Meet the Team
Arden University’s health and social care lecturers each bring a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and experience with them. Here to ensure that you gain the skills and expertise needed by employers in the healthcare industry, our team of dedicated health and social care lecturers have helped to shape each unique module of every course, alongside industry-leading professionals.
Whether you’re starting an undergraduate degree in healthcare management or you’re looking to enhance your existing qualification with a top-up degree, Arden’s health and social care lecturers are here to help you make an immediate and real impact in your chosen career path. So whichever course you’re studying, you’ll gain valuable, industry-focused experienced through a range of valuable modules, giving you everything you need to excel in the future.
Arden’s School of Healthcare Management is also part of the Faculty of Business, so you can meet lecturers across a wide scope of programmes by visiting our Business Team page.
You can meet the team behind your degree below.
Head of School
Stephanie West joined Arden University in November 2020 as Head of the School of Healthcare Management. In addition to her wealth of healthcare industry experience, Stephanie has held a number of Senior Academic and Leadership positions in Health, Social Care and Applied Science faculties at a variety of universities across the UK. Stephanie will provide leadership to the School of Healthcare Management, ensuring that it delivers high quality academic provision and student satisfaction across all courses.
Deputy Head of School/Principal Lecturer
Saikou Sanyang is the Programme Team Leader for the BA (Hons) Healthcare Management programme at Arden University. Saikou is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and Affiliate of the Chartered Management Institute, having taught on a number of health and social care modules. His experience is in clinical practice, clinical trials work and care management, supervising across health and social care, business management projects and dissertations.
Saikou is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Health, and his research interests lie in transdisciplinary practice learning, infectious diseases and resource planning.
Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate
Dr Imose Itua is an experienced lecturer, dissertation supervisor, active researcher and author. She is currently the Deputy Programme Team leader and Module Leader for dissertation in the Healthcare Management programme at Arden University.
Imose is vastly experienced in public health with a keen specialty in epidemiology, family planning and cardiovascular science. She has a big passion for research and is currently developing a postgraduate programme in collaboration with the programme team leader.
Senior Lecturer, Quality Assurance and Programme Enhancement
Elliot is a clinical neuroscientist with over 12 years of research and teaching experience, having worked in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Turkey, US and Canada, at institutions such as the University of Calgary, Kings College London and Harvard University. He has spent his career being exposed to a variety of different research environments and healthcare systems, and is a huge, proactive advocate of mental health.
Natalie Quinn Walker
Natalie Quinn Walker is a passionate PhD student and Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health, who has excellent skills in counselling, communication and leadership. Natalie likes to think of herself as a bubbly educator, making learning more creative and bringing lightness to a subject matter that can often be challenging.
Natalie holds a strong belief that anyone working in the education sector should have a variety of personal and professional development that exists beyond subject influences and that ‘all human knowledge is precious’.
Having always been interested in the health and wellbeing of others, Natalie’s passion, commitment and aspirations have remained consistent throughout her education, employment and volunteering. With this in mind, Natalie brings a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge to her teaching.
Ukonu Obasi is a public health specialist with a great deal of experience in the commissioning, management, delivery and evaluation of public health programmes. Ukonu also has experience and expertise of working in a variety of exciting industries and sectors, from local authorities and the NHS, to the civil service of public health England.
Lecturer for BA Healthcare Management. Module Leader for Meeting the Needs of Service Users and Fostering Dignity and Respect.
Ms. Lou Wells Lecturer for BA Healthcare Management. Module Leader for Meeting the Needs of Service Users and Fostering Dignity and Respect.
Dissertation Supervisor. Lou Wells has a Masters: Childhood and Youth and a Post Graduate Diploma Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
She is a Module Leader for two modules at Arden University. She teaches across the levels of Foundation, 4, 5 and 6 in Healthcare Management and supervises dissertations.
She has many years of experience both working in health and social care and teaching across a variety of different educational levels including work-based learning. She has worked across many disciplines within health and social care both nationally and overseas.
Her interests include: the culture of teaching and learning particularly relating to mature students, care ethics and equity, mental health, service user involvement and person-centred care in a task-centred ethos.
Jinan Abi Jumaa
A lecturer in the school of Healthcare Management (Berlin campus). She joined Arden in September 2020. Jinan holds a master’s degree in Public Health and is a prospective Ph.D. researcher. Jinan is currently involved in conducting research on public mental health and on cultural differences refugees experience during their settlement in Europe to ensure positive health outcomes for this population. Her published works focus on transcultural psychosocial services and health promotion and prevention for minority populations.
Dr Rodolfo Catena
Dr Rodolfo Catena is a specialist in Value-Based Health Care.
He has supported public and private organisations across the world in a list of countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Portugal, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Rodolfo has a background in engineering, he has a Master’s from UC Berkeley and two degrees from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bologna. He supports the use of AI and Big Data solutions for Value-Based Health Care.
Rodolfo has a doctorate in Management Studies from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford where he has specialised in Operations Management.