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Academic advisors

 

Dr. Stephen Benton
Director of the Business Psychology Centre (bpc), The University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW, UK

 

graduated in psychology from Brunel University. He has spent several years researching and lecturing in cognitive psychology as applied to the improvement of individuals' quality of life and performance. In recent years he has combined these elements to develop an interest in the application of psychological analyses to behavioural issues within organisations, both domestic and international.  This work provided the platform for his creation, in 1997, of the first Business Psychology Postgraduate programme.  As a visiting Professor to the Institute of Applied Psychology, University of Indonesia (1994-5) he conducted, with Indonesian colleagues, research into Indonesian negotiation and decision-making practices, which led to a three year British Council funded study and development programme between the universities. His work in Indonesia has expanded to currently include organisational and cross cultural research, development of a Business Psychology programme and a role as visiting International Faculty.  Stephen was awarded the title of Professor of Business Psychology, University of Westminster, in 2009 - the first in the UK.  He is also the founding director of the Business Psychology Centre, which has a successful track record of Knowledge Transfer contracts and consultancy.

 

Research

 

Psycho-acoustics; cognitive ergonomics; business psychology.



Stephen C. Armstrong
Professor of Innovation at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. He is also a visiting professor in the business psychology centre at the University of Westminster
 

Areas of Practice and Research:

Management of Innovation, Applying Innovation, Business Transformation and Change Management, Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Engineering and Product Development Management, Strategic Operations and Production Management, Process and Project Management, Strategic and Systems Thinking, Management Consulting, Engineering Education, and History and Philosophy of Engineering


Stephen Armstrong is Canadian/British citizen and is a Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneur, Professional Engineer, Certified Management Consultant, and Broadcaster.  For over 25 years he has led senior executive teams in a variety of complex business transformation initiatives starting in the tier 1 aerospace and defense industry in Canada, USA and UK and spreading to other industry sectors in media, manufacturing, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and SME’s.  He served a five year higher technical apprenticeship in aeronautical manufacturing engineering with Bombardier Aerospace-Belfast, N Ireland.  He attended the South Eastern Regional College-Lisburn in Northern Ireland   and earned the City and Guilds London Institute Full Technological Cert Diploma in Mechanical & Production Engineering qualifying as a Manufacturing Engineer - Tool Development.   He then earned a BSc Hons Mechanical Engineering degree (CNAA) at the London Polytechnic-University of Westminster and qualified as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer through the Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK in 1984.  He specialized in advanced aerospace composite materials and computer integrated manufacturing.  He was licensed as a Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada in 1984.  In 1992 he qualified as a Certified Management Consultant while with KPMG Toronto specializing in operations management and advanced manufacturing systems.  In 1993 he founded AMGImanagement.com a management consultancy.  He published his first book with Cambridge University Press in 2001.  In 2005 he was awarded the diploma of fellowship from the City and Guilds London Institute. He earned an MA in the history and philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto in 2009.  In 2010 he was appointed as Adjunct Lecturer in the department of mechanical and Industrial engineering at the University of Toronto. In 2014 he was appointed Professor of Innovation in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto teaching 5 graduate courses in Innovation, Strategic Change,  Operations and Production Management and Organizational Design. He is a visiting professor to the Business Psychology Centre at the University of Westminster, London and an academic advisor to the business psychology department at the National Research University, Higher school of economics, Moscow.  He has delivered seminars, lectures and presentation in India, UAE, Singapore, China, Ireland, UK, Russia and Crimea. He runs a radio show “Innovation Nation” in Toronto.

Personal Web Site: http://amgimanagement.com/stephen-c-armstrong/

List of Publications: http://amgimanagement.com/publications-2/