Victoria has been a member of the Intercultural Business Communication (IBC) team at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) since 2014, she is involved in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is also an active researcher. Victoria is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Victoria has also spent considerable time designing and developing courses, modules and teaching materials since she arrived at UCLan.
Victoria's teaching focuses on intercultural theory and practice where she adopts a non-essentialist approach to culture. In December 2019 she published work which integrates complex system thinking into her teaching. Victoria's research interests revolve around exploring and understanding human interaction and how to develop the skills needed to navigate it. She is also a dissertation supervisor at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Specialising since the early 2000’s in intercultural communication, Victoria has devoted her career to increasing the comfort, confidence and competence of those studying and working in multicultural environments. Victoria came to the intercultural field through her language studies and has been passionate about it ever since. She regularly attends the IALIC (International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication) conference and has been an active member of this association for several years as well as SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) as a freelance translator she is also involved in the French Society of Translators. As an international speaker and guest lecturer, Victoria has made numerous presentations at overseas conferences and educational institutions in Europe. She has written articles for publication in the U.K. and France, where she is based, and her work has also been the subject of interviews that are periodically featured by the French media. Over the last few years, Victoria has become increasingly interested in the international development field and has also started working with charities and organisations supporting asylum seekers in various ways.
- MA (Hons) in Languages Interpreting and Translating, 1999, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
- 2015 University of Central Lancashire, UK
- Certified to become Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
- 2008 LTS Training and Consulting, Bath, UK
- Training: Developing Intercultural Training Skills
- 2004-2007 Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
- Part-time PhD studies in intercultural communication, Languages, Linguistics and Social Sciences Department
- 2000-2001 Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia
- Russian Diploma and intercultural communication research resulting in publication
- 2000-2001 Espace Langues, Montpellier, France
- DALF, speciality: Business French
- 1999-2000 Aliseda – Escuela internacional de español, Madrid, Spain
- DELE Bàsico
- Human interaction, intercultural communication
- IALIC, SIETAR and SFT