Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing
Head of International Partnerships
Shiv Chaudhry first moved into academia in 1988, having previously worked as a general manager in the retail industry. He has gone on to hold senior positions at a host of Universities before joining Birmingham City University.
Senior Lecturer in Management Development
Prior to her academic role, Vanessa successfully held management positions within high profile global companies including Tesco, Next and The Body Shop. She now teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including MSc, MA and CIPD programmes and BA (Hons) Leadership and Management Practice (work based).
Senior Lecturer, Programme Director for Global Sports Management
Dr Russell Cowley retired from a professional ice hockey career (2017) that spanned over 17 years, winning a world championship gold medal in April 2017, also his final game at the elite level.
Associate Professor in Business
Jon Curwin teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a specialised interest in personal development, creative problem solving and quantitative methods.
Programme Director, International MBA
Tom comes from a strong entrepreneurial and management background with experience in starting new businesses, having worked with a variety of organisations in the UK and overseas. He is now the Director for the International MBA programme.
Professor of Multi-Unit Leadership
Professor Chris Edger holds the chair of Multi-Unit Leadership at Birmingham City Business School (BCBS), Birmingham City University. He has also taught at the University of Birmingham and the Warwick Business School, where he was the winner of several teaching excellence awards on the Warwick MBA Programme.
Director of Corporate and Executive Education
Martin Eley’s previous roles include Director of Marketing for Zurich International Solutions Europe and Director of Investment Business for Centrica, Financial Services (British Gas, Goldfish and AA). Martin is now Director of Executive MBA and Director of Undergraduate Leadership & Management Practice Programmes.
Professor of Marketing
Professor of Marketing Hatem El-Gohary has over 20 years of experience in academia, and was recently one of the winners at the Institute for Small Business Enterprise Awards 2014, taking home the Gold award in the Creative Industries Entrepreneurship category.
Senior Teaching Fellow
Peter has a 30 years of experience in industry and academia. Most recently he has lectured for UK Anti-Doping, Coventry University and the Paris Sport Business School (Amos).
Senior Lecturer in Marketing Communications
Nicola Gittins is a Senior Lecturer in our marketing programmes, with an interest in digital marketing and marketing communications, who combines over 15 years' professional industry experience with many years experience of teaching marketing.