Meet our Associate Deans

Learn more about the Business School's three Associate Deans.

Maureen Benson-Rea

Maureen Benson-Rea, Associate Dean, Postgraduate

Maureen Benson-Rea is Associate Dean, Postgraduate in the Business School, and Associate Professor of Management and International Business.

Maureen specialises in international business (particularly in Europe) and strategic management. With teaching and large-scale programme management experience in the UK, Maureen has also held several positions as an international policy advisor, lobbyist and analyst with a major British business organisation. Her current research interests lie in the area of networks in internationalisation strategies and cooperative business strategies in general.

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Susan Laurenson

Susan Laurenson, Associate Dean, Academic Programmes and International

Susan Laurenson is Associate Dean, Academic Programmes and International in the Business School. She is a member of the Business School’s Senior Management Team, and has served on the Faculty Staffing Committee since 1998.

As Associate Dean she advises on academic programmes including curriculum design and development, and quality assurance. She is responsible for the development and implementation of policies relating to undergraduate recruitment, admissions and enrolment, and academic advisory services for domestic and international students. Susan also chairs the Board of Undergraduate Studies.

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Snejina Michailova

Snejina Michailova, Associate Dean, Research

Snejina Michailova is Professor of International Business in the Department of Management and International Business, and Associate Dean, Research. She earned her PhD degree from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, in 1997.

Snejina's main research areas are international business, management and knowledge management, and her academic work has appeared in the prime journals of all three disciplines. She has previously chaired the departmental research committee and PhD committee. She is also a member of the Council of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, a European research organisation headquartered in Vienna.

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