Birmingham City University Lecturers

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Birmingham City University Lecturers

  • Lecturer in Finance

    Dr Muhammad Akbar has been in academia for over a decade, teaching finance modules such as derivatives investments, investment analysis and portfolio management and multinational financial management to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

  • Senior Lecturer in Marketing

    David Alcock moved straight into industry after leaving school, and after many successful years as a sales manager both in the UK and the US, he moved into academia. David now teaches on a variety of Marketing courses.

  • Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting

    Becky Bates has a lot of experience in industry as an ACCA qualified accountant. She taught a variety of qualifications, including CIMA, ACCA, AAT and ICAEW in the private sector before coming to Birmingham City University in 2013.

  • Senior Lecturer

    Martin has worked in the utility industry for over 25 years, where he worked in all aspects of Information Systems, from strategy through to operational running. Martin has also worked as an Interim Data Manager. Martin has worked hard to link together of business and information strategy, teaching at a range of higher…

  • Senior Lecturer

    Tony  has spent over 15 years in Higher Education following a successful career in Manufacturing management with several global businesses. He has been developing online approaches to teaching and learning over the last 5 years.

  • Lecturer

    Dr Kuda Bondamakara joined the Birmingham City Business School in 2010 after having completed a PhD in Accountancy and Business Finance. His research interests surround corporate governance in financial institutions.

  • Senior Teaching Fellow

    Helen Brain is a CIPFA qualified accountant, and worked with the likes of the NHS and local governments during her career. She now teaches on a variety of finance and accounting courses within the Business School.

  • Senior Lecturer

    Ann Brook teaches on the Business School’s Internal Audit and Risk Management courses, where she passes on the lessons from her very successful auditing career, working with the likes of the Chelsea Building society.

  • Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies and Coordinating Director of Post Graduate Framework Degrees

    Dr Martyn Brown’s varied career, which included working within engineering, events management and marketing consultancy, has given him a wealth of experience that he now passes on as a senior lecturer in Organisational Studies.

  • Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries Marketing

    Charlotte Carey has a creative background, starting her career as a self-employed audio-visual artist and film-maker. This passion for the creative arts eventually led her to her current role as Senior Lecturer of Creative Industries Marketing.




  • Teaching Fellow

    Paul Caulfield’s career has seen him work both in academia and in industry, both here and abroad. He’s worked as a Financial Analyst for the likes of the RAC and the Sydney Opera House prior to becoming a Teaching Fellow.

  • Head of International Partnerships

    Shiv Chaudhry first moved into academia in 1988, having previously worked as a general manager in the retail industry. He has gone on to hold senior lecturer positions at a host of Universities before joining Birmingham City University.

  • Senior Lecturer in Management

    Nav Chouhan is a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City Business School. Nav teaches a range of management and enterprise modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate offerings.



Visiting Lecturer

Stephen Clapcott has experience working in HR roles and as a consultant for all sizes of organisations, in many industries and in the public sector. He teaches extensively at a number of Universities in the Midlands.

  • Senior Lecturer in Management Development

    Prior to her academic role, Vanessa successfully held management positions within high profile global companies including Tesco, Next and The Body Shop. She now teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including MSc, MA and CIPD programmes and BA (Hons) Leadership and Management Practice (work based).

  • Senior Lecturer, Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow

    Jon teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a specialised interest in personal development, creative problem solving and quantitative methods.

    Dr Thomas Domboka

    Programme Director, International MBA

    Tom comes from a strong entrepreneurial and management background with experience in starting new businesses, having worked with a variety of organisations in the UK and overseas. He is now the Director for the International MBA programme.

  • Lecturer

    Dr. Chiara Paola Donegani brings a wealth of knowledge of economics from a deep study of the subject from a multinational viewpoint through her academic studies.

    Dr Kathleen Donnelly

    Senior Lecturer, Public Relations; Faculty Link Tutor

    Dr Kathleen Donnelly has been involved with the creative process for over 30 years. She teaches marketing classes and serves as the link tutor for the Business School’s program with Guilin University of Technology in China.

    • Sian Eaton

      Senior Teaching Fellow

      Sian Eaton has a degree in Economics from Leeds University. On graduating she joined Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) as a trainee Chartered Accountant, qualifying in 1983. She worked on numerous audits, ranging from small local businesses to large multi-national organisations,  including being part of the audit team of…

    • Professor Chris Edger

      Professor of Multi-Unit Leadership

      Professor Chris Edger holds the chair of Multi-Unit Leadership at Birmingham City Business School, and has over 20 years’ expertise working for domestic and internationally owned multi-site companies.

    • Dr Martin Eley

      Associate Professor

      Martin Eley’s previous roles include Director of Marketing for Zurich International Solutions Europe and Director of Investment Business for Centrica, Financial Services (British Gas, Goldfish and AA). Martin is now Director of Executive MBA and Director of Undergraduate Leadership & Management Practice Programmes.

    • Professor Hatem El-Gohary

      Professor of Marketing

      Professor of Marketing Hatem El-Gohary has over 20 years of experience in academia, and was recently one of the winners at the Institute for Small Business Enterprise Awards 2014, taking home the Gold award in the Creative Industries Entrepreneurship category.

    • Barry Emery

      Senior Lecturer in Marketing Communications

      Barry Emery is a Senior Lecturer in marketing communications at Birmingham City University. A bilingual Spanish speaker, he gained more than a decade of experience working in higher education in the prestigious Colegio San Ignacio, Barcelona, before returning to the UK to focus his career on marketing education.

    • Dr Vikram Finavker

      Lecturer in Finance

      Dr Vikram Finavker is a Lecturer in Finance at Birmingham City Business School. Vikram holds a PhD in Finance, and also holds a master’s degree in Research Methods for Business and Management and Banking and Finance.

    • Richard Frost

      Senior Lecturer, Strategic Management

      Richard Frost  has been an academic for over 22 years, teaching strategy, with some marketing, to mostly postgraduate students, but increasingly to undergraduates over the past few years. He is also an expert in online and distance learning education

    • Professor Javed Ghulam Hussain

      Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance

      Professor Javed Ghulam Hussain is Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at Birmingham City University, where he currently leads the Accounting and Finance Group. Professor Hussain supervises a number of PhDs in the areas of corporate, micro and small business finance.

    • Nicola Gittins

      Senior Lecturer in Marketing Communications

      Nicola Gittins is a Senior Lecturer in our marketing programmes, with an interest in digital marketing and marketing communications, who combines over 15 years’ professional industry experience with many years experience of teaching marketing.

    • Kevin Glasby

      Associate Professor

      Kevin Glasby has over 25 years teaching experience, teaching on undergraduate, postgraduate and professional accountancy programmes. He specialises in management accounting areas and the application of business mathematics and statistics.

  • Jane Gosney


    Prior to becoming a Lecturer, Jane Gosney spent 15 years in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) marketing, working on brands such as Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Toblerone and Rachel’s Organic. She has also worked with major retailers developing product ranges, such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

  • Steve Harris

    Senior Lecturer Business Operations and Strategy

    Steve Harris has previously worked for Lafarge as both a design draughtsman and quality controller in their manufacturing plant, and then went on to work as an aircraft engineering manager within the Royal Air Force. His research interests currently include business sustainable enterprise and leadership identity.

  • Dr Inge Hill

    Senior Lecturer Strategy and Entrepreneurship, SFHEA

    Inge Hill has a wide ranging career in government and government agencies, Third Sector organisations, the private sector, running her own consultancy business and working in Higher Education. Inge’s focus in her teaching is on sharing her insight into applying strategic thinking to business practice.

  • Martin Hipkiss

    Senior Lecturer

    Martin Hipkiss  joined Birmingham City University in 2001 and has worked with a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them to better understand the nature of management and organisations and how to work within them.

  • Dr Andy Hollyhead

    Associate Professor

    Andy Hollyhead joined the University in 2003 after 15 years in industry in a number of large organisations, including roles as business systems analyst and project manager. He  is part of  the Centre for Internal Audit, Governance and Risk Management.

  • Rachel Homer

    Senior Lecturer

    Rachel Homer came to the Business School after a successful career in industry with Cadbury Schweppes, with whom she qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant while working in the areas of Internal Audit, Management Accounting and IT Project Management.

  • Dr Juanling Huang

    Senior Lecturer in Business Logistics

    Dr Juanling Huang has industrial experience in logistics and international freight forwarding companies in the UK, Hong Kong and China. Her research areas include implementation of strategy, innovation and change; implementation of ERP systems in SMEs; and customer relationship management in HEIs and business communities.

  • Dr Clare Jones

    Associate Professor

    In industry Clare Jones was an HR practitioner in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Finance sectors, before moving into Higher Education. She held senior positions at a variety of Universities before joining the Birmingham City Business School in 2008.

  • Matt Jones

    Senior Lecturer in HRM / Course Director for BA (Hons) Management and Leadership / Associate Course Director for BA (Hons) Business & Management

    Matt Jones is a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City Business School. Matt teaches on a number of degree courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and is also the Course Director for BA (Hons) Management and Leadership Top-up.

  • Karampritt Kaila

    Senior Lecturer

    Karampritt Kaila  is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) who trained with Deloitte in corporate tax, and owns and manages a tax and accounting practice.  Karampritt teaches and marks ACA, ACCA and CIMA as well as undergraduate courses.

    • Dinisa Kandasamy

      Senior Lecturer in Audit and Assurance

      Dinisa Kandasamy trained with a small firm of accountants, carrying out accounting, audit and tax work, before deciding to pursue a MSc. Dinisa has been teaching at Birmingham City University since September 2009. She coordinates and delivers mainly audit and assurance modules, including ACCA F8 and P7.

    • Richard Kenyon

      Senior Lecturer

      Prior to joining the Birmingham City Business School, Richard Kenyon  enjoyed a long and varied career in auditing and accountancy, and worked for Big 4, medium and small firms. He carried out assignments varying from small ‘paper bag’ accounting jobs to large audits on clients

    • John Kimberley

      Associate Professor in Human Resource Management

      John Kimberley has been teaching in Higher Education for over 20 years. Throughout that time he has taught mainly in the fields of Management, and more specifically Human Resource Management. Employee relations has been a particular specialism of his.

    • Dr Christopher Lewis

      Director of Student Academic Engagement

      Christopher Lewis’ current role relates to improving student engagement and progression in the Business School. He is also responsible for Postgraduate dissertations and teach on International Management modules.

    • Dr Scott Lichtenstein

      Associate Professor

      Scott’s lecturing, research and publishing are in the areas of strategy and strategic leadership. His specialism is in the area of leaders’ and executives’ personal values and how they impact strategic choice and leadership.

    • Paul Massiah

      Associate Professor, Programme Director – MSc Management Consultancy

      Paul Massiah is an Associate Professor within Birmingham City Business School. He has a number of publications across both Higher Education (HE) and commercial arenas, including published research surrounding International student degree attainment, and Global Supply Chain and Operations Strategy.

    • Dr Steve McCabe

      Director of Research Degrees

      Having graduated from the University of Manchester in 1984 with a degree in management, Dr McCabe spent time in industry as a management trainee before commencing an EPSRC research-sponsored MSc in Management at Birmingham University in 1988. Since 1989 he has been employed at Birmingham City University as a management…

    • Francis McGonigal

      Senior Lecturer, Mathematics and Statistics

      Francis McGonigal held several positions in industry as a programmer and systems analyst specialising in applying mathematical, statistical and operational research techniques. He has worked at Birmingham City University and its predecessor organisations since 1987,  joining the Business School in  2010.

    • Anne-Marie McTavish

      Head of Department, Management, HR & Enterprise

      Anne-Marie McTavish is a leading expert in Location Independent Working and Technology Enhanced Flexible Working.  She leads the Department of Management, HR and Enterprise within Birmingham City Business School.

    • Cindy Millman

      Associate Professor in Business and UG Programmes Coordinator

      Cindy Millman joined the Business School in 2004 after completing her MSc in Business Management and Marketing. She has worked on several large projects in the entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer fields, with specific focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

      • Dr Domenico Moro

        Senior Lecturer

        Prior to joining Birmingham City University, Domenico Moro worked as a researcher at the Third Sector Research Centre, where he was involved on quantitative analysis, cutting across several research programmes. His focus is on the economic impact of third sector organisations in the UK.

      • Barny Morris

        Associate Professor (Business) and Programme Manager for MSc Management

        Barny Morris has worked at senior level on advertising accounts for companies such as Sony, SEGA, Turtlewax and PZ Cussons. Barny is the MSc Management Course Director, and is currently working on research and in-company teaching projects within the hospitality sector on service design and marketing with companies such as…

      • Shaista Mukadam


        After completion of her Chartered Accountancy Professional Qualification from India, Shaista Mukadam worked and audited in many of the multi-national companies in India. She retrained as a lecturer, and now teaches on accounting modules at Birmingham City University.

      • Emma Neale

        Senior Lecturer in Marketing

        Emma Neale is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing. As a marketing professional with over 15 years’ industry experience, Emma has held high profile roles in organisations such Siemens, and continues to work closely with industry and professional bodies.

      • Dr Margarita Nyfoudi

        Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management; Associate Director BA (Hons) in Business and HRM

        Margarita Nyfoudi’s general field of study is human resource management, while her area of specialisation falls between leadership and learning.  Margarita’s research interests lie in the individual, team level and cross level characteristics that influence the effectiveness of the core management processes.

      • Richard Oddy

        Senior Lecturer

        Richard Oddy is a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City Business School.  He teaches across a number of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, encompassing management, human resources and enterprise.

      • Dr Samuel Osei-Nimo


        Samuel Osei-Nimo is an expert in Poststructuralism (Foucauldian Studies) with a PhD in Business, who is also interested in studies, research and work relating to power, knowledge and Systems Approaches.

      • Eleni Papagiannaki


        Elena Papagiannaki is currently completing her PhD in Operational Research at Aston University. Her PhD applies Parametric (Statistical Analysis) and Non-Parametric Approaches (Data Envelopment Analysis) in measuring working time’s contribution. Her special focus is on the contribution of unpaid overtime in the UK industries’…

      • Brian Parkes

        Senior Lecturer in Management Accounting

        Brian spent 23 years working for local firms, the National Health Service and local government in a variety of accounting functions. He has subsequently spent 19 years lecturing in further and higher education.

      • Dr Bruce Philp

        Head of the Department of Strategy, Marketing and Economics

        Having left school after his O-levels, Bruce Philp worked in the pharmaceutical industry before returning to education. After roles at several Universities, he is now the Head of the Department of Strategy, Marketing and Economics at Birmingham City University.

        • Balvinder Plaha

          Lecturer in Financial Risk and Corporate Governance

          Balvinder Plaha joined Birmingham City University in 2015 and currently teaches the finance and corporate governance modules on the MSc Internal Audit, Governance and Risk Management and risk response and risk leadership on the MSc Risk Management course.

        • Dr Jessey Pswarayi

          Senior Lecturer

          Dr Jessey Pswarayi is a Senior Lecturer with Birmingham City University specialising in Business Management, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, which includes Diversity Management, Managing People and Organisations, and most HRM processes.

        • Dr Alexandros Psychogios

          Professor in International Human Resource Management

          Dr. Alexandros Psychogios is a Professor of International HRM in Birmingham City Business School at Birmingham City University. He is also a Research Visitor in South Eastern European Research Centre (SEERC) and Associate Researcher in GNOSIS Research Group of the Management School at the University of Liverpool.

        • Vijay Kumar Ramachandran

          Senior Lecturer

          Vijay Ramachandran has vast professional practice experience dealing with different types of business sectors and entities  including  small medium enterprises, charities, trusts, mainstream sporting organisations, public and private schools, synagogues and medium-sized enterprises.

        • Samantha Roberts

          Senior Teaching Fellow

          After a 15 year career in the banking and finance sector Samantha Roberts moved into higher education. She is a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy and has over 10 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and post graduate level.

        • Alan Robson

          Associate Professor

          Alan Robson graduated in 1985 with one of the first Information Systems degrees in the country, before moving directly into lecturing. He joined Birmingham City University in 1986 as a lecturer in computer programming and systems analysis, and in April 2009 he joined the Centre for Internal Audit, Governance and Risk…

        • Graham Romp

          Associate Dean (Student Experience and Academic Quality)

          As one of the Associate Deans within the Business School, Graham Romp is focused on improving the overall learning experience of the students. Specifically he is focused on ensuring that staff and students work together to improve what they do.

        • Sukhwinder Salh

          Senior Lecturer

          Sukhwinder Salh teaches  on a number of the undergraduate courses within the business school. Her teaching practice is informed not only from her academic knowledge but also her experience as a HR practitioner, where she  worked in a range of industries including finance, retail, not for profit and public sector.

        • Andrew Salmon

          Senior Lecturer International Business

          Andrew Salmon has significant industry experience, having developed a range of digital marketing workshops which have been attended by over 2,000 SME’s. He now passes on this experiences by teaching on several marketing and strategy modules.

        • Dr Navjot Sandhu

          Senior Lecturer in Finance

          Dr Navjot Sandhu’s PhD topic focused upon the finance gap for small and marginal farmers (SMFs) in India, Punjab. Since joining Birmingham City University in September 2010, she has continued to develop this niche further, with a particular focus on bank lending decisions for SMFs.


  • Margaret Saunders

    Senior Teaching Fellow

    Margaret Saunders began her career in industry working for a steel stockholders as a Management Accountant for their International subsidiary. After a brief period working with accountancy apprentices, Margaret joined Birmingham City University in September 2013.

  • Dr Rod Shelton

    Visiting Lecturer

    Students may find it helpful to draw on Rod’s experience of providing consultancy and management development services to companies in the fields of leadership; knowledge management and creativity in teams.

  • Catherine Shirley

    Teaching Fellow

    Catherine is a member of the CIMA, and has previously worked as a management accountant. She now brings this knowledge to our ACCA course.

  • Cathy Sibley

    Senior Teaching Fellow

    Cathy Sibley trained with M&S Financial Services before joining Kaplan as a senior lecturer.  Prior to joining Birmingham City University,  she became freelance in 2006, teaching, writing, marking and examining financial and corporate reporting for all professional qualifications (ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and AAT).

  • Kulvinder Singh

    Teaching Fellow in Accounting

    Before joining Birmingham City University, Kulvinder Singh held a position as a Lecturer in Accounting at Coventry University, teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate financial accounting modules.

  • David Smith

    Senior Lecturer

    David Smith has been employed within the Business School over the last 10 years, teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His main area of expertise surrounds the field of management.

  • Professor John Sparrow

    Professor of Occupational Psychology

    John Sparrow, as a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society, has used his unique skill set to write extensively on knowledge processes in organisations, including organisational cognition, knowledge management and reflective practice as they relate to knowledge creation and use.

  • Geoff Stanley

    Senior Lecturer

    Geoff Stanley joined Birmingham City University back in 1996, having worked previously as a Training Officer. He is currently a  Senior Lecturer in Management.

  • Professor Olinga Taeed

    Visiting Professor in Capacity Development

    Olinga Taeed retired from a successful private sector career nearly a decade ago in his 40’s. In 2011 he was appointed as Professor in Social Enterprise at University of Northampton and Impact Investment Advisor to the Big Society UK government sponsored think tank.

  • Chris Turner

    Associate Professor (Accounting and Finance)

    Prior to joining the Birmingham City Business School, Chris Turner conducted audit, assurance and consultancy engagements for a wide variety of clients ranging from well-known brands such as BMW, Halfords, Brittany Ferries and Saint-Gobain.


  • Dr Hui Wang

    Senior Lecturer in Marketing

    Dr. Hui Wang has recently joined the Birmingham City University as a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Strategy, Marketing & Economics. Hui’s research is broadly focused on the role of marketing communications within interactive context, which correspond to the role of social media in interactive communications.

  • Jeffrey Winters

    Visiting Lecturer

    Jeffrey Winters worked for over 40 years in the UK’s manufacturing industry within the chemical sector. His initial management position was in production, but later he transferred to Human Resources (HR) management which became his specialism.

  • Anna Yartseva

    Senior Lecturer in Economics, Programme Leader for BA Economics

    Anna Yartseva main area of academic expertise is macroeconomics and economic policy. Most of the research she has done so far is related to various macroeconomic phenomena