Ellie Semsar

Senior Lecturer and Module Leader

Professional Biography

Ellie has 16 years of teaching experience at British and international academic institutions. Since joining Regent's University London in 2012, she has taught a variety of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as supervising dissertations, business start-ups and consultancy projects.

Her broad expertise includes: Marketing, Luxury Brands Management, Economics, Management, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. Ellie is a module leader with extensive experience in managing teams and seminar tutors, developing courses, curricula and study materials. She has also been involved in running short-courses, team building workshops for postgraduate students, executives and overseas government officials.

Ellie has been a regular participant in university validations, QAA, UKVI advisory boards. She has also been involved in liaison with higher education institutions to ensure the relevance and marketability of programmes at home and overseas.

Prior to her teaching career, Ellie worked as an investment consultant in the City of London for American and British financial and consulting groups. She has maintained her links with consultancy whilst in academia and has worked for a number of small-to- medium-size organisations.


  • MBA in Business Finance, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, 1999
  • BA (Hons) in Applied Economics & French, Kingston University, 1996 – First Class

Recent Awards

  • Dean’s Award, Regent’s University London, 2014
  • Fellowship and Winner of ‘Outstanding Teacher Award’, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2014

Relevant Past Employment

Senior Lecturer, Module Leader & Dissertation Supervisor at the following institutions:

  • University of Chester
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Lord Ashcroft International Business School
  • University of Gloucestershire           
  • Holborn College - University of Wales        
  • University of East London
  • Liverpool John Moores University    
  • University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David        
  • Westminster International College (Malaysia)
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Northumbria    
  • Charles Stuart University (Australia)

Other Outputs

Consultancy work for small to medium-size organisations - Projects include: business start-up, Investment, consumer behaviour, brand education, employee training, motivation and retention.

Research Supervision

MBA, MA, BA (Hons) dissertation supervision, business start-up and consultancy projects

Research Interests

  • Marketing
  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Economics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Training and Education
  • Consumer Behaviour and Experience

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Member of Chartered Management Institute – MCMI
  • Member of REO - Review for Educational Oversight
  • Member of QAA & UK BA Advisory Board
  • Member of Academic Board
  • Member of MBA Programmes Committees
  • Member of BA Programmes Committees
  • Member of Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee
  • Member of Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee
  • Financial Planning Certificate (I) & (II)

Teaching & Course Development


Currently module leader for the following courses at Regent’s University London:

On MA Luxury Brand Management:

  • Contemporary issues in Luxury
  • Recruiting and Retaining Talent 

On BA Global Management:

  • Organisational Bahaviour in Global Context

On BA International Events Management:

  • Introduction to International Organisation Behaviour

Recent Course and Programme Development:

Regent’s University London:

MA Luxury Brand Management module development for revalidation (2015):

  • MA-Contemporary issues in Luxury
  • MA-Luxury Marketing Management