Jason Laws: Associate Dean of School (Postgraduate)
Jason works with the Directors of Dtudies 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.
Dr Kostas Pappas: Director of Studies, MSc Accounting and Finance
Kostas is assistant professor of Accounting in the Accounting and Finance group. He holds a PhD from Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, and his research interests are in the area of market-based accounting, including earnings quality, debt contracting, and corporate disclosure.
Dr Cathy McGouran: Director of Studies, MSc Advanced Marketing (Interim)
Cathy's research focuses on Sustainability, Marketing Ethics, and Consumer Culture Theory. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the European Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Strategic Marketing and she has taught across many marketing modules, ranging from Marketing Ethics to Retail Marketing.
Dr Çağatay Iris Director of Studies, MSc Business Analytics and Big Data
Çağatay is a lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management. His research interests lie in transportation and logistics, including freight transportation, next-generation ports, shipping, hinterlands, urban logistics, crowdshipping, and energy management in supply chains, and he mostly uses mathematical modeling and data analytics methods to improve the performance of these systems.
Dr Chi Wan Cheang Director of Studies, MSc Data Science for Economics
Chi is a Lecturer in Economics at the Management School. Her research interests are mainly time series analysis and applied econometrics. Chi has contributed to a wide range of research projects for topics in financial and portfolio management, housing economics, and planning policies. She has also completed policy-related projects.
Dr Sahar Karimi: Director of Studies, MSc Digital Marketing and Analytics
Sahar has a PhD in online consumer decision-making behaviour, an MSc in Advanced Computer Science with ICT Management and a BEng in Computer Engineering. Her research focuses on consumer behaviour on digital platforms and she is working on an Academy of Marketing research project on the impact of textual and visual information presented in different formats on consumer decision-making behaviour, with a focus on the wearable technology sector.
Professor Ian Burn: Director of Studies, MSc Economics
Ian 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 Dhruba Borah: Director of Studies, MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Dhruba is a Lecturer in Innovation Management. He has worked as a Visiting Research Fellow at Politecnico Milan, Italy and the United Nations Asian Pacific Center for Technology Transfer in New Delhi, India. Dhruba's research interests lie in the management of emerging technologies such as AI and big data analytics, innovation in emerging economies, and cross-sector collaborations for innovation.
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.
Professor Phillip Ormrod: Director of Studies, MSc Finance and Investment Management (Interim)
Phillip Ormrod is a professor of accounting and a chartered accountant with research interests in financial reporting, corporate governance, risk and auditing. He has worked with the ICAEW in developing professional examination syllabuses that have been adopted and used globally for the promotion of accounting education and established the original MSc Finance and Investment Management programme.
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.
Professor Lilian Otaye-Ebede: Director of Studies, MSc Human Resource Management
Lilian is a professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. Her research interests are in the areas of strategic HRM, employee relations, diversity management (race/ethnicity, gender, and neurodiversity), and employee well-being. Prior to becoming an academic, Lilian worked as an HR professional for several years.
Dr Vasilis Gotsis: Director of Studies, MSc International Business
Vasilis has taught in many academic disciplines, mainly in the field of international business and management. His research interests lie in the area of International Business and service failure and recovery for the airline industry.
Dr Ming (Lily) Li: Director of Studies, Master in Management
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. She has taught undergraduate, master's, MBA and executive education programmes in Ireland, China, France, Singapore, Japan and Sri Lanka.
Dr Natasha Clennell: Director of Studies, MSc Marketing (Interim)
Natasha is a Lecturer in Marketing (Assistant Professor) and has experience as an industry professional, having held positions in senior marketing roles at BBC, DWF and MediaCityUK. Her research is focused on inter-organisational innovation projects, strategic networks, innovation, and digital media.
Dr Robert Forster: Director of Studies, MSc Money and Banking
Rob is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Liverpool. He received his PhD in Economics from Cardiff University and prior to joining the Management School he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Data Analytics for Finance and Macro (DAFM) Research Centre at King's College London. Rob's main research interest lies in the area of housing, financial stability and macroprudential policy.
Dr Matthew Tickle: Director of Studies, MSc Operations & Supply Chain Management
Matthew holds a BSc and PhD in Operations Management, both from the University of Liverpool, and previously worked as a project manager in the software development industry. His research interests include humanitarian supply chains (i.e. studying how best to get relief to those in need after a disaster has struck) and quality management tools and techniques.
Dr Joanne Lyubovnikova Director of Studies, MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology and MSc Organisational Psychology
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.
Dr Laura Menzies: Director of Studies, MSc Project Management
Laura is a Lecturer in Operations Management and postgraduate taught (PGT) lead for the School’s Operations and Supply Chain Management Subject Group. Laura is a triple ULMS graduate, having completed her BA, MSc and PhD at the School. Her research interests include the application of operations management tools and techniques in public sector organisations and sustainability.
Dr 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.