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Professor Fiona Denney Professor Fiona Denney
Professor - Business Education
I am a Professor in Business Education in the Organisations and People division in Brunel Business School. In a career spanning nearly 25 years, I have been a business studies academic in the areas of marketing and general managment and leadership and I have held a number of central university positions. Between 2003 and 2019, I worked in academic staff and researcher development, including being the Assistant Director of the Graduate School at King’s College London and heading up the Brunel Educational Excellence Centre at Brunel University London until 2019. Both of these positions plus my national and international work for Vitae (see have involved me in strategic leadership and operational management including managing people, projects and resources, which now form my research interests in leadership in higher education. I served as a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Council for Graduate Education as well as the Honorary Secretary between 2017 and 2021. I am also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). My research interests are focused on hybrid management and compassionate leadership in organisations including universities and the not-for-profit and public sectors. In the Business School, I am involved in working closely with colleagues to provide guidance and support for the enhancement of learning, teaching and assessing in business education. I am currently an external examiner for the University of Lincoln's College of Social Science Research Degrees Board and have served as an external examiner in many other UK universities including UCL. I am also involved in providing consultancy work for Epigeum - a major developer of online training programmes for the higher education sector owned by Oxford University Press. I am a qualified and highly experienced executive coach and I coach senior executives in professional services industries as additional consultancy work.

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Professor Danae Manika Professor Danae Manika
Associate Head (Teaching) / Professor - Marketing and Business Education
Danae Manika (PhD, University of Texas at Austin) is Professor of Marketing & Business Education and Associate Head of Brunel Business School. Before joining Brunel University London, she was Professor of Marketing at Newcastle University Business School, where she led its London Campus as Academic Group Head and held the Deputy Director of Research role at Newcastle University Business School. Danae in the past has also held academic positions at Queen Mary University of London, Durham University and the University of Texas at Austin; and is currently Visiting Professor at Newcastle University and Queen Mary University of London, while previously she held a Visiting Research Scholar position at the Centre of Risk Management and Insurance Research at McCombs Business School, University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her academic career, Danae worked as an Account Planning Intern in advertising agencies such as Latinworks in Austin, TX, and DDB in New York. She obtained a Ph.D and a M.A. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. Honours in Marketing from University of Stirling. Danae’s recent research has been published in journals such as: Journal of Service Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Psychology and Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Research, European Management Review, and International Business Review, amongst others. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Danae’s research focuses on effective message construction for behaviour change within the contexts of health, well-being and the environment. She is involved in various consultancies (e.g., Harrow Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, RECOUP, Global Action Plan, Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition), and her research has been supported by £364,000+ of funding (e.g., CRUK, EPSRC/Innovate UK, NERC/NCAS, RED, and Arrow/ERDF). Danae is Associate Editor (AE) for Business and Society and the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, while in the past she was AE for the Journal of Marketing Management (2017-21). She is also currently on the Editorial Review Boards of: Journal of Business Ethics, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Journal of Marketing Management; with guest editor experience across multiple top journals. Danae also has experience as: funding reviewer for Cancer Research UK (2015-19); and track chair for the Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress Conference in 2023, the Transformative Consumer Research Conference in 2021, and the European Social Marketing Association Conference in 2016. Using an interdisciplinary approach, blending the lines between marketing, advertising and psychology her research aims to answer a fundamental marketing research question: How to diminish the knowledge-behaviour gap? Particularly, her research focuses on effective message construction for behaviour change. It takes an information processing approach, which identifies, classifies and examines cognitive (e.g., knowledge, confidence, trust, values) and affective (e.g., pride, fear, disgust) factors that influence individuals’/consumers’/employees’ decisions and choices after exposure to campaigns/messages/interventions, and translate knowledge acquisition to behaviour change/formation. Her research is theory-based but practically applicable research, and often uses health (e.g., weight control, alcohol consumption, vaccination), well-being and environmental (e.g. energy saving, recycling) social issues as the venue for understanding the knowledge-behaviour gap, with direct implications for persuasive communication and behavioural interventions that motivate health and environmental action. The campaigns/messages/interventions often examined involve digital components (e.g., websites, social media, mobile applications, online tracking tools) and technology adoption behaviours (e.g., adoption and usage of technology-based solutions). Other projects with information technology and effective message construction focus include: social media service failure apologies, online petitions, and online political engagement. Side projects include innovative research methodologies, female-disparaging adverts, and consumer animosity, amongst others. Danae’s recent research has been published in journals such as Journal of Service Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Psychology and Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Research, European Management Review, International Business Review, Information Technology and People, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Marketing Management, Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Marketing Communications, Health Marketing Quarterly, and Multivariate Behavioral Research, amongst others. She often engages in research projects that require collaborations with other disciplines such as medicine, engineering and geography; and her research has been supported by £284,000+ of funding (e.g., CRUK, EPSRC/Innovate UK, RED, and Arrow/ERDF). She also strongly believes in the interplay and interdependence of academia, government, business and society and hence she is often involved in various consultancies (e.g., Harrow Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council, RECOUP, Global Action Plan, Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition), in line with her research (i.e., effective message construction for behaviour change). Danae is Associate Editor (AE) for Business and Society and the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, while in the past she was AE for the Journal of Marketing Management (2017-21). She is also currently on the Editorial Review Boards of: Journal of Business Ethics, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, and Journal of Marketing Management; with guest editor experience across multiple top journals. Danae also has experience as: funding reviewer for Cancer Research UK (2015-19); and track chair for the Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress Conference in 2023, the Transformative Consumer Research Conference in 2021, and the European Social Marketing Association Conference in 2016. MG5510B Dissertation (Jan intake)
Mrs Sue Hardman Mrs Sue Hardman
Divisional Lead / Reader (Education) - Financial Accounting and Auditing
I am a professional certified accountant with a 20-year career, teaching accounting in Universities, underpinned by a year teaching in Further Education, during which time I was able to develop the basic pedagogic techniques that have developed and informed my subsequent teaching. My long and varied experience has enabled me to develop innovative approaches to teaching in order to illustrate abstract concepts across the learning spectrum, on both academic and professional courses. In 2006 I developed an interest in academic research and its role in informing work based practice. Therefore in 2006 I embarked on a research exercise to determine ‘selective and biased speech acts in corporate governance communication’. More recently I have been involved in undertaking action research into the use of video in inclusive teaching. After developing close links with the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) and in response to demands from industry, I led a small team that designed, developed and managed a new degree in Credit Management. I have undertaken many examination and moderation positions during my career, in particular as Examiner for a new module for the CICM’s professional programme (Financial Analysis). I am a member of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) and undertake continuing professional development as required by my professional body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Dr Morwenna Carr Dr Morwenna Carr
Senior Lecturer (Education Academic)
Part of the Student Experience Team at Brunel Business School, most of my role is focused on students and caring for them. We work to ensure that students get the support they need! If you're a current Brunel Business School student and you're feeling a little overwhelmed, not sure about what to do or when to do it, or something's happened that is having an effect on your work please contact us and we'll work with you to explain, resolve, or help! There are loads of ways students can get in touch with us: 1. Email us at tutorsbbs@brunel.ac.uk. 2. Drop in and see us in The Helpful Hour, 12:30 - 13:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Starbucks Cafe area in Eastern Gateway Building. 3. Book a meeting with me here I have regular appointments available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 4. Can't make my regular hours? Request a meeting by emailing tutorsbbs@brunel.ac.uk and we'll find a time that works for you! We can help with anything - from explaining the Extenuating Circumstances policy, telling you what support you could access, cheering you through your essay planning, or telling you who's best to contact for your question. Something you don't want to speak to a member of academic staff about? Come and see us! We don't mark your work or have any input into your grades, and we know all about staying calm in the face of a last minute panic. Pedagogical: compassion * compassionate spaces in institutions * community * growth of community in large schools * transition * induction *co-creation Literary: Seventeenth-century drama and prose ∙ Early modern performance studies, including Shakespearean drama ∙ Restoration, including drama and prose ∙ Performance studies, with a particular interest in Practice as Research methodology ∙ Audiences and reception ∙ Women’s writing ∙ Gender studies, particularly queer theory ∙ Disability studies COntact me: 1. Email us at tutorsbbs@brunel.ac.uk. 2. Drop in and see us in The Helpful Hour, 12:30 - 13:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Starbucks Cafe area in Eastern Gateway Building. 3. Book a meeting with me here I have regular appointments available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 4. Can't make my regular hours? Request a meeting by emailing tutorsbbs@brunel.ac.uk and we'll find a time that works for you!
Mr Dabir Ahmed Mr Dabir Ahmed
Senior Lecturer in Accounting (Educational Academic)
Before qualifying as an Accountant, I graduated as an Engineer in Bangladesh. After moving to the UK, I qualified as an Accountant in 2008 and now a Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). I am also a fellow of the HEA and have PRINCE2 professional practitioner certificate. I have been teaching since 2008 in areas such as Financial Reporting, Management Accounting and Taxation and researching on aspects related to Taxation and Housing policy in the UK. My pedagogic interests include E-learning in Accounting Education. I have gained extensive work experiences in accounting and finance over the last 10 years. I have worked as a Finance manager, Accountant, and business adviser in different industries such as education, retail, catering, and e-commerce. As a Textile Engineer, I worked in Textile manufacturing in Bangladesh for 4 years.I was a Production Manager of a Composite textile manufacturing company in my last job in Bangladesh before I moved to the UK. Presently, as a business consultant at Ultimate Accounting and Tax Solutions, my role mainly involves advising businesses on start-up, growth, financial compliance, cost management and taxation. Since September 2015, I am presenting a live TV show called “Your Accountant” on ATN Bangla (SKY Digital 746) focusing on common business, accounting and tax issues related with small and medium sized enterprise. I am also an external examiner for the University of Greenwich UG and PG Accounting and Finance programmes. Taxation and Housing policy in the UK. E-learning and Accounting Education. MG3027 Taxation. MG2529 Management Accounting - Decision Making. Consultation and feedback Sessions: Tuesday 3pm to 4pm Wednesday 4pm to 5pm
Dr Olayinka Uadiale Dr Olayinka Uadiale
Lecturer in Accounting
Before joining Brunel University as a Lecturer in Accounting in September 2018, I was a lecturer in Accounting at University of Essex. During my doctoral studies, I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Essex. Prior to this role, I have held academic roles as Lecturer at other Higher Education Institutions abroad. My undergraduate and MSc degrees were in Accounting from the University of Benin. In addition, I completed my Master of Research degree in Accounting, Finance and Management at the University of Essex. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). I have been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). Performance management in health service organisations New public management and healthcare reforms in Emerging Economies Public sector accounting and accountability Accountability and accounting in the public interest Current Teaching in Brunel Business School: MG5612 Financial Accounting (PGT) MG3117: Issues and Controversies in Accounting (UG) MG2112: Principles and Practice of Accounting (UG) MG1052: Introduction to Accounting (UG) Previous Teaching: Principles of Accounting Audit Principles and Practice Financial Reporting and Analysis Management Accounting Research Methodology in Accounting Public sector Accounting Auditing and Investigation
Mr Timon Munir Mr Timon Munir
Lecturer (Education Academic) in Accounting
Teaching has become my passion since I started teaching adults in 2006. Working as an accountant enabled me to bring the practical experience gained into the classroom. Over these years of teaching professional courses, I have developed presentation, leadership and management skills. In the academic year 2019/20, I received a student-led Lecturer of the year award. I was nominated for Ken Darby-Dowman Memorial Prize which is awarded to staff in recognition of their contribution to the Student Experience with a focus on the compassion and kindness being demonstrated to our students. I have taught for 7 years in FE college and during this period I gained my teaching qualification. I have been a marker in computerised accounting and spreadsheets for the AAT Qualification. I am also serving as treasurer of a charity.
Mrs Jasmine Cooper Mrs Jasmine Cooper
Tutoring Coordinator
I am a Lecturer in Education/Tutoring Coordinator for the Business School. Part of my job is to offer guidance and support for students who are experiencing difficulties during their studies. Also I do coordinate the personal tutoring support delivered by all academic staff members to both undergraduates and post-graduate students. I am available on Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays between 10 - 4 pm. Drop-in hours: Monday - Friday 1 - 2pm at ESGW 108 (no booking required) Please email me for an appointment if you need a private meeting on tutorsbbs@brunel.ac.uk
Ms Sarah Wolfenden Ms Sarah Wolfenden
Academic Development Professional
I am a Senior Lecturer in Academic Professional Development, an ILM qualified performance coach; a Senior Fellow of Advance HE; mentor; and a chartered librarian and information professional. As part of this role, I teach digital literacy to students in the English department and I work with BERGH to develop staff professionally. In addition to this full-time role, I am a part-time doctoral researcher in Brunel Business School investigating the effects of coaching on staff wellbeing. I am also a primary school governor, a Brunel Wellbeing Champion and a Mental Health First Aider Champion.