Liverpool, UK (2006-2007). From 2003 to 2004, she was a research associate in Centre for Signal Processing, Nanyang Technological University. Dr. Gan’s research interests include fundamental signal processing theories and their applications in image/video coding and processing, non-destructive terahertz and ultrasound imaging, machine learning and wireless communications etc. Her research work has been funded by Australian research council, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK and TWI UK. She is a member of IEEE and a regular reviewer for many top journals including IEEE Transactions on Information theory, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE transactions on Communications and IEEE transactions on image processing etc. She has also been reviewing research grants in UK EPSRC and UK STFC and FWO in Belgium (equivalent to EPSRC in UK). She has been on the technical committee member for conferences including Globecom and ICC.
Dr Md Nazmul Huda
Dr M Nazmul Huda received his BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 2008, his MSc by Research degree in Computing Science from Staffordshire University, UK in 2011 and his Ph.D. degree in Robotics and Control from Bournemouth University, UK in 2016. At present, he is a Senior Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Brunel University London and supervising several PhD students in robotics, artificial intelligence and renewable energy. Before joining at Brunel University London, he has held several academic/research positions at Coventry University, Cranfield University, Bournemouth University, Staffordshire University and Bangladesh. He has more than ten years of experience in performing research and leading research projects in robotics, control and machine learning funded by various funding bodies including EPSRC and Innovate UK. He has filed a patent and published papers on flagship journals and conferences. He is a member of IET, IEEE, IEEE RAS and EPSRC associate peer review college. He also serves as a reviewer for many flagship journals and conferences in robotics, control and artificial intelligence including IEEE ICRA, IEEE IROS, IEEE SSRR, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) etc.
Dr Nikolaos Boulgouris
Nikolaos V. Boulgouris is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of Brunel University London. From 2004 to 2010 he was an academic member of staff with King's College London, and before that he was a researcher with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Toronto, Canada. He has published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences (Google scholar search) and he has participated in numerous national and international research consortia. Dr. Boulgouris currently serves as Senior Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. In 2018 he served as Technical Program Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). In the past he served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, from which he received the 2017 Best Associate Editor Award, and also as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He was co-editor of the book Biometrics: Theory, Methods, and Applications, which was published by Wiley - IEEE Press, and guest co-editor for two journal special issues. He is an elected member of the IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee (MMSP - TC). From 2014 to 2019, he served as an elected member of the IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee (IVMSP - TC). Dr. Boulgouris is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Olwenn Martin
Building on an academic interdisciplinary background in Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, I have developed expertise in the translation and application of both fundamental and observational research into policy, which I share through my teaching and research with the aim to tackle the Global Challenges related to mismanaged chemical emissions from the technosphere to the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and ultimately biosphere.
Dr Pamela Nika
Pamela Nika is a Lecturer in corporate and finance law at Brunel University. She has recently obtained her PhD from the University of Reading. Her thesis titled ‘ECB Monetary Policy and Supervisory Powers: Competing Objectives and Policy Conflicts,’ critically assessed the role of European Central Bank in light of banking union and the centralisation of banking supervision at European Union level. Pamela also holds an LLM in International Commercial Law, with specialisation in Banking and Finance from City University London and a BA in Law from the University of Athens. Prior to joining Brunel, Pamela worked for the University of Reading and the University of Essex Online, where she has contributed in a number of LLM Modules. Pamela was also admitted to Athens Bar Association and practised law in areas such as commercial law, banking law and international transactions.
Dr Pin Lean Lau
Dr Pin Lean Lau
Research Interests: - Legal and/or regulatory governance for artificial intelligence (AI) systems; the legal status of AI and risk management/accountability mechanisms of AI systems; autonomous AI systems in international humanitarian law; the protection of privacy, globalized digitalization and cybersecurity. - Current affairs and developments in bioethics/biomedicine research, genetic engineering technologies, reproductive technologies (specifically pre-implantation genetic diagnosis), neuroscience technologies and legal responsibility, and their co-relations to human rights and substantive and distributive justice within constitutional or regulatory governance mechanisms
Prof. Hamed Al-Raweshidy
Prof. Hamed Al-Raweshidy
Professor - Wireless Networks And Communications Centre
Hamed Al-Raweshidy is professor of Communications Engineering and has been awarded BEng and MSc from University of Technology/Baghdad in 1977 and 1980 respectively. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma from Glasgow University/ Glasgow/ UK in 1987. He awarded his PhD in 1991 from Strathclyde University in Glasgow/UK. He was with Space and Astronomy Research Centre/Iraq, PerkinElmer/USA, Carl Zeiss/Germany, British Telecom/UK, Oxford University, Manchester Met.University and Kent University. Professor Al-Raweshidy is currently the Director of the Wireless Networks and Communications Centre (WNCC) and Director of PG studies (ECE) at Brunel University, London, UK.


Associate members


Doctoral Researchers

  • Despoina Farmaki
  • Ivars Dzalbs 
  • Jonas Scackauskas
  • German Sternhartz
  • Jenan Ahmad
  • Adam Byerly
  • Souraneel Chatoraj
  • Juvaria Syeda
  • Xiaowei Wang
  • Tianhao Wang
  • Bodor Almatrouk
  • Sahil Datta
  • Kalliopi Letsiou
  • Andrew Wood
  • Daniela Castillo
  • Laith Abo-Alsoof
  • Abdulrahman Aljuaid
  • Khadijah Alkandary
  • Entissar Almutairi
  • Ahmed Alrashedi
  • Usman Butt
  • Sahil Datta
  • Luiz Galvao
  • Reshman Jabeen
  • Ippokratis Karakotsoglou
  • Imene Mecheter
  • Atefeh Momenikorbekandi
  • Aram Nawaiseh
  • Cengiz Selcuk
  • Bakhtiyor Yokubov
  • Roba Zayed
  • Yaser Allozi
  • Luigi Amato
  • Marika Luzzetti
  • Ahmet Serhat Yildiz
  • Sebin Jung