Elda Nikolou-Walker

Elda Nikolou-Walker joined Middlesex University in 2014. Elda is a Senior Lecturer in the Business School of Middlesex University. Elda holds both programme leadership and programme development responsibilities within the Business School.She is also a Module Leader for undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Work Based and Professional Studies.
Earlier in her career Elda worked as a Senior Lecturer (Education), in the School of Education, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  She has also made a contribution to the growing body of literature in the field of Work-Based Learning with her book The Expanded University: Work-Based Learning and the Economy. (Nikolou-Walker,E.(2009)The Expanded University: Work-Based Learning and the Economy. Essex. Pearson.(ISBN 978-1-84658-896-9).
The format of the book and its range of theoretical models and approaches assist in applying new insights and thinking to the vast array of work-based situations that might be encountered.
 More recently, Elda has been working with professionals from around the world and helping them to develop their own professional practice. This has included working with students from sectors as diverse as, finance, construction, teaching and aviation.

EdD(Educational Doctorate), FAETC, MEd, BA (Hons)

Dr Paula Nottingham

Dr Paula Nottingham has worked at Middlesex University since 2009 and is a Senior Lecturer based in the Department of Education within the Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences working on the professional doctorate programme and an undergraduate degree apprenticeship programme. Paula previously worked as a Sessional Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London where she completed her PhD that examined the range of work-based pedagogy within UK Higher Education. Further study includes a PG Cert in Higher Education, MSc in Applied Professional Studies in Lifelong Learning, MFA and BFA. In the past, along with teaching contracts, she has worked as a European Social Fund project coordinator and a learning consultant for a Teaching Quality Enhancement project. Paula’s research interests are in higher education pedagogy, work-based learning, lifelong learning, online learning and professional doctorates. Paula has been a co-convenor for the UALL Work and Learning Network since 2015 -2016 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Ariane Theis

Ariane Theis obtained her PhD in American Studies at Dortmund University of Technology in 2011 where she taught in the field of American literary and cultural studies and was very involved in transatlantic student exchange. 

In 2016, she joined the team of the International Office at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heilbronn. Since June 2017, she has been the director of the International Office at this university.

Her interests include among others international higher education as well as worldwide student exchange.