Our People

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Gisele Kouam

Student Wellbeing Assistant


I am an energetic and passionate professional equipped with a BA in Business Management along with educational credentials. I am a part-time entrepreneur. My current business supports private childcare providers.

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Ali Raiss-Tousi

Senior Lecturer: Law


I have worked within the UK higher education sector since 2011 and have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2017. I have taught various LLB and LLM courses at Birkbeck, University of London and at the University of Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Law School).

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Anna Krajewska

Head of Foundation Studies & Acting Head of Business


I currently oversee the delivery of Foundation Year and Business Management courses at Bloomsbury Institute. I am also a Programme Leader for our Advance HE accredited framework, In-Bloom.

Before joining Bloomsbury Institute over three years ago, I worked at several higher education institutions, including University College London, King’s College London and the University of Birmingham.

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Anne Okello

Co-Leader for Learning Enhancement and Employability


I have an EFL teaching background and a broad range of experience in Education and Teaching in the UK and abroad. The major projects I have worked on include the British Council and European Union’s Language and Academic Skills and E-Learning project where I provide English language and academic coaching to refugees in Jordan. I have also worked in Education and Development in Sudan and Uganda, Teaching and providing skills training.

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Arif Zaman

Senior Lecturer: Business


Prior to my position as Lecturer and Module Leader at Bloomsbury Institute, I have held a variety of roles.

I have been a Visiting Faculty at Henley Business School (University of Reading), Executive Secretary at Commonwealth Research Network on International Business and Executive Director at Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network.

Chi Jack-Osimiri

Senior Lecturer: Law


I have taught LL.B, LL.M and CILEx courses at the University of Westminster, the University of Portsmouth and Buckinghamshire New University.

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Claudia Maugeri

Academic Administrator, Board of Directors Staff Representative


I joined Bloomsbury Institute in October 2017 after completing a BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up) degree and MBA . I had no previous experience in higher education, but after joining Bloomsbury Institute I became very passionate about the sector.

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Daniel Watts

IT Technician


I have a strong interest in networks, database development and analytics. I have an array of experience working in a variety of settings; before I changed career, paths and moved to IT I was a personal trainer and a professional athlete.  I have a lifelong interest in sport and regularly workout in the morning before work. I incorporate a variety of training methods into my workout routines and enjoy challenging myself physically.

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Donna Leonard

Co-Leader for Learning Enhancement and Employability


With over 14 years’ teaching experience in the EFL industry (working in Spain, Argentina and the UK), I have also trained teachers of English, as well as working for the British Council as an IELTS examiner. These roles gave me the opportunity to meet people of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. I have taught both inside the classroom and in-company; aiding IT consultants, lawyers, bankers, and accountants.

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Edward N. Wilson



Having qualified and worked as a computer programmer at Microcline International GH Ltd in 1992, I gained professional qualifications with the Institute for the Management of Information Systems and the Association of Computer Professionals UK. I later graduated from the University of East London in 2001, then took up a position as a lecturer at the London College of Business and Computer Studies.