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.

Prof Lisa Anderson

Professor Lisa Anderson: Associate Dean of School (Postgraduate)

Lisa works with the Directors of Study of the MSc programmes to ensure that we deliver an excellent student experience by developing a range of up-to-date skills, knowledge, and orientation to critical thinking that our students will need as they move into the workplace.

John Zhang

Dr John Zhang: Director of Studies, MSc Accounting and Finance

John is a Senior Lecturer in the Accounting and Finance group. He completed his PhD from Australian National University and his areas of research are in financial accounting and auditing. He also conducts research on financial markets and banking.

Jorge Hernandez Hormazabal

Dr Jorge Hernandez Hormazabal: Director of Studies, MSc Business Analytics and Big Data

Jorge E. Hernandez is a Senior Lecturer in the area of Modelling and Simulation of Operations and Supply Chain Management processes. He gained a PhD from the Universitat Politècnica de València, receiving an award for the best international PhD Thesis dissertation in 2014.

Ian Burn

Dr Ian Burn: Director of Studies, MSc Economics

Ian is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He received his PhD from the University of California-Irvine and is an applied microeconomist who uses field experiments to study the economics of discrimination. His work has examined the effects of prejudice and bias against older workers, women, and the LGBT community. His current research focuses on the economic impacts of stereotypes in the workplace.

Dr Sara Nadin

Dr Sara Nadin: Director of Studies, MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Sara is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. While working as a Research Associate, she developed her interests in Employee Relations, HRM, entrepreneurship and Change Management in a small firm context.

Michalis Stamatogiannis

Dr Michalis Stamatogiannis: Director of Studies, MSc Finance

Michalis is Senior Lecturer in Finance. His main research interests lie in the area of financial econometrics and his current research focuses on stock return predictability. He has taught modules relevant to financial econometrics, forecasting and statistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Azmi Ozunlu

Azmi Özünlü: Director of Studies, Finance and Investment Management MSc

Azmi is a Senior Lecturer in Finance, his research interests include risk management, quantitative finance, financial regulation and event studies. Azmi is a CFA Charterholder and also holds the FRM (Financial Risk Manager) designation.

Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown: Director of Studies, MSc Financial Technology

Gavin is an Associate Professor in Financial Technology. His research focuses on payment technologies & the future of money, specifically cryptocurrencies and stablecoin pricing. Gavin is a Fellow of The ICAEW as a chartered accountant, is listed on the FCA’s Register and is also a Co-Founder and Director of a digital assets fund.

Ali Rostron

Dr Ali Rostron: Director of Studies, MSc Human Resource Management

Ali is a Lecturer in Management. Her research focuses on manager identity, education and development. She is a member of the British Academy of Management and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has led, designed and taught many HRM modules. Before gaining her PhD Ali was a senior manager in local government.

Ming Lily Li

Dr Ming Li (Lily): Director of Studies, MSc International Business

Ming Li (Lily) is a senior lecturer in International Human Resource Management. Her research is in the areas of cross-cultural management, international HRM, global leadership, Chinese management, and application of research methods.

Dr Patricia Murtagh: Director of Studies, Master in Management

Patricia is a Lecturer in Management, with extensive experience in industry, and 20 years of teaching experience in the areas of strategy, research methodology and management. She has a PhD in knowledge management in high technology industries grounded in the knowledge-based view of the firm.

Rachel Ashman

Dr Rachel Ashman: Director of Studies, MSc Marketing

Rachel has teaching experience in a broad range of subjects, particularly focusing on digital marketing, retailing and research methods. Her research interests lie at the interface between digital modes of communication and consumers, specifically looking at contexts such as food, fashion and entrepreneurship.

Yuanzhu Zhan

Dr Yuanzhu Zhan: Director of Studies, MSc Operations & Supply Chain Management

Yuanzhu lectures in Operations and Supply Chain Management. His research focused on investigating the impact of different emerging technologies (e.g. big data analytics, social media and blockchain) on organisations’ operations, innovation management and sustainable supply chain management.

Dr Joanne Lyubovnikova Director of Studies, Occupational and Organisational Psychology MSc

Joanne is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and a Registered Occupational Psychologist. Her current research focuses on five interrelated areas: team composition and processes, team leadership, team innovation and creativity, multiple team membership and teamwork in the context of healthcare.

David Cockayne

David Cockayne: Director of Studies, MSc Sports Business and Management

David is the founding Director of Studies for MSc Sports Business. David teaches marketing, and commercial strategy in sport, drawing from his research, and past experience working with a range of sports organisations. These include Tottenham Hotspur FC, Everton FC, The Rugby Super League, Adidas China, Reebok, Huddersfield Town AFC.