Meet Some of Our Tutors
Meet Some of Our Tutors
Sara is a highly accomplished PhD candidate in her final year of study, jointly affiliated with the Natural History Museum London and Imperial College London. Her research focuses on the instruments aboard the ExoMars 2022 Rosalind Franklin Rover, with a particular emphasis on understanding the interaction between light and matter to glean insights into the surface of Mars.
Through her investigations, Sara is seeking to identify areas on the Red Planet that may contain evidence of life, while also developing cutting-edge software tools to facilitate the analysis of data collected during exploration missions.
Her contributions to the field have been widely recognised, most notably through the prestigious Institute of Physics Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize, which she received in 2021 for her outstanding work on the development of mission software. With her deep expertise and proven track record of excellence, Sara is an exceptional tutor who can inspire and guide students towards a better understanding of the wonders of computer science.
Prior to his role as an External Consultant and Head of Business Development at Kereta Api Borneo, Oleg earned his MBA from the London Business School between 2005-2007. His illustrious career has seen him at the helm of multiple projects, notably as the Owner of NOV Consulting. Here, Oleg advises on business valuation, due diligence, project management, and strategy development. Serving owners, investors, and collaborating closely with top management, Oleg has made a mark in sectors like Metals and Mining, Infrastructure, Chemicals, as well as Restructuring and late-stage Venture Capital/growth investments.
Oleg is commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders is evident from his decade-long experience mentoring students, ranging from school age to undergraduate level. Now, Oleg brings his wealth of experience and dedication to education as the subject lead for the Future Banker Programme.
Shayne, with a foundational role as the Director and Head of Mechanical Systems at Conex Research, boasts a robust expertise in aerospace and mechanical systems. His pivotal contribution to the Arcanum Mission to Neptune led to the production of a notable white paper that has been a reference in the field. During his stint as an engineering intern at Orbex, one of Europe’s leading orbital launch companies, Shayne honed his practical skills, getting an up-close perspective of real-world engineering challenges.
In the realm of education, Shayne’s impact is equally commendable. Serving as the Subject Lead for engineering at ProEd, he’s been instrumental in curating and delivering coursework that bridges theoretical knowledge with practical application. Furthermore, his teaching stint at the Space Science Engineering Foundation (SSEF) has been marked by his ability to make complex topics accessible to students, further solidifying his reputation as a reliable mentor and educator. With a balanced mix of industry and academic experience, Shayne is well-equipped to provide comprehensive learning experiences in engineering.
Dr Ahmed Ezzat- MRCS MSc MBChB BSc (Hon)
Dr Ahmed Ezzat is a distinguished academic general surgery registrar. He has extensive experience in undergraduate medical education having founded MedSaint, a medical journal, whilst studying at St Andrews University, ranked first in the Guardian University Guide 2023. Ahmed was elected the inaugural student association School of Medicine president during his time there. Ahmed completed his BSc at St Andrews within the top 10% of his cohort, and subsequently completed his degree at the University of Aberdeen. There he received an exceptional Excellence in Teaching award, after founding an undergraduate peer assisted learning scheme, adopting a variety of learning approaches, to deliver teaching to hundreds of students. Ahmed has published around this work and presented at a national and international level. Whilst a new graduate at the infamous Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital in London, Ahmed designed peer assisted simulated patient clinical vivas, for senior medical students.
Ahmed who is currently a PhD candidate at Imperial College, a top 10 university in the world, in a prestigious clinical fellowship, is training to specialise in breast cancer surgery and is an avid contributor to published research. Ahmed researches cutting edge technologies combined with artificial intelligence to improve cancer surgery.
Ahmed has a Masters degree from Nottingham University, in applied human factors, and has used his knowledge in the past in working with industry to improve healthcare delivery within the NHS.
Gavin’s passion for law and its application in society started early, leading him to study law at Magdalen College Oxford. After graduating, he embarked on a journey of continuous learning and self-improvement, obtaining several master’s degrees in law-related areas, including criminal psychology, international human rights, social policy, and animal welfare law.
Gavin’s academic pursuits have been complemented by his practical experience in the field. He was called as a barrister in 2007, and since then, he has worked as a legal representative in immigration and human rights law, advocating for those in need and fighting for their rights.
As he continues to develop his career, Gavin is also dual qualifying as a solicitor, gaining an even deeper understanding of the legal system and how it can be used to help people. He combines his wealth of experience in practical law with his academic knowledge, bringing a unique perspective to his work.
Dr Prior is a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Lecturer and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. As Programme Director for the BPS accredited BSc Psychology programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University, she has over 12 years’ experience of developing and delivering high quality teaching. Amie leads on the Professional Development modules on the Psychology programme to help students build their employability skills and confidence in progressing in their career.
Dr. Prior has completed an MSc and PhD in Health Psychology and obtained PGCE qualifications in both Post-Compulsory and Higher Education. She is passionate about enhancing the student experience and has developed a student befriending scheme and ‘Paws On Campus’ initiative to work towards improving student wellbeing.
Dr. Prior’s previous research has focused on family meals, adolescent wellbeing, and digital support services for eating disorders. She has also contributed to the LAUGH project, aimed at improving the quality of life and daily wellbeing of people with late-stage dementia. She is a PhD supervisor for projects focusing on positive psychology interventions in pharmacy settings and eating distress in type 1 diabetes.