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Associated staff


  • Kate Mackenzie Davey, Honorary Research Fellow: Kate's main area of research is in individual identity and work, especially in cases where the two may be mismatched and under pressure to change. An interest in transition and stability in individuals beginning work developed into specific concerns with how individuals negotiate identity at work, the impact of organizational values, organizational learning and especially, political processes in organizations. Her theoretical focus shifted from social identity theory to a more discursive analysis of individual-organizational relations. The organizational aspects are in the application and reinvention of Organizational Development and the construction of and resistance to evaluation of change.
  • Professor Brij B. Gupta: Brij B. Gupta is a Director, International Center for AI and Cyber Security Research and Innovations, and Full Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), Asia University, Taiwan. His research interests include cyber security, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, intrusion detection, blockchain technologies, cyber physical systems, social media and networking.
  • Chris Smewing, Honorary Research Fellow


  • Rob Briner
  • Professor Grazia Ietto-Gillies: Grazia Ietto-Gillies is Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics and Director of Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS), London South Bank University. She works closely with colleagues in the CIMR carrying out empirical research set at the interface between internationalisation and innovation studies. Their joint research led to numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and reports for the United Nations and the European Commission.
  • Gail Kinman, Visiting Professor of Occupational Health Psychology
  • Professor Asa Lindholm Dahlstrand: Asa Lindholm Dahlstrand is a professor at CIRCLE, Lund University, and was formerly at the School of Business and Engineering, Halmstad University, Sweden. She is an internationally recognised expert in entrepreneurship and technology transfer. She was awarded a PhD in the Department of Industrial Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology in 1994. Since then she has held a number of positions at Chalmers, is a member of the management team of RIDE (R&D, Innovation and Dynamics of Economies), a Centre of Excellence at IMIT/Chalmers, having been Director of RIDE for three years.
  • Professor Carlo Milana: Carlo Milana is formerly Research Director of the Public Economic Policy Institute (ISAE). He has led several important projects there, often in collaboration with the European Commission and other international organisations such as the OECD. Dr Milana is now in London for a European Commission research project on productivity. He is the Managing Editor of Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance.
  • Professor Jonathon Potter: Jon Potter is Senior Economist in the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE) at the OECD. His work for the OECD includes in-depth analysis and policy development for governments around the world such as Korea, Thailand, Russia and Mexico. He is a member of the Big Innovation Centre steering group. He is on the Editorial Board of Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance and is a Fellow of the Institution of Economic Development and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Visiting Research Fellows

  • Ulrike Fasbender: In Germany, Dr Fasbender works for the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, where she is a Senior Researcher in the Work and Organizational Psychology Department. Her research is about diversity management, intergroup relations, intergenerational knowledge transfer, late career development, older workers’ job search and transition to retirement.
  • Mr Ray Lambert
  • Professor Jihong Lee
  • Dr Linjie Li
  • Dr Simon Philbin
  • Professor Thierry Rayna
  • Dr Juan Paramio Salcines
  • Dr Anastasia Stathopoulou
  • Mr Rupert Waters: Rupert Waters is an economic geographer who is both an academic and a public policy research and management practitioner. He is Head of Economic Research and Infrastructure, Buckinghamshire Business First. He leads Buckinghamshire’s responses to all Government economic development polices, including securing Local Enterprise Partnership status for Buckinghamshire, and bringing together theory and local and national data to lobby Ministers for policy support in meeting the economic challenges facing Buckinghamshire. He previously worked as a consultant at Deloitte, KPMG, and GLE. His academic and policy work has focused particularly on Regional and Local economic development strategy, scientific labour markets, innovation, technology and higher education, and urban and rural regeneration analysis.

Teaching and scholarship staff: Associate Lecturers (Management)

  • Seyi Adesina
  • Dabir Ahmed
  • Fahema Ahmed
  • Rizwan Ahmed
  • Alban Asllani
  • Riccardo Benzo
  • Sumeet Chahal
  • Magda Hercheui
  • Peter Hirsch
  • Asif Kalam
  • Kofi Narh-Saam
  • Daniel Neofetou
  • Lilian Onuegbu
  • Mary Otiotio
  • Davide Padovani
  • Mark Panton
  • Edwin Phiri
  • Nabil Rafiq
  • Saverio Romeo
  • Peter Ross
  • Megan Sullivan
  • Ariel Sun
  • Jennifer White

Affiliated faculty (Economics)


  • Khalid Bin Waleed, Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Kevin Cheng
  • Thomas Cox
  • Alistair Cumming
  • Nancy Doyle
  • Philip Dewe, Emeritus Professor: Philip Dewe is an Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behaviour. His research covers the areas of work stress and coping: particularly the appraisal process and its role in the coping process; and he has an interest in human resource accounting and the importance of this to human resource professionals.
  • Jacek Dybczak
  • Roger Fagg
  • Shafag Garayeva
  • Sali Hallsworth
  • Susan Kahn, Visiting Academic
  • Alyson Kelleher
  • Kirsty Lauder, Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Joyce Mamode
  • Alan Redman, Visiting Teaching Fellow: Alan is a chartered psychologist, and a HCPC-Registered occupational psychologist. He contributes ad hoc lectures to several modules, supervises budding practitioner psychologists as part of our professional doctorate programmes, and supports the department by providing shiny psychometrics. In his day job, Alan works as the Head of Science and Technology with Criterion, one of the UK’s leading test publishers and occupational psychology consultancies. Alan’s research interests focus on the psychology of cycle-commuting; understanding how behaviour change happens in relation to decisions to ride to work.
  • Ebere Dike Ugwu
  • Adrian Ward