Staff in Birmingham Business School

Dr Simon Adderley

Dr Simon Adderley

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Simon Adderley is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the Birmingham Business School.  A past political assistant and lead on a number of local public/private partnerships he has worked with senior teams and boards of many private, public and voluntary sector organisations, helping them to develop their future plans and ideas.  Simon has previously delivered sector-specific ...

Dr Wasim Ahmad

Dr Wasim Ahmad

Lecturer in Finance

The Department of Finance

Wasim joined Department of Finance as Lecturer in September 2014. He completed his PhD in Finance at Birmingham Business School and previously worked as Lecturer in Finance at Birmingham City University. His current research interests are in the area of Corporate Finance and include Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Private Equity and Capital Structure.

Dr Tommaso Aquilante

Dr Tommaso Aquilante

Lecturer in Managerial Economics

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

Tommaso Aquilante, an Italian citizen, is a Lecturer in Managerial Economics at the Birmingham Business School. He was awarded his BA and MSc in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and his PhD in Economics from ECARES, at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, in Brussels.

Tommaso worked at Bruegel in Brussels, at the Econometric Modelling Division of the European Central ...

Mrs Nishat Azmat

Mrs Nishat Azmat

Teaching Fellow in Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Nishat has lectured at the University of Birmingham for over ten years teaching management accounting, financial accounting, accounting theory and information systems for accountants. Previously she worked in both industry and practice.

Professor Roger Backhouse

Professor Roger Backhouse

Professor of the History and Philosophy of Economics

The Department of Economics

Roger Backhouse's recent research has been on the history of economics, including a book on John Maynard Keynes, and the the history of the social sciences since 1945. His book, co-authored with Mauro Boianovsky, Transforming Modern Macroeconomics; Exploring Disequilibrium Microfoundations, 1956-2003 has been awarded the Blangui Prize by the European Society of the History of Economic Thought. ...

Ralph Bailey

Ralph Bailey

Senior Lecturer

The Department of Economics

Research Interests:

Time series econometrics; quantitative methods; philosophy of research and enquiry

Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

Reader in Economics

The Department of Economics

Siddhartha is an internationally recognised economist in the field of political economy and public policy. He is the recipient of the Duncan Black prize awarded by the Public Choice Society for his work on the electoral incentives of prosecutors with Bryan McCannon. His work on political coalitions has been published in internationally leading journals and has been widely cited by leading ...

Professor Anindya Banerjee

Professor of Econometrics

The Department of Economics

Professor Anindya Banerjee joined the Department of Economics in January 2008 as Professor in Economics. Before coming to Birmingham he was Professor at the European University Institute in Florence and Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. Professor Banerjee received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford.  His interests lie in time series econometrics, including factor models, and the ...

Dr Marco Barassi

Dr Marco Barassi

Lecturer in Econometrics
Programme Director

The Department of Economics

Dr Marco Barassi joined the Department of Economics in September 2001 as a Lecturer in Econometrics.  He received his Ph.D. from the Imperial College in London. Marco's interests lie in the area of time series econometrics with particular reference to structural changes.

Charles Barrett

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Urban and Regional Studies

Richard Barrett studies at Cape Town and Oxford Universities before joining the staff of the Economics Department, The University of Birmingham, UK.

Richard Barrett was was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in1991, and is currently an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in theDepartment.  His lecturing has been chiefly in advanced micro areas,and he has supervised several PhD students, and ...

Dr Mariachiara Barzotto

Dr Mariachiara Barzotto

Post-Doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Business School

Dr. Mariachiara Barzotto is a Post-Doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Birmingham Business School (BBS). She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Ca’ Foscari University Venice (Italy) in 2014. Her research interests and work experiences focus on international organisation of global value chains, international competitiveness, EU industrial policy and employment in advanced ...

Dr Ufuk Gunes Bebek

Dr Ufuk Gunes Bebek

Teaching Fellow in Economics

The Department of Economics

Ufuk Gunes Bebek is an applied economist whose research is primarily focused on international trade and macroeconomic aspects of international trade.

Dr Sami Bensassi

Dr Sami Bensassi

Lecturer in Managerial Economics

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

After completing a PhD in Economics (University of Paris Nanterre, France), Sami Bensassi joined the University Jaume I (Spain) in 2009. During the period he passed in Spain, he led a research project on the impact of maritime trade on the Mediterranean countries for the Center for Research on the Mediterranean Economies (CREMED). In 2012, Sami started lecturing at the University of Portsmouth. ...

Gill Bentley

Gill Bentley

Lecturer

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

Specialisms

  • Industry clusters
  • EU regional policy and governance
  • Innovation
  • Industrial competitiveness and the regional economy
  • Automotive and the food industries
  • Labour market change

Dr Holly Birkett

Dr Holly Birkett

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Holly is a Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour. She has previously worked at The University of Warwick and Scottish Power Plc. Holly has taught Organisation Management, Orgnaisation Theory and HRM at undergraduate and masters levels and conducts research in the fields of careers, work transitions, identity, social enterprise and retirement.

Dr Roshan Boojihawon

Senior Lecturer in Strategy

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Dr Roshan Boojihawon is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at the Business School, University of Birmingham and a Visiting Research Fellow the Open University Business School. He specialises in teaching Strategic Management, International management and related subjects.

As an educator, Roshan ascribes to this quote from Paulo Freire: “Education either functions as an instrument which is used ...

Stephen Brammer

Stephen Brammer

Professor of Strategy

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Stephen Brammer is Professor of Strategy at Birmingham Business School. His main research interests are corporate responsibility, business ethics, and reputation management. Specifically, his research explores firm-stakeholder relationships, the strategic management of these, and their impacts upon company performance and reputation. His research has been widely published in leading journals such ...

Dr Layla Branicki

Dr Layla Branicki

Lecturer in Strategy and International Business

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Prior to joining Birmingham Business School Layla was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Strategy, Organisational Learning and Resilience Research Unit at Warwick Business School. Layla has won research grants from the Institute of Advanced Studies (Warwick), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Professor John Bryson

Professor John Bryson

Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography
Director of City REDI

The Department of Strategy and International Business

John's research is motivated by a desire to understand and explain the complex ways in which production is organized through space and in place and via a variety of forms of enterprise.

John Cadle

Brit Insurance Senior Fellow

Business School

Dr Nicholas Carline

Dr Nicholas Carline

Lecturer in Finance

The Department of Accounting

I joined the faculty and Department of Accounting and Finance in June 2011. 

Prior to this I was on the faculty of Lancaster University Management School in the Department of Accounting and Finance. My responsibilities at LUMS included the role of Deputy Director of Masters Programmes in Accounting and Finance.

Professor Avraham Carmeli

Professor in Strategy

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Professor Carmeli’s research interests centre on the intersection of strategy and management. He is mainly teaching courses in strategy.

Dr Caroline Chapain

Dr Caroline Chapain

Lecturer

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Specialisms

  • Creativity, innovation, creative industries and creative cities and regions
  • Economic restructuring, plant closures and redundancies
  • Local and regional economic development
  • Public policies (governance, cluster policy)
  • Quantitative and qualitative methodologies

Sajid Chaudhry

Lecturer in Finance

The Department of Finance

Sajid Chaudhry is a lecturer in Finance in the University of Birmingham. He holds a Phd in Banking and Finance from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His research interests include micro and macroeconomics of banking with a focus on information asymmetry in banking markets and systemic risk, Financial market linkages and integration, Extreme Value Theory, Bank taxation and regulation, ...

Professor Patricia Chelley-Steeley

Professor Patricia Chelley-Steeley

Professor of Finance

Patricia is Professor of Finance in the Finance Department and is a specialist in  financial markets. Her  research interests are in the area of market microstructure, experimental finance and international financial markets. Patricia has published over forty peer reviewed papers in finance journals which include globally recognised journals such as Journal of Financial Research, ...

Dr Daniel Chicksand

Dr Daniel Chicksand

Reader in Operations and Supply Management

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management

Daniel joined Birmingham Business School as a Reader in Operations and Supply Management in April 2016 and has taken the role of Director of the Distance Learning MBA.

Before starting at Birmingham he was a Senior Lecturer at Aston Business School between 2013 and 2016, having spent the previous five years as a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Management in the Operations Management group at ...

Dr Agnieszka Chidlow

Dr Agnieszka Chidlow

Lecturer in International Business

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Dr Agnieszka Chidlow is currently a Lecturer of International Business. She holds an MSc in Management and Marketing and a PhD in International Business.

Professor John Child

Professor John Child

Professor of Commerce

The Department of Strategy and International Business

John Child is Professor of Commerce at the University of Birmingham, UK, Professor of Management at Plymouth University, and Visiting Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business and the British Academy of Management. In 2006, he was elected a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy [FBA]. In 2012 he was ...

Professor Amon Chizema

Professor Amon Chizema

Professor of Strategy and Corporate Governance

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Amon Chizema is a Professor of Strategy and Corporate Governance. Previously he held a Professorship at Loughborough University, where he was also Head of the International Business, Strategy and Innovation Group. Amon’s research explores corporate governance issues including executive compensation, adoption and diffusion of governance practices across countries and dynamics of the board of ...

Professor Matthew Cole

Professor Matthew Cole

Professor of Environmental Economics
Head of Department

The Department of Economics

Professor Matthew Cole is Head of the Department of Economics. Research Interests include Environmental Economics; Development Economics; International Economics (and the intersection of the three).

Chris Collinge

Chris Collinge

Senior Lecturer

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Specialisms include;

 

  • Regional and local economic change, with particular reference to the emergence of regional knowledge economies in a cross-national context
  • Evolving patterns of public sector governance, strategy and leadership, as between markets, hierarchies, groups and decentred networks
  • Issues in the theorization of political and economic change at the sub-national level (from ...

Professor Simon Collinson

Professor Simon Collinson

Dean of Birmingham Business School
Professor of International Business and Innovation

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Professor Derek Condon

Professor Derek Condon

Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and Internationalisation
Professor of International Business and Corporate Governance

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Derek is the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for Birmingham Business School with responsibility for postgraduate taught programmes in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Previously he was the Assistant Dean for Executive Masters Programmes at Warwick Business School. Derek teaches postgraduate International Business and Corporate Governance modules.

Dr Tom Coogan

Teaching Fellow

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Dr Tom Coogan joined Birmingham Business School in September 2012 after several years working across disciplines and departments in critical theory, sociology and management. Tom’s PhD at Leicester University was an inter-disciplinary project looking at disability identity in terms of discourse and embodiment. 

Tom is currently working on research into disability entrepreneurship, and ...

Dr Tony Cook

Part time Visiting Lecturer

The Department of Accounting

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. Professional experience as a management accountant in the areas of budgetary control systems, capital expenditure appraisals and financial investigations. Extensive teaching experience in financial management initially within the context of the health service teaching clinicians and other health care managers in the UK and internationally and has undertaken ...

Dr Paul Cox

Dr Paul Cox

Senior Lecturer of Finance

The Department of Accounting

Professor Robert Cressy

Professor of Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Department of Accounting

Robert Cressy, BA(Wales), PhD(Edinburgh), is Professor of Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Birmingham Business School, an appointment he has held since 2006. Previous appointments include Professor of Finance at Cass and Hull business schools, Assistant Director of Warwick University Business School’s Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises and Lectureships in Economics at City ...

Thomas Cuckston

Thomas Cuckston

Lecturer in Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Tom completed his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge in 2003. He then worked in the accounting profession for six years, qualifying with the ACCA in 2007. He completed a Master of Research degree at the University of York in 2010 and then a PhD at Newcastle University in February 2014.  The title of his thesis was 'Financial Accounting Calculation in ...

Dr Ceri Davies

Dr Ceri Davies

Teaching Fellow
Department of Economics

The Department of Economics

Professor Lisa De Propris

Professor Lisa De Propris

Professor of Regional Economic Development

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

My main research interests are: small firms and clusters; competitiveness in clusters and regions; forms of clusters and governance; innovation; clusters and foreign direct investment; regional development; knowledge economy and clusters, and creative and cultural industries. In parallel, I have always been concerned with the role of the government and institutions, and have looked at policy ...

Dr Amalia Di Girolamo

Dr Amalia Di Girolamo

Lecturer in Experimental Economics

The Department of Economics

Amalia Di Girolamo is an experimental and behavioural economist. Her research is primarily focused on the analysis of decision-making under risk. Part of her research has analysed the importance of financial literacy on the individual choices by means of field and lab experiments. Another significant strand of Amalia’s research looks at the role of gender differences in risk and competitive ...

Dr Paolo Di Martino

Dr Paolo Di Martino

Senior Lecturer in International Business History

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

Paolo Di Martino joined the Birmingham Business School in 2010. He has been lecturer in Economic History at the University of Bristol (2002-2004), Birmingham (2004-2005) and Manchester (2005-2010). In 2008 he has been junior visiting fellow at the Department of Economic History of the London School of economics.

He gained his PhD in Economic History at the Department of Economics of the ...

Lucy Dilley

Teaching Fellow in Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Since joining the Business School as a Teaching Fellow in the Accounting and Finance department, Lucy acts as Admissions Tutor for the Accounting and Finance BSc programme. Lucy also lectures Basic Accounting and Auditing modules.

Prior to joining the Business School Lucy was an Audit Manager at KPMG

Dr Rory Donnelly

Dr Rory Donnelly

Reader in HRM & OB
Head of Department: OWE

Business School

I am the Head of the Organisations, Work and Employment Department (OWE). The department comprises over 15 members of faculty who are active in critically focused and theoretically informed research and teaching on contemporary management, work and employment in organisations.

I am also the Director of the MSc HRM Programme at the Business School. Two pathways are offered on the programme, one ...

Dr Michalis Drouvelis

Dr Michalis Drouvelis

Reader in Behavioural Economics

The Department of Economics

Dr Drouvelis is a Reader in Behavioural Economics at the University of Birmingham, Department of Economics. He joined the Department of Economics in 2010 as a Lecturer and became a Senior Lecturer in 2012 and a Reader in 2013. Before coming to Birmingham, he was part of the experimental centres at the University of York, EXEC (where he worked from 2008-2010) and the University of Nottingham, ...

Professor Joanne Duberley

Professor Joanne Duberley

Professor of Organisational Studies

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Jo is a Professor of Organisation Studies. She has previously worked at Heriot Watt University, Sheffield University, Leeds University and Sheffield Hallam University. Jo has taught OB, HRM and change management to postgraduate and undergraduate students. She has supervised 6 PhDs to completion and is currently supervising 7 PhD students and 1 DBA student.

Professor Jayasri Dutta

Professor Jayasri Dutta

Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics

I have worked and published papers in many sub fields of Economics. I began with Econometric Theory, then Applied Econometrics, and then Economic Theory! Nowadays I use these techniques to study the making of and impact of Economic policy in particular Political Economy and Economic Policy. Recently I have even published two papers in Economic History.

Personal Homepage

Professor Paul Edwards

Professor Paul Edwards

Professor of Employment Relations

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Paul Edwards joined BBS in April 2011 from Warwick Business School where he was Director of the Industrial Relations Research Unit and held several Associate Dean positions. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and has served as the chair of the Academy’s Social Science Group. He was a member of the 2008 RAE sub-panel for business and management, and is a member of the sub-panel for REF ...

Professor Robert Elliott

Professor Robert Elliott

Professor
Director of Education
Director of Admissions and Recruitment

The Department of Economics

Professor Robert Elliott is an applied economist who works at the intersection of international economics, development economics, environmental and energy economics and international business. He has a particular interest in the Chinese economy, firm behaviour, natural disasters and the impact of globalisation on the environment.

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Dr Marco Ercolani

Senior Lecturer in Econometrics

The Department of Economics

Personal Homepage

I am an applied econometrician. I work on a range of socio-economic problems with particular focus on using large datasets to look into issues on health, ageing, and education. In addition to using standard econometric procedures, I program statistical packages to carry out non-standard regressions and tests. I enjoy working with colleagues on challenging topics of social and ...

Professor John Fender

Professor John Fender

Professor of Macroeconomics
Leader of the Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group
Deputy Head of Department

The Department of Economics

John Fender has been at the University of Birmingham since 1992 and Professor of Macroeconomics since 1998. He is leader of the Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group and Deputy Head of Department. His main current research interest is in analysing the effects of fiscal consolidation programmes. He published a book on Monetary Policy in 2012.

John Fender CV

Robert Fleming

Teaching Fellow

Robert is the module leader for the Analytical techniques module and the Quantitative Methods for accounting and finance.

Dr Sarah Forbes

Dr Sarah Forbes

Lecturer in Marketing

Department of Marketing

Sarah’s research interests are focused in the area of Social Marketing and specifically the efforts related to physical activity and alcohol consumption. For example, Sarah has researched topics ranging from how an individual is classified as sufficiently active to help with the identification of receptive insufficiently active individuals, to a students’ ability to recall units of ...

Mark Foster

Mark Foster

Senior Teaching Fellow

Department of Marketing

Mark is a highly experienced communications professional with a background in broadcasting, media and public relations having been a BBC Business Correspondent and Manager of Corporate Communications for Jaguar Land Rover. He runs a media consultancy firm working with global companies in the financial, legal and industrial sectors. His association with the Business School began in 2010 as a ...

Dr Samuel Fosu

Lecturer in Finance

The Department of Finance

Samuel is a lecturer in Finance. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Leicester, and he is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Samuel is currently the module leader for Foreign Exchange and International Money Markets. He has a broad research interest in capital structure, competition and performance. Samuel also has administrative responsibilities in recruitment and admissions ...

Dr Panagiotis Fouskas

Dr Panagiotis Fouskas

Teaching Fellow in Economics

The Department of Economics

Panos joined the Department of Economics, at Birmingham University, in 2014. He holds a BSc degree in Economics with specialization in General Economic Theory and Policy from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece, a MSc degree in Financial and Business Economics from University of Essex, Department of Economics, UK and a PhD in Economics from Swansea University, UK. Panos has ...

Dr Amy Fraher

Dr Amy Fraher

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Amy joined Birmingham Business School in 2015. She is a Fulbright Scholar, retired U.S. Navy Commander and Naval Aviator, and former United Airlines pilot with over 30 years of leadership experience working and researching in high-risk fields.

Dr Ann-Christine Frandsen

Dr Ann-Christine Frandsen

Reader in Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Ann-Christine Frandsen joined Birmingham Business School on 1 January 2016 and currently works as a Reader in Accounting.  Ann-Christine is also Programme Director for MSc International Accounting and Finance and teaches Advanced Management Accounting at UG and PG levels.

Dr John Gibney

Dr John Gibney

Senior Fellow

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Research Interests

• Leadership & Governance in Urban, Regional & Cross-Border Economic Development
• Leading in/for Knowledge Creation & Innovation
• Leadership and Worldview
• Knowledge & Learning Policy in the Sub-national Development Context

Professor Aditya Goenka

Professor Aditya Goenka

Chair in Economics

The Department of Economics

Aditya is an economic theorist whose research interests cover sunspot equilibrium and endogenous fluctuations, economic epidemiology models, growth theory, general equilibrium theory, environmental economics, financial crises and financial market imperfections.

Dr Emanuel Gomes

Dr Emanuel Gomes

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Business and Strategy

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Dr. Emanuel Gomes is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Business and Strategy at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School (UK), and a Visiting Associate Professor at Universidade Nova, Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal).

His specialist teaching is in, International Business, Strategic Management, Managing International Strategic Alliances, ...

Dr Christoph Görtz

Dr Christoph Görtz

Lecturer in Macroeconomics

Research Interests:

Macroeconomics with particular interest in business cycles; news, expectations and learning; financial intermediation and financial frictions; DSGE modelling; and inventory and investment dynamics.

For more information please visit my personal website

Professor Christina Goulding

Professor Christina Goulding

Professor of Marketing

Department of Marketing

Christina Goulding is Professor of Marketing and Director of Research for the Marketing group at BBS. Her research interests are two-fold. The first is consumer culture, ranging from cultural production and consumption (i.e. heritage and the arts), to non-mainstream sub-cultural consumption. She is particularly interested in issues of exclusion and marginalization as well as strategies of ...

Dr Michel Goyer

Dr Michel Goyer

Senior Lecturer

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Michel Goyer joined BBS in June 2013 from Warwick Business School where he was a member of the Industrial Relations and Organizational Behaviour group. He was also a committee member in the Industrial Relations Research Unit (IRRU) at Warwick. Previous appointments include visiting research fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum (Berlin), post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study ...

Professor Francis Greene

Professor Francis Greene

Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Head of Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Professor Francis Greene is the Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy and is a Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  His research interests lie in the broad area of small business and entrepreneurship and have included research into new firm start-up, growth, closure, finance and public policy.  He has previously published in journals such as ...

Dr Diana Gregory-Smith

Dr Diana Gregory-Smith

Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Department of Marketing

Dr Diana Gregory-Smith is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Marketing. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham in August 2016, she has worked as a Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Sheffield and University of Durham, and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Nottingham-Business School.

Her research interests lie in the areas of consumer psychology, ...

Professor Alessandra Guariglia

Professor of Financial Economics

The Department of Economics

Alessandra Guariglia received her PhD from Boston University. She is currently a Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Birmingham. Prior to that, she has worked at the Universities of Essex, Kent, Nottingham, and Durham. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and the European Journal of Finance. In 2011 and 2012, she has also served as a guest co-editor ...

Mark Hall

Mark Hall

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management

Mark is a senior lecturer in project and operations management. Previously, he worked at the University of Bristol and University of Bath. Apart from operations and project management, he has also taught change and innovation management, organizational theory and research methods, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His current area of research is in behaviours in response to risk in ...

Ron Hallmark

Visiting Lecturer

Business School

Ron Hallmark spent his career mainly in the Department of French Studies, University of Birmingham, where his specialist interests lay in the literature and culture of sixteenth century France, and in language.

In particular, he was, for a number ofyears, responsible for devising and delivering language coursesappropriate for students of Commerce and Social Science.

Hisadministrative duties ...

Dr Catherine Harris

Dr Catherine Harris

City- REDI Senior Research Fellow

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Catherine Harris is a Senior Research Fellow within the Birmingham Business School. She currently works for City-REDI.

Her PhD investigated the experiences of Polish migrant entrepreneurs in the West Midlands region of the UK and is the first large-scale study of its kind. Her key areas of interest include enterprise, ethnic entrepreneurship and EU labour migration. Methodologically, ...

Professor Lloyd C. Harris

Professor Lloyd C. Harris

Head of Department
Professor of Marketing

Department of Marketing

Professor Lloyd C. Harris is a Professor of Marketing and Head of the Department of Marketing at Birmingham Business School. Previously, he was Head of Marketing and Professor of Marketing at Warwick Business School and the Sir Julian Hodge Chair in Strategic Marketing at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He holds a Ph.D. from Cardiff University and a D.Sc. from Warwick University.

Res ...

Dr Geraint Harvey

Dr Geraint Harvey

Senior Lecturer in HRM and Industrial Relations

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Harvey is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. He joined Birmingham Business School in April 2013, having previously worked at the School of Business, Swansea University and Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.

Dr Dan Herbert

Dr Dan Herbert

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Dr. Maria Jesus Herrerias

Lecturer in Energy Economics

The Department of Economics

Maria Jesus Herrerias is Lecturer in Energy Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham. She is an expert on Chinese studies based on economic growth, international trade and regional development.

Recently, she has started to work on energy and environmental issues in the case of developed and developing countries with emphasis on China. Her main works have been ...

Dr Andy Hodder

Lecturer in Employment Relations
Programme Director: MSc HRM

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Dr Andy Hodder joined Birmingham Business School in September 2012. Andy’s research examines contemporary trade unionism in a range of contexts. He has published on the relationship between young workers and trade unions and union use of social media. His current research looks at on issues associated with union organisation, mobilisation and strike action.

Professor Ron Hodges

Professor Ron Hodges

Emeritus Professor of Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Ron is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. His research interests include the regulation of public sector accounting; public sector governance, audit and accountability; the private finance initiative and other forms of public partnership collaboration.

Dr David Houghton

Dr David Houghton

Lecturer in Marketing
Director of Undergraduate Business Management with Marketing Programmes

Department of Marketing

David is a Lecturer in Marketing at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Currently the Programme Director for BSc Business Management with Marketing, he has a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Bath, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. His research centres on the psychology of communication online, with a specific interest in the way that consumers interact with ...

Dr Linda Hsieh

Dr Linda Hsieh

Lecturer in International Business

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Linda is a lecturer in International Business, joined University of Birmingham in September 2008, having previously worked as a lecturer in International Business and then senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University (09/2005-09/2008).

Peter Hyde

Peter Hyde

Senior Teaching Fellow
Director of MSc Programmes

Department of Marketing

Peter Hyde graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1990 with an MBA after completing a two year full time programme. Prior to this, he had gained extensive experience in both retailing and distribution. Peter contributes extensively to the teaching of marketing and international business on full and part time MBA programmes in University House and in Singapore and acts as admissions tutor ...

Dr Doga Istanbulluoglu

Lecturer in Marketing

Department of Marketing

Dr Doga Istanbulluoglu is a lecturer in marketing department. Her research interests focus on consumer behaviour on social media with a particular interest in consumer complaining, WOM, user-created content and brand communities.

Dr Liza Jabbour

Dr Liza Jabbour

Lecturer in Business Economics

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

Liza joined the Business School in 2010. Previously she worked as a lecturer at the Manchester Business School and as a research fellow at the University of Nottingham. She is an external research fellow of the GEP centre and of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Liza gained her PhD at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Her main research interest is applied international ...

Dr Rosalind Jones

Dr Rosalind Jones

Lecturer in Marketing

Department of Marketing

Roz is a graduate of the University of Leicester, where she obtained a Masters in Business and Administration in 2005. Her career until 2005 was in the public sector, working in a range of managerial and marketing roles since 1992 in the North West of England. These roles gained her three awards in 1996, 2000 and 2004 for successful implementation and delivery of new pilot teams and projects.

Professor Rowan Jones

Emeritus Professor of Public Sector Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Rowan Jones is an accountant who, in research and teaching, specialises in all aspects of government accounting and auditing, and has additionally specialised in teaching financial accounting theory. He has, when possible, contributed to policy-making in government accounting.

Jan Jozwik

Jan Jozwik

Teaching Fellow in Economics

The Department of Economics

Jan Jozwik is a Teaching Fellow lecturing Game Theory both at undergraduate and graduate level. He is also in the last stage of D.Phil. Economics studies at the University of Oxford.

Dr Yiannis Karavias

Dr Yiannis Karavias

Lecturer in Financial Economics

The Department of Economics

Dr Ioannis Karavias joined the Department of Economics in September 2015 as a Lecturer in Financial Economics. Prior to comiing to Birmingham he held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the School of Economics in the University of Nottingham. He received his Ph.D. from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Ioannis' interests lie in the area of panel data ...

Dr Eilnaz Kashefi Pour

Lecturer in Finance

The Department of Accounting

Eilnaz joined Birmingham Business School as a Lecturer in Finance after successfully completing a PhD in Finance at Cass Business School and working as a lecturer in Finance at Swansea University. Her current research interests are empirical issues in corporate finance with a special focus on capital structure, debt maturity, IPOs, and delistings. She is a member of the American Finance ...

Steve Keepax

Steve Keepax

KPMG Programme Director and Senior Fellow

The Department of Accounting

Steve lectures on Auditing and Information System modules. He is also the Programme Director for the BSc Accountancy degree which is aimed at School Leavers who are directly employed by KPMG for the course of their studies.

Prior to joining the Business School Steve was a Senior Manager at KPMG

Dr Mike Kennard

Dr Mike Kennard

Senior Lecturer: Strategy and Innovation

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Mike joined the University of Birmingham in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation. As part of this role his remit is to develop the Business School’s Executive Education programme.

He started his career in 1995 with Rolls-Royce plc where he worked for 11 years in various technology management positions. In 2006 Mike was awarded a scholarship to study for an MBA at Nottingham ...

Dr Etlyn Kenny

Dr Etlyn Kenny

Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour

Business School

Etlyn Kenny joined Birmingham Business School in September 2014 and is a member of the Department of Organizations, Work and Employment.  Prior to this Etlyn was a lecturer in the Department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London.  Etlyn is currently the programme director for the MSc HRM programme and the module leader for the Training and Development module on ...

Dr Finola Kerrigan

Dr Finola Kerrigan

Reader in Marketing and Consumption

Department of Marketing

Finola joined the Business School from King’s College London in September 2013. Finola's research is in the field of marketing, specifically marketing within the arts and cultural industries. To date this research has focused on production and consumption issues in film and the visual arts, topics related to social media and branding. Finola is also interested in the social role of the arts ...

Dr Pei Kuang

Dr Pei Kuang

Senior Lecturer in Macroeconomics

The Department of Economics

Dr Pei Kuang is a Senior Lecturer in Macroeconomics. He received his Ph.D. from the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) and joined the Department of Economics in August 2012. His research focuses on empirical and theoretical analysis of imperfect knowledge in Macro and Finance with an emphasis on macroeconomic policy making and issues related to expectation formation and learning. He ...

Bernard Langford

Teaching Fellow in Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Bernard Langford joined Birmingham Business School in September 2011 having previously worked as a Senior Lecturer for a number of years at Birmingham City University. His association with the University of Birmingham is long-standing being engaged as a part time visiting lecturer on the MSc and BA Accountancy and Finance (Year 3) programmes, and more recently with the BSc Management course, both ...

Dr Eliana Lauretta

Dr Eliana Lauretta

Eliana Lauretta received her Ph.D. from Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy. She is currently an International Research Fellow at Birmingham Business School – Department of Finance. Her research interests include macro and micro aspect related to the linkage between financial system, innovation and business cycles. Also, recently her research involves investigating the ...

Dr Sheena Leek

Dr Sheena Leek

Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Director of MSc Programmes

Department of Marketing

Sheena joined the Birmingham Business School from the University of Cardiff in September 2004. In the area of business to business marketing she is interested in the role of information technology on communication within business relationships, the role of social capital in initiating relationships and branding. Within consumer behaviour her research interests include consumer confusion in high ...

Dr Paul Lewis

Dr Paul Lewis

Senior Lecturer in Political Economy

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Paul is a Political Economist interested in examining and understanding key features of contemporary capitalism. He has an undergraduate background in the natural sciences and the philosophy of science, a post-graduate training in political science and international relations, and professional experience as a management consultant.

Dr Kurt Yang Liu

Dr Kurt Yang Liu

Lecturer in Operations Management

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management

Kurt is a Lecturer in Operations Management. Kurt has taught Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Logistics Management, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His main research interests include sustainable supply chain/network design and management as well as supply chain management in the new Big-Data era.

Dr Yipeng Liu

Dr Yipeng Liu

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Dr. Liu is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Entrepreneurship at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. His research areas include entrepreneurship and innovation, mergers and acquisitions, talent mobility and entrepreneurial ecosystem, and business sustainability. He serves on the editorial review board for Management and Organization Review, and Journal of ...

Professor Zhenya Liu

Lead for the Applied Quantitative Financial Economic Research Group (AQFER)

The Department of Economics

Dr Chris Lonsdale

Dr Chris Lonsdale

Reader in Procurement and Supply Management

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management

Professor Andy Lymer

Professor Andy Lymer

Professor of Accounting and Taxation
Deputy Head of School

Andy has been a member of the Birmingham Business School for over 20 years. He is currently the Deputy Head (Associate Dean) of the School. During 2012 he was the Interim Head of School and for the four years prior to this acted as the Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance. He researches and teaches in the fields of taxation (UK, comparative and international ...

Dr Chun Yu Mak

Dr Chun Yu Mak

Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

The Department of Accounting

Tim Mason

Tim Mason

Teaching Fellow in Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Prior to joining the Business School Tim spent over a decade teaching management accounting and financial management at BPP on both professional accountancy courses and undergraduate programmes. Before entering teaching he had worked as an accountant for IMI plc in a variety of roles and locations.

Tim teaches on the first year Introduction to Management Accounting and the MSc Management ...

Dr Brian McGarrie

Dr Brian McGarrie

Senior Lecturer in Procurement and Supply Chain Management

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management

Brian is a Senior Lecturer in Procurement and Supply Chain Management (teaching-focused). Apart from Operations Management, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Brian has also taught Risk and Crisis Management, and Sustainable Management. Brian is also the Director of Executive MBA Programmes within the School.

Brian has extensive experience of delivering Executive Education programmes ...

Mr. Afrasiab Mirza

Mr. Afrasiab Mirza

Lecturer in Banking and Finance

The Department of Economics

Research Interests: Banking Regulation, Corporate Finance, Optimal Taxation, Mechanism Design

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Professor Kaushik Mitra

Professor Kaushik Mitra

Chair in Economics

The Department of Economics

Professor Mitra has research interests in Macro and Monetary Economics and is one of the research leaders in the field of adaptive learning in macroeconomics. 

Dr Michael Mol

Dr Michael Mol

Professor of Strategic and International Management

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Dr. Michael J. Mol is a part-time Professor of Strategic and International Management at Birmingham Business School. He obtained his PhD in Strategic and International Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he also got an MSc degree with double majors in strategy and logistics. Michael further holds a CEMS Master Degree. Previously Michael was a ...

Dr Sarah Montano

Dr Sarah Montano

Teaching Fellow
Director of BSc Programmes (Singapore)

Prior to working in academia Sarah worked in retail at a senior management level. She has taught at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Birmingham for 10 years. Her research interests primarily lie in the area of ethnographic research in business and critical realist philosophy, she has presented several papers in this area. 

Philip Morgan

Visiting Lecturer

Business School

Phil Morgan is a Senior Lecturer in operations management at Oxford Brookes University, running undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His specialisms within operations are operations strategy and supply chain management. As a visiting lecturer, he has been the Module Leader for the Executive MBA Operations Management Module at Birmingham Business School since 1998.

Dr Domenico Moro

Dr Domenico Moro

Lecturer in Economics

The Department of Economics

Domenico Moro is a Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Economics at Birmingham Business School. Prior to joining the department, Domenico worked as a researcher at the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham, where he was involved on quantitative analysis, cutting across several research programmes. His focus is on the economic impact of third sector ...

Professor Andrew Mullineux

Professor Andrew Mullineux

Professor of Financial Economics
Head of Department of Finance

The Department of Finance

Andy Mullineux is Professor of Financial Economics and Head of the Department of Finance in Birmingham Business School.  He re-joined the University on 1 July 2015 and was previously at Bournemouth University from 1980 through to March 2013 (spending 1998/9 at the University of Cardiff).

Dr Fredah Mwiti

Dr Fredah Mwiti

Lecturer in Marketing

Department of Marketing

Fredah Mwiti joined Birmingham University in September 2013. She completed her PhD at Lancaster University in December 2013. Fredah also has an MBA in Marketing and a Bachelor of Education (First Class Honors). She is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Her research interests include the social dimensions of exchange, consumer collectives, and consumer practices ...

Dr Max Nathan

Dr Max Nathan

Senior Birmingham Fellow (Regional Economic Development)

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Max is Senior Birmingham Fellow (Regional Economic Development) at Birmingham Business School, and is a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. He is an economic geographer with a background in public policy. His researchfocuses on urban economic development, in particular the economics of immigration and diversity; innovation systems and tech clusters; and public ...

Amanda Nayak

Visiting Lecturer, Accounting & Finance

The Department of Accounting

Dr Christina Niforou

Dr Christina Niforou

Lecturer in Human Resource Management

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Christina joined Birmingham Business School in 2013. She received her PhD from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. She is interested in comparative employment relations, global labour governance and corporate social responsibility. She has received funding from the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the ESRC, Warwick Business School and TURI (Trade Union related Research ...

Nick Potter

Nick Potter

Senior Teaching Fellow
Director of the MSc IB (Singapore)

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Nick Potter was Group Development Manager for Smiths Crisps and Tudor Foods until 1980 and then Managing Director of the PCS Group until 1993, during which time he also completed an MBA at Birmingham. He has taught on a range of post graduate programmes since 1993 and combines this with his work as a consultant, facilitating strategy formulation at board level. From 1997 to 2000 he was a main ...

Dr William Pouliot

Dr William Pouliot

Lecturer in Economics

The Department of Economics

Research interests: Econometric Theory, Financial Econometrics, Labour Economics

Dr Andrew Pressey

Dr Andrew Pressey

Reader in Marketing

Department of Marketing

Prior to joining the University of Birmingham in 2012, Andrew held posts at the University of Lancaster, University of East Anglia and University of Bedfordshire, and has also taught short courses in the People’s Republic of China and South Africa, as well as in several organizations (including Camelot and Vauxhall Motors).

His research interests fall into three (non-mutually exclusive) ...

Dr Oksana Pryshchepa

Dr Oksana Pryshchepa

Lecturer in Finance

The Department of Finance

Oksana Pryshchepa holds a PhD degree in Finance from Lancaster University. Prior to joining Birmingham Business School as a lecturer in Finance in August 2014, she worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in Finance at Lancaster University Management School.

Her current research focuses on agency conflicts in financially distressed firms, the efficiency of bankruptcy procedures, managerial risk-taking ...

Professor Helen Rainbird

Professor Helen Rainbird

Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Management

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Helen Rainbird joined Birmingham Business School in October 2004. She has researched and written extensively on the intersection between industrial relations structures and processes and workplace learning policies and practices in organisations and has worked on a number of European projects on training institutions.

Helen retired in December 2013 but continues to be a member of the Global ...

John Rainford

Visiting Fellow, lectures in "Entrepreneurship" and "Creativity for Competitive Advantage"

Professor Monder Ram

Professor Monder Ram

Director, Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME)

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Monder Ram joined Birmingham Business School from De Montfort University in September 2013 where he was Professor of Small Business and Director of Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) and Co-Director of the Enterprise and Diversity Alliance (EDA). Birmingham Business School is the new home for both CREME and the EDA.

He has extensive experience of working in, ...

Dr Paulina Ramirez

Dr Paulina Ramirez

Lecturer in International Business and innovation

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Paulina joined Birmingham University in August 2005. Before coming to Birmingham University she worked as Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) at the National University of Ireland - Galway and Research Associate at UMIST and the University of Sheffield.

Dr. John Regan

Teaching Fellow

Research Interests:

  • Voting & Elections
  • Field Experiments
  • Labour Economics
  • Early childhood interventions

Dr Pamela Robinson

Dr Pamela Robinson

Lecturer in Comparative Employment Relations

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Pamela joined University of Birmingham in January 2010. Before coming to the Business School she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the School of Social Sciences and a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Relationships Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University.

Previously employed in the retail sector in a number of senior management roles, with responsibility ...

Dr Colin Rowat

Dr Colin Rowat

Senior Lecturer in Economics

The Department of Economics

Frank Rowbotham

Frank Rowbotham

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management

Frank joined Birmingham Business School as a visiting lecturer in 2011 and became a lecturer in 2013. He teaches operations management, procurement and supply chain management to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is the module leader for Operations Management taught on the Executive MBA at SIM University, Singapore. Before these appointments he was a principal lecturer in ...

Dr Nick Rowbottom

Dr Nick Rowbottom

Senior Lecturer

The Department of Accounting

Since joining the University, Nick has acted as Programme Director for the BSc. Accounting & Finance programme and Director of Education for the department. He helped design and introduce the KPMG School Leavers Programme (BSc Accountancy) and is currently managing the PhD programmes in the department.

Dr Cristina Sambrook

Dr Cristina Sambrook

Teaching Fellow

Department of Marketing

Prior to joining the Business School, Cristina had an international career as a consultant and project manager; she lived in several countries and worked in Romania, Israel and UK on political campaigns, foreign investments and law. She was adviser to the Romanian Chief Negotiator with the EU during Romania’s accession negotiations, as well as consulting freelance on anti-corruption ...

Professor John Samuels

Emeritus Professor (of Business Finance)
University foundation fellow
Part Time visiting lecturer

The Department of Accounting

Dr Joe Sanderson

Dr Joe Sanderson

Senior Lecturer
Head of Procurement and Operations Management Department

Business School

Professor Mark NK Saunders

Professor Mark NK Saunders

Professor of Business Research Methods

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Mark NK Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods. His research interests include:

  • Research methods, in particular participants selection, methods for understanding organizational relationships;
  • Human resource aspects of the management of change, in particular trust within and between organizations and organizational learning;
  • Small and medium sized enterprise (SME) ...

Professor Robert Scapens

Professor Robert Scapens

Professor of Management Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Professor Robert W. Scapens is a part-time professor in the Accounting and Finance Department of the Birmingham Business School, where his primary role is to support the research activities of the members of the Department. He is also an Emeritus Professor at the Manchester Business School and a visiting professor of Management Accounting at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He has ...

Professor Somnath Sen

Professor Somnath Sen

Emeritus Professor
Professor of Development Economics

The Department of Economics

Research interest: Macroeconomic Policy, Development Economics, Defence Economics

Oded Shenkar

Oded Shenkar

Chair in International Business (part time)

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Professor Shenkar has conducted research in international business for twenty five years, starting with his doctoral dissertation on the Chinese bureaucracy which involved work with the department of Sociology and the East-Asian Institute in addition to the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He has published numerous books (the most recent, The Chinese Century, has been ...

Dr Eric Shiu

Lecturer in Marketing and Innovation Management

Department of Marketing

Eric Shiu is major in marketing in general and innovation management in particular. He is the principal researcher, supervisor and teacher in the area of innovation management within the Department of Marketing. He is involved in disciplines closely related to innovation management, including creativity theory and practice, technology management as well as knowledge management. He ...

Dr Michael Shulver

Dr Michael Shulver

Director: Distance Learning MBA and MSc International Business

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management

Michael Shulver is a Senior Lecturer in the Procurement and Operations Management Department at Birmingham Business School where he is the Director of the Distance Learning MBA and MSc Management Programmes. Michael has an astrophysics degree from the University of London, and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Warwick. Before his time in academia Michael was an aircraft engineer ...

Professor Stan Siebert

Professor Stan Siebert

Professor of Labour Economics

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

W Stanley Siebert is Professor of Labour Economics at the Business School, where he has worked since 1980. He gained his PhD at the London School of Economics. He has published widely in the major economics and industrial relations journals including the Academy of Management Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations,  Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Management ...

Dr Yvetta Simonyan

Lecturer in Marketing

Department of Marketing

Yvetta’s research focuses on how consumers’ inferences about product quality are related to brand information in memory and how these relationships are affected by exogenous and endogenous factors, such as time pressure or personality traits. In particular, her work explores whether the old saying "better the devil you know than the devil you don’t" applies to brands. The other ...

Professor Craig N. Smith

Professor Craig N. Smith

Visiting Professor

Department of Marketing

Craig is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Marketing. He is the INSEAD Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Previously he was on the faculties of the London Business School, Georgetown University and Harvard Business School.

His current research projects examine stakeholder theory and stakeholder value, ethical consumerism and ...

Dr Hector Solaz

Dr Hector Solaz

Lecturer in Experimental Economics

The Department of Economics

Hector’s main research interests lie within behavioural economics. He mainly uses lab experimental methods to study the economic implications and foundations of behavioural phenomena. In particular, he focuses on the determinants of cooperation in collective actions, the emergence and enforcement of social norms, and recently the role of behavioural biases on voting. Hector received his PhD ...

Dr Vivek Soundararajan

Dr Vivek Soundararajan

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Dr. Vivek Soundararajan is a Post-Doctoral International Fellow at Birmingham Business School (BBS), University of Birmingham. He obtained his PhD degree in July 2014 from University of London.  His PhD dissertation won two prestigious awards in 2014, namely 'the Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division's Best Dissertation award' and 'Honourable Mention from Labor ...

Professor Eric Strobl

Professor Eric Strobl

Eric is a part-time research Professor in the department of economics and is currently based at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.  His main research is in the area of applied development economics but he has also published in the areas of international, envrionmental and labour economics.  He is currently working on the economics of natural disasters linking economics with techniques from ...

Professor Isabelle Szmigin

Professor Isabelle Szmigin

Professor of Marketing

Department of Marketing

Isabelle Szmigin has published in a wide range of academic journals including Sociology, Psychology and Marketing, The European Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Business Research. She is on the editorial advisory board of the International Marketing Review, and the editorial board of the European Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Advertising Research.

Her research interests lie in ...

Professor Stephen Tallman

Professor Stephen Tallman

Chair in Strategic Management and International Business

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Stephen Tallman is the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Richmond.  He graduated from the US Military Academy and holds a PhD in international business and strategic management from UCLA.  He has been on the faculty of the University of Hawaii, the University of Utah, and the Cranfield School of Management, and has visited at numerous other ...

Dr Shlomo Y. Tarba

Dr Shlomo Y. Tarba

Reader (Associate Professor) in Business Strategy
Head of Department of Strategy & International Business

The Department of Strategy and International Business

Dr. Shlomo Y. Tarba is the Head of the Department of Strategy & International Business. The Department comprises 34 members of faculty who are active in critically focused and theoretically informed research of corporate strategy and international business, and teaching on strategic management, globalization, foreign market entry modes, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and cross-border ...

Dr Scott Taylor

Dr Scott Taylor

Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Scott Taylor joined BBS in April 2013. He previously worked at Essex, Exeter, and Loughborough universities, and at Birmingham from 2002 to 2007. He is also co-chair of the Critical Management Studies division at the Academy of Management from 2013 to 2017, and a member of the editorial board of the International Small Business Journal.

Professor Michael Theobald

Professor Michael Theobald

Emeritus Professor of Finance and Investment

The Department of Accounting

Lecturing experience at Manchester, New York and Northwestern (Kellog) Universities and IDEA (Buenos Aires). Experience in a number of capacities as:-  member of a variety of editorial boards; Chair of International Examinations Committee of the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts; Academic Panel, Institute of Actuaries; Senior Academic Advisor to the UK Society of ...

Sam Thewlis

Teaching Fellow in Accounting

I joined Birmingham Business School in September 2011 after having previously worked in a similar role at Aston University. Prior to this I spent thirteen years working in tax practice.

My practical experience comes from a range of firms, from small to Big 4, and encompasses a wide range of accounting and tax work, although my specialist areas include personal and capital taxes.

Dr Inci Toral Manson

Dr Inci Toral Manson

Teaching Fellow

Department of Marketing

Inci has worked in the retail banking industry as a manager, and as a project manager for different technology and banking institutions and has been involved in a number of projects in change and restructuring. The title of her PhD was The Role of Interorganisational Tension and Conflict in Market Creation Practice. This thesis was supervised by Professor Mark Palmer, Dr. Ronan de Kervenoael and ...

Professor Kiran Trehan

Professor Kiran Trehan

Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Kiran Trehan joined Birmingham Business School in March 2012 from Lancaster University Management School where she was Deputy Head of Department and Director of HRD and consulting. She is a leading expert on diversity, enterprise and leadership development. She currently holds the post Professor of Enterprise and leadership Development and is Academic Director for the Centre for women’s ...

Dr Ferran Vendrell-Herrero

Dr Ferran Vendrell-Herrero

Lecturer in Managerial Economics

The Department of Business and Labour Economics

Ferran’s research focuses on the innovation dynamics of business models within creative industries as well the impact of digital technology in organisation of creative businesses. This has led him to assess empirically innovation policies, and to analyse recent changes in the business models of multinationals in the music, publishing and media sectors through close collaboration with ...

Dr Natalia A. Vershinina

Dr Natalia A. Vershinina

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

Natalia is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship who joined University of Birmingham Business School and the Department of Entrepreneurship and Local Economy in December 2015. 

Dr María Villares-Varela

Dr María Villares-Varela

Research Fellow

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Local Economy

María is a Research Fellow at CREME carrying out research in the field of ethnic minority business and small firms.

Dr Ping Wang

Senior Lecturer in Finance

The Department of Accounting

Hazel Westwood

Hazel Westwood

Senior Teaching Fellow
Director of Undergraduate Business with Communications Programmes

Department of Marketing

Hazel has a 25 year background in the broadcast & media industry, including 18 years on screen for Sky News. She runs media consultancy projects and works closely with a number of media partners across the city. Her close affiliation with the Business School began in 2003 with the development of modules which reflect the growing importance of PR and business communications in the marketing ...

Daniel Wintersberger

Teaching Fellow in Management

The Department of Organisation, Work and Employment

Daniel Wintersberger is a Teaching Fellow in Management at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School. He specialises in international human resource management and employment relations. His empirical work has focusses on the civil aviation industry in the BRICs countries).

His teaching approach is characterised by the use of  practical examples from his international work ...

Dr Yao Yao

Teaching Fellow in Economics

The Department of Economics

Professor Tony Yates

Professor Tony Yates

Professor of Economics

The Department of Economics

Tony Yates is Professor of Economics at the University of Birmingham.  He was Reader in Economcis at Bristol for 2 years and before that worked at the Bank of England for 20 years in the directorate devoted to monetary policy. Tony had a variety of roles, including managing the forecast, and, latterly, a team doing research into applied macro, and delivering advice on monetary strategy and ...

Dr Idlan Zakaria

Dr Idlan Zakaria

Lecturer in Accounting

The Department of Accounting

Idlan Zakaria is a lecturer in accounting and currently the Programme Director for the BSc Accounting and Finance (Singapore). She teaches on financial accounting modules.

Liyun Zhang

Liyun Zhang

Research Fellow in Economics

The Department of Economics

Liyun is a Research Fellow in Economics. She is currently working with members of EEEM Research Cluster on various topics on environmental and energy economics, whilst waiting for the defence of her PhD. In her doctoral thesis, she studies firms’ internationalization strategies linking firm heterogeneity, quality upgrading and trade liberalization.

Dr Tao Zhang

Dr Tao Zhang

Lecturer in Marketing and Sustainability

Department of Marketing

Dr. Zhang joined the Department of Marketing as a lecturer in August 2012. Prior to that he was a research fellow in the Intelligent Modelling & Analysis Research Group, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham. He gained his PhD from the Electricity Policy Research Group, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His research interests are in the areas of complexity science ...

Dr Yufeng Zhang

Dr Yufeng Zhang

Senior Lecturer in Operations Management
Director of Business Programmes with Engineering, Sciences & Law

The Department of Procurement and Operations Management

Yufeng Zhang is the Director of Business Programmes with Engineering, Sciences & Law. He is the academic Coordinator of the EU FP7 Europe-China High Value Engineering Network (EC-HVEN), www.birmingham.ac.uk/hven. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Ying Zhou

Lecturer in Economics

The Department of Economics

Dr Ying Zhou is an applied economist who researches into topics in international economics, development economics and environmental economics. She has a particular interests in issues related to developing economies and performance of individual firms.