Academics with expertise in Student experience

Mark Ridolfo

Mark Ridolfo

Programme Leader in Business Studies

Areas of expertise

Mark is Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Business Studies and BA (Hons) Business and Management degrees, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a thought leader in business and management education. Having previously lived and worked in France, Germany, Italy and China, and for many years managed the Business School’s international recruitment… Read more »

Professor John Vinney

Vice-Chancellor

Areas of expertise

John joined Bournemouth University in 2006 as Professor of Computational Mechanics and Dean in the School of Design, Engineering and Computing. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor in 2010 and has since been at the forefront of BU’s transformation by leading large-scale change across the university. As a result of his leadership and vision, in 2015 BU rose in… Read more »

Dr Fiona Cownie

Senior Principal Academic in Marketing & Communications

Areas of expertise

Fiona’s expertise lies in bringing a relational exchange approach, increasingly adopted within the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, to enhance the student experience. Her teaching is within the areas of relationship marketing and word-of-mouth communication. Fiona has worked with student representatives and staff to implement a problem resolution strategy and to create the Student Charter for BU. Fiona’s most… Read more »

Mandi Barron

Director of Student Services

Areas of expertise

Mandi is the university’s strategic lead for student welfare and discipline and responsible for the delivery of the student facing services at BU. Her extensive experience in Higher Education spans 20 years and she has held a number of posts in Faculty, Academic Services and Student Services. As an elected trustee of AMOSSHE, she was… Read more »