Our People

Claudia Maugeri

Senior Academic Administrator


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.

Dabir Uddin Ahmed

Module Leader


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.

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.

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.

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.

Elena Bargovan

Academic Administrator


I am an Academic Administrator, supporting the student activities. Prior to joining Bloomsbury Institute, I worked as a Supervisor for the Conferences and Hospitality department of JP Morgan Chase & Co.  During the two years working there I enjoyed working and managed to build an excellent relationship between all stakeholders.

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, after as a Student Support Officer and I am in my current position since 2016 as an Academic Administrator for Foundation Year, while also supporting the data controller. Previously I have worked as a Support Worker and as a Nursery Assistant.

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!

Ian Thompson



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

Iftakhar Ahmed

Learning Technologist


I am a strong education professional, graduated from the Institute of Education with a Master’s in ICT in Education. I have 15 years of experience in management and teaching ICT, Media and Business Studies in a Further Education college before becoming a Learning Technologist. I have always had a keen interest in technology and how educators can take advantage of it to enhance teaching, learning and assessments.