Staff A-Z

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.


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.


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

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.

Wise Centre for Economic Justice

Sara is Professor of Gender and Economics at the GCU Glasgow School for Business and Society and Director of the Centre for Economic Justice. Her research interests include equality, poverty, gender and intrahousehold distribution.

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.

Lecturer, 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..

Head of Business Support
Directorate of School Professional Services

As a member of the School Management Group, Donaldson works with the Executive Dean/PVC, Vice Dean, Associate Deans & Heads of Departments to ensure the effective management of the School’s resources, administrative structures, systems & procedures.

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. Jenny’s research interests lie in the area of festivals and events, particularly in relation to identity construction.


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.

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.

Research Fellow

Lena's research interests include migration and asylum policies in the EU and Greece, political discourses of migration and asylum, policy responses to the refugee ‘crisis’, and the intersections between migration, exclusion, racism and the state.

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.

Head of Department 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.


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.

Research Associate

Marcus is Project Manager at the GCU-led EU AMIF (Asylum and Migrant Integration Fund) funded VOLPOWER: Enhancing Community Building and Social Integration through Dialogue and Collaboration amongst Young Europeans and Third Country Nationals.

Lecturer in Criminology and Policing

My principal research interests are in gender based violence from a victim perspective and criminal justice and voluntary sector responses to the victims of gender based violence.

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.

Research Fellow
Wise Centre for Economic Justice

Osman's research interests include populism, authoritarianism, democratic breakdown and ethnic conflict. He works as a research fellow for DEMOS - Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe.

PostDoctoral Fellow
Wise Centre for Economic Justice

Amanda’s research concerns intersecting inequalities in the realms of food and agriculture, trade and international development. Her work engages feminist and anti-imperialist perspectives on political economy and geography.

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.

PostDoctoral Fellow
Wise Centre for Economic Justice

Gender and equality related issues are central to Nina’s research interests, with a particular focus on work, employment and organisations. A large part of her research focuses on professional and managerial employment.

Professor, 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.