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Academic Staff

At ARU London our focus is on helping you gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary business and management theory. Equally importantly we aim to provide you with a thorough grounding in modern-day business practice.

All ARU London academic members are:

  • Experts in their subject areas

  • Adept at communicating their expertise in a lively, informative way

  • Skilled in encouraging students to develop their critical and analytical abilities as well subject knowledge

  • Happy to make themselves available for individual advice and assistance

Furthermore, ARU London lecturers have a wealth of hands-on, practical experience of business and students benefit greatly from their experience.

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Ravi Gill, FCCA, Chairman

Ravi Gill, FCCA, Chairman

Ravi Gill, FCCA, Chairman

Chairman of ARU London, Ravi Gill, FCCA, has been offering the benefit of his accounting experience - academic as well as professional - to aspiring accountancy and business studies students for some 25 years. His teaching experience has been initially in the public sector where as ACCA course director he pioneered weekend revision courses for the corporate market.  He then moved into the private sector where he founded a highly successful private college. 

Ravi later went on to start the London College of Accountancy which is an internationally renowned private college.Under his stewardship the College has gained two Queen's Awards for Enterprise, the first in 2006 and more recently in 2010.  On his travels abroad it is no surprise that he has met so many LCA students who proudly acknowledge their success and indebtedness. He has overseen many changes in LCA, none bigger than its adoption into the Anglia Ruskin University family as ARU London. 


David Sexton, Principal, MSc, CPFA, FHEA

David Sexton, Principal, MSc, CPFA, FHEA

David Sexton, Principal, MSc, CPFA, FHEA

Following thirteen years working as a senior academic with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), including three years as a Head of Department within the Business School, David joined ARU London as a senior lecturer and academic adviser in 2007.  He filled the role of Executive Director and Dean at the College from 2010 and has been Principal since 2012. 

After a decade in the accountancy profession, culminating in several years as a Group Accountant, David has led several educational organisations through substantive change including delivering a 30% improvement in departmental productivity at ARU, transforming a failing primary school as Chairman of Governors, and re-launching an academic community (ACIPFAL/JFMPS).  David has been recognised by his professional body (CIPFA) for services to education.

Charles O’Dean, Director of Studies, BA(Hons), MA, MSc, PGCE(HE), MCIM, CMRS

Charles O’Dean, Director of Studies, BA(Hons), MA, MSc, PGCE(HE), MCIM, CMRS

Charles O’Dean, Director of Studies, BA(Hons), MA, MSc, PGCE(HE), MCIM, CMRS

Charles O’Dean, BA(Hons), MA, MSc, PGCE(HE), MCIM, CMRS is the Director of Studies at Anglia Ruskin University (London).  Charles spent a number of years working within the Aviation and Financial sectors before transitioning into the Education sector. A qualified lecturer, he holds postgraduate degrees in International Marketing and Education Management and is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Market Research Society. Charles has considerable lecturing experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programme levels at institutions including the University of London and the University of Essex where he is currently an External Examiner. Charles has spent many years contributing at senior levels in higher education and maintains a keen interest in improving the pedagogical experience of students.

 

Phil Ingamells, MBA, MIHM, Academic Director

Phil Ingamells, MBA, MIHM, Academic Director

Phil Ingamells, MBA, MIHM, Academic Director

Following a 15 year career in NHS hospital management, culminating with 5 years in a senior position he then was requested to join a division of the Department of Health as a national advisor and author on Healthcare Management and part time course team member for the collaboration between the professional body – Institute of Healthcare Management – and the Open University. This role was eventually fully transferred to the university sector and Phil moved with it as Programme Manager material author and international tutor.

In autumn 2013 Phil joined ARU London as a Principal Lecturer and in the autumn of 2014 became the Academic Director.

He is also a Blue Badge tourist guide for his home city & Treasurer for a local charity –  roles he continues to date.

Email: Phil.Ingamells@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Aykut Ozkaya ,PGCHEP, PGC, QTS, PGCE, BEng. (Hons), Senior Lecturer

Aykut Ozkaya ,PGCHEP, PGC, QTS, PGCE, BEng. (Hons), Senior Lecturer

Aykut Ozkaya ,PGCHEP, PGC, QTS, PGCE, BEng. (Hons), Senior Lecturer

Following on from his previous post as a Programme Leader for Business Management and Information Technology,  Aykut joined ARU London as a Senior Lecturer in 2016. 

He has over 15 years of industry experience in designing database driven websites with demanding computer graphic applications and a decade long practical teaching experience with an excellent insight into technologically enhanced learning. Recently he was involved in the successful validation process of a new BSc programme of study and development of the related modules ( App development for digital business).

Aykut is a passionate and experienced educator with a specialty in distance learning and online technology enhanced education. 

Ian Fifield BSc(Econ), PhD, CPFA

Ian Fifield BSc(Econ), PhD, CPFA

Ian Fifield BSc(Econ), PhD, CPFA

Ian has held a wide range of accounting and strategy roles in the UK public sector, particularly within local government. He has contributed to publications on local government finance and financial strategy. He regularly trains public sector staff and local elected representatives in financial strategy issues. 

Email: Ian.Fifield@lca.anglia.ac.uk

 

Sanja Lalic LLB

Sanja Lalic LLB

Sanja Lalic LLB

With seven years’ experience of teaching in higher education, Sanja joined ARU London in August 2015.

In addition to teaching Legal Method and Skills and Business Skills, Sanja is the Course Leader for LLB (Law), BSc Law and Accounting, and BSc Business and Law.

Email: Sanja.Lalic@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Ashley Cooke, FCIPS, MBA

Ashley Cooke, FCIPS, MBA

Ashley Cooke, FCIPS, MBA

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Ashley Cooke held a range of senior managerial positions in supply chain and logistics in the semi-conductor industry before entering academia. He has held senior academic positions at Anglia Ruskin University, has served as a Panel Tutor for the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge and has consulted on behalf of the UK Sector Skills Body for Enterprise.  Ashley also established Anglia Ruskin University's 3rd Sector Future which offers training, mentoring and courses of study for charities and social enterprises.

Email: Ashley.Cooke@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Sandie Deshpa CIM Dip, CAM Dip, PgDMS, Executive MBA

Sandie Deshpa CIM Dip, CAM Dip, PgDMS, Executive MBA

Sandie Deshpa CIM Dip, CAM Dip, PgDMS, Executive MBA

Sandie has extensive industry experience of over 21 years, working in the Strategic and Operations Management functions. He has worked for multinational companies to include BAT, Sears and Pepsi Cola Inc. and the last 12 years in the capacity of a senior manager/country manager.

In 2000, Sandie made a career transition to the education sector and has taught in various colleges and Universities, within and outside UK. He joined ARUL in Jan 2014 as an associate lecturer.

Sandie’s background and experience of working in diverse industries and environments provides him with a unique platform to simplify and enhance theoretical concepts by relating them to his past endeavors and commercial experiences.

Christina Yeoh, LLB, LLM, Senior Lecturer

Christina Yeoh, LLB, LLM, Senior Lecturer

Christina Yeoh, LLB, LLM, Senior Lecturer

Christina joined ARU London in 2016 and currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer. Christina has a Master’s Degree specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law and her teaching interests include EU Law, Tort, Corporate and Commercial Law. Prior to joining ARU London, Christina taught at Kaplan Holborn College where she achieved a successful track record of delivering Corporate and Business Law over a range of levels which is evidenced by high pass rates across undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes. 

Christina is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars. She maintains a keen interest in legal education, in particular problem based learning and pioneering approaches to legal education which support students in developing an extensive range of employability skills

 

Nishi Mishra

Nishi Mishra

Nishi Mishra

Following seven years’ experience of teaching in higher education, Nishi joined ARU London in October 2015 and lectures across several programmes.

She is particularly interested in how the operational and organisational structure of profit and non-profit organisations impact the execution of their services as well as their feasibility and position in the marketplace.

In addition to teaching Understanding Business, Introduction to Business and Academic Writing, she is also the module leader for Service Operation Management. 

Dr. Russell Kabir, BDS, MPH, MSc, PhD

Dr. Russell Kabir, BDS, MPH, MSc, PhD

Dr. Russell Kabir, BDS, MPH, MSc, PhD

Dr. Russell Kabir completed his PhD degree from Middlesex University in 2014 on climate change and human health in Bangladesh. He completed his MSc Research Methods from the same university in 2011 and also obtained a MSc on Public Health in 2008 from North South University, Bangladesh. His principal research interests lie in the areas of: epidemiologic and demographic research, environment and population, statistical modeling of health outcomes and interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary public health research. Dr Kabir has 6 years of teaching experience both at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the UK. Furthermore, he has the experience of working as a Public Health researcher both at international and national organisations and also universities. He has several journal publications and has attended various national and international conferences. He has received advanced training on different statistical programmes like SPSS, STATA and Minitab. Dr Kabir is also a member of International Epidemiological Association and British Society for Population Studies.

Email: Russell.Kabir@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Dr. Alessandro Spano, PhD, MA, LLB

Dr. Alessandro Spano, PhD, MA, LLB

Dr. Alessandro Spano, PhD, MA, LLB

Dr. Alessandro Spano holds a PhD in law (KCL), an MA in Advanced European Studies (College of Europe, Natolin) and a degree in law (Paris X Nanterre).  Dr. Spano is currently Researcher at the Centre of Commercial Law at the Faculty of Laws of University College London (UCL) where he lecturers, as a Module Convenor, a series of law subjects in the LLB and LLM Programmes (see: https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=ASPAN52).

Dr. Spano is also Research Fellow at the Centre of European Law at King's College London and Fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law at the University of Hong Kong.  From 2009 to 2012, he was Research Fellow at the School of Law of King’s College London. In April 2009, he was awarded with the European Commission’s EU-China Science and Technology Fellowship Programme. In this respect, he did research in academic institutions in mainland China and Hong Kong in the areas of WTO Law, Competition Law and Chinese Law. From 2009 to 2011, he was Research Fellow at the School of Law of the Tsinghua University of Beijing. 

Email: Alessandro.Spano@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Feroz Kassam-Kanji BSc, FCCA

Feroz Kassam-Kanji BSc, FCCA

Feroz Kassam-Kanji BSc, FCCA

His philosophy in the classroom is to give each and every student the best start in their professional career.

Feroz is a qualified Accountant with a special interest in International Financial Reporting. Soon after qualifying, he joined Emile Woolf College of Accountancy in 1978 where he taught on a variety of ACCA and CIMA Professional courses. Feroz joined ARU London in 2002 where he was Principal Lecturer for ACCA Paper P2. He currently teaches International Financial Reporting for MBA programmes.

Email: Feroz.Kassamkanji@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Dr. Gbadebo Ogunlami, LLB (Hons.), LLM, PhD, MBA, B.L

Dr. Gbadebo Ogunlami, LLB (Hons.), LLM, PhD, MBA, B.L

Dr. Gbadebo Ogunlami, LLB (Hons.), LLM, PhD, MBA, B.L

Dr. Gbadebo Ogunlami is a lawyer by training with over twenty years consulting and systems development experience. A qualified lawyer and experienced corporate trainer and lecturer, Debo has taught MBA courses in Oil, Gas, Energy and Carbon Management, as well as Carbon Management.

Here at Anglia Ruskin University he is responsible for the Undergraduate Major Projects course as well as Legal Aspects of Business where he teaches business law to non lawyers. Debo was educated at SOAS, and UCL where he obtained his LLB Hours and LLM in international law. He obtain his Ph.D from University of Dundee and an MBA in Corporate Finance from Middlesex Business School. Before entering the educational sector Debo held COO and Director level positions in several large companies after training with Price Waterhouse in London. 

Email:Gbadebo.Ogunlami@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Dr. Laura Lammasniemi, LLB (Hons), LLM, AFHEA

Dr. Laura Lammasniemi, LLB (Hons), LLM, AFHEA

Dr. Laura Lammasniemi, LLB (Hons), LLM, AFHEA

Laura holds LL.B (Hons), LLM in Human Rights and is completing her PhD. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She joined ARU London as a lecturer in October 2015. She specialises in criminal law and human rights, and is the module leader for LL.B dissertations at ARU London. Laura has been teaching public law and criminal law at Birkbeck College (University of London) since 2011 and is currently a Teaching Fellow for criminal law at SOAS (University of London).

Laura’s principal research interests lie in the areas of law, gender, and class and she has published on these subjects. Her PhD research focuses on the historical origins of anti-trafficking legislation in the context of gender, class, and female migration.  Her recent publications include ’Regulation 40D: punishing promiscuity on the home front during the first world war’ (2016), and ‘The Benefit Cap and the Complexity of Discrimination: R (SG and others) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions’ (2015).

Email: Laura.Lammasniemi@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Andrew Johnson BA (Hons), MBA, MInstLM, AssCMI, MCGI

Andrew Johnson BA (Hons), MBA, MInstLM, AssCMI, MCGI

Andrew Johnson BA (Hons), MBA, MInstLM, AssCMI, MCGI

Andrew Johnson is the module leader and core lecturer in Cross-Cultural Leadership and Developing Human Resources. He served in the British Army for 24 years as a senior rank, leading hundreds of soldiers of various nationalities on high-tempo operations across the globe. He served 4 years as a leadership instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst whilst producing and delivering the Security Sector Reform Roadmap for the Basra City Division of the Iraqi Police Service. Upon retiring from the military, he studied for an MBA at Staffordshire University. Andrew then became a manager in the Public Sector and a Chairman in the Education and Charity Sectors. He owns several small businesses and is currently the Managing Director of 'From The Front Consultancy Ltd.' In his spare time, Andrew enjoys long distance running and writing his very own historical fiction novels.

Email: Andrew.Johnson@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Ed Mcdonald

Ed Mcdonald

Ed Mcdonald

Ed joined Anglia Ruskin University as a Senior Lecturer in September 2015, prior to which he taught across a number of London business school campuses. His specialisation lies in the teaching of academic and practical skills. He has previously led teaching in the areas of Advanced Critical Writing, Academic Writing, Study Skills and Computer Literacy.  At present, Ed is the module leader for Business Skills and the course manager for the extended degree programme.

Email: Ed.Mcdonald@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Neil Jones, EMBA, BSc (Econ)

Neil Jones, EMBA, BSc (Econ)

Neil Jones, EMBA, BSc (Econ)

Neil has been in the education industry for nearly 30 years teaching and lecturing in a range of private and public sector institutions. His specialised fields are marketing, management and economics. Neil is also highly experienced in dissertation supervision and has held a number of responsibilities including Vice Principal, course/ module leader, and Director of Marketing . The latter of these roles allowed Neil to travel extensively in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. He has also taught in the USA.

Outside of work, Neil is a huge football fan and is a season ticket holder at his beloved West ham United.

Email: Neil.Jones@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Kelly Strong EMBA

Kelly Strong EMBA

Kelly Strong EMBA

Kelly is a committed Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and possesses 13 years of teaching experience in International Marketing, Event Management, Tourism Management and Business Management. Her motivation is drawn from two decades of professional work within the travel, tourism, events and hospitality sectors pulled together with knowledge and skills drawn from directing a successful training company in the aviation sector. Kelly's varied background provides her with a unique platform to draw upon personal industry experience which creates a strong synthesis of theory and practice. This inclusive approach is adopted and embraced to enthuse and encourage students.

Kelly is currently completing her PGCHEP and seeking fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Her research interests lie in the value that events and hospitality organisations place upon live projects.

Email: Kelly.Strong@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Sheila Byrne, BA (Hons); LLM, FHEA

Sheila Byrne, BA (Hons); LLM, FHEA

Sheila Byrne, BA (Hons); LLM, FHEA

Sheila is a graduate of the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She specialises in Contract Law, Company Law and Insolvency Law and has published widely on these subjects, including the following books: Applied Business Law (icsa publishing), International Governance (Cengage publishing), Comparative Company Law  (Cengage publishing), Company Law (co written with Tom Mortimer) (Pearson Publishing), Charlesworth’s Company Law (chapter on partnership law) (Sweet & Maxwell.)

Sheila is also the Chief Examiner for Applied Business Law at the icsa and is external examiner for the University of East London and external examiner for the Law of Contract at the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.  

Sheila was a senior academic at Anglia Ruskin University for over 25 years, where she was the course leader for the LLM in International Business Law and admissions tutor for the LLB.  She also taught on the Anglia Ruskin franchised LLB in Malaysia. Sheila is currently lecturing on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at ARU London.

Email: Sheila.Byrne@lca.anglia.ac.uk

 

Jas Naidoo

Jas Naidoo

Jas Naidoo

Email: Jas.Naidoo@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Lorna Brooks

Lorna Brooks

Lorna Brooks

Email: Lorna.Brooks@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Joseph Agholor BA (Hons), FCIS, DMSc, MPhiL, PhD and a Professor of International Finance and Financial Institutions

Joseph Agholor BA (Hons), FCIS, DMSc, MPhiL, PhD and a Professor of International Finance and Financial Institutions

Joseph Agholor BA (Hons), FCIS, DMSc, MPhiL, PhD and a Professor of International Finance and Financial Institutions

Following the attainments of academic and professional qualifications, Joseph worked with National and Multilateral Financial Institutions as Financial Analyst, Company Secretary and with a Global Company as Deputy Financial Director.

After several years working with these Organisations, Joseph moved to Higher Educational Institutions performing Senior Academic and Management roles. He has a wealth of experience teaching on the Postgraduate Degree Modules and Supervising Research Students on Doctoral Programmes. With his remarkable years of experience, Joseph also combines the role of Director of PhD Research among with his higher academic activities. Joseph is an External Examiner to two Universities in the Country.

Joseph has published several articles, manuscripts and critical papers in highly rated international journals and given stimulating Papers to distinguished audiences including Academics, Board Members, Judicial and Select Committees of Parliaments from national and International Institutions. Recently, Joseph was appointed an International Reviewer of Journal of Economics and Finance, New York, United States.

Email: Joseph.Agholor@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Julia Spencer FCA

Julia Spencer FCA

Julia Spencer FCA

Julia has been teaching at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) since 2004 and joined ARU London  in 2012. She teaches auditing and financial accounting on ACCA and undergraduate courses.  

Julia is a chartered accountant having trained with Ernst & Young in London, where she worked on a variety of external audits mainly in the insurance, leisure, defence and manufacturing sectors.  She later worked in local government for Nottingham City Council; firstly as an internal audit manager and later as a financial advisor in both the Education and Development departments.  Julia has also acted in a voluntary capacity as a Governor for a local school, where she chaired the Finance Committee.

Email: Julia.Spencer@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Tim Spencer BSc (Hons) FCCA

Tim Spencer BSc (Hons) FCCA

Tim Spencer BSc (Hons) FCCA

During 18 years as a senior academic at Anglia Ruskin University, Tim delivered courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level.  As ACCA course leader, he developed this course over a number of years and has close links with this professional body.

Tim had a strong background in accounting practices in London prior to specialising in Corporate Reporting and educating accountants. He has been a FCCA for many years and is a contributor to a broad range of organisations in the accounting education sector.

Email: Tim.Spencer@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Dr. Muke M Ferguson BSc, ADMA, MSc, PhD

Dr. Muke M Ferguson BSc, ADMA, MSc, PhD

Dr. Muke M Ferguson BSc, ADMA, MSc, PhD

Dr Ferguson’s career, spanning over 35 years, includes practice in public, voluntary-aided, educational and commercial sector organisations including in a number of United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) Trusts, medical research, local authority and private sector health and social care organisations and further and higher education institutions.

Dr Ferguson’s academic experience includes academic research in stochastic processes, business studies and health studies at universities in the UK, including at Imperial College London and Middlesex University. He has leadership and lecturing experience on a range of programmes including: health studies, health and social care management, business management, and IT management.

Dr Ferguson has a Masters in learning and technology and is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He is the author of several publications including a research methods textbook, “Fundamentals of research: an activity based approach to completing your research project, ISBN 978-0-9928677-0-6”. Among others, his current interests include data analytics, focusing on how big data can be leveraged to improve business performance, individual and public health and human geography

Makayla Whyte

Makayla Whyte

Makayla Whyte

Makayla is a committed course leader for both of our Tourism and Hospitality degree programmes. Her motivation to teach stems from her own career experience, following two decades of professional work within the tourism and hospitality industries, together with knowledge drawn from directing a company providing training for the aviation sector. Makayla is still active in the industry as a freelance hotel inspector, working with tour operators who require information on service levels, customer experience, branding, hygiene, food and beverage operations and the facilities within the property.
 
As a result of Makayla's professional background and teaching experience, commercial practice is effectively combined with educational pedagogy which affords students the opportunity to achieve both their educational aspirations and employment goals.

Email: Makayla.Whyte@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Chris Dampare, MA, PGCE, DipM (CIM)

Chris Dampare, MA, PGCE, DipM (CIM)

Chris Dampare, MA, PGCE, DipM (CIM)

A professional marketer and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in developing and marketing alternative energy technologies and products.  Chris has also served as a consultant and held directorships of solar technology companies in Europe, Africa and South America.

Alongside his international business activities Chris has developed a track record in academia spanning nearly 20 years, lecturing in a number of universities and colleges in the UK. Two of Chris’s students have won the best paper worldwide with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Integrated Marketing Communications) and the CAM Foundation (Marketing & Consumer Behaviour). He therefore brings to his students a rich blend of academic and industry experience.

Email: Chris.Dampare@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Martin Sullivan

Martin Sullivan

Martin Sullivan

Martin joined ARUL as a lecturer in business and finance in 2015. His career began in merchant banking in the City of London, following which he spent about fifteen years in the Gulf, firstly as a senior manager at a pan-Arab investment company in Riyadh and later as an advisor on direct equity investments at the KIA, the wealth management fund of the Kuwaiti government. He continues to work in an advisory capacity with a small group of private Saudi investors.

Martin read history and philosophy at the University of East Anglia, law at the University of Oxford and holds an MBA from the IMD business school in Lausanne.

Email: Martin.Sullivan@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Kevin O Hara

Kevin O Hara

Kevin O Hara

Kevin joined Anglia Ruskin University London in October 2015 and is the module leader for Business Environment. With a background working in the recruitment and hospitality sectors, Kevin has fifteen years of experience as a senior lecturer and has headed academic programmes in a number of highly respected institutions in Ireland, Switzerland and the U.K.

Kevin has lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate level in areas such as Management, Corporate Strategy, Human Resources and Hospitality Management. He has led both programmatic review and programme development processes with a number of University partner institutions and has acted as a facilitator for inspections and reviews by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). 

Email: Kevin.Ohara@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Vivek Badhwar FCA, BA (Econ)

Vivek Badhwar FCA, BA (Econ)

Vivek Badhwar FCA, BA (Econ)

An economics graduate of the University of Manchester, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Vivek Badhwar has extensive experience of lecturing both on taxation and on management accounting.  He has also practised as a Chartered Accountant.  

Email: Vivek.Badhwar@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Mark Cleary BA (Hons), MSc

Mark Cleary BA (Hons), MSc

Mark Cleary BA (Hons), MSc

Mark Cleary has published in economics, financial markets and international business. He is Senior Examiner for the Association of Corporate Treasurers in Risk Analysis and Management and has acted as a Senior Examiner for several British universities.
As well as being an academic Mark works as a practising investment economist for a large multinational insurance company.  He is a former Treasury Analyst and Chief FX dealer for a large multinational company. Mark is an active member of the Society of Business Economists and frequently contributes to their journal.

Email: Mark.Cleary@lca.anglia.ac.uk

 

Christina McCarthy, LLB (Hons), LLM

Christina McCarthy, LLB (Hons), LLM

Christina McCarthy, LLB (Hons), LLM

Holding an LLB (Hons) Law, an LLM in International Business Law and a Fellowship with the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors, Christina McCarthy has over 15 years’ experience as a lecturer and examiner at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Christina has a vocational and academic background in both English law and New York State law and is an expert in the drafting and interpretation of commercial contracts for company clients. Christina is regularly engaged by Ofqual in her capacity as a registered external expert in law. 

Mark Stannard, BA (Hons), MA

Mark Stannard, BA (Hons), MA

Mark Stannard, BA (Hons), MA

Mark Stannard, BA (Hons) in German Language and European Literature and MA in Linguistics, is a Senior Lecturer in Academic Research and Writing.  From 1979 to 1984, Mark taught German, French and English at secondary school level, after which he re-trained to teach English as a foreign language to adults. Mark moved to Spain, where he was Director of his own English Language Academy for 20 years. Mark subsequently came back to England in 2005 and after teaching English for a year in Oxford Street, London, he became a Skills and English lecturer at Kaplan Holborn College. Mark now delivers seminars and lectures at ARUL in Academic Writing and Research at Foundation Level. 

Email: Mark.Stannard@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Dele Amusan

Dele Amusan

Dele Amusan

Prior to becoming a lecturer in 2004, Dele had worked in different industries for over twenty years, including various roles at a senior management level. He also successfully managed his own business for a couple of years. This varied business experience enables him to bring real world expertise into the classroom and puts him in good stead to draw from practical situations while lecturing.

Dele is a member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His expertise lies in dealing in financial markets.

Email: Dele.Amusan@lca.anglia.ac.uk

 

Sonia Ozkaya MA

Sonia Ozkaya MA

Sonia Ozkaya MA

Sonia has worked both in the British National Health Service (NHS) and in primary care in the UK for over a decade. Following this she entered higher education where she has been for the past 9 years. She has lectured-on and led health and social care programmes in a number of institutions.

Student engagement and student support are areas of major interest for Sonia; to underlie this interest Sonia took some time away from her teaching role to lead the setting up of a student centre and work as a welfare officer before handing over the service and returning to teaching. Her wide ranging experience practice enables Sonia to deliver learning content in an exciting, stimulating and practice informed manner

Email: sonia.ozkaya@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Barbara Webb

Barbara Webb

Barbara Webb

Barbara runs our extra-curricular English language classes.

Email: Barbara.Webb@lca.anglia.ac.uk

John Threlfall BA (Hons), PGCE

John Threlfall BA (Hons), PGCE

John Threlfall BA (Hons), PGCE

John joined ARU London in February 2016 with a mandate to establish a suite of postgraduate degrees.  He has extensive teaching and programme leadership experience in UK universities including: London Metropolitan University, University of Hull, University of Plymouth and Queen Mary University.  John has acted as an External Examiner for the University of Huddersfield.  He is passionate about teaching management, widening access to higher education and promoting social mobility.   

John holds degrees from University College, London; King’s College, London and the Institute of American Studies; and the London School of Economics.  He has a PGCE from Goldsmiths, London. John was awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship at King’s College and the Lawrence Atwell Scholarship at the LSE. He has delivered presentations on management at numerous international conferences.  John also has considerable experience in advising entrepreneurs and is presently an angel investor in four start-up internet businesses. 

Email: John.Threlfall@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Marion Jackaman MCMI, MIH, MIHM, ACIPD

Marion Jackaman MCMI, MIH, MIHM, ACIPD

Marion Jackaman MCMI, MIH, MIHM, ACIPD

Following 30 years in a range of Health & Social Care management positions, including service manager, trainer, management consultant and Human Resources manager, Marion now operates her own business as a trainer/consultant, providing management training and consultancy services to public and private sector clients.

Since establishing her business, Marion has worked as an Interim Manager for PCTs and Local Authorities, applying her wealth of knowledge within the sector and undertaking specific projects for both public & private sector organisations.

Marion’s teaching delivery and experience ranges across Health and Social Care Management, Management & Business, Hospitality and CIPD professional courses for Universities, Colleges and includes delivering for organisations specific In-House Courses.

Email: Marion.Jackaman@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Kai Beswick DMS MBA PGCE QTS FCMI

Kai Beswick DMS MBA PGCE QTS FCMI

Kai Beswick DMS MBA PGCE QTS FCMI

Kai worked in business & industry in the engineering sector for 22 years as a senior manager and company director before entering education during the early 2000’s. He has recent strategic management experience both as a consultant and practitioner.

A Senior Lecturer for the last ten years, he has designed, managed and taught on a range of undergraduate, specialist masters, MBA and employer bespoke programmes working with experienced managers both in the UK and overseas. A fully qualified and experienced teacher, he now heads up an educational consultancy working with a number of universities and colleges in the UK, providing educational advice and support. He has wide experience of course design and higher education quality assurance, management and validation procedures. He also acted as professional mentor for school teachers during their initial teacher training for several years.

Kai has a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, MBA with Distinction, PGCE with QTS and is currently studying for a PhD in Management at Hull University Business School. A former university External Examiner, he was until recently Chair of Governors at a primary school and a director of a local childcare provider. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Member of the British Academy of Management and is registered with the Teaching Agency. His research interests include examining the future direction of UK business schools viewed through a Critical Management Studies lens. 

Email: Kai.Beswick@lca.anglia.ac.uk

Nadeeka Withanage

Nadeeka Withanage

Nadeeka Withanage

Email: Nadeeka.Withanage@lca.anglia.ac.uk

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