Meet our academics

Our programmes are based on the most up-to-date research and are taught by experienced practitioners and academics working at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

Professor Sue Bridgewater

Interim Associate Dean (MBA Programmes)

Professor Bridgewater has extensive experience in various academic management roles including including Director of Distance Learning MBA, Director of MSc Marketing and Strategy, Director of Undergraduate Management Degree, Widening Participation Officer and Senior Tutor.

Sue's early career was in brand management and new products with Forbo and Unilever. She has also designed, directed and taught on executive education courses for a range of blue chip clients including HSBC, IBM, Ford, Philips, Nestlé, Prudential, Diageo, TeachFirst, Ranks Hovis McDougall, Corus, KPMG.

In addition to her academic role, Sue holds a number of roles in the practice of football and sport. She is Head of Learning for the League Managers Association (LMA), Director of networking group Women in Football, which champions equality of opportunity for women in sport and football, she is a member of UEFA's Research Grants and Awards panel and also subject matter expert for their new module on Women's Football and is a Visiting Fellow at World Academy of Sport.

Dr Danai Christopoulou

Director of Liverpool MBA

Dr Danai Christopoulou is a Lecturer in International Business and Strategy. She was educated at the University of Bradford where she holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Pharmacy, an MSc in Marketing and a doctoral degree in International Business.

Dr Christopoulou has been previously employed as a Pharmacist and currently acts as a business adviser in the hospitality industry. Her research focuses on the effect of Intellectual Property Rights on international business activities.

Dr Babatunde Buraimo

Director of Football Industries MBA

Dr Babatunde Buraimo is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Management. He was educated at the University of Sheffield and Lancaster University, where he holds a doctoral degree in economics. Dr Buraimo specialises in sports management and economics and has published extensively on the economics of sports broadcasting, demand for sports, and economics of sports participation.

‌Neil Coster

Director of Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA

Neil joined the University in 2015 with responsibility for launching the Horseracing MBA, having previously studied the Football Industries MBA in 2009. 

He has a background in senior sales and marketing roles for IT and Communications companies including Cisco Systems.  Since completing the MBA, Neil has worked as a sports business consultant and worked on a range of projects, including for the Racing Post and Leaders in Racing and a leading Premier League football club. 





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