Our People

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Daniel Watts


IT Technician


Daniel.Watts@bil.ac.uk

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.

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Donna Leonard


Co-Leader for Learning Enhancement and Employability


Donna.Leonard@bil.ac.uk

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


Lecturer


Edward.Wilson@bil.ac.uk

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


Georgiana.Barbu@bil.ac.uk

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)


Giulia.Rinaldi@bil.ac.uk

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


Ian.Thompson@bil.ac.uk

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

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Iftakhar Ahmed


Learning Technologist


Iftakhar.Ahmed@bil.ac.uk

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.

Isobel Wood


Associate Lecturer


Isobel.Wood@bil.ac.uk

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


Senior Lecturer: Law


Joe.Stevens@bil.ac.uk

I hold a first-class law degree (LLB(Hon)) 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


Knowledge.Mpofu@bil.ac.uk

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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