Renowned marketing and strategy expert, Professor Merlin Stone, has joined St Mary’s University, Twickenham as a Professor within the University’s School of Management and Social Sciences.
Having begun his working life lecturing in marketing and economics, moved into industry, and most recently worked with universities and corporate clients, Merlin has extensive experience in the worlds of both business and academia. In addition to his teaching and research commitments at St Mary’s, Merlin is a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes and Portsmouth Universities and is on the editorial boards of several academic journals. He has published over 100 academic articles, 30 books and numerous trade press articles. Merlin is an active researcher, focusing on education and business.
Speaking of his appointment Prof Merlin Stone said, “I am pleased to be joining the team at St Mary’s. The programmes the University offers its students are strong and getting stronger. I am honoured to be part of a school that shows such commitment to excellent teaching and the development of young people for the world of work.
“I look forward to making St Mary’s the new home for my extensive research portfolio, and hope to share my experience with its students and my colleagues across the University.”
Head of the School of Management and Social Sciences, Christopher Hull, added, “We are delighted Merlin has joined St Mary’s. The depth and breadth of his knowledge, particularly in the field of marketing, will be invaluable as we grow our business programmes.”
Professor Philip Booth, Director of Research and Public Engagement at St Mary’s added his congratulations, “St Mary’s has a renewed focus on developing our curriculum, research and knowledge transfer across the University. Merlin will contribute significantly towards that vision.
“Given his impressive business background, we also look forward to drawing on Merlin’s strategic business insight, for the benefit of our wider University community.”
Listed by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing as one of the world’s top 50 marketing thinkers and nominated as one of the 20 most influential people in the direct marketing industry by Precision Marketing, Merlin has had a significant influence on the development and growth of e-commerce and the Internet in the UK. In addition to focusing on research projects, Merlin will be teaching on the University’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes including Business Management BA and International Business Management MSc.