Our People

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Emmanuel Cornu


Front Office Executive


Emmanuel.Cornu@bil.ac.uk

After my university studies in France and Canada I moved to London and worked for premium businesses and luxury brands, first as a Sales Advisor and then working my way up to the role of Manager. I just recently joined the lovely team at the Estate & Facilities department.

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Sarah Bailey


Director of Student Engagement


Sarah.Bailey@bil.ac.uk

I have worked in Higher Education for over 16 years. In my role as Director of Bloomsbury Institute’s Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success, I lead a team of Student Wellbeing Advisors who provide pastoral support and guidance to our students. We offer various student support activities and services which include: monitoring of student engagement and intervention, disability and wellbeing, employability and peer assisted learning. Prior to this, I managed transition, retention and success projects and introduced Peer Assisted Learning Schemes across academic departments at SOAS University of London and the University of East London.

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Gisele Kouam


Student Wellbeing Assistant


Gisele.Kouam@bil.ac.uk

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


Ali.Raisstousi@bil.ac.uk

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


Anna.Krajewska@bil.ac.uk

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


Anne.Okello@bil.ac.uk

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


Arif.Zaman@bil.ac.uk

Prior to my positions as Deputy Director of CRE, 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.

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Chi Jack-Osimiri


Senior Lecturer: Law


Chi.Jack-osimiri@bil.ac.uk

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


Senior Academic Administrator


Claudia.Maugeri@bil.ac.uk

I have worked in different sectors all my life, from hospitality to retailers. I have started as a barista in Starbucks 7 years ago; I moved to waitress in an Italian restaurant to then move to a completely different field, retail.

I have worked as a shop assistant for 1 year to then move to self-employed as a brand representative until I became an academic administrator.

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Dabir Uddin Ahmed


Module Leader


Dabir.Ahmed@bil.ac.uk

Before qualifying as an Accountant, I graduated as a Textile engineer from Dhaka University and worked in different textile manufacturing companies in Bangladesh.

I was the Production Manager in a Composite Textile mills in my last job as a Textile engineer in Bangladesh.


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