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Senior leadership team

Professor Mike Caine

Professor Mike Caine

Dean of Loughborough University London

Professor Mike Caine is the Dean of Loughborough University London and is responsible for leading the team to deliver an outstanding learning environment and student experience.
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Professor Mikko Koria

Professor of Design Innovation and Director of the 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.
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Professor 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.
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Professor Ahmet Kondoz

Professor 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.
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Professor Wilfred Dolfmsa

Professor Wilfred Dolfsma

Associate Dean for Teaching and Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development

Trained as an economist and a philosopher, Wilfred focuses on how individuals, themselves and jointly in firms, cooperate to be more entrepreneurial and innovative.
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Professor Nabil Ayad

Professor 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.
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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.
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Professor David Deacon

Acting Director for the Institute for Media and Creative Industries

David Deacon is a Professor and the Acting Director for the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London.
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Academic faculty

Sameh Aboul-Enein

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.
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Dr Ece Algan

Dr Ece Algan

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Algan is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries.
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Professor Toby Miller

Professor Toby Miller

Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries (currently on study leave)

Toby Miller is the Professor and Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London (currently on study leave).
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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.
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Dr Erik Bohemia

Dr 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.
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Dr Burçe Çelik

Dr Burçe Çelik teaches social movements and media, media cultures in the global south, and politics of communication.
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Dr Nicola Chelotti

Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance

My teaching and research interests focus on negotiations, diplomacy and regional/international organizations, the EU in particular. The underlying theme is to understand how informal practices emerge in international interactions and shape policy processes and outcomes.
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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.
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Dr Ben Corbett

Dr 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.
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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.
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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.
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Dr Safak Dogan

Dr Safak Dogan

Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Technologies, Institute for Digital Technologies

Safak is a leading international researcher and lecturer in multimedia communications systems.
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Dr Kun Fu

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Prior to joining Loughborough University London as a Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Kun works as a Research Associate in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department at Imperial College Business School and Research Fellow of Enterprise Research Center. She holds a PhD degree in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University.
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Dr Erhan Ekmekcioglu

Dr 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.
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Professor Tony Ghaye

Professor in Sport Business

Tony teaches in the Sport Business and Leadership programme in the area of reflective practice, and has previously held the position of External Examiner. He brings a blend of world class research, consultancy, and business experience to this role.
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Dr Julia Goga-Cooke

Adjunct Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation

Dr. Julia Goga-Cooke is an academic, journalist, innovation architect and entrepreneur.
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Lydia Good

Lydia Good

Guest Lecturer

Lydia Good leads Premiership Rugby’s BreakThru campaign.
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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.
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Professor Bill Grantham

Professor 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.
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Dr Anna Grosman

Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Anna Grosman lectures the modules of entrepreneurial finance and corporate governance.
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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.
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Dr Ksenija Kuzmina

Dr 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.
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Dr Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos

Dr 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.
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Hyun Lim

Dr 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).
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Dr Vicky Lofthouse

Dr 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.
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Dr Angela Martinez Dy

Dr 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.
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Tatevik Mnatskanyan

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.
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Professor 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.
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Professor Riad Nourallah

Professor Riad Nourallah

Deputy Director, Professor of Diplomatic and Intercultural Studies

Professor Riad Nourallah has nearly 40 years of experience in university teaching and research.
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Dr Samantha Porter

Dr Samantha Porter

Senior Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation

Dr Samantha Porter is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Design School at Loughborough University.
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Dr Sharon Prendeville

Lecturer

Dr Sharon Prendeville is a lecturer in design innovation. She specialises in sustainability, with a particular focus on design and business model innovation for a circular economy.
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Dr 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.
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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.
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Michelle Richey

Michelle Richey

Lecturer, Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development

Michelle is passionate about researching, teaching and practicing entrepreneurship.
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Dr Patria Roman-Velazquez

Dr 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.
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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.
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Dr Louise Scholes

Dr 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.
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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.
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Dr Xiyu Shi

Dr 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.
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Claire Smith

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Claire contributes to the module International Security; Peace-Building; and Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures.
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Dr Deborah Swallow

Senior Lecturer

Dr Deborah Swallow’s fields of specialization are: international business & strategy; management and cultural diversity; the practicalities of working across cultures. As an entrepreneur-academic, she offers her expertise as a visiting professor, management consultant and intercultural facilitator/coach to a range of clients across the globe – integrating theory and practice with real-life stories of what works and what doesn’t.
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Dr Steve Swanson

Dr 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.
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Professor Jo Tacchi

Professor Jo Tacchi is a media anthropologist with a record of research collaboration with academic, commercial, government and community partners.
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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.
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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.
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Barry Tomalin

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Barry’s consuming interest is in intercultural issues in diplomacy, business and media.
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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.
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Robert Whalley

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Robert contributes to International Security, and Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedures.
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Shinjoung Yeo

Shin Joung 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.
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Guest contributors

Antonio Acuña

Guest Contributor

Mr Acuña contributes to lectures on the themes of data Government, M-Government and Digital Technology for Diplomats.
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Dr Robert Govers

Guest Contributor

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

Peter Keen

Guest Contributor and Director of Sport Advancement at Loughborough University

As part of his role, Peter is working with the Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough University London, sharing his expertise in national sport strategic planning, high performance leadership and coaching.
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Rosalie Rivett

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance

Rosalie Rivett contributes to the modules Diplomacy: Policy, Practice and Procedure, and Diplomatic Discourse.
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Keith Sargent

Guest Contributor

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

Adam Adesina

Adam Adesina

Employer Partnerships and Employability Manager

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.
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Ashley Gray

Collaborative Project Manager

Ashley manages operations on the Collaborative Project, a pioneering inter-disciplinary Masters module involving over 400 students and 15 collaborating organisations.
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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.
Rachel Brivio

Rachel 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.
Ben Cole

Ben Cole

Stakeholder Development Manager

Ben is our resident East London Midlander and the driving force behind many of our student engagement innovations and community building activities. Ben was formerly 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.
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.
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.

Dipesh Dhimar

Senior Support Engineer

Over the last 10 years, Dipesh has worked in a variety of technical roles at multiple universities across the UK.
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Louise Donaghy

Louise Donaghy

Head of Stakeholder Management and Employability

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.
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Francoise Ahtuam

Senior Support Officer

Throughout her working career Fran has worked in various retail roles and gained extensive customer service skills both in retail and the higher education sector.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
Fatmah Lallmahamood

Fatmah Lallmahamood

Student Support Manager

atmah 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.
Jon Linnell

Jon Linnell

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

Jon graduated with a degree in Communications and Media Studies from Loughborough University. During his time studying at the University he has worked in IT Services as a support assistant, has participated in several IT projects at the University, and has a wide knowledge of a variety of systems. Jon has previously worked in France as an English-Language Teacher, and in South Africa on a number of community and IT projects.
Ellie Read

Ellie Read

LSU London Manager

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.
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Dan Robinson

Stakeholder Engagement and Employability Coordinator

Dan coordinates the team responsible for the delivery and development of the ‘My Employability Profiling’ programme within Enterprise Through the Curriculum, a market leading Employability initiative exclusive to Loughborough University London.
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Timothy Barnes

Head of Enterprise Development

Tim has managed large and small organisations in the private and public sectors ranging from universities to venture capital firms, leading start up companies, charities, political campaigns and public bodies.
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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.