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Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems at Nottingham Trent University

Professor of Intelligent Engineering Systems within the Product Design team at Nottingham Trent University. He is also the Director of DTA-Energy (Doctoral Training Alliance). His research and teaching activities focus on several multi-disciplinary topics in the broad area of product design and innovation, automation, energy, condition monitoring and artificial intelligence. Amin is currently leading the Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment Technologies research group (iSBET) and co-founder of the Advance Design and Manufacturing Engineering Centre (ADMEC). His international research profile and academic activities cover a wide range of countries such as Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Spain and Libya.  Amin has strong links and collaboration with industry including eight years as the industrial placement adviser and over 25 years of industrial research and collaboration.



Professor in Law

Rebecca became an academic after studying for a PhD at the University of Manchester (1995-1997).  Her thesis was on avoidable transactions in insolvency law and it was supervised by Professor David Milman. Before joining NTU she was a lecturer and then senior lecturer at the University of Leicester (1997-2007).  She joined NTU in 2007 and has since published widely in various aspects of insolvency law and latterly in law and technology.

Rebecca's main research interests lie in the area of insolvency law and, in particular, international and comparative insolvency law with a focus on the UK, the USA, the EU, India and China. She is interested in the intersection of technology and commercial law, including the regulatory framework needed to support digital economies and the use of artificial intelligence.  She has interests in related areas of company law, notably directors' duties and director disqualification, as well as in insolvent partnerships and individuals.



Director of LLM Programme (Dubai) at the University of Birmingham

Dr Hwaidi is the Head of LLM Programme (Dubai) at the at the University of Birmingham. He is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London UCL- Centre of Blockchain and a Fellow of UK Higher Education.
Dr Hwaidi has published many articles in world leading peer-reviewed law journals. These include articles on the role of law and sociology on designing Blockchain platforms for commercial transactions. He is the founder of 'The Advisory Network For The Future of Blockchain (ANFB)'. Dr Hwaidi has a track record of publications in the area of the law of documentary letters of credit. He is the author of the book Al-Hwaidi in the Law and Practice of Documentary Letters of Credit which is a functional comparative study between English law, Arabic laws as well as other national laws as a scholarly reference to courts and academics



Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Dr. Amjad Fayoumi is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems (IS) and a member of the Department of Management Science since 2017. He is researching in the information systems area focusing on enterprise systems modelling and simulation. He is a director of MSc in E-business and Innovation Programme and a co-leader of Advanced Manufacturing Theme (LiRA). Dr. Fayoumi is activly involved in several research groups and themes across the University of Lancaster
Dr. Fayoumi was awarded his Ph.D degree. in the information systems area from Loughborough University, his thesis focusing on the use of enterprise modelling and simulation for analysing and designing business strategy and operation. Prior to joining Lancaster University, Dr. Fayoumi worked as a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, also as a researcher for the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University, and taught at the Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC) at both foundation and diploma levels. Furthermore, Dr. Fayoumi has earlier industrial experience, as he worked previously in ICT consultancy for few years. Dr. Fayoumi is currently a member of a number of professional associations and he has taken roles in reviewing research papers for several international conferences and journals.
At present, his particular research interests lie in two main themes around: Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Digital Transformation of Healthcare.

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Associate Professor of Digital Business

Associate Professor of Digital Business | Consultant & Corporate Trainer | Media & TV Speaker. Dr. Anas Najdawi has experience in designing and implementing digital transformation strategies in several sectors. His E-Business consultation projects included but not limited to E-Commerce, E-Tourism in Government, E-learning, and Digital Marketing.

Before joining AbuDhabi University as  an  associate professor of Management Information Systems in the college of military programs, he worked in several universities, including the University of Jordan, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Canadian University Dubai, and Amity University Dubai.  Besides his teaching and research experience, he played several managerial roles as acting dean of the school of business and head of E-Business programs at Canadian university Dubai between 2015-2018 and program leader of the MBA program for Business Analytics at Amity University Dubai between 2019-2021. Dr. Najdawi is a senior consultanat and corporate trainer at PwC digital and certified professional media speaker on several media and TV channels about technology and business topics in key news channels in the Middle East, USA and GCC regions such as Sky News Arabia, Al Arabiya News, Bloomberg Asharq News, Dubai TV, Al Hurrah TV, and many others.  

Dr. Najdawi is the ambassador of SAP-Next Gen Chapter in UAE for Science Fiction and Emerging Technologies and a member of many academic and industry associations such as the Association of Information Systems (AIS), IEEE, as well as certified LEAD Business Analyst and member of Leading Practice organization for enterprise & industry standards.  

Meet the Team: Our Team


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Dr Ali is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management with research interests in the fields of cross-cultural management and HRM. I am specifically interested in researching management practices in the Arab Middle East and during the last five years have focused on exploring the impact of social capital on employee selection in the Jordanian banking sector. I have held a variety of academic and HR roles in both Jordan (bank of Jordan) and the UK (University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, University of Worcester).




Dr Keith Dinnie is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee (UK). He is a leading authority on place branding for cities, regions and nations. He is the author of the first textbook on nation branding, Nation Branding – Concepts, Issues, Practice (Routledge, 2007). The book is now in its second edition (Routledge, 2015). He is the editor of City Branding – Theory and Cases (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). His books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.



Dr Szu-Hsin Wu is a Lecturer in Marketing within the School of Business at the University of Dundee. Prior to joining Dundee, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research fellow on an EU Interreg funded project - Dŵr Uisce which is led by a multidisciplinary research team from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and Bangor University in Wales. Szu-Hsin holds an M.A. in Design Management from the University of Southampton (UK) and Ph.D in Marketing from Dublin City University (Ireland).
Given her multidisciplinary background, she has been involved in different international research projects and worked with multi-national researchers from Human Resources, Operations Management, Business Ethics, Engineering, and Environmental Science. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and International Journal of Human Resource Development: Practice, Policy and Research.



​Dr Ana-Maria Bliuc is a Senior Lecturer and a social and political psychologist who joined Psychology at the University of Dundee in 2019. She has a PhD in Psychology from the Australian National University, and prior to her current appointment she held academic positions in Australia at Western Sydney University (2016-2019), Monash University (2012-2016), and the University of Sydney (2006-2012). 

Her research examines how people’s social identities influence their behaviour in a range of contexts including health, environmental (climate change), and socio-political (collective action and social change). More recently, she has focused on research on online communities looking at how collective identities and behaviours are shaped through online interactions. This research has been conducted in online political communities (mostly far-right and white supremacist) and online health communities (recovery from addiction). 



Mrs Maeve Malon is a Lecturer (Teaching and Research) at University of Dundee.  Professionally trained as a Qualified Solicitor with the Law Society of Ireland, she has gained valuable practical experience in a variety of legal research disciplines from High Court Medical Negligence Actions to Supreme Court Appeals in Banking and Commercial Law. Having worked for 12 years in practice as a Legal Executive / Manager / Qualified Solicitor with Margaret Roche Solicitor. The inter-disciplinary nature of her research is enriched having completed professional qualifications with the Law Society of Ireland. Maeve leads and teach on the Intellectual Property Law Module to undergrad and  LLM Students and the Module Organiser on the LLM in Medical Healthcare Law and Ethics. Maeve is also involved in a research collaboration project with MEMO, School of Medicine, University of Dundee.

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VC Investment | University Lecturer | Former CEO of three Blockchain and Disruptive Technologies consultancies in London

Lobbying, lectures, interviews: Oxford, Cambridge, United Nations, European Union, Google, LSE-MIT-Stanford, BBC-CNN-Guardian-Fox News, WeWork European Headquarters, +70 universities-institutions worldwide

YouTube Sciences Show “Tecnologias Disruptivas”: 1 million views in first six months. Lectures on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Biotechnologies, Smart Cities, and ETF Financial Investment.

Awarded: "Exceptional (Global) Talent": by UK Government; "Leonardo da Vinci of Fintech" by CoinTelegraph; list of world’s “Fintech Top 100 Influencers” by Onalytica. Quatrilingual & Quatricultural (🇬🇧🇲🇽🇮🇱🇺🇸🇫🇷).


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