Our People.

The minds behind York St John University in London.

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor.

Professor Karen Stanton joined York St John University as Vice Chancellor in September 2015. Prior to her appointment, she was Deputy Vice Chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian University. She has also held positions at King’s College London and at the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Sheffield Hallam.

Christopher Moore

Professor Christopher Moore, Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor for Advancement.

Christopher's current research interests include retailer internationalisation, luxury brand marketing and trends and developments in youth
consumption. He has published widely, most recently in the European Journal of Marketing, The International Journal of Retailing and Distribution Management and The International Review of Retail. He also recently contributed to the leading British marketing academic textbook, Marketing
Theory. He is at the heart of operations in the retail and fashion industry and works consulting and commissioning research services to a wide range of
retailers, financial service institutions, media companies and other consumer facing organisations in the areas of brand management, marketing strategy and consumer intelligence management.


Chris Anderson, London Campus Manager.

Chris has ten years of experience in higher education, including campus management. Her role is to facilitate and provide an effective, efficient and professional administrative support at the York St John campus in London. She works closely with the all departments at the York campus to ensure the two campuses work together smoothly and replicate services in London to create a vibrant and exciting environment for students and staff.


Carol Cloughton, Lecturer in Fashion & Luxury Marketing.

Carol's work has covered a wide range of subjects including consumer trend analysis, branding and retail. She has also worked on behalf of the Cabinet Office as the course leader for MSc Strategic Communication Leadership, part of the government’s Inspire programme designed to develop the skills of senior communicators in the civil service. She has also worked for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Jamaica, for Nike at their European Headquarters in the Netherlands and many other global fashion brands and retailers.


Dr Rebekka Kill, Head of School, School of Art, Design & Computer Science.

Rebekka joined York St John University in 2016, having previously worked at Leeds Beckett University and Central St Martins. She was also Chair of the Board at East Street Arts from 2013 - 2015. She has published academic texts on festival performance, disciplinary pedagogy, practice as research and academic identity construction. Her current specialism is supervision of practice-based work in art and design.


Dr Bob Gammie. Dean of the York Business School.

A former semi-professional footballer, Dr Gammie knows success depends on the team. “The learning community at York St John University in London will transform your ability to make your mark on the world through experiential learning, high quality placements and internships with creative businesses”.


Dr Brendan Paddison, Director of Postgraduate Studies, York Business School.

Brendan teaches across a range of Business and Management subject areas, including IT, tourism, project management, business politics and career and professional development. He leads the Heritage and Arts Visitor Research Collaborative (HAVRC) research group at the University and is also a committee member on the Minster Quarter and a member of the Visit York Visitor Economy steering group.


Dr Rebecca Biggins, Director of Marketing and External Engagement, York Business School.

Rebecca is a Lecturer in Management at York St John University. Her research interests include heritage management, tourism stakeholder relations and destination image. She has lectured at the University of Huelva in Andalucía and is currently working with Visit York, York’s tourism agency, to develop the “York Pass” for the City.


Wayne Fiddler, MBA Course Leader.

Wayne is the Course Leader for the MBA programmes at both our York and London campuses. He has over 20 years’ teaching experience and specialises in Management Accounting, Accounting Information Systems and Skills and Employability Development. He has taught at all Undergraduate levels as well as having a lot of experience of Postgraduate and professional courses. He has also undertaken delivery of many short courses on finance and accounting, both in the UK and overseas.


Catherine Botting, Lecturer in York Business School.

Catherine has over 20 years of experience in the corporate world and a Masters Degree in Organisation Development and Consultancy. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and increasing both individual and organisational capability and specialises in supporting leaders with change and managing performance in organisations. Her previous roles have included management positions in companies as diverse as GE Capital, First Direct and HSBC. She was a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and ran my own consultancy business. She has worked with hundreds of businesses, spanning multiple sectors. Her clients have included organisations as diverse as Cadbury, AT&T and the United Nations.

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