Our People

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Monica Tolocica

Senior Lecturer: Business


As a Lecturer on the Foundation Year programme, I teach all four modules on offer and enjoy guiding many of our students through this important year on their academic journey.

Eleonora Affronte

Academic Administrator


My role Academic Administrator as is to make sure that all Business students are supported throughout their journey with us and act as a first point of contact.

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Abul Hashem

Student Wellbeing Assistant


After I completed my studies here at Bloomsbury Institute, I joined the Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success team in 2019. I support and guide our students throughout their time with us and also once they graduate, providing employability support, peer assisted learning and a range of wellbeing activities.

Anna Williamson

Lecturer: Foundation


I have taught English for 11 years in many countries around the world including Egypt, Portugal, Qatar, Vietnam, Indonesia and Argentina. I started teaching English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills in the UK in 2015. I have worked on pre-sessional summer courses at Newcastle University, Durham University, Bristol University, UCL and Goldsmiths University and at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

Fiona Richardson

Lecturer: Business


A career in local government as a senior manager of two departmental offices and their staff, as well as dealing with a diverse range of stakeholders including local and national companies, was followed by a switch to running my own educational services company. Later, I moved onto an educational management position in a business school where I designed course materials and taught both business subjects and academic skills which I have now been doing for many years both in the UK and abroad.

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Achila Amarasinghe

Senior Lecturer: Business


I have a PhD from the University of Northampton in Destination Branding and Marketing. In my dissertation, I explored the role of stakeholders in brand management in post-conflict destinations. I also hold a first-class Business Information Systems degree (BSc (Hons)) and a Master’s degree (MSc) in International Marketing from the University of East London.

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Annell Smith

Senior Lecturer: Law and Business


I regard education as a catalyst for social justice, hence as a Senior Lecturer in Law and Business at Bloomsbury Institute, I prioritise student experience. I am the module leader for ‘Introduction to Law’ ‘Organisations: Leadership and Management’.

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Graham Ward

Lecturer: Business


I am a Lecturer in Business at Bloomsbury Institute and I teach Organisational Leadership, Ethics and Information Technology modules.

I am the co-founder of a South African based company called Award Training (Pty) Ltd, which is based in South Africa. The company specialises in Further Education and Training qualifications for the South African market, since 2008.

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Asare K Amaning

Lecturer: Accounting


After qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) in 1995, I worked in various industries including Accountancy practice, Industry and Commerce and Education. I currently run a small practice dealing with individuals, and small to medium sized companies. Teaching is my passion and I have been teaching on professional exams and academia. I have tutored Professional Accountancy and Post and Undergraduate students over the last 23 years. The last main stream university I worked at was Anglia Ruskin University.