Mark Ridolfo

Mark Ridolfo

  • 01202 965525
  • mridolfo at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic
  • Dorset House D214, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Mark Ridolfo is a Principal Academic in Leadership, Strategy and Organisations, within the Business School, and the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Business Studies. Mark delivers courses in Cross-Cultural Communication and Management, as well as Developing Management Competencies. A passionate, student-oriented innovator, Mark has been lecturing at Bournemouth University since 1992, having previously lived and worked in France, Germany and Italy.

Mark's academic interests lie in the areas of enhancing the student experience, innovation in assessment, professional effectiveness and cross-cultural capability. He has delivered courses in presentations, report-writing, online communication, and negotiation, and, from 1997 to 2007, he was a visiting lecturer and curriculum advisor to the prestigious China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China.

In 2003, Mark was awarded the Bournemouth University Fellowship, along with his colleague, Bill Beetham, for outstanding and innovative work in internationalising the curriculum...


Journal Articles

  • Gbadamosi, G., Evans, C., Richardson, M. and Ridolfo, M., 2015. Employability and students' part-time work in the UK: does self-efficacy and career aspiration matter? BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 41 (6), 1086-1107.
  • Ridolfo, M., Richardson, M., Evans, C. and Gbadamosi, G., 2009. Funding full-time study through part-time work. Journal of Education and Work, 22 (4), 319-334.



External Responsibilities

  • SRH Heidelberg, Germany, Visiting Lecturer (2017-)
  • University of Bolton, Independent Adviser on Transnational Education (2013-)
  • York St John University, Subject Review Panel Member: Business / Management (2011-)
  • Worcester Business School, Evaluation Panel Member (Business) (2011-)
  • York St John University, External Examiner (2011-2015)
  • ESC Amiens, France, Visiting Lecturer (2004-)
  • China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Visiting lecturer, examiner and curriculum adviser (1997-2007)


  • Licence in Modern Languages (Université d'Orléans, 1988)
  • BSc (Hons) in Modern Languages (Aston University, 1989)
  • PG Dip in Management Studies (Bournemouth University, 2000)


  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Academic Member (2017-),
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Member (2015-),
  • IALIC, Member (2004-),
  • SIETAR, Member (2000-),
  • The Institute for Learning and Teaching, Member (2002-2004),

External Media and Press

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