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Senior leadership team

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Professor David Deacon

Acting Dean for Loughborough University London

Professor David Deacon is the Acting 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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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 Mike Caine

Professor Mike Caine

Currently on Sabbatical

Mike was the inaugural Dean of Loughborough University London (2013-2018). Mike is currently on sabbatical working with colleagues at MIT on research pertaining to innovation-driven entrepreneurship ecosystems.
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Professor Jo Tacchi

Associate Dean for Research

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

Professor Tony Edwards

Acting Associate Dean for Teaching and Professor of International Management

Professor Tony Edwards is a globally-recognised Professor of International Management. He has published forty articles in refereed journals, written fifteen book chapters and is author of a widely used textbook. Professor Edwards joined the University from King’s College London, where he was the Head of the School of Management and Business.
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Mikko Koria

Professor Mikko Koria

Associate Dean for Enterprise, 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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Dr Louise Scholes

Dr Louise Scholes

Acting Director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr Louise Scholes joined Loughborough University London from Durham University as a Reader in Entrepreneurship. She is on the editorial board of the International Small Business Journal and has a specialist research focus on entrepreneurship and family firms.
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Helen Drake

Professor Helen Drake

Professor of French and European Studies and Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Helen is an internationally-acclaimed Professor of contemporary French politics and EU affairs, and from 2012-2018 chaired the UK’s leading University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).
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Professor Ahmet Kondoz

Professor Ahmet Kondoz

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 James Skinner

Professor James Skinner

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 Thomas Tufte

Institute Director for the Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Thomas is an internationally leading scholar in the field of communication for social change.
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Dr Rohit K Dasgupta

Dr Rohit K Dasgupta

Lecturer and Programme Director

Dr Rohit Dasgupta is Programme Director and lecturer on the Global Communications and Development programme at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries where he teaches across a range of modules in communication and cultural studies.
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Deborah Harris

Deborah Bowen

Support Team Manager

With over fifteen years' experience of managing support services in higher education, Deborah's main responsibilities are to oversee the work of the Professional Services Team at Loughborough University London.
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Academic faculty

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 Jo Tacchi

Associate Dean for Research

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

Dr Louise Scholes

Acting Director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr Louise Scholes joined Loughborough University London from Durham University as a Reader in Entrepreneurship. She is on the editorial board of the International Small Business Journal and has a specialist research focus on entrepreneurship and family firms.
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Helen Drake

Professor Helen Drake

Professor of French and European Studies and Director of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Helen is an internationally-acclaimed Professor of contemporary French politics and EU affairs, and from 2012-2018 chaired the UK’s leading University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES).
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Dr Peggy Alexopoulou

Dr Peggy Alexopoulou

Teaching Staff

Dr. Peggy Alexopoulou works within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University London.
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Phil Almond

Professor Phil Almond

Professor of International Management

Professor Phil Almond is a Professor of International Management, with research expertise in management and contemporary capitalism.
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Hayet Bahri

University Teacher for the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Hayet has a background in linguistics, international communication and diplomacy.
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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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Burce Çelik

Dr Burçe Çelik

Dr Burçe Çelik teaches social movements and media, media cultures in the global south, and politics of communication. She is the Programme Director for all taught programmes in the Institute for Media and Creative Industries.
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Dr Nicola Chelotti

Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance

Dr Nicola Chelotti's 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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Clelia Clini

Dr Clelia Clini

Research Associate in the Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Dr Clelia Clini is a Research Associate on the project “Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination (MMPI): British Asian Memory, Identity and Community after Partition”.
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Dr Holly Collison

Lecturer, Institute for Sport Business

Dr Holly Collison is an anthropologist in the field of Sport for Development and Peace (SDP).
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Dr Varuna De Silva

Dr Varuna De Silva

Lecturer, Institute for Digital Technologies

Dr Varuna De Silva is a lecturer in Digital Engineering and joined Loughborough University London in 2016, after working in the industry as a research engineer.
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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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Allan Edwards

Dr Allan Edwards

Reader in the Institute for Sport Business

Dr Edwards is a Reader in the Institute for Sport Business. He is the Programme Director for MSc Sport Business and Innovation.
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Dr Erhan Ekmekcioglu

Dr Erhan Ekmekcioglu

Senior Lecturer, 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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Dr Kun Fu

Dr Kun Fu

MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Programme Director and Lecturer

Prior to joining Loughborough University London, Kun worked as a Research Associate in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department and a Research Fellow of the Enterprise Research Center at Imperial College Business School.
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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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Julia Goga Cooke

Dr Juliana Goga-Cooke

Senior Lecturer, Institute for Design Innovation

Dr. Julia Goga-Cooke is an academic, journalist, design thinker and entrepreneur.
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Lydia Good

Lydia Good

Guest Lecturer

Lydia Good leads Premiership Rugby’s BreakThru campaign.
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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.
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Anna Grosman

Dr Anna Grosman

Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Anna Grosman lectures the modules of entrepreneurial finance and corporate governance.
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Emily Hayday

Dr Emily Hayday

Lecturer in Sport Business

Emily is a lecturer in Sport Business, with research interests in sports mega-events and the associated concepts of leveraging and legacy.
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Dr Lewis Herrington

Dr Lewis Herrington

University Teacher

Dr Lewis Herrington is committed to world-class teaching and research within the field of international security.
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Professor Geoffrey M Hodgson

Professor in Management

Geoffrey Hodgson has been appointed as Professor in Management for the Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London.
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Siv Jansson

Dr Siv Jansson

University Teacher

Dr Siv Jansson has worked at a range of institutions in the UK and overseas, including eight years living and working in New Zealand and eight months living in Australia. She teaches on ‘Identity, Culture and Communication'.
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Philipp Kern

Dr Philipp Kern

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Philipp is an international management scholar whose research interests lie at the intersection of firms and institutions.
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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

Lecturer, 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 Surya Mahdi

Dr Surya Mahdi

Teaching Staff

Dr Surya Mahdi works within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University London
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Dr Angela Martinez Dy

Dr Angela Martinez Dy

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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.
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Aidan Mcgarry

Dr Aidan McGarry

Reader in International Politics

Dr Aidan McGarry’s research focuses on political representation and participation of minority and marginalised communities, particularly Roma across Central and Eastern Europe but also LGBTIQ communities.
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Roy Meriton

Dr Roy Meriton

Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr Roy Meriton is a Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneruship, teaching modules on innovation management and research methods.
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Professor Toby Miller

Professor Toby Miller

Professor in Media and Creative Industries

Toby’s areas of expertise include cultural studies and media studies. He has published forty books, has written numerous articles, and is a guest commentator on television and radio programmes across the globe.
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Dr Tatevik Mnatskanyan

Dr Tatevik Mnatskanyan

Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance

Dr Tatevik Mnatsakanyan’s specialism is in theories of International Relations and Diplomacy, and the study of security and insecurity, with a particular emphasis on critical approaches to security.
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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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Dr Cristian Nitoiu

Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance

Dr Cristian Nitoiu’s teaching and research interest focus on the foreign policy of Russia and the EU, the international relations of the BRICS countries, EU-Russia relations, Eastern Europe, international relations, the European public sphere and international political communication.
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Dr Tim Oliver

Dr Tim Oliver

Senior Lecturer for the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Tim's research and teaching currently focus on Brexit, British politics, London, European politics, international relations and international security. He has combined work in academia (LSE, UCL, NYU and the EUI) with work in political institutions (the House of Lords and the European Parliament), think tanks (in Berlin, Washington D.C. and London) and with the British military.
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Dr Ozge Ozduzen

Dr Ozge Ozduzen

British Academy's Newton International Postdoctoral Fellow

Ozge is currently British Academy's Newton International Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance.
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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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Sharon Prendeville

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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Jukka Rintamäki

Lecturer in the Institute for International Management

Jukka Rintamäki is a Lecturer in International Management offering a fascinating insight into global business perspectives.
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Dr Patria Roman-Velazquez

Dr Patria Roman-Velazquez

Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies

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 Laura Santamaria

Dr Laura Santamaria

Lecturer

Dr Laura Santamaria is a design practitioner and academic. She specialises in cultural and meaning-making aspects of innovation, with a particular focus on design for sustainability.
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Gerhard Schnyder

Dr Gerhard Schnyder

Reader in International Management

Dr. Gerhard Schnyder is a Reader in International Management and joined the Institute for International Management from King’s College London in July 2017.
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Dr Xiyu Shi

Dr Xiyu Shi

Lecturer, 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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Professor Aaron Smith

Professor Aaron Smith

Professor of Sport Business

Aaron Smith has been appointed as Professor of Sport Business at Loughborough University London. A global leader in his field with a formidable record of industry connections, his research focuses on the management of psychological, organisational and policy change in sport business.
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Dr Liudmyla Svystunova

Dr Liudmyla Svystunova

Lecturer, International Management

Dr Liudmyla Svystunova recently joined the Institute for International Management having completed her PhD in Management at the University of Bath.
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Steve Swanson

Dr Steve Swanson

Lecturer in Sport Business

Dr Steve Swanson 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.
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Dipesh Dhimar

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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Justin Tumlinson

Justin Tumlinson

MSc Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation Programme Director and Senior Lecturer

Justin Tumlinson is the Director of MSc Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation and a Senior Lecturer within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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Matt Vidal

Dr Matt Vidal

Reader in Sociology and Comparative Political Economy

Matt is Reader in Sociology and Comparative Political Economy in the Institute for International Management.
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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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Dr Yanling Yang

Leverhulme Research Fellow, Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Yanling's main research interests include film industries, cultural policy, digital media, soft power and international communication.
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Tao Zhang

Tao Zhang

Senior Lecturer, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr Tao Zhang is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Programme Director of MSc Managing Innovation in Creative Organisations (MICO).
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Dr Yang Zhao

Dr Yang Zhao

Lecturer, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Yang is a Lecturer in the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with research interests in business model innovation and digital entrepreneurship.
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Guest contributors

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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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.
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Fran Ahtuam

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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Charlene Alves Coelho

Charlene Alves

Senior Support Officer

Prior to her role at Loughborough University London, Charlene was working at UCFB Wembley at Wembley Stadium.
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Angie Applegate

Angie Applegate

Academic and Learning Resources Librarian

Angie has over 8 years experience in academic libraries, having worked across public and private HE institutions. She specialises in Library management, information literacy teaching and academic liaison in the arts.
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Tim Barnes

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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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.
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Rachel 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.
Federica Cesario

Federica Cesario

Senior Support Officer

Federica joins us from the London-based English language school, Clubclass. Over the past five years she has worked in a student support role within educational cross-cultural environments.
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Faysal Chowdhury

Faysal Chowdhury

IT Technician

Faysal works as part of the Student Support team as an IT Technician.
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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.
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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.
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Dipesh Dhimar

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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Benjamin Dobie

Benjamin Dobie

Business Development Manager

As Business Development Manager, Ben links academia and industry together for Loughborough University London.
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Deborah Eagle

Dr Deborah Eagle

Finance Support Officer

Deborah has worked for Loughborough University for over 21 years, providing financial and administrative support across a wide range of functions for staff and students.
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Ashley Gray

Ashley Gray

Learning Partnerships Manager

Ashley manages operations on the Collaborative Project, a pioneering inter-disciplinary Master's module involving over 400 students and 15 collaborating organisations.
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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.
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Maxine Hurford

Maxine Hurford

Curriculum Development Officer

Maxine has worked in education for over 7 years and has experience in teaching English as a Foreign Language and in both writing and developing a variety of curricula.
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Martin Hyams

English for Academic Purposes Tutor

Martin Hyams specialises in English for Academic Purposes, and he is in post to deliver embedded provision within the curriculum focusing on academic language and academic conventions directly relevant to the module assessment. He also provides one to one support for students at Loughborough University London.
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Hayley Jones

Student Enterprise Adviser

Hayley has supported the development of start-up businesses and enterprise in Higher Education for the past three years and now joins us as Student Enterprise Adviser
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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.
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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.
Nadine Lewis

Nadine Lewis

Careers Consultant

Part of the University’s Careers Network, Nadine provides career guidance, coaching and information to students, staff and graduates.
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Jon Linnel

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.
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Limahl Macfarlane

Limahl Macfarlane

Student Support Manager

Limahl joins us from Kingston University and The University of West London.
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Dan Robinson

Dan Robinson

Stakeholder Engagement and Employability Coordinator

Dan coordinates the team responsible for the delivery and development of our Skills Check programme, a market leading Employability initiative exclusive to Loughborough University London.
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Bryony Stewart-Seume

Bryony Stewart-Seume

Postgraduate Research Administrator

Bryony's current role at Loughborough University London is managing the procedures and processes around all aspects of PhD study. She also looks after some of the research activities of the department.
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Paul Steynor

Paul Steynor

Research Development Manager

Paul is the Research Development Manager for the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH).
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Olly Swanton

Student Support Manager

Olly Swanton has been appointed as Student Support Manager at Loughborough University London.
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