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Our people

At Staffordshire University London we have knowledgeable, passionate and approachable staff who are dedicated to giving you the best chance of launching your career in your chosen tech industry.

Academic teams

Course directors

Laura-Jane Filotrani

Associate Dean - Staffs Uni London

Daniel Flint

Course Director - Games Art & Design Tec

Danny is an experienced lecturer in Games Design, who started at Staffordshire University London in 2020. He has been teaching and developing courses in Games Design and development since 2008, and is interested in 3D Art, Animation and Games Engines

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Dr Vahid Heydari Fami Tafreshi

Course Director - Computer Science

An enthusiastic researcher & senior lecturer in Cybersecurity & Networks at Staffordshire University London (SUL). BSc & MSc Cybersecurity Subject Lead. Interests lie in the field of Internet Protocols & Architectures, Cybersecurity, & IoT Security.

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David Cumming

Course Director - Esports

David is a lecturer in esports and games design who maintains an active research profile in games spectatorship, games authenticity, and audience labour.

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Academic team

Maddy Reynolds


Maddy is a Concept artist and illustrator, determined to breathe life into design and elevate it to the next level. As a lecturer she's passionate about bringing out creative passion in students to build their skills and confidence in their own work.

Adam Walker


Adam is an industry experienced 3D Artist who teaches on technical art across Games Design and Concept Art. Adam’s research interests are centered around virtual reality, augmented reality, and storytelling mediums.

Sonnu Sardesai


Cameron Vanloo


Matthew Huxley


Matt is a tournament director and brand adviser in the world of esports. His main areas of interest are large scale LAN events and brand activations/authentic integration into the industry from non-endemic brands/industries.

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James Foster


Dr Maryam Shahpasand

Senior Lecturer

Student support team

Anastasia Aivatoglou

Studentsupport&Wellbeing Intervention Of

Anastasia is the Student Support and Wellbeing Intervention Officer at Staffordshire University London. Her passion is to work with the students in one-to-one basis and support them during difficult times.

Anaida Fernando

Technical Specialist ? Computer Science and Cyber Security

Anaida is a Technical Specialist in Cybersecurity and Computer Science. She has a master’s in Computer Science and is currently undertaking a PgCHPE qualification. She also holds a degree in Computer Networks and Security.

Campus operations team

Milena Rodriguez Guevara

Head Of Campus Operations - Sul

Sammy Engele

Head Of Recruitment & Outreach - Sul

Sammy is a passionate higher education professional with two decades of experience working across a spectrum of business support roles in HE and FE. With a constant focus on engaging students and helping them to explore the opportunities available.

Holly Smith

Campus Experience Supervisor

As the Campus Experience Supervisor at Staffordshire University London, Holly is committed to ensuring campus facilities and operations run smoothly.

Karina Pukinskaite

Education Liaison Officer

Karina is the Education Liaison Officer for our London Campus. Her main role includes collaborating with schools and colleges as well as providing a variety of content and workshops to their students.

Josh Hargreaves

Marketing And Events Officer

Josh is the Marketing and Events Officer for Staffordshire University London. Josh has worked in a number of Marketing and Event roles at various other institutions and his main passion is designing and implementing branding within Higher Education.

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