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.
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.
Dr Niraj Kumar: Director of Studies, MSc Business Analytics and Big Data
Niraj is a Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management. He has a PhD from University of Bath School of Management and an MPhil in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Hong Kong. He has published extensively (over 80 papers) in the field of Operations and supply chain management in reputed international journals and conferences.
Dr Helen Xia: Director of Studies, MSc Entrepreneurship
Dr Tianjiao(Helen) Xia is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Helen’s main research interest are in innovation, competition in an international context, nonmarket innovation strategies, enterprise development and growth, and regional innovation policies. Helen has consulted on aspects of innovation policy for the local governments in China. Her work has been featured in Journal of International Business Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of Small Business Management, R&D Management and Technovation.
Dr Yiquan Gu: Director of Studies, MSc Economics
Dr Yiquan Gu is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He was educated at Tongji University as well as Universities of Freiburg and Dortmund. Yiquan's main field of research is Industrial Economics with a particular focus on market information. He currently researches on the role of information intermediaries, the consequences of market transparency, and strategic obfuscation of firms in both regular and financial markets.
Dr Gianluigi Giorgioni: Director of Studies, MSc Finance
Dr Giorgioni's main research interest is on the impact finance (broadly defined) has upon economic growth and development. He published an edited book on “Development Finance: Issues and Challenges” in September 2017. Other research interests are outward Foreign Direct Investment from emerging markets, in particular China, monetary unions in developing countries with special reference to the CFA Franc Zone, determinants and impact of accounting and financial disclosure in the context of emerging markets, and FDI in the context of rural areas.
Dr Lilian Otaye: Director of Studies, MSc Human Resource Management
Dr Lilian Otaye completed her PhD in management at Aston University. Her research interests are in the areas of Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM), employee relations, diversity (ethnic/race and gender) management, International HRM and employee wellbeing. She has published academic papers in CABS 4* journals, FT 50 listed journals, authored and co-authored book chapters and published practitioner whitepapers. She is also regularly invited to present at national and international conferences. Lilian is currently an editorial board member of the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and the African Journal of Management. She is a member of the British Academy of Management, Academy of Management, and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) as well as an Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy and an Academic Member of CIPD.
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.