Staff A-Z

Dr Alan Aitken PhD, Chartered Engineer
Assistant Head of Department

Alan Aitken is the Assistant Head of the Department of Management. He is a Chartered Engineer and has a PhD in business management from the University of Glasgow.

Lecturer in Marketing

A lecturer in Marketing with over 14 years’ experience in industry in product domains from soft drinks to visitor attractions, Ballantyne is involved in several studies that seek to illuminate the relationship between the brand & the consumer.


Barry joined GCU in 2001. Previously as a Technical Manager, she has extensive industry experience of garment manufacture at High Street & Premium product levels.


Bereziat worked as Commercial Research Manager at the Moffat Centre for over 10 years. She was involved in a range of projects such as community consultations, policy reviews, scoping & exploration exercises, benchmarking & best practice reviews.

Professor of Finance and Banking

After completing his PhD in Economic Studies from the University of Leeds, Professor Boateng worked at Leeds Metropolitan University, University of Nottingham, University of Huddersfield before joining GCU as Professor of Finance & Banking in 2013.

Reader in Law

Bromby is a Reader in Law and was previously a research fellow with the Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning. He is currently undertaking a two year secondment to the Higher Education Academy as the Discipline Lead for Law.


Dr Jo Buckle teaches in the areas of criminology, race, crime and society, body and society. Dr Buckle's research interests cover phenomenology, the body, health and illness, history of surgery, history of violence, narratology and historical criminology.


I undertook my CA training with a small firm, Nelson Gilmour Smith & Co. and was admitted to membership in1992. Subsequently I undertook a Master of Education at University of Strathclyde. With family commitments, I am now only a part-time member of staff.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism/Assistant Head of Department

Media and journalism subject group leader, teaching on programmes including the BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, and the MA Multimedia Journalism; before joining the University in 2004 spent 13 years as a newspaper editor in Scotland and England.

Senior Lecturer, Media & Journalism

A Caledonian Scholar & Senior Lecturer at GCU, Dr Chalmers is an economist by profession. He has specialised for over ten years in the economics of minority languages, arts & culture & has undertaken research & consultancy for many organisations,

Senior Lecturer

Colin Combe is a senior lecturer in strategic management. He teaches in areas of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation. His research interests are in social innovation, innovation strategies and the intellectual property of digital technologies.

Lecturer in Fashion, Marketing and Retailing

A lecturer in Fashion Marketing and Branding, Connell has a broad range of industry experience having spent a number of years working as the Fashion Editor of a national women’s magazine and a Retail Buyer prior to that.

Senior Lecturer in Law

A Solicitor and Senior Lecturer in Law, Connolly's teaching and research interests are in the areas of jurisprudence (legal theory); property law; intellectual property law; construction law; mooting and mediation.

Programme Leader, International Fashion Marketing MSc Programme

A lecturer at GCU for over 10 years, Cook currently teaches subjects in creative process in fashion design, fashion design portfolio and fashion collection. Her current research is in approaches to the fashion design process and the creative process.

Professor in Media

Professor John Cook is an internationally known and respected academic expert in the study of the media, with particular research specialisms in aspects of television history, media institutions, screenwriting, television drama, documentary and film..

Senior Lecturer

A member of staff at Glasgow Caledonian University for over 30 years, Dr Cooper specialises in quantitative financial economics and has published extensively in a broad array of journals.

Senior Lecturer in Politics

Dr Davidson’s research has two main strands - the intersection of environmental political theory, state theory & political economy; & prospects for institutionalising deliberative modes of civic participation within representative institutions.

Senior Lecturer

Dr Peter Duncan has taught on a wide range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. His teaching currently focuses on: strategic management; the strategic use of information systems; and innovation, creativity and enterprise.

Lecturer in Events Management

Flinn is a Lecturer within the Department of Business Management where she specialises in the area of events management. Her research interests lie in the area of festivals and events, particularly in relation to branding and identity.


Dr Irene Garcia is a Lecturer in Marketing. Her specialisms and interests cover Marketing, International Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Interactive Communication, e-Branding, Consumption of New Technologies and Social Media.

Senior Lecturer

Anne Gasteen teaches economics and related quantitative methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research is in the fields of labour and education economics.

Associate Dean Research

Author of Rugby Union & Globalization & co-editor of Sport & Social Identities, Dr Harris has interests in sport & national identities, cultural politics of sporting celebrity, and the interrelationship of sport, tourism & events management.

Visiting Professor in Media Policy

David Hutchison's interests are in the fields of British and European media policy, the media in Scotland and the media in Canada. He currently chairs Regional Screen Scotland.

Academic Development Tutor

Marjory Jones is one of the School’s Academic Development Tutors and Programme Leader of the BA General Business (School Based Generic Award). She is involved in developing student learning support strategies to enhance the student learning experience.

Senior Lecturer

Kellock Hay specialises in personal and professional development, organisational behaviour and culture/change management and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the British Psychology Society.

Academic Development Tutor

Morna Lawson is a Academic Development Tutor in the Glasgow School for Business and Society. Her focus is on academic support for L3, L4 and postgraduate academic writing and English language development for international students.

Teaching Fellow

Macfarlane is involved in academic management, academic standards, quality assurance, scholarship & pedagogical effectiveness across the university, including a period as Acting Director of the PgC in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education.

Head of Department, Social Sciences, Media and Journalism

Ben’s career spans journalism and higher education, including Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was principal lecturer in journalism and programme director responsible for Learning & Teaching and Quality in the Department of Media.

Assistant Head of Department, Business Management

Morag McLean is Subject Group Leader and Senior Lecturer in human resource management (HRM) with an Arts and Social Studies first degree and an MSc in Human Resource Management.


Mullin been involved in teaching to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and specialising in the areas of Marketing Communications, Marketing in Non Profit Organisations, and
The Marketing Environment.

Lecturer, Fashion Marketing & Retailing

Prior to joining GCU London as lecturer in fashion marketing/ retailing I worked as an external consultant within operations/ management across the travel and fashion retail (mail order and e-commerce) sectors.

Lecturer, Events and Sports Management

Fiona Reid is a lecturer in Events, Sport and Tourism Management. Her current research focuses on volunteers, volunteering and the voluntary sector in sports, events and tourism.

Lecturer, Fashion, Marketing and Retail

Sue Scanlan's expertise encompasses all aspects key to brand positioning; consumer awareness, strategic product alignment, range assortment, world-wide sourcing and supply chain management.

Lecturer, Fashion Marketing

Dr Siddiqui has considerable experience in teaching and research in the fashion, marketing and retail sectors. She has conducted research within the areas of store image, gender perceptions of fashion websites and internet retailing.

Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Anne Smith's research focuses on rural entrepreneurship, learning and enterprise education. Attention is focused on two research strands learning and rural business and in skills and learning for enterprise education and curriculum design.

Sr Lecturer (Politics), Programme Leader (BA Social Sciences)

Based in the Department of Social Sciences, Media & Journalism, Dr James Smith's key research interests have centred upon the European Union, Europeanisation, multi-level governance, territorial politics, Scottish government and politics.

Senior Lecturer

Dr Sockalingam's expertise & research centre on contemporary organisational change - particularly transformational & dynamic capability building change, people dynamics & processes for learning, absorptive capacity, knowledge creation & innovation.

Lecturer in Law

Andrew’s primary research interests include Scottish, UK and European public, constitutional and human rights law; gender and justice; criminal justice and evidence; and law and the media, old and new.

Reader, Sociology

Dr Tulle has over 15 years’ experience of doing research in old age, with a particular focus on understanding and theorising how older people make sense of and manage the process of bodily ageing from a cultural perspective.

Senior Lecturer

Siobhan White specialises in the subject areas of public sector accounting, public sector financial management, accounting in the voluntary sector and public sector auditing, having previous work experience as a government auditor.