Business, Management & Marketing

Dr Daniel Lock

Head of Research and Professional Practice, and Principal Academic in Sport Management

Areas of expertise

Daniel’s primary research interests focus on social perception and identity dynamics as they apply to sport consumption and participation. Specifically, his research addresses: (1) The influence of group membership on consumer and participant behaviour. In particularly, he investigates how organisations can cultivate identities to enhance consumer and participant retention and experiences. (2) Social perceptions of organisational… Read more »

Dr Deborah Sadd

Dr Debbie Sadd

Programme Leader in Events Management

Areas of expertise

Debbie’s current research interests include the social impact of events – including urban regeneration opportunities – as well as stakeholder management and legacy planning. Other activities include research into sports tourism opportunities and challenges, and the F.A.M.E. framework of event evaluation – as well the use of social media to measure event reach, volunteer management,… Read more »

Mark Ridolfo

Mark Ridolfo

Programme Leader in Business Studies

Areas of expertise

Living and working in France, Germany, Italy and China has helped inform Mark’s main interests of cross-cultural communication and management. He also delivers courses in professional effectiveness – specialising in presentations, report writing, online communication, and negotiation. Mark leads the Bournemouth University Faculty of Management international student recruitment activity in Thailand and Indonesia. He has… Read more »

Lee Miles

Professor Lee Miles

Professor of Crisis & Disaster Management

Areas of expertise

Lee researches the relationship between innovation and resilience in crisis and disaster management. He is particularly interested in the impact of entrepreneurship in international crisis and disaster management, with specific emphasis on developing concepts of ‘entrepreneurial resilience’. He is also involved in several projects examining the role of communication strategies, gaming and simulations in crisis… Read more »

Charles McIntyre

Dr Charles McIntyre

Senior Lecturer in Marketing & Design

Areas of expertise

Charles’ teaching and research interests lie in human experience, innovation and creativity within the fields of consumer behaviour, communications and place and space effects. These are predominantly within the tourism, retail, leisure and entertainment sectors – including aspects of retail forms, music consumption, museum and art gallery visits, and other public leisure area use. His… Read more »

Rebecca Jenkins

Dr Rebecca Jenkins

Lecturer in Advertising

Areas of expertise

Becky is a lecturer in Consumer Culture and Behaviour. Broadly, her research interests centre on the ways in which consumption is integrated into everyday life (e.g. love, relationships, periods of transition). Her PhD was on the imagination in consumption and focused on how consumption, in various guises, fits into everyday imagining. She has also researched the use of… Read more »

Chris Chapleo

Dr Chris Chapleo

Principal Academic, Marketing & Branding

Areas of expertise

Chris’ research interests are in marketing and branding in the non-profit sector, particularly education. He has published and spoken widely on aspects of higher education branding and is involved in ongoing consultancy projects in the sector. He is currently researching brand orientation in the non-profit sector. Prior to academia, he held senior marketing roles in… Read more »

Melissa Carr

Melissa Carr

Senior Lecturer in Leadership Development

Areas of expertise

Melissa is a chartered occupational psychologist whose career spans consultancy, education and leadership development. She is particularly interested in the way organisations select and retain talent and how they develop leadership capability. She also has extensive experience of using psychometrics with individuals and teams, and has conducted research on the difference and diversity of personality… Read more »

Jeff Bray

Dr Jeff Bray

Senior Lecturer in Marketing & Retail Management

Areas of expertise

Jeff’s passion and research area is retailing and consumer marketing. He is currently researching ethical considerations in consumer purchasing decisions. He also has an interest in the internationalisation of retailing, and general retail issues. His research has featured in numerous journals including the Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Tourism Research and his work… Read more »

Milena Bobeva

Dr Milena Bobeva

MBA Director and Principal Academic

Areas of expertise

Milena started her career as an information systems analyst and designer and joined higher education as a researcher in business process innovation. A career as an academic-practitioner followed, with Milena an early adopter of technology-enhanced learning. She is also a key advocate of education innovation through cross-generational collaboration. Milena has contributed to articles in The… Read more »