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Claudia Bordogna

Claudia Bordogna

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Academic Division 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

Prior to working in Higher Education, Claudia worked across the UK for two of the top Live Brand Communication Agencies, working to develop creative communication strategies for clients such as the NHS, Viacom Outdoor Media, Lloyds TSB, Marks and Spencer, MTV and T-Mobile.

Claudia joined the University of Huddersfield as a lecturer in Event Management in July 2009 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in September 2012. In 2017, she moved department to become the course leader for the BA Hons Enterprise degree and was involved in the teaching of creativity and innovation management. She was also responsible for supervising three PhD and one Ent. D student whilst she was at Huddersfield. In 2018, she was recruited to join NBS to oversee the personal and professional development of the PGT student cohorts. Part of this role is to manage and organise the PGT student mentor programme. Claudia uses her own experiences of being a competitive athlete to inspire and inform her students about grit, resilience and goal setting in order to help them realise their own life goals and ambitions.

In 2016, based on her experiences of teaching and managing a TNE relationship in China for 10 years, Claudia gained her PhD on the subject of international relations in Transnational Higher Education contexts, and has published and presented at a range of international conferences on the subject. She was a member of the HEA internationalisation of the curriculum and TNE research and practice networks and was involved with the HEA on a consultation process of the HEAs draft framework for internationalisation of the curriculum. She is also affiliated with the TNE Hub at Nottingham Trent University, as well as being involved in multiple research networks focusing on internationalisation in Higher Education, such as the East Asia Research Network based at Hull University.

Research areas

  • The development of social capital between operational employees in Transnational Education Partnerships
  • International Academic Staff mobility
  • Dynamic pedagogies to support personal and professional development
  • CPD to support postgraduate employability

External activity

Reviewer for:

  • Studies in Higher Education
  • The International Journal of Higher Education Research
  • Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education
  • International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching
  • Education + Training
  • Asian Pacific Education
  • Completed the AURORA 2016 Leadership Foundation Programme: Women Leaders in Higher Education.
  • Consultant on the HEA Internationalisation Framework. Member of CMI, SRHE and BERA.
  • External doctoral examiner
  • HEA Internationalisation Bid Chinese Students on UK degrees in China £17,500 (unsuccessful) ESRC Brexit and the International Strategic Management of UK Universities £100,000 (unsuccessful)


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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