Merim Baitimbetova
Lecturer in Economics


Professional Biography

Lecturer in economics with research interests in international business and emerging economies of China, Central Asia and Russia, specifically the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Eurasian Economic Union, currently a visiting scholar in the U.S. Have taught undergraduate and postgraduate students from wide-ranging cultural backgrounds at the UK, US and Russian universities which generated excellent student feedback, and peer appraisal of techniques, presentation and problem-solving abilities. Committed to academic career within higher education.


  • PhD Economics (Current), University of Birmingham 2014 – Present 
  • MSc Finance and Accounting, London South Bank University, London, 2004 – 2006  

Relevant Past Employment

  • July 2015 – Visiting assistant professor in economics, Pepperdine University, Malibu
  • May-June 2015 – Visiting professor, Plekhanov Russian Economic University, Moscow
  • February 2009 – (Current), Lecturer, Regent's University London
  • October 2008 – December 2010, Seminar tutor, University of East London
  • April 2006 – May 2010, Lecturer, LITE College, Queensway, London     

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Central Eurasian Studies Society
  • The Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies
  • British Association for Slavonic and Eastern European Studies
  • British Association for Chinese Studies

Teaching & Course Development

  • Module leader in Emerging Economy Enterprise (MA Management) and  Economics of Tourism and Events on (BAIEM)

Research Interests

  • International Business and Trade
  • Foreign Direct Investments
  • Economies of China, Russia, Central Asia
  • Integration Economics

Conference Papers Given

Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies (CREES), University of Birmingham, June 2015: " Regional Integration Initiatives in Eurasia: Kyrgyzstan’s perspectives"

British Association of Chinese Studies and China Postgraduate Network, University of Bristol, July 2015: “China and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) – changing interests? “