Dr Wendy Maddison

Head of Student Development & Wellbeing

Area of expertise

Transnational higher education; student experience; provision of student support in different cultural contexts; personal and professional development strategies; student wellbeing; development of extra-curricular and informal learning opportunities.


  • EdD Higher Education, Transnational Education. University of Liverpool
  • MA Psychology & Social Sciences, Open University
  • BSc Management
  • Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, School of Natural Health Sciences, London
  • Certificate in Online Teaching & Learning, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Certificate for Teachers of Business English (London Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
  • Certificate for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), UK
  • Certified Trainer in Six Thinking Hats programmes (de Bono, UK)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management, UK
  • Affiliate Member, Institute of Risk Management, UK
  • Lifelong Member, Bahrain Society for Training & Development

Current areas of activity

  • Supervising 2 graduate research projects
  • Developing new programmes and innovative courseware within the Centre for Student Success in order to build student resilience, integration, retention and success
  • Expansion of student support services through the Student Wellbeing Unit
  • Ongoing research and publications on ‘Bridging the Gap’: transitions in transnational higher education.
  • Supervising students for summer school research projects.