Meet the academics who teach our online courses

Dr Mo Adda

Course Leader, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

I’m a Principal Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. My research interests include network security, multithreaded architectures, mobile networks and business process modelling, mobile intelligent agent technology, IoT forensics, and general aspects of digital forensics and cyber security.

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Andrew Bowbrick

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

I'm currently a senior systems engineer at the University of Portsmouth with responsibilities including security, identity management and our physical and virtual server infrastructure. I studied my undergraduate degree with the Open University in Computer Science.

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Kyle Denning

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

I currently work as a Special Agent/Digital Forensic Consultant, serving within the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). I provide digital forensic expertise in support of the Department of Defense, Air Force and Space Force.

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Emily Dodd

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

My academic background is in Forensic Investigation and Cyber Forensics. I have experience tutoring students at a Masters Degree level in both Cyber Forensics and Cyber Security.

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Nancy Scheidt

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

I am currently in the concluding phase of my PhD in Internet of Things Forensics. I also hold a BSc in Criminology and Forensic Studies, as well as a MSc in Forensic Information Technology. My research focus and publications are on IoT Forensics but I am also interested in Cybercrime, Criminology and Forensic Psychology.

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Carrie Toptan

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics and MSc Psychology

I am currently a PhD researcher in Computing looking into hand movement difficulties in autistic children. My academic background lies in psychology and computing.

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Dr Mo Adda

Course Leader, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

I’m a Principal Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. My research interests include network security, multithreaded architectures, mobile networks and business process modelling, mobile intelligent agent technology, IoT forensics, and general aspects of digital forensics and cyber security.

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Andrew Bowbrick

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

I'm currently a senior systems engineer at the University of Portsmouth with responsibilities including security, identity management and our physical and virtual server infrastructure. I studied my undergraduate degree with the Open University in Computer Science.

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Kyle Denning

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

I currently work as a Special Agent/Digital Forensic Consultant, serving within the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). I provide digital forensic expertise in support of the Department of Defense, Air Force and Space Force.

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Emily Dodd

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

My academic background is in Forensic Investigation and Cyber Forensics. I have experience tutoring students at a Masters Degree level in both Cyber Forensics and Cyber Security.

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Nancy Scheidt

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

I am currently in the concluding phase of my PhD in Internet of Things Forensics. I also hold a BSc in Criminology and Forensic Studies, as well as a MSc in Forensic Information Technology. My research focus and publications are on IoT Forensics but I am also interested in Cybercrime, Criminology and Forensic Psychology.

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Carrie Toptan

Online Tutor, MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics and MSc Psychology

I am currently a PhD researcher in Computing looking into hand movement difficulties in autistic children. My academic background lies in psychology and computing.

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Dr Mohamed Bader-El-Den

Course Leader, MSc Data Analytics

I'm a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth. My research interests are in the areas of Data Science (DS), Machine Learning (ML), Evolutionary Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimisation.

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Foaad Haddod

Online Tutor, MSc Data Analytics

I teach Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, and Computer Science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, both online and face-to-face.

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Zainab Ibrahim

Online Tutor, MSc Data Analytics

I am currently a researcher in the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth (UoP). My research involves analysing students’ end of unit feedback comments to identify issues of assessment to measure their satisfaction.

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Dr Hamidreza Khaleghzadeh

Module Leader, MSc Data Analytics

I'm a Lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth. My area of expertise is in the performance and energy optimisation of Heterogeneous High-Performance Computing (HPC) platforms, and Energy-Efficient Computing systems.

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Dr Alaa Mohasseb

Module Leader, MSc Data Analytics

My research is in the field of Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning. I have collaborated with researchers in several other disciplines and participated in multiple academic and industrial projects.

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Stelios Sotiriadis

Online Tutor, MSc Data Analytics

I am a Computer Scientist and lecturer of Computer and Data Science subjects. I have a BSc in Computer Science, an MSc in Computer and Internet applications and a PhD in Computer Science.

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Dr Mohamed Bader-El-Den

Course Leader, MSc Data Analytics

I'm a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth. My research interests are in the areas of Data Science (DS), Machine Learning (ML), Evolutionary Algorithms and Combinatorial Optimisation.

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Foaad Haddod

Online Tutor, MSc Data Analytics

I teach Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, and Computer Science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, both online and face-to-face.

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Zainab Ibrahim

Online Tutor, MSc Data Analytics

I am currently a researcher in the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth (UoP). My research involves analysing students’ end of unit feedback comments to identify issues of assessment to measure their satisfaction.

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Dr Hamidreza Khaleghzadeh

Module Leader, MSc Data Analytics

I'm a Lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth. My area of expertise is in the performance and energy optimisation of Heterogeneous High-Performance Computing (HPC) platforms, and Energy-Efficient Computing systems.

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Dr Alaa Mohasseb

Module Leader, MSc Data Analytics

My research is in the field of Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning. I have collaborated with researchers in several other disciplines and participated in multiple academic and industrial projects.

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Stelios Sotiriadis

Online Tutor, MSc Data Analytics

I am a Computer Scientist and lecturer of Computer and Data Science subjects. I have a BSc in Computer Science, an MSc in Computer and Internet applications and a PhD in Computer Science.

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Andrea Foley

Online Tutor, MSc Global Human Resource Management

My professional background is both as an academic and a practitioner. I was a staff member at University of Portsmouth for several years and at University of Southampton and University of Nottingham.

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Dr Diane Keeble-Ramsay

Online Tutor, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I have undertaken published and conference work around the nature of work, the menopause and maternity, alongside other work-related themes, having received awards for outstanding articles and conference papers.

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Dr Foteini Kravariti

Course Leader, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I'm a Senior Lecturer in Talent Management Studies at the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Portsmouth, a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy and a member of the steering committee at the British Academy of Management.

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Dr Sarah Lee

Module Leader, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I have a professional background in human resources (HR) and project management. At the University of Southampton I managed a major organisational change project to establish a new School of Health Sciences.

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Sally Rumbles

Course Director, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I have over 12 years' experience in human resource management (HRM), mainly in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, latterly in managerial positions with line management responsibility.

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Julie Spurgeon

Module Leader, MSc Global Human Resource Management

During a 27 year career at IBM I gained extensive experience in HR management, and was a Line Manager with day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of the people management cycle. 

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Barbara Wilczek-Stronczek

Online Tutor, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I am an expert in online Higher Education - I have extensive teaching, managerial and module development experience gained at numerous universities in the UK. My primary research and teaching interest lies in HRM and OB.

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Andrea Foley

Online Tutor, MSc Global Human Resource Management

My professional background is both as an academic and a practitioner. I was a staff member at University of Portsmouth for several years and at University of Southampton and University of Nottingham.

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Dr Diane Keeble-Ramsay

Online Tutor, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I have undertaken published and conference work around the nature of work, the menopause and maternity, alongside other work-related themes, having received awards for outstanding articles and conference papers.

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Dr Foteini Kravariti

Course Leader, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I'm a Senior Lecturer in Talent Management Studies at the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Portsmouth, a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy and a member of the steering committee at the British Academy of Management.

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Dr Sarah Lee

Module Leader, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I have a professional background in human resources (HR) and project management. At the University of Southampton I managed a major organisational change project to establish a new School of Health Sciences.

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Sally Rumbles

Course Director, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I have over 12 years' experience in human resource management (HRM), mainly in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, latterly in managerial positions with line management responsibility.

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Julie Spurgeon

Module Leader, MSc Global Human Resource Management

During a 27 year career at IBM I gained extensive experience in HR management, and was a Line Manager with day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of the people management cycle. 

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Barbara Wilczek-Stronczek

Online Tutor, MSc Global Human Resource Management

I am an expert in online Higher Education - I have extensive teaching, managerial and module development experience gained at numerous universities in the UK. My primary research and teaching interest lies in HRM and OB.

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Prof Valerie Anderson

Module Leader, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

I am a Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law, with experience of working in HRD operational and consultancy roles in both private and public sector organisations.

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Adéle Bezuidenhout

Module Leader, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

I hold a doctoral degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with a focus on the experience of female academics in terms of burnout, work engagement and sense of coherence.

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Yuksel Ekinci

Module Leader, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

I am a Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law with over 20 years of experience as an active researcher and international academic. My research interests revolve around the practical side of marketing and how we can find solutions to applied marketing problems.

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Dr Myropi Garri

Course Leader, Global DBA

I am the Global DBA Course Director in the Faculty of Business and Law, in the University of Portsmouth. As a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, I am passionate about researching and teaching Strategic Management and International Business.

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Prof Shabbar Jaffry

Module Leader, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

Over the course of my career, I have led and contributed to a number of research and consultancy projects involving defence manpower, local and regional economies, banking efficiency, profitability and productivity, and more.

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Dr Sercan Ozcan

Programme Director, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

I am the DBA Director in the Faculty of Business and Law, a Reader in Innovation and Technology Management, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Prof Valerie Anderson

Module Leader, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

I am a Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law, with experience of working in HRD operational and consultancy roles in both private and public sector organisations.

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Adéle Bezuidenhout

Module Leader, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

I hold a doctoral degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with a focus on the experience of female academics in terms of burnout, work engagement and sense of coherence.

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Yuksel Ekinci

Module Leader, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

I am a Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law with over 20 years of experience as an active researcher and international academic. My research interests revolve around the practical side of marketing and how we can find solutions to applied marketing problems.

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Dr Myropi Garri

Course Leader, Global DBA

I am the Global DBA Course Director in the Faculty of Business and Law, in the University of Portsmouth. As a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, I am passionate about researching and teaching Strategic Management and International Business.

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Prof Shabbar Jaffry

Module Leader, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

Over the course of my career, I have led and contributed to a number of research and consultancy projects involving defence manpower, local and regional economies, banking efficiency, profitability and productivity, and more.

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Dr Sercan Ozcan

Programme Director, Global Doctorate in Business Administration

I am the DBA Director in the Faculty of Business and Law, a Reader in Innovation and Technology Management, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Dr Salam Al-Bizri

Course Leader, MSc Project Management for Construction

I have more than 30 years' experience in the Higher Education sector and the construction industry. I have teaching interests in the areas of construction project management, technology clusters, design management, supply chain management and process mapping.

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Gopal Gomathinayagam

Online Tutor, MSc Project Management for Construction

Having done my Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, I have gained several years of international site engineering & project management experience. Being a passionate learner, I entered the world of academia to share my knowledge and experience.

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Dr Sandra Matarneh

Online Tutor, MSc Project Management for Construction

I have been in the construction industry for almost 20 years, holding various positions in construction management in large scale international corporates.

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Quan Phung

Module Leader, MSc Project Management for Construction

I am the module leader and research supervisor for the Dissertation module. My research footprint includes topics of sustainability, green high-performance building, and affordable/social housing.

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Dr Salam Al-Bizri

Course Leader, MSc Project Management for Construction

I have more than 30 years' experience in the Higher Education sector and the construction industry. I have teaching interests in the areas of construction project management, technology clusters, design management, supply chain management and process mapping.

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Gopal Gomathinayagam

Online Tutor, MSc Project Management for Construction

Having done my Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, I have gained several years of international site engineering & project management experience. Being a passionate learner, I entered the world of academia to share my knowledge and experience.

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Dr Sandra Matarneh

Online Tutor, MSc Project Management for Construction

I have been in the construction industry for almost 20 years, holding various positions in construction management in large scale international corporates.

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Quan Phung

Module Leader, MSc Project Management for Construction

I am the module leader and research supervisor for the Dissertation module. My research footprint includes topics of sustainability, green high-performance building, and affordable/social housing.

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Marc Baker

Module Leader, MSc Psychology

I’m a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and conduct research on cognitive science, cognitive psychology, and biological psychology. My research focuses on understanding emotions by investigating adult emotional crying.

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Leanne Chrisostomou

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

I am an Online Tutor for the Online MSc Psychology masters. I'm also a Dissertation Supervisor, and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth.

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Koreen Clements

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

My research has focused on learning and memory in neurodevelopmental disorders. Recently I've been working with several UK universities on how to apply learning science to online learning courses.

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Dr Paul Conway

Module Leader, MSc Psychology

I’m a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology and assistant editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. My research focuses on the psychology of morality.

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Audrey Hood

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

I am in the final year of completing my Ph.D. in Psychological Science. My research focuses on individual differences in attention control and ways to stay on task and improve performance.

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Dr Tom Lockhart

Course Leader, MSc Psychology

I’m a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology. My research work tests and applies the principles of a neurological theory of personality called Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory. My interests also include decision making, anxiety, personality, and behavioural prediction.

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Dr Axelle Philippon

Module Leader, MSc Psychology

I’m a senior teaching fellow in the Department of Psychology and my research interests include eyewitness and earwitness ID and memory, cognitive bias in decision making, crimes against children, secondary trauma, and the wellbeing of frontline workers.

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Tapinder Sidhu

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

I'm an online tutor for the MSc Psychology online. In addition to this, I'm a Sessional Teaching Fellow and am currently conducting PhD research within the field of Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology.

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Sonia Tomescu-Stachie

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

I'm an online tutor for the online MSc Psychology. I'm also currently in the process of completing my PhD at the University of Portsmouth with a focus on enhancing psychological wellbeing and quality of life for individuals and families affected by gynaecological cancers.

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Marc Baker

Module Leader, MSc Psychology

I’m a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and conduct research on cognitive science, cognitive psychology, and biological psychology. My research focuses on understanding emotions by investigating adult emotional crying.

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Leanne Chrisostomou

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

I am an Online Tutor for the Online MSc Psychology masters. I'm also a Dissertation Supervisor, and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth.

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Koreen Clements

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

My research has focused on learning and memory in neurodevelopmental disorders. Recently I've been working with several UK universities on how to apply learning science to online learning courses.

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Dr Paul Conway

Module Leader, MSc Psychology

I’m a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology and assistant editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. My research focuses on the psychology of morality.

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Audrey Hood

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

I am in the final year of completing my Ph.D. in Psychological Science. My research focuses on individual differences in attention control and ways to stay on task and improve performance.

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Dr Tom Lockhart

Course Leader, MSc Psychology

I’m a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology. My research work tests and applies the principles of a neurological theory of personality called Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory. My interests also include decision making, anxiety, personality, and behavioural prediction.

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Dr Axelle Philippon

Module Leader, MSc Psychology

I’m a senior teaching fellow in the Department of Psychology and my research interests include eyewitness and earwitness ID and memory, cognitive bias in decision making, crimes against children, secondary trauma, and the wellbeing of frontline workers.

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Tapinder Sidhu

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

I'm an online tutor for the MSc Psychology online. In addition to this, I'm a Sessional Teaching Fellow and am currently conducting PhD research within the field of Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology.

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Sonia Tomescu-Stachie

Online Tutor, MSc Psychology

I'm an online tutor for the online MSc Psychology. I'm also currently in the process of completing my PhD at the University of Portsmouth with a focus on enhancing psychological wellbeing and quality of life for individuals and families affected by gynaecological cancers.

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Phil Crook

Course Leader, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I joined the University of Portsmouth after a 30-year career in the UK Fire and Rescue Service. This included secondments to the UK National Resilience Project, being a member of the UK International Search and Rescue Team, working with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and the UN Simulation and Training Network.

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Jadeite Jackson

Online Tutor, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I have a professional background as an analyst in General Insurance, where I worked closely with various Departments including Claims, Underwriting, Reinsurance, Actuarial and Risk Management.

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Diego Navarra

Online Tutor, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I am a certified IT Project Management trainer and I work as a consultant and trainer in the fields of Project Management, Risk Management, Governance, Business Information Systems, IT Strategy and Security.

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Dr Justin Okoli

Online Tutor, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I am a senior lecturer in Business Management at Derby Business School. My research interests span areas such as crisis, risk and safety management, business continuity management, strategic management, decision psychology, resilience science and research methods.

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Paul Wood

Online Tutor, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I have broad experience in managing the design and implementation of enterprise risk and resilience solutions for large global organisations and government agencies.

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Phil Crook

Course Leader, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I joined the University of Portsmouth after a 30-year career in the UK Fire and Rescue Service. This included secondments to the UK National Resilience Project, being a member of the UK International Search and Rescue Team, working with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and the UN Simulation and Training Network.

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Jadeite Jackson

Online Tutor, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I have a professional background as an analyst in General Insurance, where I worked closely with various Departments including Claims, Underwriting, Reinsurance, Actuarial and Risk Management.

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Diego Navarra

Online Tutor, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I am a certified IT Project Management trainer and I work as a consultant and trainer in the fields of Project Management, Risk Management, Governance, Business Information Systems, IT Strategy and Security.

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Dr Justin Okoli

Online Tutor, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I am a senior lecturer in Business Management at Derby Business School. My research interests span areas such as crisis, risk and safety management, business continuity management, strategic management, decision psychology, resilience science and research methods.

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Paul Wood

Online Tutor, MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management

I have broad experience in managing the design and implementation of enterprise risk and resilience solutions for large global organisations and government agencies.

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