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Dr Gurdeep Kohli

Dr Gurdeep Kohli
Lecturer in Marketing


I am a Lecturer in Marketing and a member of the Marketing and Corporate Brand Research Group. My research focuses on consumers' identification of and engagement with films as brands. I am particularly interested in the branding of experiential goods, consumer-centric marketing, consumer-brand relationships and the rise of iconic brands.

I have taught across various Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes and modules, as well as previously several subject areas in the FE sector: Business Communications Technology, Website Design Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Business Contract Law etc. I am also an active Reviewer for the Journal of Business Research and Journal of Marketing Management.


I hold a PhD in Marketing from Brunel University London, specialising in Film Branding. Prior to joining the HE sector, I was a qualified Lecturer in Business in the Further Education Sector in the UK, with a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE) awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University. I also have entrepreneurial experience in the Gastronomy sector in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


I teach on both Undergraduate/Postgraduate programmes and also supervise doctoral students. I am the module leader for MG2048 Marketing Communications (Level 5) and MG3123 Issues and Controversies in Marketing Project (Final Year Project, Level 6). I also work on various Employability initiatives with the Director of Employability at Brunel Business School.

Office hours

  • Wednesday's 13:00 -14:00
  • Friday's 11:15 - 12:15

Office hours are held online until further notice, please email me at least 24 hours in advance and I will send you a meeting invite via Microsoft Teams. 

Newest selected publications

Kohli, GS., Yen, D., Alwi, S. and Gupta, S. (2020) 'Film or Film brands? UK consumers' engagement with films as brands'. British Journal of Management, in press (2). pp. 1 - 30. ISSN: 1045-3172 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kohli, G., Melewar, T. and Yen, D. (2014) 'Investigating the strategic marketing significance of brand love in developing and nurturing consumer-brand relationships via film branding: A brandscape perspective'. The Marketing Review, 14 (4). pp. 382 - 404. ISSN: 1472-1384

Journal article
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