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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 Arts... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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. Furthermore, following a period working in... 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 interests are in the areas of social policy and the political economy of development. In the past, she has worked on institutional and economic instability and how this impacts development. Instead, her latest work concentrates on the political economy of globalisation and foreign direct investment, both in Sub-Saharan Africa and in the... Continue Reading →

Bakhrom Mirkasimov

Bakhrom Mirkasimov currently holds the position of the Deputy Rector on Research and Innovation and a Principal Lecturer at Westminster International University of Tashkent. He is the Managing Editor of the newly launched international peer-reviewed open-access journal - Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development (, published by the University of Westminster Press. He is... 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 →

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 →

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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