People

Staff and Associates at the Business Research Institute (BRI)


Hassan Ramady began his career with BICC Cables UK, member of the largest construction Group – Balfour Beatty, after obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering from Newcastle University.

Hassan Ramady


Sally is the Administrator for the Business Research Institute

Sally Williamson


Mike is the Director of the Foundation for Management Education. An Educational Charity which instigates many initiatives for furthering the development of postgraduate management education within UK University Business Schools. Mike’s views on Management and Business Education are widely sought by politicians, the media and academia.

Professor Mike Jones



Clive took up his post in 2006 and is based at UKTI’s Daresbury office, from where he has responsibility for helping the North West to develop its international businesses, to grow the number of firms exporting and increase the region’s presence in the high growth markets of the world.

Clive Drinkwater


Professor Phil Harris is the Executive Director of the Business Research Institute (BRI) and Westminster Chair of Marketing at the University of Chester

Professor Phil Harris


Professor Sun is the Director International of Business Research Institute and Visiting Professor at Business School, University of Chester. His current and past academic affiliation includes Fellowships at RAI – Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, ASH Center, Kennedy School of Harvard University, Center for American Studies, Peking University and Asian Studies Center, SciencesPo., Paris.

Professor Henry Sun



Prior to joining the Business Research Institute, Dr Wing Lam was a Lecturer in Management at Durham University. Attracted by the role and opportunities that this post can offer, Dr Lam joined the BRI in October 2015 as the Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Chinese Business Development.

Dr Wing Lam


Steven is responsible for supporting the IT and Audio Visual facilities at the Riverside Innovation Centre as well as developing websites and online platforms to enable business partner and project communications.

Steven Markham


Henry is a second year PhD student and researcher at the Business Research Institute. He has previously conducted several social and economic European Union funded research projects and has undertaken research with smallholder organic olive oil producers in Almería Province, Spain (considering; environmental stewardship, and social enterprise initiatives).

Henry Sidsaph