BARC People

Academic Staff

Jared Davies
Jared joined Newport Business School as a Senior Lecturer in 2000. He became CIMA Programme Leader in 2002 and Academic Subject Leader in 2008.

Alexandra Dobson
Since joining Newport Business School in 2007 she has set up the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC) and taken an active role in the development of new law programmes

Rosemary Eaton
Rosemary Eaton joined the accountancy team at Newport Business School in September 2008. She teaches across the ACCA and CIMA qualifications and also on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Sarah Edwards
Sarah is a qualified solicitor, and has ten years experience of legal practice, specialising in family and matrimonial law. She has completed a P.G.C.E at the University of Newport and began teaching at Newport Business School in October 2009.

Ruth Gaffney-Rhys
Ruth Gaffney-Rhys has been lecturing at Newport Business School since 1997. She is a Reader, specialising in Family law and is the founder and leader of the Women in Society Research Centre.

Mary Hedderman
Mary Hedderman, Senior Lecturer in Marketing spent thirteen years in marketing practice prior to becoming a lecturer in 2002.

Laura Luo
Laura joined the University as a researcher in 2003 and was appointed to a lecturer post in management in 2007.

George Salijeni
George has been at Newport Business School since 2007 and is the course tutor for BA Business and HNC year 2 Business studies programmes and also lectures accounting subjects on the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Jo Smedley
Jo is the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). She specialises in innovating and enhancing personal and organizational knowledge management in academic and corporate environments.

Ann Smith
Ann has worked as a researcher at Swansea University, to commercialise her PhD; where she was awarded a CIRP grant.


Visiting Professors, Fellows and External Researchers

David Travers QC
David Travers QC practices from the Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC and Peter Harrison QC at 6 Pump Court in the Temple. He is Visiting Professor in the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre.

Paul Verrico
Paul Verrico, a Principal Associate and Solicitor-Advocate in the Business Compliance and Enforcement Group at Eversheds will provide a vital link for the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC).