Elaine Arici

Elaine Arici

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


Elaine is the module leader for the MSc Programmes Internationalisation Consultancy Project modules and 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 also mentors staff applying for HEA accreditation, the Academic Professional Apprenticeship Course (APA), and trains staff with the pedagogic use of technologies.

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 University in Ankara, Turkey.

Elaine has a PhD in Education (University of Nottingham), M.Ed. in Educational Technology and English Language Teaching (University of Manchester), and BSc (hons) in Biological Sciences (Nottingham Trent University).

Research areas

Currently completing a PhD Thesis investigating the socio-cultural implications of the management of technological change and the effects of institutional policy over innovative practice.

  • Mentoring approaches to technological innovation within CPD contexts
  • Change agent roles in the process of technological innovation
  • 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 previously 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

Course(s) I teach on

  • Postgraduate taught | January start (Postgraduate) | 2020


  • BAIB
    Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2019


  • NBS PG Course image
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time | 2019