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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

Daniel's profile

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.

Vahid's profile

Academic team

Maddy Reynolds

Lecturer

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

Lecturer

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.

Matthew Huxley

Lecturer

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.

Matthew's profile

James Foster

Lecturer

Dr Maryam Shahpasand

Senior Lecturer

Viraj Dawarka

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science/ Cyber Security

Viraj is a lecturer in computer science/cyber security as well as an active researcher in cloud robotics. His main area of interest is towards the energy efficiency of cloud robotics using educational robots.

Dr Dhuha Al-Shaikhli

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science/ Cyber Security

Student Support team

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.

Ivan Phillips

Technical Specialist - Media

I am a technical specialist, as well as a freelance media content creator, telling compelling stories within games and digital worlds. Previous experiences include: runner, camera operator, marketer, and producer specialising in video game audio.

Haroon Forde

Campus Support Assistant

Professional Services 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.

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.

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.

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023