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New academic appointments to the School of Management

25 June 2021

The School of Management is delighted to welcome four new members of academic staff. The School is growing quickly with several new appointments planned before the year is out. Attracting top talent and leading authorities in business, management and organisational studies is a key focus to enable us to achieve our objectives to drive positive change and tackle the global challenges facing society today.

Mario Campana 

Mario Campana (PhD) joined the School of Management as Lecturer in Marketing at the beginning of May. Having earned his PhD at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) in 2015, Mario held the position of Lecturer in marketing at Goldsmiths, University of London between 2015 and 2021. His research interests lie broadly within consumer research, and consumer culture theory. His research programme looks at three consumer research domains including materiality, diversity and inclusion - focusing LGBTQ+ themes, and alternative modes of market exchange. His approach is qualitative and interpretivist, and bridges marketing and management. Mario’s work has been published in internationally recognised journals and he has presented at leading conferences in marketing and management including the Association of Consumer Research, Consumer culture Theory and European Marketing Academy Conference.  

Matthew Higgs 

Matthew joins us as a Lecturer in Business Analytics. After receiving his PhD in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning from UCL, Matthew worked as a Post Doctorate researcher at the University of Glasgow, a Data Scientist at The Data Lab Innovation Centre, Head of Product in the Peterson and Control Union group, and a Lecturer at Northumbria University. Matthew is a Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded project 'The Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to COVID-19'. His interests include data science, machine learning, human-computer interaction, product developmentinnovation, and (more recently) pedagogic research around business analytics. Matthew hopes to build connections between the School of Management and other departments/schools, and to develop ainterdisciplinary BSc Business Analytics course. 

Marios Kremantzis 

Marios Dominikos Kremantzis also joins us as a Lecturer in Business Analytics. In addition to this current position, Marios is a final year doctoral researcher in Management Science at the University of Southampton Business School. Previously, he worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant, as well as MSc thesis supervisor at the University of Southampton, and as a teaching assistant at the University of Macedonia. Marios’ research interests lie in the fields of operations research, management science, data envelopment analysis, efficiency measurement, and multi-criteria decision analysis. He also joins us with significant experience in building and solving mathematical programming optimisation models as well as evaluating the performance of production and operations systems with network structures under the Data Envelopment Analysis technique. Marios is a member of the Operational Research Society and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). During his doctoral studies, Marios received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the BAE Systems, and he has taken part in a number of high-profile conferences and workshops in the UK, Greece, and South Korea.  

Kasia Zdunczyk

Kasia Zdunczyk joins us as Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies in the Strategy, International Management & Business, and Entrepreneurship group. She will be taking on the role of Director of Academic QualityStandards and Student Experience in the School of Management. Kasia has held a number of academic leadership postsincluding Director of MBA and Director of DBA Programmes at Newcastle University. Most recently, she served as a member of the Senior Management Team responsible for internationalisation and postgraduate programmes at Surrey Business School. Prior to joining academia, Kasia was an entrepreneur and a management consultant advising MNCs investing in Poland. Kasia’s research interests include practice theory and the application of the work of Pierre Bourdieu to the study of the interplay of knowledge, power, and change in organisations and fields of practice. Her recent work explores themes of boundaries, inclusion, and exclusion in the context of higher education with a view to informing strategy and policymaking. 

 

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