Merim Baitimbetova
Lecturer in Economics

Email: baitimbetm@regents.ac.uk

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.

Qualifications

  • 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? “