Maria Charalambous

Director (People)

Professional Biography

Maria Charalambous has 16 years of lecturing experience in tertiary education covering accounting and management subjects. Over the last few years, however, her main area of concentration has been organisational behaviour and its related subject areas. She has taught Organisational Behaviour, History of Business and Management, Human Resource Management, Business Ethics and Managerial Leadership since 2005.

Maria is currently a Programme Director for the Regent's American College London Business and Management Programmes offered at postgraduate (WGSL) and undergraduate levels. She also co-led the development of the first cross-faculty programme, MA in Creative Leadership (MACL). She holds an MPhil in Financial Reporting and Management, while she is now working towards her PhD. Maria's research interests are currently concentrated on leadership and transdisciplinarity; cultural mythologies in the construction of organisational realities; narrative research and organisational storytelling.

At a professional level, she has been taking up consultancy and training projects involving a range of organisational development services offered to business organisations in Cyprus and in the Middle East region.


  • February 2003, University of Central England in Birmingham, UK. MPhil on “Financial Reporting and Culture: The Case of The Republic of Cyprus” 
  • June 1994, Lancaster University, UK Postgraduate Diploma in Business
  • June 1992, Lancaster University BA(Hons) in Accounting & Finance

Relevant Past Employment

Regent's University London, UK

  • September 2008 – August 2010, Programme Director for MA,  MS and IT programmes in Business & Technology modules in Regent's American College London
  • January – September 2008, Lecturer (0.75 fractional)  – Regent's American College London
  • September 2005 – December 2007, Visiting Lecturer, Regent's American College London
  • October 2004 – April 2008, MBA/BBA Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Undergraduate Study (part-time) – Maritime Greenwich College, London, UK
  • October 2004 – March 2008, Lecturer (freelance lecturer) –London School of Commerce, London, UK
  • September 1999 – February 2004, Lecturer (full time) – Business School, Frederick Institute of Technology, Cyprus
  • June 2002 –December 2003, Training and Development  – Human Resource Development Authority / Frederick Institute of Technology, Cyprus (Language of Instruction: Greek, English)
  • September 2002 –  December 2003, Visiting lecturer (part-time) – Mediterranean Institute of Management, Cyprus
  • September 2000 – June 2003, Trainer  (part-time) – Solid Entertainment Ltd, Cyprus
  • September 1996 –  June 1999, Lecturer – PA College, Cyprus (full time)

Research Supervision

  • Supervised MA and BA dissertations in the past

Research Interests

  • Leadership and transdisciplinairity; cultural mythologies in the construction of organizational realities; narrative research and organizational storytelling.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • British Academy of Management
  • International Leadership Association

Teaching & Course Development

  • Part of the development team for the BA in Creative Industries (London School of Film and Media Performance) – validated in May 2010; responsible for the development of the module titled: “Managing the Creative Group”.
  • Co-lead the development of  the MA in Creative Leadership (MACL) 
  • Currently developing an online hybrid module on Leadership for Global Citizenship

Post-Graduate level:

  • Organisational Behaviour (Module Leader /Lecturer)
  • Specifying Context and Creative Leadership (shared responsibility)

Undergraduate level:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Organisational Behaviour
  • History of American Business and Management
  • Conceptualisation, design and delivery of the following electives:
    Leadership and The Little Prince
    Training & Development (with specific focus on design, development and implementation of Contemporary Business Games and Ancient Games) , 
    Leadership : Unleashing the leader within; examines leadership from a conventional and out-of-the box perspective utilising learning tools like leadership theatrics, storytelling , role playing etc.