Meri Ahlberg

Meri is Research Manager at Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), a UK-based research and policy organisation working to end trafficking for labour exploitation. She leads and manages FLEX’s policy-oriented research, with a focus on the impacts of immigration policy on risk of labour exploitation and the links between outsourcing/subcontracting and labour exploitation in domestic and... Continue Reading →

Luca Cacciolatti

Luca Cacciolatti's work covers a variety of fields. These include value chains analysis and international Innovation Systems; but also entrepreneurship, marketing strategy and marketing intelligence. Luca also has a research interest in sociological institutionalism, the 4th Industrial Revolution, organisational capabilities, and future skills demand. He works from a Mixed Methods perspective, with a strong quantitative... Continue Reading →

Pippa Catterall

Pippa Catterall has been Professor of  History and Policy at Westminster since 2016. Her research expertise and interests are wide-ranging and include the history and theory of public policy and public administration; aid policy; international relations and Commonwealth relations; development and heritage; national identities; identity politics and conflict resolution. Position:  Professor of History and PolicySchool: HumanitiesCollege: Liberal... Continue Reading →

Vicki Crinis

Vicki is a Research Associate (Honorary Fellow) at the University of Wollongong in the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. Her research interests coalesce at the juncture of international law, industrial relations, geography, political economy, migrant labour, race and feminist studies. To date,  she has written a series of articles on migrant labour, trade... Continue Reading →

Richard Dorsett

Richard Dorsett's main research interest and relevant expertise are related to programme and policy evaluation.  His specialization is in impact analysis using randomized control trials and a range of non-experimental techniques, and he has carried out numerous studies, principally in the policy areas of the labour market, welfare, education and training. Position: Professor School: School... Continue Reading →

Tim Freeman

Tim is Associate Professor of Public Governance at Middlesex University Business School. His applied research interests relate broadly to health care governance and policy. Recent funded projects include policy development (UN Women) and service evaluation (British Council) supporting the reproductive health needs of women migrant workers within Malaysia. He is also engaged in participatory policy-making... Continue Reading →

Vincent Gibogwe

Vincent Gibogwe is a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods in the School of Organisation, Economy and Society. Before joining the University of Westminster, he was a Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. He obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and MA degree in Economics at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). Recently, he... Continue Reading →

Ioannis Glinavos

Ioannis Glinavos is an expert in investment treaty arbitration (ISDS), law and economics, law and development. Ioannis has written for The Independent, Forbes, Newsweek, HuffPost and The Conversation. He is the author of two books and multiple peer-reviewed academic papers in high impact journals. His books have examined the role of law in systemic economic... Continue Reading →

Maria Granados

Maria is Senior Lecturer in innovation in the School of Management and Marketing. She has research experience working with marginalised social groups in developing countries, such as Colombia and Brazil, their entrepreneurial activities in the informal economy, and the role of social enterprises/social innovations in supporting ‘sustainable enterprising at human scale’. Maria has been studying... Continue Reading →

Jurgena Grunasi

Jurgena Grunasi is an International Business graduate and currently studying for an MA in International Development Management at Westminster University. She has experience in management and people service, together with a passion for Immigration and migrant workers. She hopes to be part of an UN Organization working towards fairer and equal opportunities for immigrants.

Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson’s research interests are in the areas of international trade, development and finance. Her recent work explores the historical context of regional trade institutions in West Africa. Moreover, she is continuing this strand of research through ongoing projects considering the impact of the accession of new entrants into ECOWAS. Following a period working in... Continue Reading →

Rukhsana Kausar

Rukhsana is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Organisations Economy and Society. Her principal research interests lie in the area of labour economics and migration, with a specific focus on assimilation of asylum seekers and refugees in the new society and economy, in terms of their labour market performance and occupational attainment. Most recently... Continue Reading →

Janroj Keles

Dr Janroj Yilmaz Keles is a Senior Research Fellow in Politics at Middlesex University Law School and editor of the British Sociological Association’s Journal: Work, Employment and Society. Janroj's research includes migration, ethnic minorities’ representation at work,  peace and conflict, gender, social movements and political communication. Janroj has a track record of securing external research funding from... Continue Reading →

Sebastian Kevany

Sebastian Kevany has conducted over 100 missions to Africa, the Middle East, and  Asia, with a particular focus on conflict and post-conflict settings, including Iraq, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Sierra Leone.  In these settings, he conducted evaluation, diplomatic, and representative duties.  Sebastian holds BA and MA degrees from Trinity College Dublin, an MPH degree from... Continue Reading →

Koko Kondo

Koko Kondo is working on the HEIF funded project Interactive Media, a user led design project with Brunel University. She has extensive experience in researching consumer culture, media audiences, digital users, user-led design, social mobility, community media. She is now looking to research disaster management (crisis communication/strategic communication) for the first response, tool kits, and... Continue Reading →

Serena Masino

Serena Masino’s research areas are in the political economy of development and global health. Her latest work concentrates, on the one hand, on the political economy of globalisation and foreign direct investment with a specific focus on working conditions and workers' inclusion. In addition, she has also won GCRF funding to pursue reserch on medical... Continue Reading →

Lilian Miles

Lilian is Senior Lecturer in sustainability and social enterprise in the School of Organisations Economy and Society. She has built a coherent programme of research and knowledge exchange around labour regulation, gender and migration in Asian developing countries. She has investigated, in depth, how the reproductive health needs of women migrant workers in developing countries... Continue Reading →

Bakhrom Mirkasimov

Bakhrom Mirkasimov has been appointed as a Rector of Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) from September 2020. Previously he held the position of the Deputy Rector on Research and Innovation and a Principal Lecturer at WIUT. He is the Managing Editor of the newly launched international peer-reviewed open-access journal - Silk Road: A Journal of... Continue Reading →

Dolores Modern

Dolores Modern is Policy and Communications Coordinator on Employment Rights at the Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS). She has a background in Political Science, Human Rights and Modern Slavery, and over 10 years of experience working in the women's sector.  LAWRS is a feminist and human rights organisation led by and for Latin American... Continue Reading →

Boidurjo Rick Mukhopadhyay

Rick is an International Development and Management Economist working extensively with the Government Ministries, higher education industry, and think tanks across the UK, EU and China. His research interest explores the nexus of triple-helix relations, entrepreneurship, and innovation with a specific focus on renewable energy (esp. solar). Within this context, he explores the various institutional... Continue Reading →

Ayine Nigo

After working in the oil and gas sectors in Africa, Ayine Nigo joined the University of Westminster in January 2015, to pursue a PhD that sought to examine growth effects, productivity, and income distribution in Sub Saharan Africa. Before joining the Westminster Business School, he was awarded an MBA in 2011, an MSc (Econ) in... Continue Reading →

Sandra Obiora

Sandra C. Obiora’s research focus is in Strategic Management and Finance. Her research interests are in the adoption of alternative financing methods across African countries with a focus on Western Africa. She is currently based in China and is conducting research into the influence that the Chinese business environment has on the financial choices of... Continue Reading →

Catherine Pédamon

Catherine Pédamon’s main research interests are in the areas of international trade law with a focus on comparative commercial contract law, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility and international corporate governance. She is particularly interested in researching policies and frameworks for corporate sustainability and responsible business practices. She has published a monograph and articles in... Continue Reading →

Amanda Polzin

Amanda is a recent MSc graduate in international development at the University of Westminster.  Her research interests relate to migration issues, modern slavery regulation and development policy.  She is currently part of a research project "The “Inclusion” Challenge: UK Social integration of low-skilled and low-waged migrant workers during the pandemic" analysing  the welfare challenges faced by... Continue Reading →

Gustavo R. Espinoza Ramos

Due to his work experience in the extractive industry in Peru, Gustavo Espinoza Ramos has a research interest in subjects related to Corporate Social Responsibility in the mining industry, business ethics, the development of sustainable business, sustainable supply chain, and ecosystems of innovation in developing countries. Currently, he is working on a project regarding the... Continue Reading →

Rishab Reitz

Rishab Reitz graduated from King's College London and Humboldt University Berlin with a degree in English & German law. He also has a master's degree in Philosophy & Public Policy from the London School of Economics. Rishab is currently working in an international law firm in cross-border litigation. He has a keen interest in migration and refugee issues,... Continue Reading →

Vincent Rich

Vincent Rich's background, training and research experience has been in development economics, the political economy of development and natural resource economics. He is particularly interested in livelihoods research - especially as it relates to small-scale artisans, in sustainable business and global value chains, and in social enterprise and entrepreneurship. He has expertise in mixed-methods research... Continue Reading →

Ainurul Rosli

Ainurul is a Reader in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, and Director of Business Engagement at Brunel Business School, Brunel University London. She prioritises knowledge exchange work and advocates the importance of university-industry-community interaction and research with impact, which drives forward businesses and societal transformation. Ainurul specialises in entrepreneurship, inter-firm collaboration, innovation strategy and social impact. Her work has been... Continue Reading →

Elliot Schatzberger

Dr Elliot Schatzberger qualified as a Barrister from the Inns of Court School of Law and worked extensively in criminal defence work specialising in serious crime. He also specialised in Immigration and Asylum law representing clients from across the globe. Elliot worked in Malawi on Capital Punishment murder cases where he secured the release of... Continue Reading →

Doug Specht

Doug Specht is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog. FRGS) and a Senior Lecturer (SFHEA) at the Communication and Media Research Institute, within the University of Westminster. His research examines how knowledge is constructed and codified through digital and cartographic artefacts, focusing on development issues, and he has written on this subject in numerous books and papers.... Continue Reading →

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