Ms Ann Thapar

Ms Ann Thapar

Ann Thapar BSc (Hons), MBA (City University), FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy). 

Principal Lecturer in FinTech  & Course Leader for MSc Fintech with Business Analytics

Ann has over 20 years’ experience in academia, industry and consultancy practice. She is a Principal Lecturer at the Westminster Business School (WBS). Started her career as a researcher at the Barts and Middlesex Hospital before moving to industry as a Project Manager and analyst in a Pharmaceutical Company. Experienced in Product and Business Analysis, Data Science and Statistics. Lectures at undergraduate, postgraduate, as well as MBA and professional business courses. 

Current research and teaching interests are in the rapidly advancing Fintech and Business Analytics fields. Has taught across all levels of business management and analysis, MBA and MSc Marketing & International Business Management courses. Currently she is a Course Leader of the  MSc Fintech with Business Analytics Degree. Ann teaches core modules on Business Analytics and Managerial Data Analytics to Postgraduate students on master’s programs.

At undergraduate level her experience includes Module Leadership (ML) for; Core Business Statistics/Informatics module,  Business & Financial Forecasting, Mathematics for Finance, Social & Market Research Methods, and Management Science. Subject areas she has taught combine contemporary theory with practical knowledge and skills gained in the use of Bloomberg as a teaching aid and use of statistical software packages such as SPSS. Scholarship and research interests are in Business Analytics and Financial Modelling. Ann has contributed to chapters and presented papers in these areas.  

Over the years she has taken on a broad range of academic and administrative duties in higher Education, including roles such as Employability Director for the School, Partnership Development Research Role,  membership of the University's Campus Academic Standards Group, Business, Developmental Leader and course leaderships at UG and PG levels. 



1)Thapar, A ( article, July 30 2021)  How Fintech can harness the power of big data to redefine market forecasting. CityAM

 2)Thapar, A (article, July 2020) Whether Fintech and Big Data can transform a post COVID-19 landscape. City AM

3)Bakry,W. Lander,R.,Lambrou, N.,Thapar,A. (2015)

Evaluating the use of “Digital Exams” as an alternative to paper scripts. Westminster 14th L&T symposium (June 2015). To be submitted in a 2* journal.

 4) Bujagenka, O.,Bakry,W.,Thapar,A.(2015)

Impact of project finance on economic growth –exploring statistical models. Working paper to be published in 2* journal.  

5)  Puri, A., Thapar, H. (2004)

Understanding default processes in selected UK sectors.

Delivered at the International Conference on Emerging Markets and Global Risk Management. 10-12 June 2004, London UK.

6) Puri, A., Thapar, H. (2004)

Understanding default processes in selected UK sectors.

Published in Governance and risk in emerging and global markets. Centre for the Study of Emerging Market Series. Palgrave Macmillan. 2005. ISBN 1-4039 9156 1

7) Puri, A., Casburn-BuddR., Eisen V & Slater J.D.H (1995)

Simpler Measurement of Albumin in Urine or plasma.

Clinical Chemistry,  vol 31, no 7, 1241-1242.

8) Puri, A., Morris D., Eisen V., Kurtz A.B 7 Slater J.D.H ( 1985)

Albumin Creatinine Ratios in Mid-Stream Urine samples from Diabetics & Controls