Staff Directory

Loughborough University is a fantastic place to study and work with internationally acclaimed research and outstanding teaching quality – attributes that helped us to secure the prestigious Sunday Times ‘2008/2009 University of the Year’ award. The values of the University, and in particular an emphasis on excellence, have shaped the vision for Loughborough University London.

Senior Leadership Team

Mike Caine

Mike Caine

Dean of Loughborough University London

As Dean, Mike is responsible for leading the Loughborough University London team to deliver an outstanding learning environment and student experience.

Mike is a Professor of Sports Technology and Innovation and the inaugural Director of Loughborough's Sports Technology Institute from 2006-2010. He has collaborated with many of the world’s leading sporting goods brands, developing and commercialising new products. He is also the founder of two spin-out companies and a former rugby player who enjoys supporting Loughboroough Students RFC.

Mikko Koria

Mikko Koria

Professor of Design Innovation and Director, Institute for Design Innovation

Mikko’s key expertise is linked to successful leadership of complex, multicultural and multidisciplinary organisations and initiatives, combining technical and social goals. After design, architecture and business studies in Brazil, Finland and the UK, Mikko’s research has focused on interdisciplinary learning, extreme projects and design business innovation.

James  Skinner

James Skinner

Associate Dean for Enterprise and Director of the Institute for Sport Business

James joined us from Australia and is passionate about delivering outstanding opportunities for students in the business of sport. James has conducted key research for national and international governing bodies, as well as professional sporting organisations and the Australian Sports Commission. James is also a visiting Professor at the Russian Olympic University and is a former board member and Director of Football Queensland, Australia.

Ahmet Kondoz

Ahmet Kondoz

Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Institute for Digital Technologies

Ahmet is an internationally-recognised researcher in multimedia communications systems and has led major international, multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary research and development projects in his field.

Wilfred Dolfsma

Wilfred Dolfsma

Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Trained as an economist and a philosopher, Wilfred focuses on how individuals, themselves and jointly in firms, cooperate to be more entrepreneurial and innovative. Having authored some 100 international academic articles, and authored or edited over 20 books, he has been editor-in-chief of the Review of Social Economy for over a decade. Wilfred has consulted for firms small and large, including DSM, Equens, FrieslandCampina Food, Ford Credit, and Siemens.

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Toby Miller

Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Toby Miller is the Professor and Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London. He is vastly experienced in this field and has numerous publications in Television; New Media, Sport; Culture, Cultural Politics and Film Theory.

Nabil Ayad

Nabil Ayad

Director of The Academy for Diplomacy and International Governance

Nabil is an influential academic and leading practitioner in the discipline of Diplomacy and International Relations. Nabil pioneered the concept of presenting postgraduate Diplomacy programmes in the UK and has over 30 years of experience directing innovative postgraduate degrees in Diplomacy and the associated disciplines. Nabil also established the Diplomatic Academy of London at the University of Westminster.

Nabil’s teaching has been valued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Ministry of Defence, overseas Ministries for Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Missions in London, international and regional organisations and multi-national corporations.

Chris Euden

Chris Euden

Operations Director

Chris is responsible for the management of the Professional Services staff in London and ensuring that we have close links back to Loughborough. His aim is to ensure that we develop London so that Loughborough can become “one University with two outstanding campuses”. Chris came to Loughborough having been the Director of Finance and Operations at South Hampstead High School, part of the Girls Day School Trust. Previously he worked as the Business Manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games CCTV and Physical Security project which drew significant praise from LOCOG.

Academic Faculty

Erik Bohemia

Erik Bohemia

Programme Director, Institute for Design Innovation

Erik joins Loughborough University London from the Loughborough Design School. His current research explores changes associated with Globalisation and the impact of these changes on Design. He recently led an AHRC funded project exploring how new digital technologies are affecting and changing New Product Development and innovation, with a major focus on the design practices of geographically distributed design teams. He is also an elected council member of the Design Research Society (DRS).

Louise Scholes

Louise Scholes

Reader in Entrepreneurship, Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development

Dr Louise Scholes joins us from Durham University as a Reader in Entrepreneurship. She is on the editorial board of the International Small Business Journal and her teaching and research covers corporate and entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship in established organisations including family firms.

Vicky Lofthouse

Vicky Lofthouse

Senior Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation

Dr Vicky Lofthouse is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design and heads up the Sustainable Design Research Group in the Design School at Loughborough University. Vicky has considerable project management experience with a wide range of industrial and academic partners on a variety of different projects. Her current research explores the implementation of responsible design in professional industrial design practice, through the use of design thinking.

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Angela Martinez Dy

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development

Angela's interest in entrepreneurship stems from her background as co-founder and director of Youth Speaks Seattle, a leading youth arts education social enterprise in Seattle, USA. She has extensive experience as an educator, teaching artist, youth mentor and collaborative digital content creator. Her research interests are in the area of digital entrepreneurial activity, feminist philosophy, gender and intersectionality.

Ksenija Kuzmina

Ksenija Kuzmina

Lecturer in Design Innovation and Management

Ksenija has a PhD in Service Design and Education for Sustainable Development from Loughborough University and and MA in Sustainable Design from Kingston University. Her teaching and research work covers design research, reflection and action, service design methodologies, social innovation, systems thinking, organisational change, sustainable design and circular economy.

Michelle Richey

Michelle Richey

Lecturer, Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development

Michelle is passionate about researching, teaching and practicing entrepreneurship. She previously worked for an investment readiness network, which prepared hundreds of small innovative companies to pitch for investor finance. Her research interests include social media use in organisations, entrepreneurial communication and the role of imagination in entrepreneurial processes.

Julia Goga-Cooke

Julia Goga-Cooke

Adjunct Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation

Dr. Julia Goga-Cooke is an academic, journalist, innovation architect and entrepreneur. Julia leads the Innovation Studio Gconsultancy Innovation, helping companies innovate and grow. She is a public speaker and publishes the weekly zine Inspire to Innovate. After a career in academia and UN, Julia served at the BBC for 16 years in various on air and senior editorial and leadership positions. Her passion for learning took her to MIT to study Collaborative Innovation Networks. She teaches Design Thinking at Loughborough University and CSM, University of Arts, London.

Safak Dogan

Safak Dogan

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Technologies, Institute for Digital Technologies

Safak is a leading international researcher and lecturer in multimedia communications systems. Safak specialises in multimedia technologies and has successfully managed several multi-national collaborative research projects in this area.

Xiyu Shi

Xiyu Shi

Research Associate, Institute for Digital Technologies

Xiyu is a leading researcher and consultant with specialist knowledge of digital signal processing, wireless networking, multimedia communications and cybersecurity. Xiyu has contributed towards several high-profile international collaboration projects that have shaped the future of networked media.

Erhan Ekmekcioglu

Erhan Ekmekcioglu

Research Associate, Institute for Digital Technologies

Erhan is an experienced researcher with strong expertise in both 2D and 3D video processing, compression, transport systems, and perceptual quality assessment. Erhan has been an active contributor of various collaborative research projects and is an experienced supervisor of postgraduate students.

Hyun Lim

Hyun Lim

Research Associate, Institute for Digital Technologies

Hyun joined the institute from the Korean Aerospace Research Institute and has also worked with the Korean Institute of Science & Technology and the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI). Hyun has had frequent involvement in government-sponsored, industrial collaboration research projects and has a current focus on spatial audio, sound zones and active noise control.

Steve Swanson

Steve Swanson

Lecturer in Sport Business

Steve is an experienced manager in a variety of international sport settings. As a lecturer in sport business, Steve teaches in several areas relating to leadership and management in sport. His research explores key aspects of organisational behaviour such as leadership, culture, change management, and employee commitment. Steve has also been a successful basketball coach in various settings including the UK’s British Basketball League.

Ben Corbett

Ben Corbett

Lecturer in Sport Business

Ben has over 15 years' experience working in the American sport industry prior to his career in Academia. Ben’s career and research have led him across five continents, and has enabled him to deliver teaching and lead research that is informed by industry knowledge and international insight. Ben's current research focuses on rugby, and he has recently completed an official study for World Rugby, investigating Rugby Sevens' high performance training regimes.

Halley Corbett

Halley Corbett

Lecturer

Halley lectures in the Institute of Sport Business and tutors in the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development and on the Collaborative Project module. Halley is in the final year of her PhD researching how univerisities have leveraged major sport events. Her teaching and research cover major sport events, stakeholder management, interorganisational relationships, leverage, legacy, sport for development, gender equity, sport media and marketing, and sport volunteer management.

Sam Whale

Sam Whale

Teaching Fellow, Institute for Sport Business

Sam is Managing Director of Unforgiving Minute, bringing his extensive experience of crafting and delivering leadership and coaching solutions to Olympic and Paralympic sports. Sam spent more than 5 years at UK Sport where he was responsible for the prestigious Elite Coach Programme and he has worked alongside and supported some of the UK's leading elite coaches and performance directors in preparation for London 2012.

Tony Ghaye

Tony Ghaye

Teaching Fellow, Institute for Sport Business

Tony is the first External Examiner of the Sport Leadership programme. He brings a blend of world class research, consultancy, business experience and practice to this role. He is regarded as a global leader in strengths-based leadership development through reflective practices. He supports individuals, work and sports teams and organisations to learn from their experience and to turn this learning into positive future action. He is a positive psychologist who has worked in 8 universities in Europe, the Far East and Australia. He has published 15 academic text books and 123 scientific research and development papers for various audiences.

Bill Grantham

Bill Grantham

Visiting Professor, Media Law and Policy, Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Bill combines life as a partner in a Los Angeles entertainment law firm with scholarship in media and cultural studies. He has been a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, media executive, media management consultant, and attorney. He has a PhD in media and cultural studies from the University of Sunderland, a JD (law) from the University of California, Berkeley, and degrees in English literature from the Universities of Oxford and Liverpool. He has written a book, Some Big Bourgeois Brothel: Contexts for France’s Culture Wars with Hollywood (2000) and some 16 scholarly articles and book chapters; he has also been credited on 17 feature films. Follow Bill on twitter @BillGrantham_

Graham Murdock

Graham Murdock

Professor, Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Graham is a Professor of Culture and Economy and has a particular interest in the advertising and broadcasting industries, risk communication and Asian media. He has a vast amount of teaching experience and he established the undegraduate and postgraduate media and communications program in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University.

Anamaria Tamayo-Duque

Anamaria Tamayo-Duque

Lecturer, Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Anamaria is an anthropologist with a doctoral degree in Critical Dance Theory from the University of California, Riverside. Her interests include performance theory, race critical theory, heritage and patrimony, and popular culture. She is working on a book project derived from her dissertation analysing the staging and circulation of race and gender ideas in the construction of Colombian identity. Her current research addresses the patrimonialization processes of intangible traditions in Colombia and how these projects interact with and re-create identities circulating in global contexts.

ShinJoung Yeo

ShinJoung Yeo

Lecturer, Institute for Media and Creative Industries

ShinJoung holds MS and PhD degrees in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an MS in Journalism and Communications from the University of Oregon. Her current research focuses on political economy of global search engine industry that encompasses geopolitics, labor, and material infrastructures. She is working on a book based on her dissertation Behind the Search Box, and has written or co-authored articles such as “Powered by Google: Widening Access and Tightening Corporate Control” and “Geopolitics of Search: Google vs. China?”

Andy Reed

Andy Reed

Senior Lecturer, Institute for Sport Business

Andy Reed is the Director of SajeImpact and SportsThinkTank and has recently joined the board of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. He also chairs the Sport and Recreation Alliance as well as his local county sports partnership and he sits on the Boards of Special Olympics GB, British Basketball League Foundation and Sports Chaplaincy UK. Andy supports a number of start-up sport and fitness tech companies and he works with Loughborugh University Physical Activity and Public Health Research Group, based in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Samantha Porter

Samantha Porter

Senior Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation

Dr Samantha Porter is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Design School at Loughborough University. She has a PhD in applied psychology and is responsible for teaching cognitive ergonomics, design research methods and writing skills to both design and ergonomics students. Samantha is both a chartered ergonomist and a chartered psychologist as well as being an elected Council member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and is also responsible for the UK chapter of the Design & Emotion Society.

Lydia Good

Lydia Good

Guest Lecturer

Lydia Good leads Premiership Rugby’s BreakThru campaign. Working within the Community and Corporate Social Responsibility team at Premiership Rugby, she drives the development of programmatic and funding partnerships with government, the private and third sectors. A lifelong rugby fan, Lydia joined Premiership Rugby in June 2013 following a 10 year career in international development. she worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Mozambique and New York and the charities International Rescue Committee and Mines Advisory Group in Uganda, Angola and Belgium in the landmine clearance and bomb disposal sectors.

Riad Nourallah

Riad Nourallah

Deputy Director, Professor of Diplomatic and Intercultural Studies

Professor Riad Nourallah has nearly 40 years of experience in university teaching and research and leads the development and implementation of research, teaching and enterprise at the Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance. He provides academic leadership specifically in the areas of diplomatic, intercultural, and related studies.

Tatevik Mnatsakanyan

Tatevik Mnatsakanyan

Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance

Tatevik teaches the modules International Security; Peace-building; and Introduction to Diplomacy; as well as contributes to the module Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures. She has several years of experience in university teaching at undergraduate level, and developing experience in teaching at postgraduate level, gained at the Department of Politics, University of Exeter. Her expertise is in international relations theories, security studies, and communication and discourse studies. Her previous experience involves work for diplomatic bodies and intergovernmental organisations, including the World Bank.

Robert Whalley

Robert Whalley

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Robert contributes to International Security, and Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures. He is also an adviser to research students and contributor to Executive short courses in London and abroad. Robert has 36 years of experience in UK Government service, mostly in the Home Office, but also in the Northern Ireland Office and the Cabinet Office. Previously, he has been a Consulting Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University. He also contributes to Masters’ courses at the Swiss National Technical University (ETH) in Zurich, and the Swedish National Defence College (SNDC).

Claire Smith

Claire Smith

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Claire contributes to the module International Security; Peace-Building; and Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures. She is a former senior diplomat, and has previously worked in China, Pakistan, Germany and Switzerland for the UK government, a major Swiss bank, the UK Cabinet Office and the German Foreign Ministry. Drawing on her experience of policy formulation, risk, international relations and good governance, she now provides consultancy services to private companies, individuals, public sector and not-for-profit clients in the UK and internationally. Claire has vast experience as a negotiator, lecturer, trainer, public speaker and presenter.

Daryl Copeland

Daryl Copeland

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Daryl contributes to the modules Public Diplomacy and Social Media, as well as Foreign Policy, and will lead the forthcoming module Science Diplomacy and International Policy. He has many years of experience in Canadian government. He has been in government service at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Department of External Affairs, Ministry of State for Economic Development, as well as in diplomatic service in Malaysia, Ethiopia, and Thailand. In his capacity as a researcher, educator and consultant, Daryl Copeland has been a Research Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute; Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

Tony Baldry

Tony Baldry

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

The Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry contributes to teaching on Parliamentary Diplomacy and International Law; British Politics and Institutions; Diplomacy and Security, and will lead the forthcoming module International Law and Diplomacy. Sir Tony has been a Member of Parliament for 31 years (1983-2015). He was knighted for political and public services in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2012 and was appointed a member of HM Privy Council in November 2013. Sir Tony has held various ministerial posts, has chaired the Commons Select Committee on International Development; and the Conservative Party’s Human Rights Commission. He takes a keen interest in foreign affairs, particularly Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and has been a Governor of the Commonwealth Institute.

Sameh Aboul-Enein

Sameh Aboul-Enein

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Ambassador Professor Sameh Aboul-Enein contributes to various modules in the Academy, primarily to Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures, and conducts simulation exercises specific to diplomatic issues. He also contributes to executive short courses in London and abroad. He is Professor of International Relations and Organisations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations; Academic Advisor and Visiting Professor at the NATO Defense Academy, Rome; Adjunct Professor at the American University in Cairo; Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy; and Senior lecturer at the School of Business in the Management Centre of the American University in Cairo. Ambassador Aboul-Enein is the Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt for Disarmament, International Security and Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. He is currently seconded to the League of Arab States as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of LAS to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva. He is also a member of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Cyber security. Ambassador Professor Aboul-Enein has published and lectured widely in both English and Arabic on international and regional security as well as on conflict resolution and the Middle East Nuclear Free Zone.

Rosalie Rivett

Rosalie Rivett

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Rosalie Rivett contributes to the modules Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedure, and Diplomatic Discourse. She is an experienced diplomatic consultant and academic with a comprehensive knowledge of politics and international affairs, and a broad experience of working with international charities and organisations. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the Women in Diplomatic Service Association. Rosalie has also worked for UNICEF, United Nations Information Centre, and the British Council. She is a member of the Council for Maltese Living Abroad. In 2013, she was awarded The Freedom of the City of London.

Barry Tomalin

Barry Tomalin

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Barry’s consuming interest is in intercultural issues in diplomacy, business and media. He is an expert in International Communication and Cultural Awareness and teaches Information Management and Government, and Cultural Projection and Reception. He has a BA Hons in African Studies and an MA in International Liaison and Communication and in an international career spanning work with the British Council and the BBC World Service he has worked in over 60 countries worldwide. Barry is co-author of ‘World Business Cultures - a Handbook’ and ‘Cross-Cultural Communication, Theory and practice’ as well as numerous monographs and articles.

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Yogachandran Rahulamathavan

Lecturer, Institute for Digital Technologies

Dr Yogachandran has a PhD in Signal and Information Processing and has worked at Loughborough University as a postdoctoral research associate. His research interests are on developing novel algorithms for Internet of Things, especially on advancing privacy-preserving data processing methods for cyber-physical systems such as cloud and smart networks and the application which spans mhealth, smart home, smart grid and connected cars.

Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos

Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos

Lecturer in Digital Communications

Kostas lectures in Digital Communications. He is an expert in Computer Networks and Network Security and his research interests include next generation communication networks, IoT and the aspects of Security, Trust and Privacy. His teaching is aligned with his research areas and covers the modules of Internet and Communication Networks and Content and Network Security.

Patria Roman-Velazquez

Patria Roman-Velazquez

Senior Lecturer

A Senior Lecturer in Media and Creative Industries, Patria specialises in sociology and communication and has an interest in urban communication, migrant and ethnic economies and urban regeneration. Her research is framed around theories of globalisation, cities, place and identity mainly through ethnographic research with Latin Americans in London.

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Tony Halkyard

Module Leader for Sports Markets and Industries

Tony is currently working on a PhD in Sport Management and Policy at Loughborough University. Prior to joining Loughborough he had a successful business career as a senior executive within the UK hospitality and leisure industry. Tony's passion for sport and business led to his decision to undertake a Master's degree in Sport Management at Loughborough University and a career move into academia.

Keith Sargent

Keith Sargent

Visiting Contributor

Keith Sargent works in the field of state/peace building, and specialises in governance, public sector reform, institutional development and strategic planning.

Dr Robert  Govers

Dr Robert Govers

Visiting Contributor

Dr Robert Govers contributes to modules Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedure; Cultural Projection and Perception; and Economic Global Governance.

Antonio Acuña

Antonio Acuña

Visiting Contributor

Mr Acuna contributes to lectures on the themes of data Government, M-Government and Digital Technology for Diplomats.

Dr Nicola Chelotti

Dr Nicola Chelotti

Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance

Dr Nicola Chelotti is a Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance. His teaching and research interests focus on negotiations, diplomacy and regional/international organizations, the EU in particular. Prior to joining Loughborough University in 2016 as Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance, Chelotti was LSE Fellow in the Department of International Relations, at the London School of Economics. He also previously held teaching and research positions at University of Pisa, University College London and University of Aberdeen.

Anna Grosman

Anna Grosman

Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Anna Grosman lectures the modules of entrepreneurial finance and corporate governance. Prior to joining Loughborough University, Dr. Grosman was a Lecturer of Corporate Finance at Aston Business School. Dr. Grosman completed her PhD in Corporate Finance at Imperial College London. Her research interests are in corporate governance, corporate and entrepreneurial finance, and emerging economies. Prior to her PhD, Dr. Grosman was Director of Corporate Development and M&A at Georgia-Pacific/Koch Industries in the international division. Dr. Grosman has ten years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance having also worked for CIBC World Markets, Citigroup and Close Brothers.

Russell Scibetti

Russell Scibetti

Lecturer in New Media and Analytics for Sport Business

Russell Scibetti is Vice President, Product Strategy and is responsible for the strategic vision, planning and development of the KORE software products for sport analytics. Prior to joining KORE, he was the Director of Relationship and Database Marketing for the New York Jets, where he managed cross-departmental CRM initiative that connected ticketing, sales, service and marketing to execute multi-channel sales and retention campaigns and provide detailed insights into the NY Jets corporate and consumer business efforts. In addition to his work with KORE, Russell is the founder and primary author for TheBusinessOfSports.com, an industry blog that discusses practices in sports business and hosts industry networking events throughout North America. Russell earned a MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a BS from Rutgers University.

Dr. Daniel Graff

Dr. Daniel Graff

Lecturer in Design Innovation

Daniel’s expertise lies in high-performance teams. He leads the research initiatives in the area of creative and collaborative teamwork and is the key academic lead for the collaborative student projects across our London campus.

Dr Rohit K Dasgupta

Dr Rohit K Dasgupta

Lecturer

Dr Rohit Dasgupta is lecturer at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries where he teaches across a range of modules on media and cultural studies. As an ethnographer his work cuts across several disciplines with particular interests in digital media, Indian cinema, protest culture, queer politics and South Asia.

Dr Sharon Prendeville

Dr Sharon Prendeville

Lecturer

Dr Sharon Prendeville grew up in the West of Ireland where she trained as a product designer. A lecturer in design innovation, She specialises in sustainable design, with a particular focus on design and business model innovation for a circular economy. She also leads the Foresight and Strategy module at the Institute and contributes to both the Collaborative Project and Design Thinking modules. She currently supervises students on topics ranging from open hardware design; service design and business model innovation; and exploring open data as tools to explore sustainable futures.

Jo Tacchi

Jo Tacchi

Professor

Professor Jo Tacchi is a media anthropologist with a record of research collaboration with academic, commercial, government and community partners. She has led a number of complex, multi-country research projects and developed ethnographic and action research approaches and methodologies that have been taken up globally. Her research is mostly concerned with media, communication and development.

Burçe Çelik

Burçe Çelik

Doctor

Doctor Burçe Çelik teaches social movements and media, media cultures in the global south, and politics of communication. Her research interests are history of communications in the Middle East, politics of communications and information, infrastructures and uses of media, and transnational creative classes. She has authored a monograph on cellphone cultures, titled Technology and National Identity: Mobile Communications and the Evolution of a Post-Ottoman Nation (IBTauris, 2011) and a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals on the history of telephone, digital media and politics, surveillance and resistance of digital Kurds.

Dr Ida Telalbasic

Dr Ida Telalbasic

Lecturer

As a member of the Institute for Design Innovation, Ida contributes to research, teaching and enterprise activities in the area of Design Innovation Management at Loughborough University London. Her expertise lies in design for complementary economies and resilient service models as strategies for long-term resistance in times of socio-economic transformation. Her research includes critical evaluation of the designer’s role in building systemic models that build social capital in the collaborative economy. She is a module leader for ‘Reflection & Action’ and supervisor for modules ‘Collaborative Project’ and ‘Design Innovation Project’.

Dr Amalia G. Sabiescu

Dr Amalia G. Sabiescu

Research Associate

Amalia is a communication scientist with an interdisciplinary research track at the interface between communication technology, culture, education and development studies. Her current research examines the interplay between communication practices and processes of social inclusion, empowerment, and social change in under-served and marginalised communities. Amalia holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences with a specialisation in technologies for communication awarded by the University of Lugano, Switzerland.

Dr Ece Algan

Dr Ece Algan

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Algan is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. Her scholarly interests range widely, from global communication, social change, local and community media to social movements, modernity, media ethnography and audiences. She has taught in the areas of Media and Culture, Media Audiences, Global Media Studies, Gender, Media and the Middle East, Media and Globalisation in the Middle East. She has conducted longitudinal ethnographic fieldwork research on local radio, emerging communication technologies and youth for over a decade in Southeast Turkey.

Student Support Staff

Parus Dhanani

Parus Dhanani

Facility Manager

Parus joins us from Imperial College where he was Assistant Building Manager of the Medical campuses where he was responsible for the day-to-day running of buildings related to teaching, research and shared space with two hospitals. He has over 10 years experience in Facilities Management, also working previously with two housing associations as Facilities Manager. Parus has a Masters degree in Facilities Management from the University of Reading.

Louise Donaghy

Louise Donaghy

Head of Employer Engagement and Work Based Collaborations

As the Head of Employer Engagement and Work Based Collaborations, Louise is responsible for facilitating and overseeing engagement with organisations in the private and public sectors to support the development of Enterprise through the Curriculum. Louise has extensive expertise of working in the University and engaging with business, public and voluntary organisations for the purpose of graduate recruitment and university collaborations. Through Louise, and her team at Loughborough, over 350 different employers are welcomed onto campus each year for the purpose of interacting and recruiting our students and graduates.

Laura Hooke

Laura Hooke

Careers Consultant

Laura is a professionally qualified career consultant with over 30 years of experience of working with university students, graduates, adults and school leavers. Part of the university’s Careers Network, Laura provides career guidance, coaching and information to students, staff and graduates.

Professional interests include writing information and learning materials relating to careers and employability and the use of psychometric assessment for career planning and in job selection.

Katharine Green

Katharine Green

Engagement Executive

As the Engagement Executive within the team of Development and Alumni Relations, Katharine is responsible for developing and implementing volunteering opportunities for our alumni both within the UK and internationally for the London campus. She works with our alumni to scope out opportunities for alumni to support the development of Enterprise though the Curriculum and is developing the International alumni network and community. Katharine has over 8 years of experience within the education sector working with UK and international students and alumni.

Ben Cole

Ben Cole

Project Manager - Student Experience

Ben is our resident East London Midlander and the driving force behind many of our student engagement innovations and community building activities. Ben was formally Head of Community at the biggest Secondary School in Tower Hamlets, has worked for the Learning Trust in Hackney and was part of the team that set up Youth Music.

Rachael Brivio

Rachael Brivio

Student Support Manager

Rachael joins us from the University of West London where she is a Student Advisor with a focus on immigration and funding. She is involved in the University’s compliance committee and has developed policies and procedures to ensure compliance with government requirements. Rachel has worked at the University of West London since graduating from Loughborough with a degree in Criminology and Social Policy. Rachael is studying for an MBA.

Deborah Harris

Deborah Harris

Support Team Manager

Deborah joins us from Anglia Ruskin University where she oversaw the Faculty Student Advice Service across the Chelmsford, Peterborough and Cambridge campuses. Her team’s remit is to cover a full range of support services to all students and staff at Loughborough University London. Her experience of working across campuses will be very valuable to us. Deborah recently completed a postgraduate course at Queen Mary University of London.

Fatmah Lallmahamood

Fatmah Lallmahamood

Student Support Manager

Fatmah joins us from the University of East Anglia’s London campus where she undertook student support with a particular link to their Diplomacy courses which are part of the portfolio on our London campus. Prior to that she worked at the University of Westminster and previously at the Moroccan Embassy.

Zak Liddell

Zak Liddell

Student Support Manager

Zak joins us from Queen Mary University of London where he has been working for two years as a Student Support Officer in the School of Mathematical Sciences. Prior to that Zak undertook two years as President of the Students’ Union at the University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth having graduated in English. His work at QMUL has involved a very wide range of student support including student welfare, engagement, retention and assessment. He is now a Governor of St Mark and St John.

Miranda Bioh

Miranda Bioh

Senior Support Officer

Miranda joins us from City of Westminster College where she has undertaken a number of administrative roles including a PA role and more recently in relation to Student Records. She has experience of managing open days, student recruitment and quality monitoring. Prior to that Miranda worked for the Halifax Bank PLC, and the Audit Commission. Miranda has a Business Studies degree from the University of Westminster.

Amy Cripps-Mahajan

Amy Cripps-Mahajan

Senior Support Officer

Amy graduated from the University in 2014 with a degree in Geography. Since then she has been working as a Graduate Intern as an International Relations Assistant in the School of Business and Economics. She has been involved in the planning and running of a summer school for international students interested in studying international sports management. Amy was involved in many LSU activities including the societies and Action.

Ben Kingscott

Ben Kingscott

Senior Support Officer

Ben has been working in the Centre for Academic Practice as a Graduate Intern since graduating in 2013 with a degree in Social Psychology. Ben has been working to support academic colleagues in their teaching and this experience and his links to the Centre will be valuable to colleagues in London. Ben has also worked on aspects of eLearning and produced a student guide to using ReView (our lecture capture system).

Bryony Stewart-Seume

Bryony Stewart-Seume

Senior Support Officer

Bryony joins us from Birkbeck College where she is a senior administrator in Biological Sciences with a focus on finance. She has a lot of experience of supporting applications for and managing the outcomes of research awards. Bryony has also supported a successful submission for Athena Swan accreditation. She also graduated from Birkbeck both at undergraduate and Masters levels. Prior to working at Birkbeck Bryony worked for Play England.

Amy Ward

Amy Ward

Senior Support Officer

Amy is well known to many in the University as she has spent the last year as LSU Vice President Education. In this role she has been involved in many discussions related to the student experience and will bring useful knowledge of best practice to the team. Amy has a degree in Social Psychology from the University and graduated in 2014. Amy will spend her first few weeks in Loughborough before moving to London.

Jon Linnell

Jon Linnell

Senior Support Officer (IT, AV, and Learning Resources)

Jon has just graduated with a degree in Communications and Media Studies from the University. During his time at the University he has worked in IT Services as a support assistant helping students on the helpdesk. Jon is keen to move into a career in IT and has a wide knowledge of different systems. Jon also has experience of working in France as an English Language Teacher.

Adam Adesina

Adam Adesina

Senior Employer Engagement Associate

Adam will be working to broker relationship with innovative employers in order to develop exciting learning challenges which support our students to progress into the professional world of work.

Adam has a background in the design, development, and implementation of educational programmes which facilitate student progress and support learner transitions. As an experienced recruiter for both a prestigious Graduate Employer, and on the Olympic Project, Adam developed expertise in graduate recruitment processes. He is looking forward to developing learning experiences which help our students to develop an ‘edge’ in the graduate market and working with stakeholders to further develop our Enterprise Through the Curriculum initiative.

Ellie Read

Ellie Read

Ellie’s role as LSU London Manager, is to lead and develop LSU London, the branch of Loughborough Students’ Union which was created for students studying on the London campus. Ellie graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Human Biology and then went on to be elected as Loughborough Students’ Union President in 2012. Following this, she worked for two years at a healthcare specialist public relations agency in Central London before taking on the role of creating and managing the delivery of LSU London. Ellie is passionate about ensuring that LSU London is the driving force behind the UK’s best student experience for students on the London campus.

Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson

Stakeholder Engagement and Employability Coordinator


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