Our People

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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.

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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

Quality Executive (Assessment and Secretariat)


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



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

Isobel Wood

Associate Lecturer


My Lecturing skills have been built and are maintained and supported by my active Business experiences – working for over 30 years in diverse Business Senior Management roles in the Private, Public, and Charity sectors. This strong business knowledge and senior managerial expertise balances well with equivalent experience in my lecturing in Business and Commnications at Degree and Masters level.

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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

Senior 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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Kuldeep Pradhan

Senior Lecturer: Business


Starting my career in HE in early 2008, I have over a decade of teaching experience in the UK. Before my current post, I worked as a sessional HND lecturer for Sales Planning and Operations from 2014 at Bloomsbury Institute. I received the ‘eLearning practitioner’ award for 2 consecutive years, 2015 & 2016. I also contributed significantly in the development of productivity-tool based internal system (Bloomsbury Institute) for automated aggregation of raw VLE data.

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Liise Banda

Academic Administrator


My road to Bloomsbury Institute has been everything but academic. After finishing my two-years art course back home, I entered the grown-up world by working six years in embroidery industry. This made me wish to see more of the wide world and I spent 6 months in magical Italy as a volunteer in a B&B. From the day that life brought me to London I have been discovering the hidden sides of five-star hospitality and private clinics.