World leading academics

The world-class calibre of our academic staff is one of the reasons why the School is held in such high esteem internationally. We pride ourselves on the quality of our research and consultancy.

Our teaching staff consult widely, with the likes of BP, BT, BNFL, Marks and Spencer, PZ Cussons, Tesco, the World Bank and parliamentary committees. They are continually exposed to new management practices and problems which can enrich your learning, offering powerful insights.

  • Our teaching is ranked in the highest category by the UK government funding body (HEFCE).
  • Over 80% of our academics have international teaching, research or professional experience and a third of our teaching staff are from outside the UK.
  • Our accounting and finance research is ranked #1 in the world by the Accounting and Finance journal and three of our professors have won the British Accounting Association Distinguished Academic Award.
  • Many of our visiting fellows from around the world teach on our programmes and are recognised experts in their chosen fields.

We encourage research-led teaching; those who write the books teach our students. Our academics are passionate about what they teach and carry out ongoing research in their areas of expertise. Our academics’ cutting-edge research has contributed to over 55 published books. Many are core course texts, including Applied Business Forecasting (Dr Konstantinos Nikolopoulos), Advanced Perspectives on Projects (Dr Mark Winter) and Financial Reporting and Accountability (Dr Mike Strivens).

Meet our academics

Receiving the best possible tuition is of paramount importance at Alliance MBS, and we recruit globally in order to ensure that our teaching staff have both the qualifications and practical experience to deliver a world-class learning experience in innovative and exciting ways.

Here is a selection of some of the academics who teach on our undergraduate programmes, ensuring you have a student learning experience that's at the cutting edge of what's happening in global business.

Photo Name Job title Division
Dr Ilias Petrounias Dr Ilias Petrounias Senior Lecturer Business Systems
Dr Oscar de Bruijn Dr Oscar de Bruijn Lecturer Business Systems
Dr Damian Hodgson Dr Damian Hodgson Senior Lecturer in Organisational Analysis
& HRM
People, Management and Organisations
Dr Sharon Clarke Dr Sharon Clarke Senior Lecturer People, Management and Organisations
Dr Anna Goatman Dr Anna Goatman Teaching Fellow in Marketing Marketing, International Busness and Strategy
Professor Paul Cousins Professor Paul Cousins Professor of Operations Management Business Systems