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Meet Our School of Business Course Team

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Alexander Alexandrov

MBCS, MRTS, BA – Programme Manager – School of Business

Alexander is an experienced lecturer with more than 20 years of lecturing on Business Management and Information Technology modules at several UK universities – undergraduate and graduate levels. Quite a few of his former students built successful managerial and academic careers.
He is a Full Member of the British Computer Society and Royal Television Society, which reflect his interest in Information Technology as such and the digital economy in particular.

Alexander served as a Marketing Manager and IT Manager at a few educational institutions. He participates in developing a VLE for the DGHE Study Skills programme and continues doing freelance jobs as a web designer and webmaster.

He helped a number of foreign universities to establish links and start collaborative programmes with UK HE institutions and examining bodies and organised and moderated a few international conferences. For these activities, he received a few educational awards including an Honorary Doctorate from Ukrainian Petro Mohyla National University

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Steven Brown

MBA, BA (Hons), PgDip – Programme Manager – School of Business

Steven has worked in Supply Chain, Operations and Strategy Management at a global level for almost twenty years, including roles with household names like Sony, Vodafone and Deliveroo. His experience spans several different industries, and companies of all sizes: from the world’s largest shipping company to relatively small, family-owned enterprises. He has been based in the UK, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany and Denmark; he has also worked on projects in several other countries, including leadership of several business system rollouts on a global scale.

A firm supporter of lifelong learning, his professional and academic careers have developed in tandem. Steven completed his first degree while serving in the British Army, before moving into a career in business in 2001. He originally worked in the field of Logistics, then moved on to develop his experience as a Supply Chain generalist.

After completing his first degree, Steven undertook postgraduate study in law (the Common Professional Examination) at the University of Central England, followed by an MBA at the University of Leicester. His research interests focus on the field of strategy as practice; in particular, the nexus between the strategic objectives companies set out to achieve, compared with what they ultimately achieve in practice.

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Professor Bruce Sheppy

MBA, FHEA – Senior Lecturer – School of Business

Bruce is an experienced senior management professional having served as group Marketing director of a South African hospital group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and as CEO of a pan African medical insurance and health management group with offices in Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda. After moving to England in 2003, he changed his career to that of an academic, trainer and consultant. In England, he has also served as a director of an NHS Acute Trust, a Community Association and a Mental Health charity in London.

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Institute of Directors, he is also a visiting lecturer at a number of London based universities and colleges in the subject areas of strategy, marketing and leadership. He has an extensive publication record in peer-reviewed journals and is on the editorial board of a leading healthcare management journal, and is a director of an environmental management institute.

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Nurul Islam

MBA, MSc – Lecturer – School of Business

Nurul has completed an undergraduate degree in business administration from a reputed university in Bangladesh, following an MBA from Herriot-Watt University, UK and an MSc in International Business from the University of Ulster, UK. He is currently studying Doctor of Business Administration (DBA); conducting doctoral research on corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

He started his career in Sales & Marketing; worked for four years in a well-reputed tea producing and trading company based in Bangladesh as a Sales and Market Development Manager. He also worked in various positions in finance and operations at SMEs in the UK. For the past 10 years, he has run a Management and Energy consultancy company as Director of Operations based in the UK.

Due to his immense interest in teaching, he has been teaching as visiting lecturer in various Universities and Colleges in the UK for more than eight years.

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Bernard Hot

PGCE, MSc – Lecturer – School of Business

Bernard has been lecturing in Higher Education for over 12 years.
After working as a Management Consultant and establishing & running businesses in London as well as Africa, he has also founded and run an Approved Corporate Training Centre with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) dealing with Blue Chip companies in the UK and Africa.

This accumulated practical knowledge has led him to enter the education sector to passionately share it with learners.

He is a qualified teacher with a PGCE. After his first degree, he completed an MSc in Business and Enterprise at Oxford Brookes University Business School. He is currently training for a Certified Professional status in Customer Experience, an associate member of SET, ILM and Advanced Higher Education.

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Michael Dawson

Lecturer – School of Business

Michael has worked at DGHE since 2018 and has been teaching in higher education since 2006. He specialises in research methods for business and management and has supervised many hundreds of students at levels from HND to MBA.

Before becoming a lecturer Michael worked in the UK civil service, doing a range of jobs, mainly related to transport. These included working on privatising the national rail network and moving London Underground to become part of Transport for London. He also worked in the Treasury (the UK finance ministry) and in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

And before that Michael did his first degree and also a PhD in political history at the London School of Economics.

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