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DG Higher Education Centre – The Academic Team

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    Andreia Areal

    MBA, BA, PGCHE | Head of Academic Development | Head of School - Business Management

Andreia is a lecturer, consultant and author with extensive experience in different industries. With a law background Andreia spent her first years of her career working as a solicitor for business and international law in Portugal. She worked extensively with corporate companies in Portugal acting in the capacity of a solicitor where she gained insight on business practices and procedures.

After moving to England, she decided to pursue an MBA while working in sales and marketing for UNICEF, World Vision and later for Santander UK.

She is currently a visiting lecturer at several London universities where she teaches marketing, business strategy and corporate social responsibility and ethics modules. She is also a management consultant and trainer in digital marketing, marketing strategy, and sustainable marketing. She is a published author in reputed academic journals and has her own Blog ‘Confessions of Millennial Manager’.

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    Alexander Alexandrov

    MBCS, MRTS, BA | Programme Manager - School of Business

Alexander is an experienced lecturer with more than 20 years of lecturing of Business Management and Information Technology modules at several UK universities – undergraduate and graduate level. Quite a few of his former students built successful managerial and academic careers.

He is a Full Member of British Computer Society and Royal Television Society, which reflect his interest in Information Technology as such and digital economy in particular.

Alexander served as a Marketing Manager and IT Manager at a few educational institutions. He participates in developing a VLE for DGHE Study Skills programme and continues doing freelance jobs as a web designer and webmaster.

He helped a number of foreign universities to establish links and start collaborative programmes with UK HE institutions and examining bodies, organised and moderated a few international conferences. For these activities, he received a few educational awards including an Honorary Doctorate from Ukrainian Petro Mohyla National University.

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    Steven Brown

    MBA, BA (Hons), PgDip | Assistant Programme Manager - School of Business

Steven has worked in Supply Chain, Operations and Strategy Management at a global level for almost twenty years, including roles with household names like Sony, Vodafone and Deliveroo. His experience spans several different industries, and companies of all sizes: from the world’s largest shipping company to relatively small, family-owned enterprises. He has been based in the UK, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany and Denmark; he has also worked on projects in several other countries, including leadership of several business system rollouts on a global scale. 

A firm supporter of lifelong learning, his professional and academic careers have developed in tandem. Steven completed his first degree while serving in the British Army, before moving into a career in business in 2001. He originally worked in the field of Logistics, then moved on to develop his experience as a Supply Chain generalist. 

After completing his first degree, Steven undertook postgraduate study in law (the Common Professional Examination) at the University of Central England, followed by an MBA at the University of Leicester. His research interests focus on the field of strategy as practice; in particular, the nexus between the strategic objectives companies set out to achieve, compared with what they ultimately achieve in practice. 

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    Prosperine Chibule

    MA, BA ED, PGCE, A1 | Programme Manager – School of Health and Social Care

Prosperine begun her teaching career in Zambia and taught at secondary and university level.

After moving to England, she pursued an MA in health and social policy while working for Westminster Mind as a befriender and Mencap as a support worker. An MA and social care experience enabled her gain an insight of the health and social care system in the UK.

Prosperine is also a qualified worked based assessor and has been assessing students in different care settings for the past 8 years.

Prosperine’s interests are on contemporary issues in health.

She recently joined DGHE.

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    Patricia Mulligan

    MA (Hons), MAA, BA (Hons) | Programme Manager - School of Art & Design

Patricia Mulligan is a graduate in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, and a practising visual artist and lecturer, working between painting, printmaking and writing, and exhibiting widely. She has recently completed two years of postgraduate study in painting with Turps Banana and will commence an MFA at Goldsmiths University in 2022. Prior to this, she earlier gained an MA in General Arts at Edinburgh University (specialising in art history & anthropology), and a Masters in 3D Design & IT from Birmingham City University (specialising in digital design and animation), working extensively as a digital designer, creative director and programme manager.

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    Roshanak (Roshi) Khakban

    Art & Design Lecturer - Art Practices

Roshanak (Roshi) Khakban graduated from Central Saint Martins, The University of Arts London with an MA & BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Her creative practice varies from sculptures to installations and videos. As an artist, her interest in art and curatorial practices led her to continue expanding her knowledge of curation and curatorial practices to curate and design art exhibitions collaborating with artists from all over the world and from different disciplines.

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    Jack Adams

    MSc, BSc | Programme Manager - School of Public Services

Since graduating in a BSc (Hons) degree in Criminology and Sociology, Jack Adams has pursued an academic career developing his research interests in Criminal Justice Policy and the idea of implementing a Universal Basic Income as a new form of income distribution. Jack has also completed his MSc in Social Policy and Social Research from UCL which has expanded his understanding of contemporary social problems, the policy making process and research methodologies. Starting as a researcher – looking at cross-European comparisons of being on remand and critical reflections on policy differences – Jack progressed to become an Associate Lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University and is now our newest Public Services Lecturer at DGHE

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    Professor Bruce Sheppy

    MBA, MSc, BSc, PGCHE | Lecturer - Schools of Health & Business

Bruce is an experienced senior management professional having served as group Marketing director of a South African hospital group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and as CEO of a pan African medical insurance and health management group with offices in Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda. After moving to England in 2003, he changed his career to that of an academic, trainer and consultant. In England, he has also served as a director of a NHS Acute Trust, a Community Association and a Mental Health charity in London.

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Institute of Directors , he is also a visiting lecturer at a number of London based universities and colleges in the subject areas of strategy, marketing and leadership. He has an extensive publication record in peer reviewed journals, and is on the editorial board of a leading healthcare management journal, and a director of an environmental management institute.

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    Adrian Jara

    MA, BA |Academic Skills Leader and Digital Learning Technologist

Adrian has a BA in English and translation studies from the Catholic University of Santiago and an MA in Applied Linguistics and ELT from Kings College London, and has taught on the BA English and other linguistics based programmes in both South America and the UK.

Adrian’s broader interests are the pedagogical models underlying academic literacy, learning analytics and language teaching methodology. He is also a self-motivated Linux connoisseur with experience in digitisation and automation of data systems and has worked on projects that range from search-engine optimisation for KYC due diligence purposes to Computer Aided Translation (CAT).  At DGHE he is currently involved in projects with a focus on English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) and blended learning.

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    Cem Kaya

    MA, BA | EAP & Study Skills Tutor

Cem has a BA in English Language Teaching from Gazi University – Ankara and an MA in TESOL Studies from Aston University – Birmingham, and has taught to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Turkey, USA, Vietnam and the UK.

He has been teaching English since 2010, mainly focusing on English for Academic Purposes. As for continuous professional development, he is currently doing his DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and is aiming at becoming an Associate Fellow with the BALEAP TEAP Fellowship Scheme.

DG Higher Education Centre – The Management & Administrative Team

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    Natalie Seagrove

    Student Success and Support Officer

Last updated: 21/10/21