Dr Viv Caruana
About Dr Viv Caruana
Viv Caruana is Reader in Internationalisation of Higher Education, an active researcher and leader of the Community for Academic Practice and Research in Internationalisation in the Centre for Social and Educational Research across the Life course.
Viv has extensive experience of teaching in higher education. Following a long career in modern economic and social history she moved into the field of academic development where she was responsible for leadership and delivery of postgraduate HE Practice and Research development programmes.
Her research explores a wide range of issues and challenges in the field of internationalisation policy, processes and practices in HE although she has a particular interest in the internationalised curriculum, pedagogy and student experience in the context of the global knowledge-based economy and learning society.
Viv currently supervises PhD and EdD students researching a variety of areas related to globalisation, internationalisation of HE policy and practice, internationalisation of the curriculum and pedagogy and associated concepts such as global citizenship, graduate employability, and inclusion. She also contributes a global dimension to modules within the university's Professional Doctorate in Education programme and delivers on the university's research training programme.
Viv''s most recent work explores areas such as the connections between Internationalisation and Equality and Diversity, promoting resilient thinking in diverse HE learning environments, academics' dispositions towards the internationalised curriculum, community and service-learning as a model for fostering intercultural understanding and conceptualisations of global citizenship in higher education.