Staff Locations and Floorplans

Leadership Team
Name Role
Business School Management Team
Professor Keith Bender Dean and Head of School (until 30 November 2019)
Professor Martin Meyer Dean and Head of School (from 1 December 2019)
Mrs Lindsay Tibbetts Deputy Dean
Professor Donald Hislop Director of Personnel
Professor Alan Sangster Director of Resources
Professor W David McCausland Director of Undergraduate Studies
vacancy Director of Postgraduate Studies
Dr Allan J Sim Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies
Professor John Skåtun Director of On-Line and Digital Learning
Mr Russell Williams Director of Off-Campus Learning
Professor Catia Montagna Director of Research
Professor Chandana Alawattage Director of Postgraduate Research
Dr Ian Robson Director of Accreditation
Professor Norman Hutchinson Head of Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate
Professor J Ignacio Canales Head of Business Management
Dr Alex Zangelidis Head of Economics
Professor Frank Hong Liu Director of Internationalisation
Fiona Ritchie School Administration Officer
Mrs Kirsteen Watt Accreditation and Projects Manager
Research Directors
Professor Chandana Alawattage Accountancy
Professor Chandana Alawattage Finance
Dr Rainer Schulz Real Estate
Professor Catia Montagna Economics
Professor J Ignacio Canales Business and Management
Administration Team
Business School Office
Teaching Support
Jillian Howatt Teaching Support Coordinator (Oversees Teaching Administration for UG and PGT, UG Examinations and Timetabling, UG Academic Integrity and Appeals)  
Stephanie Marajh

Secretary (Teaching Administration for standard-delivery PGT, standard-delivery PGT Examinations and Timetabling, standarddelivery PGT Academic Integrity and Appeals) (Teaching Administrator for UG and PGT Real Estate)

Ms Nathalie Kemp on maternity leave  
Mrs Jaye Carr Senior Secretary (Teaching Administration for block-taught PGT, block-taught PGT Examinations and Timetabling, block-taught PGT Academic Integrity and Appeals)  
Paulina Kajda Secretary (Teaching Administration for UG, UG Examinations and Timetabling, UG Academic Integrity and Appeals)  
Cherie Connon Secretary (On-line, off-campus, Quatar) and PA to Deputy Dean
Julie Davidson Secretary for Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate Undergraduate programmes
vacancy Secretary for Economics, Business Management and International Business Undergraduate programmes
Ms Sasha Fraser Secretary for Block-Taught Postgraduate Taught Courses  
vacancy Secretary for  Accountancy, Finance, Real Estate and PEEF Postgraduate Taught Courses
accfin@abdn.ac.uk Accounting and Finance queries
econ@abdn.ac.uk Economics queries
bus-management@abdn.ac.uk Business Management and IB queries
realestate@abdn.ac.uk Real estate queries
study@abdn.ac.uk UG Admissions - Student Recruitment and Admissions   
Postgraduate Admissions
Mrs Clare Fletcher PGT Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator (Marketing, Conversion and Social Media)  
Mrs Julia Braik School Secretary for PGR Support and Recruitment and Travel
Nick Hindley Research and REF support
Mandy Innes Admissions Secretary  
Ms Jeanette Higginson on secondment  
Abigail Murray Admissions Secretary  
gbs@abdn.ac.uk PGT Admissions - Business School  
pgrbus@abdn.ac.uk PhD Admissions - Business School  
External Engagement and Accreditation
Deborah Park Accreditation Officer  
Mrs Pamela Cumming Schools Engagement Coordinator  
Lucia Giuntoli Business Engagement Advisor  
Marketing
Ray Addison Marketing Manager
Lucy Holmes School Marketing Officer
Michaela Catchpole Digital Marketing Officer  
General School Support
Dr Laura Kruitbos School Finance Officer (purchasing, contracts and travel)  
Mrs Diane Alves PA to Executive Dean (from 2019-07-01)  
Mrs Fumiko Nakamaru Editorial Assistant for the Scottish Journal of Political Economy and PA to Professor Kemp  
   
Programme Directors
Undergraduate Programme Directors
Dr Bill Jackson MA Accountancy
Dr Laura McCann MA Finance
Dr Nan Liu MA Real Estate
Dr Harminder Battu MA Economics
Dr Mauro Papi MA Financial Economics
Professor J Ignacio Canales MA / MBus International Business
Dr John Lamb MA Business Management
Postgraduate Programme Directors
Dr Marc Gronwald MSc Law and Economics of Oil and Gas
Dr Nikolaos Vlassis MScEcon Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance
Dr Nikolaos Vlassis PGCert Energy Economics and Finance (Online)
Dr Naser Makarem MScEcon Accounting and Finance
Dr Fotios Papadimitriou MScEcon Finance and Investment Management
Professor Norman Hutchison MSc Finance and Real Estate
Dr Yuan Zhao MSc International Business and Finance
  MSc, PgDip or PgCert Digital Marketing Leadership
Dr Ian Robson MBA Executive MBA (London, UK)
Dr Elizabeth Thomson MSc Marketing Management
Dr Trevor Morrow MBA
Dr Trevor Morrow MBA (Global) (Online)
  MBA Finance
Dr Jing Cai MSc International Business Management
Dr Trevor Morrow MBA Energy Management
Dr Trevor Morrow MSc International Human Resource Management
Dr Ian Robson Executive MBA (Shanghai, China)
Professor Norman Hutchison MSc Real Estate
Dr Paul-Olivier Klein MSc Finance (Online)
Postgraduate Research Directors
Professor Chandana Alawattage Accountancy
Professor Chandana Alawattage Finance
Dr Rainer Schulz Real Estate
Professor Ioannis Theodossiou Economics
Dr Karolina Kazimierczak Business and Management
Accounting, Finance and Real Estate
Name Role Interests
Accountancy

Mr Alex Arthur

Senior Lecturer (Temporary, Part-Time) Accountancy

Dr Robert Duncan

 

Lecturer (Scholarship)  

Dr Shamima Haque

 

Senior Lecturer Accountancy
Professor Azizul Islam Personal Chair Accountancy
Dr Bill Jackson Senior Lecturer

Accountancy

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Mohamed Osman Lecturer

Accountancy

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Audrey Paterson Senior Lecturer

Accountancy

Theme: Finance and Governance

Professor Alan Sangster Personal Chair

Accounting theory

Theme: Finance and Governance

Mr Mark Whittington

Senior Lecturer

Strategic management accounting, accounting education, international accounting, reporting and financial statement analysis

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Naser Makarem

Lecturer Financial reporting, earnings management, audit quality, real activities manipulation

Mr Andrew Mulhern

Lecturer (Scholarship)  

Dr Thereza Sales de Aguair

Senior Lecturer Accountancy

Ms Lindsay Tibbetts

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)  
Finance

Professor Angela Black

Chair in Finance

Asset pricing, household finance, corporate finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Filipa Da Silva Fernandes Lecturer

Corporate finance, financial economics, banking

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Daniel Gymiah Lecturer in Finance (from 2019-08-01)

Finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Chunxia Jiang Senior Lecturer in Finance

Finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Professor Frank Hong Liu

 

Chair in Finance

Finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Paul-Olivier Klein Lecturer

Finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Professor Gerhard Kling

Chair in Finance

Finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Seungho Lee Lecturer in Finance (from 2019-10-01)

Finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Laura McCann

Lecturer

Corporate finance, debt source, relationship banking

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Fotios Papadimitriou

Senior Lecturer

Finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Professor Martin Hoesli
Chair in Accountancy

 

House prices, disposable income, and permanent and temporary shocks and more

Professor Hans K Hvide

Chair in Economics and Finance

Economics, innovation and entrepreneurs, income and risk and more

Dr Huong Vu Lecturer Corporate finance, quantitative finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Yuan Zhao Lecturer

Asset pricing theories, fund performance evaluation, volatility forecasting, relativity 

Theme: Property Market Analysis

Real Estate
Professor Norman Hutchison Chair in Business School

Finance, commercial property valuation and investment, risk measurement and communication, and more
Theme: Property Market Analysis

Dr Nan Liu Lecturer

Property investment and property market analysis

Theme: Property Market Analysis

Professor Bryan MacGregor Chair in Real Estate Theme: Property Market Analysis
Professor Deb Roberts Chair in Real Estate

Regional science, rural development, agricultural policy,renewable energy, housing market analysis

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing, Energy and Environment, Property Market Analysis

Dr Rainer Schulz Senior Lecturer Theme: Property Market Analysis
Dr Fiona Stoddard Lecturer (Scholarship)

Property valuation

Theme: Property Market Analysis

Dr Martin Wersing Lecturer

Housing market analysis and statistical modelling

Theme: Property Market Analysis

Economics
Name Role Interests
Economics

Dr Yu Aoki

Lecturer

Health economics

Dr Yakubu Abdul-Salam Lecturer

Energy and environmental economics

Theme: Energy and Environment

Dr Harminder Battu

Reader

Economics of education, employment contracts, regional inequality

ThemeWork, Health and Wellbeing 

Dr Juergen Bracht

Lecturer

Trust and reputation 

Professor Keith Bender

SIRE Chair in Economics

Labor Economics, Economics of Ageing, Subjective Well-being, Health Economics

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Dr Marc Gronwald

Senior Lecturer

Energy economics, environmental economics, resource economics

Theme: Energy and Environment 

Professor Hans K Hvide

Chair in Economics and Finance

Innovation and enterprise, investments, income risk

Dr Xin Jin

Lecturer

Energy economics and applied econometrics

Theme: Energy and Environment

Dr Sola Kasim

Research Fellow

Energy and climate change adaptation and mitigation economics

Theme: Finance and Governance

Professor Alex Kemp

Professor of Petroleum Economics

North Sea economics, international petroleum economics

Theme: Energy and EnvironmentFinance and Governance
Director: Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance

Dr Takahiko Kiso

Lecturer

Energy and environmental economics

Theme: Energy and EnvironmentFinance and Governance

Professor W David McCausland Personal Chair

macroeconomics, labour economics

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Professor Catia Montagna

Chair in Economics

International trade theory; firms in the global economy; labour markets, trade, FDI; globalisation and labour markets; welfare state policies

Theme: Work, Health and WellbeingEnergy and EnvironmentFinance and GovernanceTheory and Method  

Dr George Emeka Onwordi

Teaching Fellow

Search and Matching frictions, Labour Markets and Policies, Macroeconomic Dynamics

Dr Mauro Papi

Senior Lecturer

Economic theory, experiments, and bounded rationality

Theme: Theory and Method  

Professor Euan Phimister

Chair in Economics

Economics of spatial labour markets

Theme: Work, Health and WellbeingEnergy and Environment 

Dr Agathe Rouaix

Lecturer

Agricultural and environmental economics

Theme: Energy and EnvironmentFinance and GovernanceTheory and Method  

Professor John Skåtun

Personal Chair

Labour economics, labour market contracting, trades unions 

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Professor Joe Swierzbinski

Chair in Env & Energy Economics

Experimental economics

ThemeEnergy and EnvironmentTheory and Method  

Professor Ioannis Theodossiou

Chair in Economics

wage determination, unemployment, macroeconomics

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Dr Nikolaos Vlassis

Lecturer

Energy and environmental economics

Theme: Energy and EnvironmentFinance and Governance

Dr Alex Zangelidis

Senior Lecturer

Labour economics

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing  

Supervision Contacts 
Professor Ioannis Theodossiou Supervisor Economics
Business Management
Name Role Interests
Business Management
Dr Scott Allan Lecturer

The sociology, management and governance of professionals and professional work. In that context, financialisation of professional services and related metricisation of performance and control mechanisms; identity and subjectivity; power relations; knowledge/expertise and trust; technology and its effect on work

Theme:Theory and Method

Dr Ali Bayat Lecturer

Firm policy, corporate governance, strategic leadership, policy implications of big data

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Karen Bilsland Lecturer

Work organisation; HRM; employee engagement and participation; corporate governance; spatiality and architecture in organisations; visual research methods

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr Jing Cai

Senior Lecturer

Technology management, innovation, dynamic capability, strategic management, gorporate governance

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing  

Professor J Ignacio Canales  

Strategic Management

Theme:Theory and Method

Dr Xiaoqing (Joyce) Chen Lecturer

Tourism Management, Customer Experience, Interpretive Paradigm, Asian Management Culture, Philosophies in Management

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr William Cooper Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Dr Cheryl Dowie Lecturer

Business negotiation and conflict management, cross-cultural interactions, decision-making strategies, deal-making, ethics in negotiations.

Theme: Theory and Method, Work, Health and Wellbeing  

Professor Donald Hislop Personal Chair

technology and work, mobile working, teleworking, knowledge management, artificial intelligence

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr Yanghong (Alice) Hu Lecturer

Sub-national institutions in emerging economies, institutional theory, corporate diversification, strategic management, entrepreneurship in emerging economies

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr Karolina Kazimierczak

Lecturer

Science and technology studies; feminist theory

Theme:Theory and Method Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Dr John Lamb

Lecturer

Operational research, combinatorial and stochastic optimisation and simulation

Theme:Theory and Method

Dr Elham Moonesirust Lecturer

Identity; power; discourse; critical management studies; gender studies, ethics of care; qualitative methodologies

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr Trevor Morrow Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

Human Resource Strategy
International and Comparative HRM
International Business
Entrepreneurship
Research Methods

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr Nicola Naughton

Lecturer (Scholarship)

Recruitment and selection, organisational behaviour, knowledge management and coaching

ThemeTheory and Method 

Dr Julian Randall

Senior Lecturer

Management of change; impact of change on managers' perceptions of job, work, career, and organisation

ThemeTheory and Method  

Dr Ian Robson

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

The application of moral philosophy and moral theories to the business society interface with a focus on conflict, dispute and asymmetry. The application of institutional theory and institutional work theory to moral dilemmas, moral reasoning and conflict in organisational settings. Internationalisation theory, international market entry, relational and network theories. Discursive psychology and discourse analysis as well as interpretive methodology. 

Theme: Theory and Method

Dr Elizabeth Thomson

Lecturer

Qualitative research on child and family consumer behaviour

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr Marcus Thompson 

Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Dr Allan J Sim

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Business Ethics & CSR, effective teaching, cultural identity, organizational culture, globalization

Dr Tim Stone

Lecturer

Qualitative consumer research on ageing, religion, or quality of life

ThemeTheory and Method 

Dr Hemamali Tennakoon Senior Lecturer in Management

Business Management

ThemeTheory and Method 

Mr Russell Williams

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

Marketing and entrepreneurship: online trust (peer reviews and peer endorsements), crowdfunding (project pitches), entrepreneurship (entrepreneurship education).

Professor Haina Zhang Chair in Management

 Business Management

ThemeTheory and Method 

Professor Simon Parker

Chair in Entrepreneurship

 

 Supervision Contacts

 Dr Karolina Kazimierczak

   Business Management