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JUNE 2020


The third seminar on Leadership, Followership and Transformational Change for this academic year, which will be held on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 at 2pm via Zoom Link address is: (Meeting ID: 858 7537 0513 Password: 7JYHgm).

The main seminar presentation will be given by Dr Elda Nikolou-Walker, please see biography below, on the theme of ‘Legal Safeguarding for Work Based Learners in Creative Educational Models’. 

The PowerPoint slides for the presentation are also attached in case anyone has difficulty in accessing the slides during the presentation. Please do take time to join in the discussion for this important core seminar theme.


Dr Elda Nikolou-Walker joined Middlesex University in 2014. Elda is a Senior Lecturer in the Education Department where she holds both programme leadership and programme development responsibilities. She is also a co-Programme Leader for the Masters in Professional Practice, as well working with students from around the world in the Professional Doctorate Programme of the University, Elda is helping candidates to develop their own professional practice from sectors as diverse as Nursing, Teaching, Education & Health and Social Care. 

Earlier in her career Elda worked as a Senior Lecturer (Education), in the School of Education, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Elda is constantly making  a significant contribution to the growing body of literature in the field of Work-Based Learning  and Professional Practice. Elda’s work focuses on theoretical models and approaches which assist in applying new insights and thinking to the vast array of work-based situations that might be encountered. 


Amongst Elda’s publications are:


Nikolou-Walker, Elda (2019) Education and work based learning - Managing a process of change: The arguments of Jennifer Todd, Thomas and Loxley. In: The Wiley Handbook of Global Workplace Learning. Palsole, Sunay Vasant and Kenon, Vanessa, eds. Wiley Handbooks in Education. Wiley Blackwell, pp. 83-95. ISBN 9781119226994.

Nikolou-Walker, Elda (2016) Postgraduate work-based learning (WBL) for nontraditional learners: focused across all four UK regions. In: International Perspectives on Designing Professional Practice Doctorates: Applying the Critical Friends Approach to the EdD and Beyond. Storey, Valerie Anne, ed. Palgrave Macmillan US, pp. 159-1 82. ISBN 9781137527059.

EdD (Educational Doctorate), FAETC, Med, SFHEA


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