Our People

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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



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

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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 Administration and Assessment Executive


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.

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Lynette Nabbosa

Senior Lecturer: Business, EDIC Academic Lead


After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2013, I became a financial inclusion professional. In 2015, I led a financial inclusion and behavioural economics project for the London Housing Financial Inclusion Group, in collaboration with the UK Governments Behavioural Insights team.

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Madel Joubert

Senior Lecturer and Academic Librarian


I have worked in a natural history museum as a fossil preparator, photographer and research assistant and in marketing and student recruitment.  I have also  taught learners ranging from 3-years to 65-years of age in formal and informal environments for 20 years: in a Montessori pre-school, a discovery room in a natural history museum, the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, schools in South Korea, primary and high schools in South Africa and in Bloomsbury Institute.

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Dr Melissa Kerr

Senior Lecturer: Business


I have worked as a lecturer and module leader on both undergraduate and postgraduate business course in universities in both Australia and the UK for the past 14 years. My teaching has included change management, HRM, organisational behaviour, strategic management, labour history and research methods. More recently I have been the course leader for the MBA program at Bloomsbury Institute.