CMBE CPD Review Board

Our CMBE CPD Review Board comprises of academics with the CMBE designation, who come together to make decisions on the submissions for new workshops for our events calendar. The Board review all submissions and provide feedback, to allow us to reflect on how to build on our CMBE CPD event offering.


Panel members

Dr Amanda Miller
Education Lead, Department of Marketing, Retail and Tourism, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Dr Amanda Miller is a career academic who has led in areas of curriculum development and innovation at the Faculty of Business and Law, Manchester Metropolitan University for over 20 years. Over this time, her roles have been across programme, department and faculty level.

Amanda is committed to her own professional development, and has embraced opportunities such as the Chartered ABS LTSE conference, CMBE workshops and the Leaders in Learning and Teaching Programme.

As a member of her department's senior leadership team, she is involved in supporting colleagues through their own professional development through mentoring, and more recently, through the development of a community practice to support colleagues to engage in conversations and share practice in their own teaching and learning.

Dr Amon Simba
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy, Nottingham Business School

Dr. Amon Simba is an established research and teaching scholar at Nottingham Business School (NBS) in the UK, and his expertise lies in entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy. Including his role at NBS, Amon is an Adjunct Professor at Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State Bloemfontein in South Africa. He is also an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB) as well as the Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (JSBE) and is in the Editorial Team at the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. He is also an Editorial Board Member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He has published his work in leading journals including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management, International Marketing Review and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour Research.

Angela Mazzetti
Senior Lecturer in Management Practice & Degree Programme Director, Newcastle University Business School

Angela has been part of the education sector since 1996, and has worked with a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education students. She is passionate about motivating students to achieve their full potential, both during their time at university and in their future careers.

Angela is currently the Degree Programme Director for Newcastle University Business School's BA Honours Business Management programme. With almost 600 students, this is one of the business school's largest undergraduate programmes.

During her time in the education sector, Angela has led a range of funded research projects aimed at enhancing the business school curricula. Additionally, she has delivered various workshops and CPD events, alongside publishing a range of articles and case studies related to educational practice.

Angela has been a member of the CMBE programme since its inception, and has enjoyed the opportunities being part of of the community has offered.

Dr Becky Lees
Head, Department of Accounting, Finance and Informatics, Kingston Business School

Becky started her career in higher education at Kingston University in 2000, having returned after a period in industry following her undergraduate studies. She completed her Bachelor's degree at Kingston Business School, making her both an alumnus, as well as an academic, of the school.

Becky's teaching is in the area of quantitative methods, decision modelling and information management, and she is a University Teaching Fellow. She has held a variety of course management and quality focused roles which have given her a thorough grounding in a wide range of university processes. She is currently Head of Department for Accounting, Finance and Informatics, and School Lead for Assurance of Learning.

She holds a PhD in Educational Research from Lancaster University, with interests that lie within pedagogic research in higher education. Becky is particularly interested in how the development of continuity, collaboration and co-construction in assessment across a student's degree programme can support the achievement of programme learning outcomes to support employability and students' next steps.

Becky is a senior Fellow of the HEA and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, as well as holding Certified Management and Business Educator status from the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Dr Chau Duong
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Dr Chau Duong is currently a senior lecturer, course leader, link tutor, and member of the university's Academic Board, amongst other duties, at the University of East London, having previously worked as an academic at Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Chau trained as an accountant at undergraduate level and started his career as a Big 4 auditor. His move to academic in 2004 led to him acquiring an MSc in Finance and Investment from Durham University, an MBA in Financial Technology Management from the University of East London, and a PhD in Business and Management from the University of Kent.

Continuous professional development has always been a key platform for Chau to keep his teaching practice and academic leadership relevant and informed, from both research and professional perspectives.

He has attained Senior Fellowship of the Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy), Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute and Membership of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Chau has held the Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE) certification since 2019.

Dr Irina Gokh
Senior Lecturer in International Business, Leicester Castle Business School

Dr Irina Gokh is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, a Social Media Editor of the Critical Perspectives on International Business, and a founder of the YouTube channel 'International Business Conversations'.

Irina is focused on the strategic development of the Business Management subject area and providing academic support and guidance for colleagues. Irina has substantial teaching experience at various levels of undergraduate and postgraduate study. Currently, Irina leads an undergraduate International Business Programme at De Montfort University.

Irina's research interests focus on the international business domain, with a specific focus on multinational enterprise and foreign direct investment location decisions.

Josephine Van-Ess
Lecturer in Management, Director of Teaching and Learning (Pg), University of Sussex Business School

Josephine is a Lecturer in Management, and Director of Teaching & Learning (PG & ODL) at the University of Sussex Business School. Her research interests lie in innovative and interactive teaching in higher education institutions.

Prior to joining Sussex in 2016, Josephine worked at the University of Nottingham's China campus for 6 years, where she taught various modules on Business Ethics, Management, Organisational Behaviour and Quantitative Methods.

Josephine has extensive private sector experience. She has worked in consumer research, telecommunications, and the banking industry for over 9 years, and has carried out consumer research for multinationals such as Nestle, Unilever, Coca Cola, and Guinness in Ghana. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE), and is a member of the Equalities and Diversity Committee of the University of Sussex Business School.

Louisa Hill
Associate Professor, Leeds University Business School

Louisa has led and delivered a variety of business courses and subjects in the private sector, teaching-intensive, post-1992 and and research-intensive universities. She is a keen advocate of CPD as a means of updating her HE knowledge, which is demonstrated through her PCGE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training, MA in Education and current undertaking of an EdD in Higher Education.

Louisa's research examines the challenges and support that business school academics require in internationalising their teaching practice. Throughout her career, Louisa has championed the development of academic staff in business schools ranging from PGR teaching assistants up to senior executive level. These activities have involved mentoring, coaching, observing, co-teaching, co-writing, delivering workshops, establishing teaching programmes, and professional awards, with a focus on the importance if learner-centred developmental practice for both academics and students.

Louisa's professional awards include QTLS, RLA, CMBE, SFHEA, University Student Experience Fellow and Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellow.

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas
Professor Marketing and Sustainable Business, School of Fashion, GCU London

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas EdD FRSA is a Professor in Marketing and Sustainable Business at the British School of Fashion, Glasgow Caledonian University, London, where she is also responsible for Academic Leadership for Business and Sustainability.

Professor Radclyffe-Thomas is a National Teaching Fellow, Vice Chair of PRME UK&I Chapter, Editor-in-Chief for Bloomsbury Fashion Business Case Studies, Associate Editor for the International Journal of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles, and co-author of Fashion Management: A Strategic Approach.

Natascha's cross-disciplinary research spans the creative industries practice; sustainable fashion; social enterprise and responsible business; cultural heritage; consumer behaviour, and international fashion marketing. Natascha has extensive international teaching and professional development experience, and is an advocate for globally responsible education, and an inaugural Advisory Board member for the Council for International African Fashion Education.

Natascha won the Case Centre 2020 Award for Ethics and Social Responsibility and was Runner-Up in the FT’s 2022 Responsible Business Educator Awards, and has supported the RSA and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on their Make Fashion Circular initiatives.

Dr Sue Cronshaw
Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Liverpool Business School

Dr Sue Cronshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Liverpool John Moores University, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a media commentator. Before moving into academia, she worked as a marketing professional in the media for ten years, specifically in the field of brand management. She teaches Marketing/Digital Marketing at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and supervises dissertations on these topics.

Sue has written and published material on online communities, women in HE, digital health, UX digital-physical strategies and organisational ambidexterity. She is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Organisational Analysis and a reviewer for a number of other international journals. She is an external examiner for Professional Doctorates, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Certified Business and Management Educator (CMBE), a mentor for The Girls Network and an AURORA alumnus.

Vlasios Sarantinos
Senior Lecturer, Bristol Business School

Vlasios Sarantinos is an educator and academic, with a strong passion for supporting students' learning and teaching to ensure they realise their full potential.

He has been working for several years as a Senior Lecturer at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, with expertise in Human Resources Management and other cognate areas within the sphere of Business and Management. He also has experience in numerous other HEIs and working across different countries, gaining valuable knowledge and insights in Transnational Education and Academic Partnerships, Quality Assurance and Cross-cultural collaboration.

Alongside his teaching and scholarly activity, he is a member of several professional bodies and associations (CMBE, CMgr, FCMI, Academic MCIPD, FInstLM, FRSA and others). He is a firm believer of life-long learning and the importance of professional development and growth, both to maintain much needed currency, but also to enjoy fresh perspectives and foster innovation.