John Mariampillai

John Mariampillai


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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr John Mariampillai is a Senior Lecturer in International Business and Strategy and joined Royal Holloway (School of Business and Management) in January 2024. John is an experienced academic, with industry experience in marketing and client relationship management. 

Prior to joining Royal Holloway, John worked for Roehampton University (Senior Lecturer, Strategy and International Management). He has extensive experience working in universities across the UK, including Buckinghamshire University (MBA Programme Director/ Senior Lecturer, Partnerships and Leadership), Northumbria University, London (Senior Lecturer, Strategy) and Plymouth Marjon University.

John completed his PhD in internationalisation and HE policy in 2014 (UWL). John is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Certified Management and Business Educator (Chartered Association of Business Schools). John is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and a certified Member of the Market Research Society, UK.

John’s research interests are in the areas of private-public partnerships and internationalisation, with a specific focus on the marketisation of higher education. His previous research and consultancy projects include Global Citizenship and Business Education (QR funding, as PI), Graduate Link to Develop New Enterprise (ERDF), Investigating, Developing and Providing Awareness of Innovative Lesson Syllabus Implemented in Cyber Security Technologies (Erasmus+ KA2, as partner institute member) and Strengthening of Internationalisation in B&H Higher Education (Erasmus +, as partner institute member/presenter).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Internationalisation and Policy (HE), PhD, University of West London

Award Date: 1 Oct 2014

International Business, MA, Bucks New University

Award Date: 5 Jun 2007

External positions

External Examiner - PG Management, Arden University, UK


External Examiner MA/MBA International Business, Newcastle University Centre

8 Nov 2021 → …

Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Educational Research

2021 → …