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 on our programmes. This is aimed at the development of a range of up-to-date skills, knowledge, and an orientation to critical thinking that our students will need as they move into the workplace. Lisa has a PhD in Management Learning and has designed, developed and taught on a wide range of programmes at postgraduate level. She is involved in a number of research and consultancy activities that are linked to learning and education in the workplace and in business schools.

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. He has multiple publications in internationally leading accounting and finance journals including: Accounting Forum, Auditing Journal, Financial Markets Institutions and Instruments, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money.

Jorge Hernandez Hormazabal

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

Dr 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. Most of his work covers Modelling and Simulation, Multi-Agent System, Collaboration in the Supply Chain and Operational Research, within the main application to Manufacturing, Healthcare and Agribusiness industries.

Ian Burn

Dr Ian Burn: Director of Studies, MSc Economics

Dr Ian Burn 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.

Michalis Stamatogiannis

Dr Michalis Stamatogiannis: Director of Studies, MSc Finance

Michalis is Senior Lecturer in Finance. He holds a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Economics from the University of York and a BSc in Economics from the University of Cyprus. His main research interests lie in the area of financial econometrics and his current research focuses on stock return predictability. In the past he held positions at the University of Bath and the University of Groningen. 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 at University of Liverpool, where 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. He has postgraduate degrees in business and financial economics and a BA in Economics from Davidson College, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar.

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. She is a co-editor of Advances in Global Leadership and serves on the editorial review board of Academy of Management Learning & Education and Journal of Management. She has taught undergraduate, master, MBA and executive education programs in countries such as the UK, Ireland, China, France, Singapore, Hongkong, Japan and Sri Lanka. When she was a senior consultant in China, she supported multinational companies to select and develop their international managers.

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. Patricia also has experience teaching Masters level students in Hong Kong, China and Eastern Europe. Her focus is on providing participants with high level employability skills in analysis, problem solving and astute decision making; nurturing capabilities to cope with ambiguity and uncertainty in rapidly changing organizational environments through engagement with live case studies, problem based learning, action based learning and business simulations.

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. She holds a PhD in Digital Consumption from the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests lie at the interface between digital modes of communication and consumers, specifically looking at contexts such as food, fashion and entrepreneurship. In addition to other outlets, her work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Business Research and Computers in Human Behavior.

Yuanzhu Zhan

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

Yuanzhu Zhan joined the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) in January 2017 as a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management. He holds an MSc in Risk Management and a PhD in Business Management from the University of Nottingham. 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. Yuanzhu has authored more than 30 publications and currently serving as an Editorial Board Member for Industrial Management & Data Systems. Meanwhile, he is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a permanent founding member of the International Society of Innovation Methods (I-SIM). He welcomes applicants who have an excellent academic background and a strong ambition to work in the academic for his/her future career to apply for PhD under his supervision.

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

Joanne is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and a Registered Occupational Psychologist. Prior to joining the University of Liverpool Management School, she held a lectureship and research fellowship at Aston Business School. 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. Joanne’s research has been published in leading peer-reviewed outlets including Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and Journal of Business Ethics.

David Cockayne

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

David is the founding Director of Studies for MSc Sports Business, and former Director of studies of the Liverpool MBA. 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. David brings an international perspective to his teaching, having spent much of his career abroad, working in China, the US, Spain, South Korea, and Thailand. David has lectured previously at the Universities of Huddersfield, Leicester, Shanghai (Science and Technology), and Tsinghua.