The Professoriate is a forum that comprises a Chairperson and the Professoriate itself
Prof Jane Wills

Professor Jane Wills

Role: Chair
Telephone: 020 7815 7996

Jane Wills is Professor of Health Promotion in the School of Health and Social Care and also Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Improvement and Innovation (CApRII). She has over 25 years of experience of teaching public health and health promotion and is also the author of the best-selling textbook 'Foundations for Health Promotion', which is translated into five languages and is on the core curriculum of medicine, nursing and health studies in many countries. Her research focuses on health education and health literacy and behavioural interventions particularly in relation to obesity.

Prof Hillegonda Rietveld

Professor Hillegonda Rietveld

Role: Vice Chair
Telephone: 020 7815 5778

Professor Hillegonda C. Rietveld, PhD, SFHEA, joined London South Bank University in 1997, and is Director of Postgraduate Research at the School of Arts and Creative Industries, and chairs the Sonic Research Group (SRG). In 2004, she initiated the course provision in Music and Sound Design, a subject area to which she contributes significantly through research-led teaching. Her publication work is mainly in the field of electronic dance music culture, in addition to electronic music and game music. Prof Rietveld successfully supervises PhDs to completion, and is currently supervising research in the areas of music production and social media. Her students have successfully gone on to gain academic positions at King’s College, and University of Westminster, as well as in the creative industries as music producers, sound artists, music copyright managers, creative account managers, and game developers.

Prof Ian Albery

Professor Ian Albery

Role: Member
Telephone: 020 7815 5856

Professor Ian Albery joined LSBU from the University of Kent in 1999 and is Professor of Psychology in the Division of Psychology, and is Director of Research and Enterprise for the School of Applied Sciences. His research interests are focused on understanding individuals' health behaviours. More specifically he is interested in those cognitive and social identity processes that have been used to examine health behaviours, most particularly addictive behaviours.

Prof Mohammad Ghavami

Mohammad Ghavami

Role: Member
Telephone: 020 7815 7196

Professor Mohammed Ghavami is Professor of Telecommunications Engineering and the founder and leader of Biomedical Engineering and Communications (BiMEC) research at LSBU.  He has been very successful in developing the multi-disciplinary expertise within BiMEC. His expertise lies in the areas of Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, Adaptive and smart antenna, wireless sensor networks, and Telecommunication systems for healthcare applications.

Prof Philip Hammond

Professor Philip Hammond

Role: Member
Telephone: 020 7815 6150

Professor Philip Hammond is Professor of Media and Communications in the School of Arts and Creative Industries. He is the author/editor of seven books and of many journal articles and chapters in edited collections. He is course director of BSc Criminology with Journalism, BA International Relations with Journalism, BA Politics with Journalism and MA Journalism with Development Studies.

Prof Kiros Karamanidis

Professor Kiros Karamanidis

Role: Member
Telephone: 020 7815 7991

Professor Kiros Karamanidis joined LSBU from the German Sport University Cologne (Germany) in March 2017 and is Professor of Ageing and Exercise Science at the School of Applied Sciences (Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre). His main research interest is focused on the plasticity of the musculoskeletal system in response to mechanical loading and exercise, and on the interaction between the neural and the motor system during functional activities such as walking and running.

Prof Becky Malby

Professor Becky Malby

Role: Member
Telephone: 07974777309

Professor Becky Malby is a Professor in Health Systems Innovation at LSBU. She and has led extensive research into systems innovation, organisational change and leadership development, both in the UK and internationally, in leading networks. Her experience is an unusual combination of leader, manager, researcher, change agent and entrepreneur. Becky is known to be an energetic and enthusiastic leader of change and a forward thinker. She has a track record in organisational and leadership development in the public sector, working primarily with the NHS and with local authorities in the UK and Europe.

Prof Shushma Patel

Shushma Patel

Role: Member
Telephone: 020 7815 7412

Professor Shushma Patel is Professor of Information Systems and is currently the Director of Education and Student Experience in the School of Engineering. In this role she takes a keen interest in facilitating students from varied backgrounds to succeed in their studies. She is actively involved with promoting equality and diversity, in particular for women in STEM, and leadership. She is actively engaged in trans-national education and has worked on many EU funded projects to modernise the computing curriculum, as well as developing technologies to support student journeys within universities in Macedonia. In addition, Shushma has engaged in developing research capacity in Uganda. As an active researcher, she collaborates with international partners on funded research projects and knowledge valorisation.

Prof Paula Reavey

Professor Paula Reavey

Role: Member
Telephone: 020 7815 6177

Professor Paula Reavey is Professor of Psychology at London South Bank University (LSBU), research lead and consultant on projects at the Maudsley and Royal Bethlem hospitals and honorary research consultant at St. Andrew’s. She is also a Director of the Design in Mental Health Network UK. She has also published two monographs, and edited three more volumes. Paula has also published nearly a hundred articles on mental distress, social remembering and child sexual abuse, using a variety of qualitative and visual methodologies. She has designed and taught on courses relating to the psychology of mental health and distress and has developed a Masters in Mental Health and Clinical Psychology, which has a firm focus on the lived experience of individuals coping with, and managing distress.

Professor Herbert Robinson

Role: Member

Professor Herbert Robinson has over 20 years experience in the construction industry with knowledge of project appraisal and evaluation, procurement, financing and design economics. He has carried out major research projects funded by EPSRC/IMCRC, EPSRC/HACIRIC, Construction Knowledge Exchange and other funding bodies with leading engineering, quantity surveying and construction firms as industry collaborators. Professor Robinson has many publications including two books on Infrastructure in the Built Environment and Governance and Knowledge Management for Public Private Partnerships. Prior to Joining London South Bank University, he was a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. He also worked as a UN National Expert/Senior Engineer at the Ministry of Works and Communications in The Gambia and as a Quantity Surveyor with international consulting firm, Arup.

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