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About us

Academic staff

We're proud of the quality of our teaching – and the fact that many of our teaching staff are senior or principal fellows of the Higher Education Academy, which promotes excellence in higher education.

Explore their profiles here.

Aaron Browne

Senior Lecturer

E: Aaron.Browne@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a



E: adam.rowledge@london.aru.ac.uk
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Prior to entering the world of academia, Adam spent 18 years working in the hospitality industry. He was a multi-award-winning hotelier who led his hotel to achieve a 5* rating, win awards for service excellence and management development, as well as featuring the Best Places to Work in Hospitality for every year of his tenure. During this time, Adam was personally awarded the accolade of Independent Hotelier of the Year and included in the British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame, these awards were the pinnacle of his career that saw him identified as an emerging leader in the industry as the recipient of a prestigious Acorn Award, identifying him as one of the top 30 stars of hospitality under the age of 30 when he was just 27.

In addition to his career success, Adam really practices what he preaches when it comes to investing in development, having completed an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and being awarded Chartered Manager status and designated a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and has previously served on its Board of Trustees including as Vice Chair.

Adam now shares his knowledge and experience as a lecturer on a variety of subjects relating to hospitality & tourism, as well as leadership and operations management at universities in the UK and as a speaker at conferences internationally. He was awarded Fellowship of Advance HE in 2023.

Adnan Afaneh CGMA, ACMA, MBA, PGCE


E: Adnan.Afaneh@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Adnan lectures on Finance and Accounting at 91ƵL 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 91ƵL, 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.



E: Alex.Ellinis@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

As an experienced charismatic business leader for over 25 years, Alex has been working at global executive level for some of the world’s leading organisations in Supply Chain and Logistics, specialising in leading teams to deliver reliable and efficient solutions to customers worldwide. Alex has a proven track record in building high-performing teams and strong commercial relationships, crafting and executing strategy at a local and global level, driving operational excellence, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Highly Skilled in all areas of strategy, resource planning, budgetary control and aligning local & regional objectives for organisational success.


Alex is passionate about student learning and development bridging the gap between theory and the successful application to SME and global organisations, it’s this combination of experience combined with academic knowledge that Alex believes enhances student development in the areas of Strategy, Supply Chain and Operations Management.

Alexander Muir BBS, MSt

Senior Lecturer

E: Alexander.Muir@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 02074006789

Alexander joined Anglia Ruskin University London in 2023 as a Senior Lecturer. 

He holds a BBS in International Hotel Management from Shannon College of Hotel Management and a MSt in Social Innovation from the University of Cambridge. 


He has extensive operational management experience at some of the leading hospitality management companies in the UK. In 2022, Alexander began his academic career lecturing in Project Management at the University of Coventry London Campus and then as a Lecturer in Digital Business Management at Northeastern University London. Alexander is a Member of the Association of Project Management and the Institiute of Hospitality, He was awarded fellowship of Advance HE in 2023. His main research includes strategic design in hospitality, innovation and sustainability. 

Ali Raiss-Tousi

Senior Lecturer

E: Ali.Raiss-Tousi@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3789 3279

Senior Lecturer / Academic Programme Leader for Law (LLB/LLM) 

Ali holds degrees from Shahid Beheshti University, the University of East London and Birkbeck College, University of London. He has taught in Higher Education since 2011 and joined Anglia Ruskin University, London as a senior lecturer in law in September 2020. He is currently the academic programme leader for law (LLB/LLM).
Ali’s interests lie in the fields of constitutional law, public international law (especially the use of force in international law), and the law of outer space. He has more than a decade of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience at various HE institutions and teaches/has taught public law, public international law, international human rights law, international law of armed conflict and international space law and policy among other subjects. 
Ali’s conference presentations include ‘Just War and Wars of Aggression in the Abrahamic Faiths’, ‘Teaching Public Law as an Act of Dissent’ and, more recently, ‘Setting the earth-space boundary: a case of politics before law’.
Ali is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the British Interplanetary Society. He was a member of the Appeals Tribunal at the National Union of Journalists from 2009 until 2023.

Amy Croft LLB, BVC,PG Cert HE.

Academic Director

E: Amy.Croft@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3457 2142

Amy joined 91ƵL in January 2018 as Course Leader for the Law programmes. She took over as Director of Studies in August 2019 and oversaw the development of the Director of Studies Office, before taking up her current post of Academic Director for Quality and Engagement in August 2021. Amy has responsibility for The Quality, Director of Studies and Faculty Offices, as well as the iCentre.

Amy has over 20 years’ experience teaching Law in higher education, at both undergraduate and post graduate level. 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, Equity and Trusts and general pedagogy. She is currently an external examiner for De Montfort University Law School.

Andy Mantell DPhil, DipSW, BSc, PQSW, CQSW, FHEA

Principal Lecturer

E: Andrew.Mantell@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3789 3284

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 concernsSince 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-disabilitywritten 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 


Senior Lecturer

E: Anne.Saliu@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3789 3276

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 91Ƶ. 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.

Annette Helliwell MA Ed., Cert Ed. (F.E. & A.E.), F.H.E.A

Senior Lecturer

E: Annette.Helliwell@london.aru.ac.uk

Annette initially qualified as a nurse before moving into teaching and has worked in higher education for over 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.

Ardavan Amini MICW, MIET, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

E: Ardavan.Amini@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3789 3284

Ardavan is a complex adaptive system engineer with extensive expertise in systems engineering, digital technologies, Complex systems, innovation and business leadership. He has been awarded a title of Professor of Enterprise Systems and have held number of senior industrial and government institutes roles including Chair of SAP UK & Ireland User Group in Business Transformation & Innovation, Founder & Chair of the of West Midland Open Data Working Group, and Centre for New Midlands Think Tank's Digital Leaders Board Member, Ardavan has over 30 national and international publications including a book in innovation and productivity.

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

Head of Digital Learning Resouces

E: Aykut.Ozkaya@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3457 2137

Following on from his previous post as a Programme Leader for Business Management and Information Technology, Aykut joined 91Ƶ 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.

Ben Parkinson BA (Hons), PGCE

Senior Lecturer

E: Ben.Parkinson@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3789 3289

Ben Parkinson is a digital marketing and academic skills specialist with extensive experience of the copywriting industry.  

In addition to teaching Digital Marketing at Level 6, Ben has developed, led and taught on several Foundation-level modules, as well as being involved in original PhD, Master’s, and academic journal article research.
A keen educationalist, Ben champions the potency of language, use of inclusive learning technologies, and the embedding of contemporary issues as integral columns of his teaching approach.

Bruce Johnson


E: Bruce.Johnson@london.aru.ac.uk
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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 holds a number of voluntary roles in North London Area Quaker Meeting.

Byron Wilson MBA


E: Byron.Wilson@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

At 91Ƶ, Byron lectures on the Economics module.

Byron was a partner at Manhattan Atlantic Capital LLC, mid-cap private equity firm. 
Where he designed sector strategy to consolidate fragmented LatAm healthcare and consumer sectors and to increase operational synergies by collapsing many enterprise resource planning systems across multiple business units into one whilst designing one template for the firm’s global operations but permitting differences for local market.
Supervised financial modeling that includes DCF, LBO, comparables, and merger consequence models.
He was also a director at Putnam Capital , a large cap focused private equity firm. 

At Coventry University, he lectured MBA student on Corporate Finance and Managerial Finance Courses. As a visitng associate professor at UCL, he lectured on the Infrastructure and Finance Course to post graduate students.

University of Cambridge
University of Michigan
Master of Public Administration (Concentration: Economics and Public Policy)
Johns Hopkins University
Master of Science in Strategic Marketing

Carmelita Charles BA (Hons), MA, DMS, ACIPD, AFHEA and HCPC

Senior Lecturer

E: Carmelita.Charles@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3457 2131

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.

Charles Bladen

Senior Lecturer

E: Charles.Bladen@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3789 3292

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.

Charles O’Dean BA (Hons), MA, MSc, PGCE, MCIM, CMRS

Academic Director

E: Charles.ODean@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 7400 6774

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.

Chris Dampare FCIM, FHEA, MA, PGCE, DipM


E: Chris.Dampare@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

A professional marketer and entrepreneur with nearly 30 years’ experience in developing and marketing alternative energy technologies and products.

Chris has also served as a consultant and held directorships of alternative energy  technology companies in Europe, Africa and South America. Chris is currently working with international partners to develop and deploy new sustainable power generation systems for countries with poor access to electricity.

Alongside his international business activities Chris has developed a track record in academia spanning nearly 30 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.

Claire English

Senior Lecturer

E: Claire.English@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Claire is an experienced and engaged Senior Lecturer, Researcher and Dissertation Supervisor. She has taught on Undergraduate, Masters, MSc and MBA modules covering: Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, International Business, Business Research Skills, and Gender at Work. She has also taught on the King's College Doctoral Training Partnership, teaching PhD students how to write their literature review and methodology chapters in the disciplines of Management and Sociology. She has taught at numerous universities across the UK and has experience of Program Leadership, PhD supervision and coordinating student pastoral care.


Claire has a decade of experience working in the not-for-profit sector working in Operations, Events Management and as an Equality Consultant. Her teaching draws both on her professional experiences and a commitment to the values of Organisation Studies as a discipline that seeks to advance our knowledge of organisations, organising, the organised, the disorganised and the unsettled.  Broadly rooted in the social sciences it promotes an understanding of these phenomena as shaping, and being shaped by, the societies of which they are part, offering pathways for better and fairer ways of organising society.

Dele Amusan


E: Dele.Amusan@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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.

Diana Serban BSc (Hons), CELTA


E: Diana.Serban@london.aru.ac.uk
T: +442037523239

Diana joined 91ƵL in September 2021 as a member of the Director of Studies team. Later, in September 2023, she moved into the Director of Studies (DoS) Academic Support department as a lecturer, where she provides valuable assistance to students at various levels with their academic work. Her role involves supporting learners in improving their English academic skills, which are necessary for their academic success and integration into the university environment. Diana has taught several foundation-level modules and has been involved in academic journal article research.

Diana holds a Cambridge CELTA certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, an internationally recognized credential that emphasizes her capability to deliver effective ESL education. She speaks multiple languages and employs modern teaching methods while maintaining high standards. With extensive experience in ESL, Diana understands the linguistic and cultural challenges students face and provides customized guidance to help them succeed academically.

Dinah Thompson


E: Dinah.Thompson@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3409 1612

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. 

Dione Cooper


E: Dione.Cooper@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3409 1613

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 91ƵL, 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.

Dr Anthony Agbons PhD, PGCE, MBA, PGD, BSc (Hons)

Senior Lecturer

E: Anthony.Agbons@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Dr. Anthony Agbons has a PhD in Marketing from Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from University of Greenwich, London.  

He has more than a decade of industry experience working in Quality Assurance, Research and Product Development, Logistics in the Pharmaceutical sector and a brief stint in Journalism. Taught Academic skills and a wide range of Business and Marketing Modules over the years at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. A certified Pearson Standard Verifier and sits on the Board of the Christian charity organisation – BMS World Mission as a Director.  Anthony brings a lot of practical industry experience that enriches students learning. His research interests are customer engagement/fulfilment, business strategy and organisational performance. He is an avid, devoted Manchester United fan.

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


E: gbadebo.ogunlami@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3789 3301

Here at 91Ƶ Debo is responsible for closing the gap between performing and less well performing groups of students. He does so by pointing students to sources of support, facilitating access and mentoring students. 

Debo teaches Postgraduate integrated Project (Law) and Data Analysis for Demand Management at postgraduate level. He has been a senior lecturer, a member of the Wellbeing team, and a deputy head of school.  He has taught a wide range of undergraduate modules at all levels and several postgraduate courses. He mentors several high performing students each year. 

Debo is a lawyer by training with over 30 years consulting and business intelligence experience. Before joining the higher education sector Debo held several director level positions after training with Price Waterhouse Coopers in London. He maintains an active interest in the development of artificial intelligence projects. 

Dr Mark Panton


E: Mark.Panton@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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.

Dr Muke Ferguson BSc, ADMA, MSc, PhD

Head of School

E: Muke.Ferguson@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3833 3897

Dr Ferguson’s career, spanning over 35 years, includes practice in public, voluntary-aided, educational, and commercial sector organisations including in several UK national health service 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 management, healthcare management, and learning and technology, 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 healthcare, health and social care management, business management, computing, and project management.

His current interests include data and predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence focusing on student engagement, attainment, and progression and, more generally, how these can be leveraged to improve individual and organisational performance, individual and public health, and human geography. He is a reviewer for several academic publishers including Oxford University Press and McGraw Hill (Open University Press).

Dr Silvia Beale PhD, MA, BA, CELTA, QTS, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

E: Silvia.Beale@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Silvia joined 91ƵL in September 2021 as a member of the Director of Studies office in the role of a student academic adviser, assisting students from all levels with their academic work. She has been lecturing in the School of Foundation and Skills since January 2022, with module leadership responsibilities for the Professional Development Skills module since September 2023.


With over 35 years of experience in Education, mainly involved with adult international students, Silvia has held both teaching and leadership positions in three countries. She has an extensive background in teaching EAP and dissertation supervision, and has been involved in various curriculum development and evaluation initiatives. She has worked as a Cambridge examiner for BEC Vantage, FCE and CAE, as well as an assessor for City and Guilds.


Silvia achieved a status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2023, and is a member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE). Her strong research interest is in abnormal psychology and neurodiversity.  


Silvia holds a PhD and a MA in Advanced Studies in Human Behaviour/Counselling Psychology from a US university, MA in Language Teaching, and BA in English Teaching. She has also been awarded a Cambridge CELTA certification, a Life Coach certification, a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy certification, a Conversational Hypnosis certification, and a Mental Health First Aider at the workplace certificate.

Dr. Christopher Collier PhD, MA, BA, AET, AFHEA


E: Christopher.Collier@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 378 93277

Christopher joined 91Ƶ in 2019 from 91Ƶ's sister campus in Cambridge after many years teaching in both higher and further education. This included teaching at Southampton University, on the postgraduate Global Media Management course, and at the University of Essex Business School. At Essex he was module leader for the Culture, Work and Society module, with a focus on employment and the labour market, and at 91Ƶ Cambridge, he designed and delivered a number of modules for undergraduates on the digital media programme. 
Prior to and alongside this, Christopher also gained several year's professional experience in arts and travel marketing, working for a number of art galleries and theatre companies with a special focus on digital promotions. He has advised several businesses, charities and cultural and community organisations on their marketing and has further taught media, design and creative courses at City Lit Adult Education college in London, holding an Award in Education and Training, as well as Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Christopher holds degrees from Essex University, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. When he is not teaching, he volunteers as a conservation ranger in his local community of South East London.

Dr. Cyriacus Okafor BPhil, BTH, PGDE, PGD(Economics); MBA, MA & PhD (Economics)


E: Cyriacus.Okafor@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

In January 2022, Dr. Okafor joined 91Ƶ with a diverse array of qualifications & experience: B.Phil and B.TH Urban University Rome, PGD in Educational Foundations, PGD in Economics University of Lagos, MBA, MA and PhD in Economics University of Leeds.  

Cyriacus has more than a decade of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in Business Economics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Management. Since 2011, he has worked in the academia, at the University of Leeds, where he specialised in teaching Business Economics and Advanced Macroeconomics, and from March 2021, at Arden University, where he teaches Business Management. To maintain a perfect blend of theory and practice, in 2018 to 2021, Cyriacus gained an extensive experience in the labour industry while working as a Management consultant in the UK.  

Cyriacus lectures on Economics for Business and Business Finance at 91ƵL. 

His research interests lie in the fields of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance.  

Dr. David Sexton Phd, Msc, CPFA


E: David.Sexton@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 7400 6776

Following thirteen years working as a senior academic with Anglia Ruskin University (91Ƶ), including three years as a Head of Department within the Business School, David joined 91Ƶ 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 91Ƶ, 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.

Dr. Fadime Sahin FHEA, FMVA, MBA

Senior Lecturer

E: Fadime.Sahin@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Dr Fadime Sahin is an Academic Subject Lead at 91ƵL for Accounting and Finance degrees and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Currently, she is leading various PG and UG modules. As an Academic Subject Lead, one of her primary responsibilities involves contributing to the development and continual refinement of the curriculum for Accounting & Finance degrees. This entails ensuring its relevance, currency and alignment with industry standards and best practices.

Before joining 91ƵL, she taught various subjects at the School of Economics and Finance at the Queen Mary University of London (Level 7), the King’s Business School (Level 7) and the City University of London (Level 6). She worked for Richmond, The American International University of London (Level 4). She has more than a decade of HE experience in the UK.

Prior to joining the Higher Education sector, she had seven years working in the finance sector in the areas of investment and retail banking as well as insurance, general administration, sales and sales training and customer service management.

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

Deputy Head of School

E: Gbadebo.Ogunlami@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3789 3301

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. 

Dr. Ingrid Kanuga SFHEA


E: Ingrid.Kanuga@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Dr. Ingrid Kanuga, SFHEA has worked as a senior lecturer and course leader for over 15 years. Her teaching areas include research methods, strategic human resources management and academic study skills for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her research is focused on the link between different learning and teaching methods and the retention of knowledge. She mentors both teachers and students in this field. Dr. Kanuga has authored 7 compiled textbooks and has spoken at national and international conferences. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Kanuga worked at senior leadership level for multinational organisations.

Dr. Jonathan Salkeld PhD, MA, Cert HE, MBA


E: Jonathan.Salkeld@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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. Peter Akinsowon LLB Hons, MSc HRMOB, PG Cert HE, FHEA, MPhil, PhD

Senior Lecturer

E: Peter.Akinsowon@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 0203 457 2133

Peter Akinsowon is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Anglia Ruskin University London. Prior to this, he has worked at the University of Greenwich, Business School, London and at Regent’s University, London where he served as a Post Graduate Module Leader in Entrepreneurial Research between 2014/2015. He has taught at Greenwich School of Management, London and at Icon College of Management & Technology, London. He used to be the Module Leader for Resourcing the Organisation (RTO) for well over 3 years.

Peter holds a PhD degree in Management.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviours. He has been a qualified HE Lecturer for more than 16 years now and he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development for more than 15 years.  His areas of speciality are employee commitment and turnover intention in the public sector organisations.

Furthermore, Peter is a lawyer and he has worked as a HR manager before joining the academic sector.  He is also a member of the British Academy of Management- where he has a number of publications in the BAM journal over the years.  Peter was nominated at his current place of work by students’ body for the MADE A DIFFERENCE AWARD for inclusivity award last year 2020. Peter has a considerable number of years of experience teaching on the PEARSON courses for different Colleges in and around London.

Peter is a strong communicator, a tolerant and one who possesses a-go-get-it-attitude towards life. He is a keen advocate of fairness and justice for all, irrespective of one’s background or orientation. He is a meticulous individual who has helped to make significant contributions to students’ development over the years. Peter is research active.  In addition, Peter has supervised a considerable number of students’ dissertations both at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels over the years.

Dr. Rahme Sadikoglu PhD, MA, BA


E: rahme.sadikoglu@london.aru.ac.uk

Dr. Rahme Sadikoglu is a lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University London.

She joined 91ƵL in June 2021, and she has recently taken on a role in the Director of Studies Office, more specifically in the Academic Support department, helping students at all levels, both undergraduate and postgraduate, with their academic work. She also actively participates in processes related to academic integrity, reviewing allegations of misconduct and promoting a culture of correct academic practice.

With a rich academic background, Rahme brings extensive experience to her current role at 91ƵL. She is an experienced lecturer and researcher with a proven track record in the higher education sector, both in the UK and Cyprus. She held academic positions at prestigious institutions such as Goldsmiths, University of London, Middlesex University, and Eastern Mediterranean University.

Rahme obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. She also has a BA and MA in Journalism. Her doctoral research combined auto-ethnography and sensory ethnography to explore the politics of Cypriot identity in Cyprus. Introducing the original concept of 'post-postcolonialism', her study provided a distinctive conjunctural perspective on the exploration of Cypriot identity and contributed to discussions in postcolonial studies and debates on identity politics in Cyprus.

Rahme received several awards recognising her academic achievements and commitment to scholarly excellence. These include the highly selective EU Scholarship for her doctoral research from the British Council in Cyprus, granted to only a few successful individuals, and the Goldsmiths Graduate School Fund Award for her presentation at the International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development in Lisbon, Portugal.

Rahme is deeply passionate about both social and academic research and has presented her work at international conferences. She is a reviewer and editorial board member for several academic publishers, including the Journal of Social and Organisational Research (JSOR). Her current interest is to expand her portfolio of published works.
Rahme is interested in the following fields:
•    Race and Ethnicity
•    Nationalism
•    Postcolonial Theory
•    Cultural Sociology
•    Qualitative and creative research methods
•    Transgenerational transmission of trauma
•    Media and Communication

Dr. Roni Ajao


E: Roni.Ajao@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Dr Ajao is an Associate Professor (Sessional) at 91Ƶ 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. 

Dr. Shahan Choudhury BSc, MA, PhD


E: Shahan.Choudhury@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

He was born in 1978 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, where he was educated in primary, attending Fleetville Nursery, Infants, and Junior Schools and then secondary, Verulam School, respectively. He is fortunate to be multi-lingual: besides English, he is fluent in Bangla and intermediate in Arabic. 

His father came to England in 1958 from Bangladesh, moving to St Albans, where he spent most of his working life in factories. His mother was traditionally at home, playing an immense role in bringing up the family.   

He entered the field of education in 2003, following his childhood dream of becoming a teacher. After graduating in 2002, with a BSc in Management Studies from Brunel University, he pursued a PGCE in Secondary, Business Studies, but then moved to primary education – his love for English was a key motivator – he later gained UK Qualified Teacher Status. He is currently working as a university lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, London, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including Academic English and Research Methods and Ethics.

He has an MA in TESOL from UCL IOE and a PhD in Education (language), from the University of Exeter, which was supervised by an expert in writing, Professor Debra Myhill. The title of the study was: Grammatical Choice and the Verb: children’s and teachers’ metalinguistic understanding of verb, tense, aspect, modality and voice. He found that children held a number of common misconceptions about grammar, e.g. verbs are ‘doing words’; some teacher resources were confusing and even misleading. He suggested that there needs to be a government-led push toward supporting in-service teachers’ subject knowledge. 

In the future, using his specialist knowledge for English Language, he is keen on using and sharing research for improving outcomes in students’ language skills at primary, secondary and HE. And of course, he would be more than happy to collaborate; so feel free to get in touch.

Dr. Teng Guan Khoo PhD, LLM, PG Dip LPC, LLB (Hons), AFHEA


E: Teng-Guan.Khoo@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Teng Guan joined 91Ƶ 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.  


Ed Mcdonald

Learning and Teaching Advisor

E: Edd.Mcdonald@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3457 2130

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, Entrepreneurship, Data Skills, and Computer Literacy. After acting as course manager for the extended degree programme for several years, Ed moved to take leadership in the areas of Learning and Teaching, and principally organises academic training, events, peer reviews and personal tutoring.

Eveline Powell MA (Hons)


E: Eveline.Powell@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Eveline has been teaching EAP, writing and study skills for over twenty years, is a published author and a digital content creator in the field. She has a strong interest in generative AI and is excited to exploit its possibilities and share this with students.

Gillian Squire

Deputy Head of School

E: Gillian.Squire@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3457 2140

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.



E: Hussein.Al-Kassmy@london.aru.ac.uk

His passion for teaching arises from over a decade of hands-on experience in the field of information security and computer forensics. With a rich background in these industries, including extensive work in various sectors and roles, he brings real-world insights to his teaching approach. Before transitioning to education, Hussein worked in information security roles, honing his skills and expertise and further solidifying his understanding of educational methodologies and their practical application.

Even as he educates the next generation of professionals, he remains active as a consultant, offering his mastery to organisations seeking to enhance their security measures. Through his blend of practical experience and pedagogical proficiency, he equips his students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in academic pursuits and real-world industrial opportunities

Ismini Katsadouri BA, LLB, PGDL, LPC, MA, LLM, SFHEA


E: Ismini.Katsadouri@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Ismini has a strong academic background, she holds degrees from the University of Sorbonne (Literature) and the University of Lille (Law) as well as two postgraduate degrees (Law) from UK universities. She started her career in education and has taught all levels over the past 30 years. She has been a course director for the LLB at a London University for 5 years. Ismini is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Society of Legal Scholars. 

In addition, she has worked as a legal advisor for seven years at the Citizens Advice Bureau and a senior paralegal in a law firm where she gained practical experience in client negotiations, employment issues, debt and family matters.

John Threlfall BA, MA, MSc, PGCE, SFHE

Principal Lecturer

E: John.Threlfall@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

John joined 91Ƶ 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.

Josh Jimenez BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

E: Josh.Jimenez@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Josh joined 91ƵL in January 2021 as Business Environment Module Leader and Senior Lecturer. He comes to 91ƵL with a rich background in corporate executive roles in business and media. In his academic career, he has extensive lecturing and programme leadership experience in UK universities. Previously, he delivered the Business Foundation Programme at Bayes Business School - City University of London. He is a passionate and innovative educator (PGCE and FHEA)  and committed to continuous learning, widening access to Higher Education and improving social mobility. 

Josh holds a BA (Hons) from UCL University College London and a MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Birkbeck College, University of London. He speaks multiple languages and has previously studied and worked in various business settings in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. 

He favours a learner-centred approach to teaching and learning. Combined with his wealth of industry experience, this allows him to bring theory to life through real practical application, delivering the best possible experience for his students. 

Julia Spencer BSc FCA


E: Julia.Spencer@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n.a

Julia joined 91Ƶ 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 91Ƶ 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.

Jumaane Xavier


E: Jumaane.Xavier@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3833 3896

Jumaane joined 91ƵL in 2019 as an Academic Mentor in the Wellbeing Team/Lecturer on the Foundation programme of 91ƵL, shortly after completing his MBA (International Business) at the same university, and will also be lecturing on Economics for Business from Autumn, 2022.

Previously, Jumaane studied Economics and French at Kingston University, obtained a CELTA qualification in 2013 and has taught at various levels, including IELTS for adult professionals, and tutoring in French for GCSE. Jumaane also lived in Brazil, learning Portuguese while working to teach English (as a foreign language). 

With over 10 years’ experience in Finance, in various roles, in all major sectors – public, private, and charity - Jumaane was accepted into the Fellowship for the Higher Education authority in 2021, and hopes to continue inspiring and equipping students to aim for and reach their potential.



E: Kai.Beswick@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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.

Karl Bolton PG Cert, MSc, PG Dip, CIM


E: Karl.Bolton@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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.

Kate Sender MA

Senior Lecturer

E: Kate.Sender@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3827 6011

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. 

Kelly Sandiford MA, BA (HONS), PGCE, DMS, FCIPD, ITD


E: Kelly.Sandiford@lca.anglia.ac.uk
T: n/a

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 91ƵL 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.

Kelly Strong Cert Ed, EMBA, SFHEA

Director of Studies

E: Kelly.Strong@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3875 1598

Kelly joined 91ƵL as a senior lecturer in January 2016, becoming course leader for the suite of degree programmes for Business & Events, Tourism and Hospitality in 2017.

Her diverse background attained from two decades of professional work coupled with the knowledge and skills from directing a successful business, provided her with a unique platform to draw upon personal industry experience to create a strong synthesis of theory and practice in the classroom. This inclusive approach was adopted and embraced to enthuse and encourage students. 

Kelly has acted and still acts as an External Examiner for various Universities, she completed her EMBA in July 2014 and attained her SFHEA in 2019. In January 2022 Kelly took on the role of Director of Studies, and is currently responsible for the Faculty and Academic Engagement functions of Director of Studies Office. 

Kevin Scrimshaw


E: Kevin.Scrimshaw@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Kevin is a UK trained and qualified English language teacher with approximately 15 years’ experience working in Western Europe (Spain, Germany, and England), Eastern Europe (Russia), and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia and Oman). This has incorporated working for the Omani and British military, foreign and UK universities, colleges, businesses, and language schools.

His previous working experience was in business research and web development within the tourism sector and he worked for approximately six years as a media resources officer in a secondary school in London, during this time he specialised in digital media.

As a result of this background, Kevin is familiar with a wide variety of English language exams including KET, PET, IELTS, SLP (NATO), Kaplan and FCE style exams and is an experienced examined and interlocutor with highly developed IT skills related to his digital media training. His andragogic approach in the classroom combines his knowledge of teaching methodology with his knowledge of digital media.

Laurie May MBA, BA

Academic Support Team

E: Laurie.May@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3833 3906

Laurie joined 91Ƶ in 2021, after a varied career in Education encompassing HE, EdTech and ELT, having lived in the UK, India and Oman. He has gained degrees from Queen Mary and the University of Birmingham.

Laurie has prior lecturing and academic management experience at the University of Northampton and University of Mumbai. At 91Ƶ he works within the Director of Studies Office, running the university-wide assessment preparation support and 1-1 study skills tutoring programme; Academic Support.

Lorraine Western MSc


E: Lorraine.Western@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 8076 6654

Having had a varied and rewarding career herself, Lorraine is delighted to be leading the Careers Team, and supporting our students into fulfilling graduate roles, postgraduate study or enterprise, equipped with the skills they need to progress in their career.

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, sharing learning she has gained on her own career journey 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, with a Pg Cert in Business and Personal Coaching.

Louise Hadley MA, BA (Hons), FHEA

Senior Lecturer

E: Louise.Hadley@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 7400 6795

Louise joined 91Ƶ 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. 

Madeline Young BA (Hon), MA (Hons), PGCert, FHEA, MCIPR, DELE, DELF

Senior Lecturer

E: Madeline.Young@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3875 3371

Madeline joined 91Ƶ in 2020 as Economics Module Leader and Senior Lecturer. She comes to 91Ƶ with a rich background of nearly 20 years working in corporate executive roles, social science research, academic lecturing, and thought leadership. 

In her academic career, she has worked and lectured at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Cambridge, University College of London, and the University of Surrey where she is currently completing a Ph.D. in Business Sustainability and Ethics with Dr. Gavin Hilson, while also serving on the University Research Ethics Committee. 

In corporate work and thought-leadership, Madeline's career has spanned across four 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, Africa, and the Middle East, 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 an international speaker at natural resource sector and government events in the EU and across Africa. She has held positions such as director and trustee of several UK-based charities and is Non-Executive Director of the British Awards for African Development (BRAAD Awards). 

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 the 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.

Makayla Whyte

Academic Director

E: Makayla.Whyte@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3875 1597

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.

Manjit Kaur MA, BA (Hons), PGCE

Director of Studies

E: Manjit.Kaur@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 7062 7460

Manjit Kaur joined Anglia Ruskin University, London in September 2018 as a lecturer in Health and Social Care.

Manjit has a Masters in Childhood and Youth Studies and has years of experience working with vulnerable children and young people including in the Early Years sector.

She has extensive experience teaching in a variety of settings including Secondary schools, 6th form colleges and colleges of Further Education.

Manjit has now taken on a role in the Director of Studies Office as an Assistant Director of Studies (Operations).

Mark Cleary BA (Hons), MSc


E: Mark.Cleary@lca.anglia.ac.uk
T: n/a

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.

Martin Stevens

Senior Lecturer

E: Martin.Stevens@london.aru.ac.uk
T: + 44 (0) 7834 174558

An experienced management professional, Martin originally trained as an architect before moving into the sphere of project and programme management.  

Principal of his own consultancy for more than 30 years, he has a track record of delivering challenging, complex capital, business change and information technology initiatives in the private, public and not for profit sectors.

A sessional lecturer and module leader since 2020, Martin now shares his knowledge and wide experience with students in the post graduate school, seeking to enrich their learning experience and better equip them to deploy their skills after they graduate.

Martin Sullivan MBA


E: Martin.Sullivan@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 07904519554

Martin’s professional career began in the City of London where he worked at the merchant banks Kleinwort, Benson and Grindlay Brandts. This was followed by several years with The Arab Investment Company in Riyadh and the Kuwait Investment Authority in Kuwait. Here his responsibilities included the management of multi-million dollar investment portfolios, strategic planning, the structuring of financial packages for investment projects, and the development and training of junior management. This experience formed the basis Martin’s later work in London as a financial advisor to private investors and a university lecturer in business.

Martin holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland; a 2:1 degree in History and Philosophy from the University of East Anglia, and read Law at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. His book on the Napoleonic Marshal Louis Davout will shortly be published, essentially a case study of strategic decision making and leadership, subjects upon which he also lectures.

Mayah Abraham


E: Mayah.Abraham@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Michael Spalding EMBA, PMI Member, BSc, DET, EMBA, PGCHE, FHEA, Prince 2

Senior Lecturer

E: Michael.Spalding@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3887 3667

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”.

Mike serves as an undergraduate and postgraduate Module Lead and supervises postgraduate dissertations. Additionally, he leads the enterprise hub project, advising students and alumni on starting or expanding business enterprises.

Michael Willshere

Senior Lecturer

E: Michael.Willshere@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Michael works in Anglia Ruskin London’s foundation year as a Senior Lecturer.

Before joining 91Ƶ, he specialised in academic skills teaching, preparing students for the IELTS exam, and training future educators. His teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in task-based learning, promoting practical engagement and real-world application of language skills. This approach prepares students for academic success and equips them with the competencies needed in their future careers.

At 91Ƶ, Michael continues to innovate in the classroom, fostering an environment where students actively apply their knowledge, thus bridging the gap between theoretical learning and practical application.

Michelle Barned MBA, BSc (Hons), PGCHE, FHEA.


E: Michelle.Barned@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Michelle joined 91ƵL 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 91ƵL 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


E: Monica.Or@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

As the founder of Star Quality Hospitality Consultancy, Monica is 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 91ƵL 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. 



Nick Endacott PhD; MA; BA; DELTA; CELTA.


E: Nick.Endacott@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Nick joined 91ƵL in September 2020, and works as a sessional lecturer on the Foundation Programme. Nick’s career in education began with teaching English and Professional Communication in various countries around the world, including Greece, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Qatar and Dubai. He also worked regularly in spoken English language assessment in Italy and in Spain. After time studying for a Masters Degree and then a Doctorate, Nick has worked in Higher Education in the UK since 2006.

A passionate advocate of inclusive education, Nick’s key area at 91ƵL is enabling students to develop their uses of written and spoken communication in their studies and in their professional lives, with a strong focus on self-empowerment through effective communication.
Viewing academic disciplines as “tribes” with their own particular practices and territories, Nick’s research interests lie in the different varieties and uses of language in different academic disciplines, genres and contexts, and how disciplinary language and ideas are used and re-used by different participants in UG and PG Higher Education contexts.

Nidhi Gogia

Senior Lecturer

E: Nidhi.Gogia@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3940 1992

Nidhi is a Chartered and a Management Accountant and is full-time academia now after finding her passion in teaching and helping her students to achieve their ambition of becoming finance graduates and Accountants. She has 5 years of experience in working for a medium-size accounting firm and 16+ years of classroom experience in teaching Finance, Accounts, Financial Management for various professional bodies like ACCA, AAT, ICAEW and graduate and postgraduate courses of various universities in the UK. If she is not teaching, she is reading about the British royal family or watching a documentary about them.

Nishi Mishra-Patricio

Senior Lecturer

E: Nishi.Mishra-Patricio@london.aru.ac.uk

Following seven years’ experience of teaching in higher education, Nishi joined 91Ƶ 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.

Omba Matthew Ehomba BSc, FHEA, PGCHEP, Postgrad in Education


E: Ombamatthew.Ehomba@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Business lecturer teaching a rage of different modules from marketing, human resources, business strategy, with experience of teaching in higher education for the past 7 years. Omba Matthew Ehomba is an academic for over 7 years. Areas of teaching include management, human resource management, strategic management, marketing management, and business communication at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I have worked on curriculum development and module development.

Patrick O’Connor BA (Hons), MA, MCIPD.


E: Patrick.OConnor@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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. 

Ravi Gill FCCA, Chairman


E: Ravi.Gill@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 7400 6792

Chairman of 91Ƶ, 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 91Ƶ.

Rehan Ally Master of Marketing (Australia), BA IHM (Australia), Dip Hotel Mgt (Switzerland)


E: Rehan.Ally@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Rehan is a full-time academic with the Business School at 91ƵL. He is the module leader for Digital Marketing. 

Richard Willmsen


E: Richard.Willmsen@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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 91ƵL in September 2019.  


Senior Lecturer

E: Rose.Makam@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 7119 1831

I Joined 91Ƶ as a Senior Lecturer in January 2018 and currently module lead for ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Healthcare’ at level 5.

I am an experienced and approachable teacher with expertise in business, psychology, and healthcare. I previously served as the Head of the Department for Business and Public Service and am committed to providing students and colleagues with the best possible learning experience.

With my exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, I am a trained Ofsted inspector of education and an Assessment for Learning (AFL) champion. I can also mentor, coach, and support teaching staff to improve their teaching abilities and help them achieve their long-term goals.

Prior to entering the education sector, I worked for various government departments, including the diplomatic services, for over five years. This experience helped me develop valuable transferable skills such as emotional intelligence, teamwork, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills

Roy Ringham


E: Roy.Ringham@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Roy joined 91Ƶ 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).



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


E: Sandie.Deshpa@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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 91ƵL 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.

Shahriar Daudpota

Senior Lecturer

E: Shahriar.Daudpota@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Shahzad Ali

Senior Lecturer

E: Shahzad.Ali@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Shahzad has worked in professional and higher education for more than 15 years, having taught and trained professional accountants and business students around the world.

Before moving into education, he worked in the tax teams at Dean Coopers Charted Accountants for 2 years. Since then, he has also worked in lecturer and education management roles at several premium schools across the UK. Shahzad holds Bachelor of Commerce degree, professional qualifications ACCA, ACSI and postgraduate qualification MSc in International Accounting.

A Chartered Accountant of 15 years, Shahzad specialises in teaching financial accounting/reporting, taxation for business, business finance, data skills 1 and 2 in both classroom and online environments. His teaching style is clear and methodical, which will help you to approach your exams with confidence. His in-depth knowledge of business, accounting and taxation allows him to make regular contributions to Anglia Ruskin University course manuals.

Shahzad is also a freelance writer. As a Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) he has recently written raw content of Accounting Principal and Recording Financial Transactions for the HN Online 2021 Pearson BTEC Business units. Author of a book called “Fundamentals of UK tax systems” FA2018 suitable for Level 4, 5 and 6 students. In 2018, Shahzad provided IAS/IFRS training to Nigerian aviation industry directors on the topic of “First time adoption of IAS/IFRS”.

Shepherd Mande MSc Microbiology, PGCE (PCET), Lic. Ed. (BSc Biology + PGCE in Secondary Education)


E: Shepherd.Mande@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 8076 6657

Shepherd has been working in education since 1993 in different countries and at different levels, including, secondary schools, sixth form and further education colleges, and higher education (HE) in the UK. His experience is hugely in teaching biological sciences and health studies, including research skills and study skills. Roles included, head of science department in secondary school, course team leader in sixth form and further education colleges, and currently module leader in 91Ƶ. His area of work included GCE 'O' and 'A' levels, BTEC, Access to HE and currently HE.


Shepherd has also worked in HE as a Lead Partnership Officer; leading a team of partnership officers and university student ambassadors, planning, developing and delivering outreach activities to widen participation in HE. His research area of interest is in education, particularly, education, practice and society, focusing mainly on social mobility within education, bridging the gap between post-16 and HE.

Silvia Duedal BA(Hons); BSc(Hons) MPhil(Cantab); MInstLM; FHEA

Senior Lecturer

E: Silvia.Duedal@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 8166 1328

Silvia joined 91Ƶ 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.

Stuart Woodbridge


E: Stuart.Woodbridge@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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.

Tex Dunstan

Senior Lecturer

E: Tex.Dunstan@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3457 2138

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.

Thomas Baby MBA, MTech-CAD/CAM, BTech, Diploma


E: Thomas.Baby@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Thomas joined 91Ƶ as Lecturer in September 2021 and at present the module lead for ‘Resourcing the Organisation’. He holds an MBA (Marketing) from Edinburgh Napier University Scotland and MTech in Mechanical Engineering (CAD/CAM) from VIT University, India. Thomas has successfully executed a student-centred strategy while teaching which led to many positive student outcomes. A key part of his teaching career involved helping students reach their potential by focusing on customising the module content. He has 10 years of experience in teaching and lecturing, including work at multiple UK higher educational institutions. Thomas also possesses 8 years of professional industry experience in the fields of Engineering, Marketing, Procurement and Inventory Management. While looking into his past achievements, he was honoured with HCL centre of excellence award, received Indian President’s scout award and worked as Head of the department of Business Studies at his previous work assignment. Thomas has published a Textbook on Operations Management; his academic research interest areas are Supply Chain Management, Business Process Reengineering and Product Life Cycle Management. Areas of teaching in 91ƵL include Operations and Project Management, Resourcing the Organisation, Business Environment and Professional Development Skills. 

Tim Spencer BSc (Hons), FCCA


E: Tim.Spencer@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Tim joined 91Ƶ in 2012, originally teaching on professional accounting courses.  Hnow teaches undergraduate courses ifinancial 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.

Hpreviously taught at 91Ƶ 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


Tobi Awoyemi MBA, PGCE, BSc.


E: Tobi.Awoyemi@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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. 



Ursula Hennessy MSc, BSc, DipHE, DTLLS, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

E: Ursula.Hennessy@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 0203 701 9756

Ursula’s career commenced within the health sector whereby she gained qualifications in both nursing and midwifery. During her nursing career she managed a short-stay surgical unit. Whilst working as a midwife she undertook her Masters in Health Sciences and also contributed towards producing a specific policy and guidelines for pregnant mothers with Sickle Cell and Thalassemia.   

Ursula holds a teaching qualification and is a member of the FHEA. Ursula has a keen interest in research and epidemiology as well as population health. Another interest is that of English as a foreign language and she also possesses a TEFL qualification. Ursula has been teaching in education since 2007 and has taught in a wide variety of educational institutions. 

Vick Krishnan Prof

Senior Lecturer

E: Vick.Krishnan@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

Vick Krishnan joined 91ƵL in January 2015 and has been a Visiting/Associate Senior Lecturer since. Vick is and has been a Barrister and an Academic for almost 30 years in many Universities across London and the UK. He has previously held Visiting Professorships in International Law in South Africa, Botswana, India and Malaysia (2005 -2014). Vick also has several law publications with Old Bailey Pubications.
Vick is a highly experienced Barrister, Corporate Trainer and a Life Coach with extensive background in People Management especially within the Corporate and Commercial Sector. He is also a Principal Trainer for the Barristers Professional Training Course.
Vick teaches Civil & Criminal Litigation, Criminal Law, IT Law and Legal Aspects of Business.

Vida Tweneboah-Boahene

Senior Lecturer

E: Vida.Tweneboah-Boahene@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3833 3890

Vida joined Anglia Ruskin University, London as a senior lecturer in August 2021.

She has extensive years of working in the NHS in a management role. She also has experience in teaching on a wide range of module in public health, health services management, health policy, planning and financing. She is passionate about policies that improve the health of a population and strengthening health systems globally.

She is currently a module leader for Comparative Healthcare Systems. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Health Policy Planning and Financing, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Services Management as well as Postgraduate Certificate in Management.

As a lecturer, she is keen to provide a learner-centered approach that gives students the opportunity to work in any healthcare system.

Vivek Badhwar FCA, BA (Econ)


E: Vivek.Badhwar@london.aru.ac.uk
T: n/a

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.

Winsome Odusina MBA, FHEA


E: Winsome.Odusina@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3833 3892

Winsome Odusina is a sessional lecturer teaching level 6 students

With over 35 years of experience in Higher education, local government and the independent sector, she has worked as a manager as well as management consultant and a trainer.

Winsome 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 regeneration of Marsh Farm in Luton and White City Estate in London. For the last 25 years she has worked in higher and further education settings, lecturing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Yas Kojouri

Head of Department

E: Yas.Kojouri@london.aru.ac.uk
T: 020 3457 2129

Yas leads the Careers Team within the Employability Service, supporting our students into fulfilling graduate roles, postgraduate study or enterprise, equipped with the skills they need to progress in their career.

She is experienced in providing employability education through careers information, advice and guidance in one to one and group employability sessions, as well as CV and application guidance, interview coaching, labour market information and job search advice and strategies.

Yas graduated with a BA Hons in English Studies and Creative Writing and proceeded to start her professional career in the Higher Education sector in 2006, where she has continued since. She has worked at both public and private education institutions, in roles all centered around student and graduate recruitment and employability. A Certified Recruitment Practitioner and Mental Health First Aider, Yas is passionate about providing support to students and graduates in order to help them increase their employability skills and reach their career goals.

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