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Elaine Arici

Elaine Arici

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


Dr Elaine Arici is a Senior Lecturer in the Management Department. Elaine is the module leader for the MSc Programmes Internationalisation Consultancy Project modules and Level 5 International Business and International Business top-up Research Project module. She teaches International Business across the suite of undergraduate and post graduate courses.

Elaine’s leadership roles include Manager for Associate lecturers, Management Department Learning and Teaching Coordinator and mentor for new Academic staff. She is a trained mentor for the institution HEA accreditation process and the Academic Professional Apprenticeship Course (APA). She also trains staff with the pedagogic use of technologies to enhance teaching and learning practices.

Across the wider Institution, Elaine was an Academic representative on the Academic Board. Elaine is currently the NBS representative for the Race Equality Charter Team (RSAT).

Career overview

Elaine previously worked at the University of Nottingham as the leader of Undergraduate Information Technology courses within the School of Education. She has also worked as a Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language at Bilkent School of English Language, Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

Her international business experience included the running of a small souvenir business in Bodrum, Turkey for three years.

Research areas

Elaine has a PhD in Education (University of Nottingham). The topic focuses on mentoring approaches to technological innovation within CPD contexts. It concerns change agent roles in the process of technological innovation and utilising the role of Activity System analysis and contradiction in the innovation process.

External activity

Elaine is a member of the International Society of Cultural-historical Activity Research (ISCAR) and actively participates within the UK & Ireland branch.

Elaine is an External Examiner at Bolton University. She was previously External Examiner at Salford Business School.


Scudamore, R. & Arici, E. ePioneers: Taking ownership of e-learning.”SEDA Issue 10.1, 2009

Scudamore, R. & Arici, E. (2010). Taking ownership of e-learning: a transferable mentoring model. In, Creanor, L., Hawkridge, D., Ng, K., Rennie, F. (Eds). “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change. The 17th

Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2010). Held 7–9 September 2010, University of Nottingham, England, UK

ALTC Nottingham Trent University 2011. “Taking the fear out of e-learning: Support through a transferable mentoring model”.

Intercultural Business Communication:  Bridging the Workplace and the Classroom

Conference, Craiglockhart Campus Friday, June 21st, 2013