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Claudia Bordogna

Claudia Bordogna

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


To develop and support the personal and professional development of postgraduate students in Nottingham Business School. To encourage and promote student life-long learning so to foster the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment and personal fulfilment.

Her primary research interests include the development of international educational partnerships, and the “internationalising” of the academic institution, which may include staff recruitment and curriculum developments. She is further interested in exploring the value of mentoring relationships between academic staff and students. She gained her fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in January 2011. Claudia is also a Reviewer for a range of ABS 2-3* academic journals.

Career overview

Claudia joined higher education in July 2009 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in September 2012. She gained her fellowship of the higher education academy in January 2011. Claudia has eight years of experience manging and delivering education overseas (China) as part of her participation in a transnational education collaborative partnership. Prior to this, Claudia has worked in numerous industries from professional sport, tourism, corporate teambuilding and live brand communication. During her time in teambuilding, her role was to facilitate in the building of corporate teams and improve cross-team co-operation to create unified organisations. She was the manager of a leadership education centre in Hertfordshire, responsible for the development of the centre in terms of sales and the creation of bespoke activities for corporate clients. Clients ranged from Shell, Bechtel Engineering and City and Guilds. During her time in live brand communication, Claudia was able to work with corporate clients such as Lloyds TSB, T- Mobile, the NHS, Asda and M&S on projects ranging from £500k- £1.5m. Projects focused on improving the internal and external communication of corporate strategies and visions.

In February 2018, Claudia joined the Business School at Nottingham Trent University. Her current role is Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate and Executive Education Personal and Professional Development. This involves her managing the core PPD curriculum taught in the Business School to circa 600 students per annum. She is also responsible for the management of the postgraduate mentoring initiatives that operate within the school. She is mentor to postgraduate students and is also involved in the coaching of academic staff who are new to academic research or leadership and require support, clarification and their potential developing.

Research areas

Her PhD was inspired by eight years of managing and delivering a TNE programme in China. She has also researched the role of international academic staff in higher education. Having made a significant contribution to knowledge in the field of TNE, acknowledged by leading HE organisations such as the HEA, UUK, the QAA and the British Council.

More recent research projects focus on mentoring and coaching within higher education.

External activity

European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) EIA accredited practitioner

EMCC Global Research and Development Group member.

Reviewer for a series of 2-3* journals


Conference Presentations:

  • Bordogna, C., Harvey, H., Bailey, W., (2017). ‘Creating a veneer of internationalisation? Are UK higher education institutions doing enough to integrate international academic staff into their working environment?’ BERA Conference. 4th- 7th Sept. Uni of Sussex, Brighton.
    • The above paper was also presented at: 12th QS- APPLE (Asia). 22-24th November. Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  • Bordogna, C. & Harvey, H. (2016). ‘Internationalising the higher education landscape.’ 16th December. QMUL, London.
  • Bordogna, C.M (2016) 'How do the activities of faculty members affect relationships in TNE partnerships? Findings from an empirical investigation of two Sino-British TNE partnerships.'
  • Bridging the Gap: Research and Practice in Transnational Education. NTU Nottingham. 10th June.
    • The above paper was also presented at: The Benefits and Challenges of Internationalisation in Competitive Global HE Environment: Celebrating one year of the Hull ASEAN network. 22nd March. University of Hull, Hull


  • Bordogna, C. (2017) The effects of boundary spanning on the development of social capital between faculty members operating transnational higher education partnerships. Studies in Higher Education.
  • Bordogna, C. (2017) Transnational higher education partnerships and the role of operational faculty members: developing an alternative theoretical approach for empirical research. Journal of Studies in International Education. 22 (1) pp3-19 DOI: 10.1177/1028315317724555.
  • Bordogna, C. (2017) ‘Spanning boundaries and keeping objectivity: the challenges of international multiple-case study design.’ SAGE Research Method Cases. DOI: 10.4135/9781473972933. Available at:
  • Healey, N., and Bordogna, C. (2014) 'From transnational to multinational education: emerging trends in international higher education' Internationalisation of Higher Education. Germany: Raabe Academic Publishers. (3) pp. 33-56.

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