Our People

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Arif Zaman

Lecturer: Business
EDI Academic Lead


While Lecturer and Module Leader at Bloomsbury Institute, I have a variety of roles outside of the Institute.

I am a Visiting Tutor 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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Claudia Maugeri

Academic Administrator


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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Donna Leonard

Senior Lecturer & Academic Lead for Learning Enhancement


With over 17 years’ teaching experience (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

Lecturer: Business


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.

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Georgiana Barbu

Data Analyst


I have an MSc in Human Resources from Birkbeck University and a BA (Hons) Business and Management from Bloomsbury Institute. I have been working here since 2013, first as an Employability Coordinator until 2015, then as a Student Support Officer and as an Academic Administrator for Foundation Year. I took on the position of Data Controller in November 2018. Previously I have worked as a Support Worker and as a Nursery Assistant.

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Giulia Rinaldi

Assessment Executive


Prior to working in higher education, I have worked in several industries, including charities and real agent.

Previous experiences helped me develop skills such us organisational skill and attention to details. Skills that I find very useful especially now that I became an assessment officer. Don’t worry, your grades are in safe hands!

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Ian Thompson

Lecturer: Business


After a 10-year career with an international bank, I decided to pursue my passion for education and training.

Graeme Slater

Head of Action Planning


I joined Bloomsbury Institute in June 2021 as the Head of Action Planning, taking up this new post in which I will help the Institution to develop and maintain our action plans and strategic planning approaches.

Using theoretical and practical approaches to understand complex professional tasks and goals, I will be developing methods of working which use frameworks such as the Theory of Change and Activity Theory to help the institute meet its strategic goals and objectives.

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Dr Joe Stevens

LLB Course Leader & Principal Lecturer, Board of Directors Staff Representative


I hold a first-class law degree (LLB Hons) and a Master’s degree (LLM) in International Criminal Law and Security, both of which I obtained from the University of Northampton. I have a PhD from the University of Bedfordshire in which I examined the lack of judicial review for those individuals subjected to United Nations sanctions over alleged connections to terrorism.

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Dr Knowledge C. Mpofu

Lecturer: Business


I graduated in executive Organisational Leadership programme from the University of Oxford – Said Business School. I am an experienced and dynamic professional with skills and expertise in Organisational Leadership, Strategic Management and Change Management. I have a wealth of experience and skills gained from working as a Senior Lecturer, Module Leader and Course Leader in higher education. I have taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate for more than 10 years at different universities in the UK.


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