Adrian Pilbeam


Adrian has worked for over 30 years in the area of international communication, as a trainer, consultant, writer of training materials and trainer trainer. He has lived and worked in France, Portugal, Belgium and Spain, and runs his own training and consulting company LTS training and Consulting, based in Bath. Adrian sees his primary role at SIETAR UK as an ambassador to convince trainers and would-be trainers of the benefits of being part of the SIETAR network both in terms of what they can learn and what they can share with others.
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Julia Jaworska

Communication Director

Julia is an interculturalist with interest in internationalisation of education and the development of intercultural competencies for global citizenship. She holds an MA in Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations for which her research included an investigation of international sojourn experiences and the development of transnational identity in university students. Julia has experience working and studying in Poland, Spain and the UK and an interest in developing intercultural competence through international education experiences. She currently works supporting international exchange students at University of Glasgow and is part of the RAAS committee at SIETAR UK.

Dr Katharina Lefringhausen

Director of Community Development

Katharina is an Assistant Professor at the Heriot-Watt University in the Department of Psychology with experience in intercultural training and development. She worked previously at the University of Warwick as an Associate Professor. Her research interests focus on the acculturation of host community nationals towards multicultural societies, Universities and workplaces. She has an MSc and PhD in Cross-Cultural Psychology and has worked in the USA, Belgium, Germany and the UK.


Zhaohui (Clytie) Tian

Director of Events

Clytie is a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick in Applied Linguistics. Her research explores intercultural working experiences between Chinese and Kenyan employees in Kenya-based Chinese companies. She works part-time as an intercultural training facilitator, PG mentor and senior graduate teaching assistant and has intercultural collaboration experiences in China, UK, Jordan and Kenya with people from diverse backgrounds. She holds an MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions and a BA in English, and her interest is always around real-life intercultural matters.

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May Tungtakanpoung

Director of Research & Academic Affairs

May Tungtakanpoung is a lecturer in Human Resource Management at London South Bank University. She specializes in cross-cultural management and intercultural competence. Her current research looks into how cultural distinctiveness and cultural characteristics may serve as a strategic resource for organisations. This includes the interactions of people across cultures.  May is a Course Director for MSc-International Business Management and a module leader for Organisational Behaviour in an International Context which covers national culture, organisational culture, global leadership, international business negotiation, cultural intelligence. inter-cultural competence. The module is for students to develop a global mindset in a global market. She is also a module leader for People Management and Leadership.

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Gabriela Weglowska

Director of Professional Development

Gabriela Weglowska is a learning & development professional with a focus on intercultural competence training, consulting and coaching. She designs learning with neuroscience in mind, develops solutions for global clients and coaches new interculturalists in their career development. She holds an MA in Intercultural Business Communication and a CIPD diploma in Learning & Development. She currently works at WorldWork Ltd as Learning Solutions Designer & Marketing Executive, and serves on the SIETAR UK Board as Communications Director.

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