Executive team

Our executives champion the contribution applied science can make to society

Prof. Marcantonio Spada

School/Division: Applied Sciences
Job title: Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health; Dean of the School of Applied Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5760

Marcantonio Spada is Professor of Addictive Behaviours and Mental Health, and Course Director of the MSc Addiction Psychology and Counselling.


Prof. Ian Albery

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Psychology
Job title: Professor of Psychology; Director of Research and Enterprise for the School of Applied Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5856

Professor Ian Albery is Professor of Psychology in the Division of Psychology and Director of Research and Enterprise for the School of Applied Sciences.


Prof. Katya Mileva

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Human Sciences
Job title: Professor in Human Neurophysiology; Director of the Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre
Telephone: 020 7815 6281

Katya's main research focuses on the neurophysiology of movement with particular emphasis on the neuromuscular and cardiovascular effects of physical activity and agents, as well as on electrophysiological signal processing.


Dr Nadia Gaoua

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Human Sciences
Job title: Associate Professor in Sport Psychology; Director of Education and Student Experience

Dr Nadia Gaoua is an Associate Professor in Sport Psychology and a member of the Sport & Exercise Science Research Centre. Her main research interest focuses on the impart of different environmental conditions (heat, cold, altitude) on human performance and health.


Dr James Smith-Spark

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Psychology
Job title: Associate Professor; Head of Psychology
Telephone: 020 7815 5884

Jamie Smith-Spark is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Head of the Division of Psychology.


Steven Hunter

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Human Sciences
Job title: Associate Professor; Subject Group Leader in Sport and Exercise Science; Head of Human Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 7965

Steve Hunter is an Associate Professor in the Division of Human Science, School of Applied Science. He is currently the Head of Division of Human Sciences. His specialist subject area is Exercise Physiology. He has over 30 years experience teaching and learning on Sport and Exercise Science degree programmes. His research interests are: Exercise, health & wellbeing; Strength and conditioning; Athlete testing evaluation and training.


Dr Darren James

School/Division: Applied Sciences / Human Sciences
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics; Recruitment and Admissions Lead
Telephone: 020 7815 7935

Darren James is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics and member of the Sport & Exercise Science Research Centre (SESRC).