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.
MSc, CPFA, FHEA
David Sexton, 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 university 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.
BA (Hons), MA, MSc, PGCE, MCIM, CMRS
Charles O’Dean, BA (Hons), MA, MSc, PGCE, MCIM, CMRS
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 to senior levels in higher education and maintains a keen interest in improving the pedagogical experience of students.
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.
DPhil, DipSW, BSc, PQSW, CQSW, FHEA
Andy Mantell, DPhil, DipSW, BSc, PQSW, CQSW, FHEA
Andy completed his BSc(Econ) Social Anthropology, at the University of Wales in 1986 and worked in voluntary and residential care before qualifying as a social worker from the University of Edinburgh in 1991. In 2006 he completed his DPhil in Social Work and Social Policy, entitled ‘Huntington’s Disease: The Carer’s Story’.
He has worked in a range of setting with diverse client groups, but specialised in hospital social work, developing specialisms in working with people with neuro-disabilities, mental health problems, carers and safeguarding concerns. Since 2005 he has worked in education, at the University of Chichester, the West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board, London South Bank University (training psychiatric nurses), The University of Greenwich and since 2019 Anglia Ruskin University London, where he teaches health and social care.
Andy’s interest in working with people with ABI started as a volunteer for Headway in 1987. He focused on neurological placements in his social work training and was accredited as a specialist in this field by East Sussex County Council. He is a trustee of the Brain Injury Social Work Group and a committee member of INSWABI. He has jointly edited the Journal of Social Care and Neuro-disability, written on social work skills, safeguarding and traumatic brain injury (TBI), co-produced a literature review of Social Work and TBI, co-produced a webinar on acquired brain injury (ABI), and written an online guide to ABI for Community Care Inform.
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.
MBA, SFHEA, MInstLM, MCGI
Andrew Johnson, MBA, SFHEA, MInstLM, MCGI
Andrew Johnson is the Head of the Business Department. He is also the academic lead for student employability and personal development tutoring, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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 serving in Iraq he produced and delivered 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 has owned several small businesses and limited companies. His key academic interests are leadership, change, influence, and organisational behaviour. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys long distance running and writing his very own historical fiction novels.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Kelly Strong, EMBA
Kelly joined ARUL as a senior lecturer in January 2016, prior to which attained extensive industry and teaching knowledge in Events, Tourism, Hospitality and Business Management and International Marketing.
Kelly is now a dedicated course leader for the suite of degree programmes for Business & Events, Tourism and Hospitality. Her diverse background drawn from two decades of professional work coupled with knowledge and skills drawn from directing a successful business, 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 has acted as an External Examiner for Staffordshire University and the University of Suffolk. Kelly completed her EMBA in July 2014 and attained her Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2019. Her research interests lie in the value that events, tourism and hospitality organisations place upon live projects.
Lorna has over 20 years experience of designing, developing and delivering training to staff and students working at all levels in the public sector. In addition to ARU, she has taught at Bradford University, University of Sunderland and University of Westminster teaching up to MBA level including mentoring, and coaching students, and supervising MA, and MBA students.
Lorna has successfully run a training and development consultancy for over 20 years working with Local Authorities and the NHS. Lorna is a qualified mentor, coach, counsellor and MBTi practitioner.
One of her major achievements was to secure a contract for the University of Westminster to deliver an MA in Health and Social Care Management to over 650 MoD senior medical personnel.
Julia Spencer, BSc FCA
Julia joined ARU London in 2012, originally teaching professional accounting courses. She now teaches undergraduate courses in auditing, financial accounting, business finance as well as several practical skills modules.
Julia graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Economics, before training as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young (EY) in London, where she worked on a variety of external audits mainly in the insurance, entertainment, 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. She previously taught at ARU Chelmsford for eight years, where she focused on ACCA professional courses; as well as at UEA London and Kaplan in London. Julia has also acted in a voluntary capacity as a Governor for a local school, where she chaired the Finance Committee.
She is currently the module leader for the level 6 Financial Auditing module.
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
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.
BA (Hons), MA, DMS, ACIPD, AFHEA and HCPC
Carmelita Charles, BA (Hons), MA, DMS, ACIPD, AFHEA and HCPC
Carmelita has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her background in training and passion for learning has enabled her to apply a ‘blended’ learning approach to her pedagogic and andragogic practice.
She brings over 30 years’ experience of local government working within L&D, Children’s Services, Human Resource Management, Organisational Development and Leadership. Carmelita has championed equality, diversity and inclusion and has applied these principles throughout her career and her teaching practice. Her research experience in partnership with Professor Beverly Alimo Metcalfe and Juliette Alban Metcalfe includes Perceptions and Prospects. The first UK study investigating the differential findings from 360 degree feedback reports, in terms of ethnicity, gender disability and the career aspirations of Black and white managers in local government. Carmelita is the module leader for the Health Care Professional, Introduction to Health and Social Care and Managing the Employment Relationship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BA, MA, MSc, PGCE, SFHE
John Threlfall, BA, MA, MSc, PGCE, SFHE
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.
DMS MBA PGCE QTS PGC Res FCMI
Kai Beswick, DMS MBA PGCE QTS PGC Res 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 over 10 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 holds a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies and a postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, MBA with Distinction, PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status and is currently studying for a PhD in Management at Hull University Business School. A current university Chief External Examiner, he was 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 critical academic identity amongst practising university faculty staff, using an interpretive and qualitative methodology.
Ukent Milwood, Exe MBA
Ukent has maintained a Continuous Professional Development programme of academic learning since 1995. He received his Executive MBA from Plymouth University in 2012 and in February 2019 was accepted as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Ukent teaches on the Health and Social Care and Foundations of Computer Based Technology modules. He is passionate about learning, teaching and supporting students ‘to be the best, they can be’. His passion for Health and Social Care stems from a desire to promote change and address inequalities.
For more than 30 years he has linked his academic and professional working life, into championing and working with many different organisations across the health sector, local and central government to create change and improve local services. As a lecturer, his passion is to help students develop their pedagogy through learning more about the knowledge, skills and values that are required for a lifetime of employment.
MSc, PGCHE, FHEA, MBCS
Anne Saliu, MSc, PGCHE, FHEA, MBCS
Anne Saliu has worked extensively in a number of higher education institutions within the UK over the last 12 years.
Her three broad areas of academic interest include the Strategic Use of Information Systems, Knowledge Management and Database Management.
Anne is a committed module leader for both Business Information Systems and Information Systems and Data Management at ARU London. Anne is a passionate Londoner with a diaspora heritage and regularly draws on these dispositions to devise learning experiences that are relevant and engaging for students.
She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Member of the British Computing Society.
Anne has also acted in a voluntary capacity as a Vice chair of Governors for a local school, where she chaired the ICT Committee.
Dr. Kenny Tang
PhD,MSc , FHEA CFA Principal Lecturer
Dr. Kenny Tang, PhD,MSc , FHEA CFA Principal Lecturer
Dr. Kenny Tang holds a PhD in Business Strategy from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University and an MSc from Oxford University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder – the leading professional qualification for investment banking and asset management - of the CFA Institute, USA.
He has previously worked in investment banking for the Union Bank of Switzerland, and in strategy consulting for KPMG and Stern Stewart – the creators of Economic Value Added. He is a Professor of Practice at the Hult International Business School with campuses in London, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai and Shanghai.
Kenny has authored a number of thought leadership books in strategy, finance and climate change including:
(1) CRISISnomics, Credit and Climate,
(2) YUANomics – Offshoring the Chinese Currency – A Guide for Investors and Hedge Funds,
(3) CARBONomics – A Guide to Carbon Finance,
(4) WASTEnomics – Turning Waste Liabilities into Assets,
(5) WEATHERnomics – Weather Risk Management,
(6) Green CITYnomics – The War Against Climate Change,
(7) Cut Carbon, Grow Profits and
(8) Taking Research to Market – How to Build and Invest in University Spinouts. He has written articles in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and appeared in a number of TV programmes including the BBC2’s flagship Newsnight programme.
Sanja Lalic, Academic Director
Sanja joined ARU London in August 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Law, having previously taught Criminal Law at several UK universities. Soon after joining, Sanja became the Course Leader for LLB (Law), BSc Law and Accounting, and BSc Business and Law and she continued performing this role until her appointment as a Director of Studies in 2018.
ARU London expansion in September 2019 led to Sanja's appointment to the role of Academic Director at the brand new site in East India Dock.
Louise joined ARU London as a Senior Lecturer in September, 2017.
She is an Academic English specialist with over twenty five years of teaching experience including various universities in the UK and Asia. Her areas of specialism include exam writing and assessment, syllabus design, materials development which all incorporate research undertaken on motivation and learning styles.
She is also a successfully published author having co-written four textbooks, contributed to one other and written three academic papers. She brings to her new post a combination of vast expertise, experience and enthusiasm validated by solid and relevant academic qualifications.
Winsome Odusina is the module lead for ‘Ethics and Values in Health and Social Care’ along with ‘Understanding Business’.
With over 30 years’ experience in local government and the independent sector, she has worked as a manager as well as an independent management consultant and trainer.
Winsome’s has specialised in local government and charity finance, equality, diversity inclusion as well as team, personal and management development. She has worked on significant community development initiatives such as the regeneration of Marsh Farm in Luton and White City Estate. For the last 20 years she has also worked in higher and further education settings, lecturing at both undergraduates and postgraduate levels.
Tex Dunstan works at the interfaces of digital media, computing and business.
An academic and entrepreneur with over twenty years experience as a leader, teacher, mentor and award winning business owner, he has delivered work and projects of substantial significance, complexity and risk with vision, dexterity and empathy for the customer.
Tex pursues a number of interests in research and advanced professional practice including entrepreneurial attitudes, pedagogy and policy; the use of video as an action research tool; employability; and small business applications of business intelligence and analysis.
BA(Hons); BSc(Hons) MPhil(Cantab); MInstLM.
Silvia Duedal, BA(Hons); BSc(Hons) MPhil(Cantab); MInstLM.
Silvia joined ARU London with a diverse array of qualifications & experience: BSc Behavioural Science; BA law; MPhil Cambridge University.
She headed the Industrial relations at Singapore University setting up joint ventures, worked with Franco-African Mission de Coopération en Afrique, Niger; and Service de Santé Navale - Ministère de la Défense; Bordeaux, France.
She has vast international experiences cross 3 continents, includes working for United Nations, Copenhagen, Denmark, as a Procurer for UNDP & World Bank. Research with the NHS; MRC Cambridge and Cancer Genetic Unit, Cambridge University linking ATM gene with BRAC 1 & 2 as precursor for Breast & Prostate Cancer leading to the publication of Cancer Risks and Mortality in Heterozygous ATM Mutation Carriers in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Silvia is currently Module leader for Level 6 Managing Employment Relations & teaches Employment Law on the LLB course
MA, DELTA, CELTA, BA (Hons)
Rachael Derrick, MA, DELTA, CELTA, BA (Hons)
Following on from her previous position as Head of Department for Learning and Skills, Rachael joined ARU London as a Senior Lecturer in January, 2017. Rachael is currently our Head of Academic Support.
A graduate from Exeter university in Modern Languages, she is a tri-lingual education professional with almost 30 years’ teaching experience, 15 of which have been in the area of Academic Literacy in a number of European and UK universities. She has specialised in teaching and learning theory, and has designed and had validated numerous Foundation and university English Language programmes for both domestic and international students, as well as developing EAP and ESAP modules for students of law, business, science and engineering, psychology, and humanities.
Whilst living abroad she founded a translation and language training company in Germany specialising in technical and business English, and then went on to found and run a language school and translation business in Spain in 2005.
Rachael has research interests in adult learning motivation, and widening participation / non-traditional entry students entering and progressing in UK Higher Education institutions. She is a passionate classroom practitioner, teacher, lecturer, academic mentor and course developer.
Philippa Vincent, BSc (Hons)
Philippa joined ARUL as a senior lecturer in September 2017 on the Tourism, Hospitality and Events degree programmes. Her motivation to teach stems from her own career experience, following 15 years of professional work within the travel, hospitality and events industries.
This experience provides her with a unique platform to draw upon industry experience which creates a strong synthesis of theory and practice. This inclusive approach is adopted and embraced to enthuse and encourage students.
Philippa is particularly interested in Event Planning and Project Management as well as the importance of Live Projects to organisations.
BSc (Hons), FCCA
Tim Spencer, BSc (Hons), FCCA
Tim joined ARU London in 2012, originally teaching on professional accounting courses. He now teaches undergraduate courses in financial accounting and financial reporting as well as practical skills modules.
Tim trained as a certified accountant with F.W. Smith Riches in London, where he worked on a variety of external audits including manufacturing, haulage, architect and advertising sectors. Since qualifying in 1993, he has specialised in ACCA courses including working with ACCA in marking and quality assurance for financial accounting and management accounting papers.
He previously taught at ARU Chelmsford for eighteen years, where he was ACCA course leader. He is currently the module leader for the level 4 Introduction to Financial Accounting and level 5 Financial Reporting for Businesses modules.
BA, MSc, PGCE, PRINCE2
Rose Makam, BA, MSc, PGCE, PRINCE2
Joined ARU London as a Senior Lecturer in January 2018 and the module lead for ‘Understanding Business’.
A focused, personable and highly effective and outstanding teacher with extensive experience spanning over 18 years including a period as Head of Department, committed to providing the highest quality student experience by creating a positive learning environment for both students and colleagues. Trained Ofsted inspector of education and Assessment for Learning (AFL) champion with superb analytical and problem solving skills partnered with the ability to mentor, coach and support teaching staff have been pivotal in improving their teaching skills in realising their long term vision.
Prior to working in the education sector, she has worked in the government departments including diplomatic services for over five years with enhanced transferable skills including team working, interpersonal and presentation skills.
MA, BA (HONS), PGCE, DMS, FCIPD, ITD
Kelly Sandiford, MA, BA (HONS), PGCE, DMS, FCIPD, ITD
With a professional background in teaching and Human Resource Management, Kelly has spent the last 30 years in senior leadership roles, in national and local government. She has also held OD consultant roles with a leading management consultancy. Prior to joining ARUL Kelly was the Head of Learning and Development for a national charity.
Throughout her career Kelly has delivered national benchmarks and frameworks across the public and commercial sectors that have directly influenced human resource management and workforce improvement across numerous professional areas, including Health and Social Care and corporate services. She successfully created ‘ Raising the Standard’ – A national online competency based tool supporting HR Directors in local government to raise their strategic capability. Kelly was responsible for the redesign of the Equality Standard for local government, which under her leadership became the Diversity Peer Challenge.
At the forefront of innovation in organisation and leadership development, Kelly has a particular interest in cross cultural interpersonal skills and human development, group dynamics, diversity and inclusion.
She currently teaches on the Managing Human Resources Module and is an appointed trustee of Age UK Croydon.
EMBA, PRINCE2, PMI Member
Michael Spalding, EMBA, PRINCE2, PMI Member
Mike has been involved in numerous business startup’s and large projects in the UK and around the world for over 20 years, using his background in brand advertising and events. He has also worked as an advisor on the government gateway scheme advising business start-ups.
Mike juggles lecturing full time with helping run a number of SME businesses of which he’s a founder and Director. Mike is also a brand entry strategy consultant for a number of established south-east asian businesses entering into new markets. ‘I’m happy to be part of fast growing ambitious, innovative organization”.
Dr Mark Panton
Mark joined Anglia Ruskin as a Lecturer in September 2017. He has practiced as a solicitor for over 20 years and taught in Higher Education since 2011. Mark’s motivation to teach comes from his own starting point as a mature undergraduate before going on to gain an MSc in Sport Management and his Doctorate. This experience provides him with a unique basis on which to draw on his own commercial experience and knowledge of studying as a mature student. Mark’s inclusive approach is aimed at enthusing and encouraging students.
Ben Reid, MA, BA
Ben Reid is co-leader on ARUL’s APS Module. He graduated from Oxford with a BA and MA in English Language and Literature. He was employed in the House of Lords and did script work at the BBC but trained to teach English in 2003. Since then he has taught in Japan and Vietnam, as well as teaching for universities including Sunderland, Middlesex and BPP.
Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin Stuart taught Academic Study Skills on the International Foundation Programme at the University of Greenwich. In the summer periods since 2014 he has taught English for Academic Purposes (to English as a Second Language students) at the Universities of Brighton, Kent, Brunel, Royal College of Art, and University of the Arts London.
Before university teaching Stuart worked as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher in London Borough Adult and Community Education colleges. Stuart has an MA TESOL from UCL, and a (level 7) Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Stuart is working towards a PhD Education with the complementary nature of complexity theory and drama techniques as the research interest. He originally trained as a dancer and worked in cabaret and a one-man show for several years.
BA (Hons), PGCE
Ben Parkinson, BA (Hons), PGCE
Ben Parkinson is a digital marketing and academic skills specialist with extensive experience of the copywriting industry.
In addition to team-teaching the Digital Marketing module, Ben developed and now leads the new Global Debates unit, as well as teaching on a host of language-orientated modules.
A keen educationalist, Ben champions the potency of language, use of inclusive learning technologies and embedding of contemporary issues as foundational columns of his teaching approach.
Richard has taught English for over 20 years in a very wide variety of capacities and contexts, including in Portugal, China, Spain, Italy and Mexico. Over the last five years he has mostly worked in academic contexts, including at King’s College London and the UCL Institute of Education.
He holds the RSA DELTA from UCL (2012) and in 2019 achieved a distinction in the MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT at KCL. He also holds an MA in Portuguese Studies (KCL 2009). Richard joined ARUL in September 2019.
Charles Bladen has several degrees from a number of UK universities, as well as a successful, international track record in the experience design industries. In addition to over twenty years' international university teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, he has published widely in international academic journals and is the author of the bestselling textbook "Events Management: An Introduction," published by Routledge, which will soon be in its third edition.
Dione has 13 years' experience within the field of integrated health and social care practice predominantly working with looked after children and young people, children in need and their families, both in residential and the community settings. Dione has a further 11 years of academic practice, teaching a range of courses and qualifications within the voluntary sector, FE and HE.
Prior to lecturing at ARUL, Dione was course lead on both HND Health and Social Care and Healthcare practice in the private sector, previously course leading on level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Dione is passionate about improving academic literacies in order to promote quality in vocational practice within health and social care. Other areas of interest include developing specific writing projects.
Elizabeth studied Law at the University of Leicester, after graduation she worked in the Trust Department of a large insurance company. She began teaching at Croydon College on the University of London External Law Programme. Elizabeth was Programme Manager for Law at Croydon College before working as Academic Manager at Cilex Law School. Elizabeth's specialisms are Equity and Trust and Succession.
BHSc (OT), MSc(Dementia Studies), PgCHEP
Anita Steinberg, BHSc (OT), MSc(Dementia Studies), PgCHEP
Anita’s career in health and social care over the past 30 years has included clinical, research and educational roles across public, private and charitable sectors both in the UK and abroad. She is a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with experience working with a diverse service user population, including people with dementia, vision impairment and mental ill health.
Anita joined ARUL in January 2018 and is currently a senior academic in the ARUL Healthcare Department, undertaking course leadership responsibilities for Health and Social care and Healthcare Management courses. She has experience in programme development and curriculum design, and has lectured at undergraduate and post-graduate (pre-registration and post-registration) levels for the past decade.
Anita is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and holds professional membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Her current research interests include co-production, teaching and learning approaches to engage the student population and employability within Health and Social care.
MA Ed., Cert Ed. (F.E. & A.E.)
Annette Helliwell, MA Ed., Cert Ed. (F.E. & A.E.)
Annette initially qualified as a nurse before moving into teaching and has worked in higher education for the past 10 years.
Her interests include health and well being and she is a regular participant and volunteer at parkrun. Annette has previously taught on BA Public Health and Social Care and BSc Health and Social Care. She has a particular interest in teaching Research and Health Promotion. Other interests include nutrition for sport and marathon running.
Bruce is a senior manager, university lecturer and training consultant. Bruce teaches human resource management and related subjects while being dedicated to widening participation in higher education. His training work includes developing management soft skills and personal effectiveness, as well as helping scientists develop the skills needed to write and publish their work. Bruce is a charity trustee, school governor and currently Clerk of the North London Area Quaker Meeting.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian is a healthcare practitioner with a teaching background in both Further and Higher education. She has written and edited several academic textbooks and also works as a Principal Examiner for Academic and Apprenticeship qualifications. She joined Anglia Ruskin in 2019 and delivers on Health and Care programmes.
Dr. Ingrid Kanuga
Dr. Ingrid Kanuga has worked as a senior lecturer, module and course leader for over ten years. Her teaching areas include research methods, strategic human resource management and academic study skills for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Ingrid has authored 7 compiled textbooks for her teaching areas and has spoken at national and international conferences about her research in supporting knowledge retention through innovative learning, teaching and assessment strategies. Prior to joining academia, Ingrid worked at senior leadership level for multinational organisations.
BA (Hon), MA (Hons), PGCert, FHEA, MCIPR, DELE, DELF
Madeline Young, BA (Hon), MA (Hons), PGCert, FHEA, MCIPR, DELE, DELF
Madeline joined ARUL in 2020 as a Lecturer in the Business Studies programme. She comes to ARUL with a rich background of nearly 20 years working in corporate, social science thought-leadership, and academic environments.
In her academic career, she has worked and lectured at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Humanities), University of Cambridge (School of Arts & Humanities and Darwin College) and University of Surrey (Department of Political Science and Surrey Business School), where she is currently completing a PhD in Business Sustainability and Ethics with Dr. Gavin Hilson, while also serving on the University Ethics Committee for the past two years.
In corporate and thought-leadership, Madeline's career has spanned three continents, with government lobbying and public advocacy on social equality issues in the USA and in Latin America, international project management between the private sector and government clients in France, Head of Government Relations and CSR for a Congo-based UK mining company, and Corporate Integrity & Compliance Manager at Ernst & Young. In the Think-Tank sector, she worked for the FRIDE Foundation in Madrid, publishing EU level reports on EU-Africa investment ethics conflicts, and at Chatham House on natural resource governance issues, where she presented her fieldwork on democracy and petrol conflict in Nigeria. She is a regular delegate at OECD Industry working sessions, as well as a international speaker at natural resource sector and government events in the EU and across Africa. She is also Director-Trustee of several UK based charities.
She holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a MA (Hon) in International Relations from the IBEI-University of Pompeu Fabra, PGCert in Industrial Conflict Studies from University Rovira I Virgili, Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning from University of Surrey, DELE Spanish Language Degree from Instituto Cervantes, DELF French Language Degree from L'Institut Français, and Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy. She holds additional qualifications and memberships as Associate Certified Fraud Examiner, Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Member of Chatham House, Member of Institute of Directors.
BSc (Hons), RN
Martin McCracken-Joyce, BSc (Hons), RN
Martin is an experienced Charge Nurse with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Nursing Education, Health Promotion, Acute Care, Healthcare Management, and Healthcare. He is a strong healthcare service professional with a Bachelor's degree focused on Adult Health Nurse/Nursing from City University of London. Postgraduate certificates in Emergency Care and Nurse Mentorship.
Martin joined Anglia Ruskin University London in 2019 from clinical practice, teaching on a wide range of health and social care subjects focusing on healthcare management and leadership.
Martin has a keen interest in health management, nurse practice skills and have been involved in the NHS leadership programme. An ardent advocate of introducing first aid training to all students and encouraging student participation within community engagement programmes.
His previous experience also traverses to the airline industry as a cabin crew line trainer. He was involved in systems training and building customer service training packages for cabin crew.
Michelle joined ARUL January 2019. She comes with over twenty years experience of leading operations and marketing for charities that support vulnerable adults. She has also advised startup companies on their offline and online marketing efforts.
To solidify her marketing practice Michelle studied Business and Marketing at undergraduate level before completing her Master of Business Administration qualification.
In her role as module leader for Principles and Practices of Marketing Michelle is keen to provide active learning experiences for students which draw on real life examples, and are closely aligned with global business, that reflect the diverse makeup of the ARUL student population.
Another goal for Michelle is demonstrating how marketing theory and practice plays a significant role in everyday perception and decision making.
When she isn’t in the classroom Michelle enjoys walking, hot yoga and attending charity fundraising events.
Monica Or, MA, FIH, MCIPD
As the founder of Star Quality Hospitality Consultancy, Monica is a consultant, trainer, assessor, author and international speaker for the hospitality industry.
With over twenty five years of hospitality experience Monica works with the owner / managers of independent hotels and restaurants focusing on their business structure, operations and service delivery to create memorable guest experiences.
Monica is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and has been Chair for the Institute of Hospitality London and serving on their committee for five years.
As an accomplished speaker and author, Monica has spoken at international hotel conferences including The Independent Hotel Show in London and COTELCO in Columbia. She has been featured in The Caterer, Boutique Hotelier, and Hospitality Quarterly Magazine.
Monica is also the Amazon best-selling author for her three books ‘Star Quality Hospitality – The Key to a Successful Hospitality Business’, ‘Star Quality Experience – The Hotelier’s Guide to Creating Memorable Guest Experiences’ and ‘Star Quality Talent – Inspiring Hospitality Careers’.
In the past Monica has lectured at Westminster Kingsway College and the University of Greenwich, as well as being an External Examiner for City College Norwich and Industry Advisor for the Edge Hotel School.
She is also an Independent End Point Assessor for the Hospitality Apprenticeships and currently lecturers at ARUL on their Hospitality, Tourism and Events Programmes.
Working closely with both industry and education, she continues to promote the hospitality industry as a fantastic place to work.
MSc, PG dip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, BSc, DipHE, BA
Monique Maroney, MSc, PG dip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, BSc, DipHE, BA
Monique has worked as a psychotherapist specialising in CBT and mindfulness in the NHS and also provides consultations & workshops on these approaches. She gained her CBT qualification at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at Kings College, London. Monique is an associate of the Royal Society Of Medicine. She has worked in higher education for a number of years and currently enjoys working at Anglia Ruskin as well as running her own therapy practice.
Monique has provided specialist interest modules in CBT and mindfulness and has provided training and workshops to NHS trusts and counsel training centres. Monique has worked with staff & students in providing mindfulness courses. At her last University, Monique was involved in setting up the university as a mindful employer.
Monique has worked alongside The Maudsley, researching into adapted mindfulness courses for health care professionals and with UCL researching ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) for GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder). Monique has worked within the prison system, adapting mindfulness courses for the prison population. Her latest research will be published in April 2020.
BA (Hons), MA, MCIPD.
Patrick O’Connor, BA (Hons), MA, MCIPD.
Patrick has over twenty years’ experience as a Principal Lecturer in the fields of Business Studies, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Employability, Learning and Development and associated cognate areas.
As an academic practitioner, he has undertaken significant consultancy, training and development work in Iran, Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Mauritius and Brazil focussing on the development of graduate skills within the emerging Knowledge Economy.
He has a highly interactive teaching style, a learner-centered approach and a strong focus on the development of graduate employability and professionalism.
MSc, BSc, Dip (Th. Rad.) PGCE, FHEA
Sakhile Masuku, MSc, BSc, Dip (Th. Rad.) PGCE, FHEA
Sakhile joined Anglia Ruskin University as a Lecturer in September 2019. She is currently a Module Leader for Comparative Healthcare Systems.
She holds a Master of Science Degree in Health and Social Care Management and Policy, a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Management and Public Health as well as a Diploma in Therapeutic Radiography.
Sakhile has attained an international career in Healthcare spanning nearly 20 years in both clinical and administrative capacities. Her first-hand experience in the NHS provides her with the unique platform to translate theoretical concepts and apply real-life experiences in the lectures she delivers.
With this strong academic record and expertise enhanced with enthusiasm, Sakhile aims to impart this to her students in this post at ARUL.
Austin Sher, MBA, BA
Austin delivers Strategy and Entrepreneurship modules at Anglia Ruskin University London. He leverages his 13 years in property investment during which he worked for a large property developer in Boston (US) then acquired and redeveloped a London property portfolio which he currently manages.
He has a BA from New York University and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.
Richard joined ARU London in January 2019, having previously worked in Academic Management and Marketing at several UK higher education institutions. Richard has considerable lecturing experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at several institutions including the University of Westminster.
Richard is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Richard’s research interest is in Student Decision – Making in the UK Higher Education Sector. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Anglia Ruskin University.
Dr. Teng Guan Khoo
PhD, LLM, PG Dip LPC, LLB (Hons), AFHEA
Dr. Teng Guan Khoo, PhD, LLM, PG Dip LPC, LLB (Hons), AFHEA
Teng Guan joined ARU London as a Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Business and Law, BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting and BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting in 2019.
Having spent 9 years as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law with Anglia Ruskin University, including last 4 years as the Deputy Head of School for Economics, Finance and Law. He was also the partnership manager for the Faculty of Business and Law, primarily responsible for operational and management of the Trinidad, Malaysia and Singapore international partners, and ensuring compliance with the quality and student provisions.
Teng holds all his qualifications from Anglia Ruskin University, with both his PhD and LLM specialising in the area of racial discrimination in sports. He lectures on the area of business law and occasionally participate in research conference in the area of sports law, either as a guest speaker or presenting research papers. He has successfully supervised several PhD research students to completion and also involved in examining PhD students in his capacity as both internal or external examiner.
Tobi Awoyemi, MBA, BSc
Tobi holds a first degree in Business Information systems, and a Masters degree in Business Administration - with a major in Marketing.
She worked as a Management Information Analyst within the Financial Services industry for over a period of 9 years and managed her own Business Start-up and Marketing Consultancy for many years. She therefore has a wealth of experience in both academia and industry to share with her students.
Tobi continues to be an Educator and Coach, within the classroom and in communities close to her heart.
Dr. Jonathan Salkeld
PhD, MA, Cert HE, MBA
Dr. Jonathan Salkeld, PhD, MA, Cert HE, MBA
Jon is a university lecturer specialising in human resource management, leadership studies, corporate strategy, change and transformation and international business.
Jon’s experience includes many years teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Jon has also had oversight of corporate education programmes which have included Harrods, Crawford & Company (insurance), Willmott Dixon, The British Army, The Royal Air Force, The Royal Navy, Essex County Council, Suffolk County Council, Essex Fire & Rescue Service, Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Systech International, Tamdown, Basildon University Hospital, Mid Essex Health Economy. A further aspect of his role has included oversight of all UK partnerships including Kaplan, London School of Marketing, Resource Development International, Globe and the Institute of Export. This includes institutional and programme validation and the establishment of rigorous academic & quality processes.
Research interests relating to corporate education have included the quest for return on investment and the role of expectations and perceptions in the evaluation of corporate education programmes. Leadership studies have focused on leader-led relationships, values-based leadership, leadership resilience, new approaches to conflict resolution and psychodynamics of leadership. Corporate strategy studies have involved the role of contemporary approaches to strategy including emergent, entrepreneurial and political dimensions.
Dr. Roni Ajao
Dr Ajao is an Associate Professor (Sessional) at ARU London and teaches Strategy in the Public and Private Sectors, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Applied Project Management and Business Management.
Dr Ajao has extensive experience gained while working as a Management Consultant in the UK and internationally, as well as teaching at several Universities. Dr Ajao has worked for several government departments, examples include, the Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Office for National Statistics (ONS); the Department for Education (DfE) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) managing programmes of national importance. Internationally, Dr Ajao has worked for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations and the World Bank. She has also taught a various institutions, i.e. Manchester Alliance Business School, Liverpool Business School and Cambridge Judge Business School.
Dr Ajao holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Durham University, an M.Phil. from University College London (UCL). She also holds an MBA from City University London, a M.Sc. in Consulting and Coaching for Change from HEC in Paris (France) and Oxford University (Said Business School). She also holds a certificate in International Development and Global Change from the University of Cambridge, a Post-graduate Certificate in Management Research from Cranfield University Management School, a Certificate in Leadership from Harvard University and an Advanced Management qualification from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.
As a practitioner, Dr Ajao has been recognised and awarded Fellowship of the Institute of Consulting (IC), Fellowship and Chartered Status of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI); Fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Fellowship of the Association for Project Management (APM).
She is currently a member of the Approval Panel for Chartered Status for the Association for Project Management and is also a Panel Member for the UK Ministry of Defence – Women in Defence (WiD) Initiative.
Roy joined ARU London in September 2019, with a passion to enhance his students’ learning and employability opportunities, by blending his industry and practitioner experience with his academic and professional credentials. His aim is to always deliver effective teaching practices in line with PGCHEP.
As well as holding a Fellowship Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (FHEA) and Mathematics degree (Exeter University), Roy is also a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA). He has a varied teaching background, having taught internationally in Nigeria (VSO) and domestically, covering an array of topics from Mathematics, Finance and Accounting to Scuba Diving BSAC).
PG Cert, MSc, PG Dip, CIM
Karl Bolton, PG Cert, MSc, PG Dip, CIM
Previously, Karl had a varied 25-year corporate career including time working in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Having studied marketing and business studies prior to moving into tourism, he has worked for several travel companies within a product, commercial and marketing role including working for First Choice, Nielsen, Flight Centre and Explore. Karl has also managed numerous departments including leading product, contracting, customer service and marketing teams. His wealth of industry experience enables him to relate the lecture content into real life scenarios which assists student learning. He has consequently been nominated for lecturer of the year at university institutions in the 2018/19 and 2919/20 academic years.
CGMA, ACMA, MBA, PGCE
Adnan Afaneh, CGMA, ACMA, MBA, PGCE
Adnan lectures on Finance and Accounting at ARUL since September 2020.
Adnan is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, by CIMA, and a Certified International Expert in SME Finance, by Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. He has more than 22 years of work experience, in 6 different countries, mainly in education, banking, and transportation sectors. Adnan has extensive experience in credit analysis, and curriculum design and implementation for finance and accounting courses. Prior to working at ARUL, Adnan worked as Head of Credit at Jaidah Group, a leading Qatari firm, and at Global Communities, a leading US non-profit organisation.
Adnan's research interests include: (1) credit risk measurement; and (2) The role of risk committee in corporate governance of commercial banks.
Adnan has an MBA in Banking and Finance, a PG Diploma in Mathematical Economics, and a BSc. in Economics.
Senior Lecturer in Law
Ali holds degrees from Shahid Beheshti University, the University of East London and Birkbeck College, University of London and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He joined Anglia Ruskin University, London as a senior lecturer in law in September 2020.
Ali has a decade of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in constitutional law and international law. He teaches/has taught constitutional and administrative law, public international law, international human rights law, international law of armed conflict and international space law and policy among other subjects.
Chartered MCIPD M.A.
Kally Kadoglou, Chartered MCIPD M.A.
Kally worked as a Human Resource professional and has over 20 years' experience as a senior manager in highly commercial environments within diverse industries both within the UK and International posts. She has experience working in Financial Services, Telecommunications and Technology, Consulting and Airline industries. She has led and delivered the full Human Resource Management spectrum supporting businesses in achieving their People agenda.
Currently a Senior Lecturer and a Module Leader for Managing Human Resource module for undergraduates. A core module for multiple academic pathways, such as Business and HRM, Business and Law, International Business Management and Business and Marketing. She also teaches general Business and general Management and Personal Development related subjects.
She has experience in module programme design and delivers content for class and online learning. Her learning content addresses students’ knowledge, development and supports growth towards a range of academic, personal, and professional skills.
With interest in employability, linking theoretical and academic learning to real-life experiences, empowering students’ growth for greater success.
Dr Lorraine Thomas
BA, PGCE, MA, FHEA, FTLA, PhD
Dr Lorraine Thomas, BA, PGCE, MA, FHEA, FTLA, PhD
Dr Lorraine Thomas is an experienced education leader, with a proven track record of successful senior leadership and continuous improvement across higher education, schools and a charitable organisation. Her previous senior leadership role was as Executive Dean of a Faculty of Education, in which Lorraine led the Faculty to its best results consistently with an average of 90%+ for overall student satisfaction, continuation/ retention and employability. Lorraine has also held cross-university responsibilities for the student experience, learning, teaching, assessment and academic quality. Before moving into an academic career, Lorraine had a professional career in secondary education as a senior leader with responsibility for initial teacher training and continuing professional development.
Lorraine joined ARUL as Academic Director (Quality and Employability) in 2020 and is a member of the 4-strong ARUL senior leadership team. Lorraine is responsible for the cross-institution leadership of Quality and Employability, including overseeing the leadership of the Quality professional services team and the Employability professional services team, and is Chair of the ARUL Education Committee and the ARUL Employability Action Group. Lorraine is a member of Anglia Ruskin University Academic Standards and Quality Committee; Awards Board; Education Committee; and Employability Advisory Group. Lorraine is based at our East India building.
Kate Sender, MA
Kate joined Anglia Ruskin London in September 2020. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching and lecturing, including work at multiple UK universities.
Kate holds an MA in Spanish and Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and is CELTA and Delta qualified. She speaks multiple languages and has previously worked in Peru, Portugal, China and Spain. Kate specialises in English for Academic Purposes. She favours a learner-centred approach to teaching, and always aims to deliver the best possible experience for her students.
Dr Natasha Cooper
BA, MA, MA, PhD, FHEA, AFBALEAP
Dr Natasha Cooper, BA, MA, MA, PhD, FHEA, AFBALEAP
Dr Natasha Cooper joined ARUL in September 2020 as a Sessional Lecturer, and has since taught on the ‘Academic and Professional Skills’ and ‘Professional Communications’ modules. Concurrently, she is also a Teaching Fellow in English for Academic Purposes at University College London; and an External Examiner for Solent University. As an academic English practitioner, she is a proponent of learning technologies and encouraging student autonomy within the classroom.
Natasha previously earned her PhD and Masters in English Literary Studies from Durham University, and read for a further Masters in Education, Policy and Society from King’s College London. She additionally holds a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is an Associate Fellow of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes.
Dr Stephanie Parsons
BA (hons), MA, PGCert, PhD.
Dr Stephanie Parsons, BA (hons), MA, PGCert, PhD.
Dr Stephanie Parsons joined Anglia Ruskin University London after completing her PhD in 2020. She began her lecturing career in 2012 and has experience in designing and leading modules. Her teaching experience includes lecturing in a range of areas such as the sociology of health, social psychology, qualitative research methods and health and social care.
During Stephanie's PhD studies, she collaborated with organisations such as NHS Blood and Transplant and The British Transplantation Society on various presentation projects focusing on the emotional management of letter writing during the organ donation process. Stephanie's academic research interests continue to focus on people's experiences of the organ donation process in a national and global context. Broadly, she is also interested in the sociology of emotions, medical sociology, patient illness experiences and interviewing on sensitive subjects.
Lorraine Western, MSc
Lorraine lectures on Health and Social Care and Business and Healthcare Management courses
She is an Occupational Therapist with a diverse range of experience including the NHS, Adult Social Care, sports injury treatment and vocational rehabilitation. Career highlights include being part of the medical team at the 2012 Olympic Games and working as a Mental Health Practitioner for a recovery focused social and therapeutic horticulture charity. She has also started and established two businesses.
She has led teams in the private and public sector, and has an applied approach to teaching, sharing her clinical and leadership experience with students to add practical relevance to theory.
Her educational background reflects her eclectic career, with an MSc in Sports Injury Management and PG Cert in Mental Health and Wellbeing. Lorraine is a qualified coach, currently studying for a Pg Cert in Business and Personal Coaching.
Andy Otaqui, MA, SFHEA
Andy has been teaching Academic English and study skills in universities in London for many years and before that was teaching in various colleges and schools in the UK and Spain. He has taught students from pre-undergraduate level up to postgraduate and post-doctoral level at King’s College London, UCL, City University and most recently Anglia Ruskin University London.
He has also focussed on academic English and study skills for specific subject areas including education, law, business, economic, social sciences and humanities. He has also taught science students extensively and coordinated programmes at King’s and City universities focussed on computer science, maths, physics, engineering, and biomedical sciences.
He joined Anglia Ruskin University London in 2018 and is currently module leader for the Professional Communications module offered at level 3. Andy completed his Master’s in TESOL at the Institute of Education with a distinction and gained membership of the Higher Education Academy at Senior level (SFHEA).
Dinah joined Anglia Ruskin University London in January 2018 as a lecturer in Health & Social Care.
Dinah has a Masters in Health Promotion from Southbank University and worked for ten years’ as a Health Promotion Manager in the NHS where she was integral in developing local smoking cessation services.
Dinah also has extensive experience teaching in a variety of settings including secondary schools, colleges of further education and higher education.
Dinah has a professional interest in Public Health and health inequalities.
MA (HRM), Chartered Fellow CIPD, FHEA, FInstLM, MICDE, MBEI
Jozefa Fawcett, MA (HRM), Chartered Fellow CIPD, FHEA, FInstLM, MICDE, MBEI
Józefa is the Module Leader and Core Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Leadership (MBA Health & Social Care)
Outside of ARUL Jozefa teaches in Madrid at IE School of Human Sciences & Technology on the MA Talent Development & HR course and has provided Academic lecturing support, bespoke training, masterclasses and learning project consultancy in Corporates, Universities and Business Schools in 36 countries across 5 continents and in 15 different industry sectors and is also an assessor of business excellence in HR and Executive Leadership for the Government of the UAE (2017, 2018, 2020).
A former UK project partner for the European Commission, she has created capability frameworks, digital literacy courses and project management learning games. As a multi-award-winning and CPD-accredited Capability 4.0 Re-Skilling Architect & Business Learning & HR Excellence Assessor, Józefa’s learning interventions not only support the WEF Re-Skilling Revolution but also the UN’s SDG #4: Quality Education, which she uses as a sustainability benchmark.
She has four HR, L&D and Academic Teaching Excellence awards (2009-2019) and has earned three unique CPD badges of quality. Her innovative instructional design approach, whether class-based or online creates high energy, engagement and impact - all of which enables managers, team leaders, change agents and HR professionals to effectively navigate Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation and empathy economy agendas.
LLB, BVC,PG Cert HE.
Amy Croft, LLB, BVC,PG Cert HE.
Amy joined ARUL in January 2018 as Course Leader for LLB (Hons), BSc Business and Law, and BSc Law and Accounting.
She took over as Director of Studies in August 2019, and is currently responsible for the Director of Studies Office.
Amy has nearly 20 years’ experience teaching Law in higher education. Having graduated with an LLB (Hons) from Kingston University in 2002, and the Bar Vocational Training Course from BPP in 2003. She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.
Amy’s research interests lie mainly in Criminal Law and the Law of Equity and Trusts. She is currently an external examiner for Leeds Beckett University Law School.