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Dr Carolina Valiente


As an academic, Carolina applies critical analysis to current affairs connecting banking, finance, and economics to environment and sustainability decision-making. She is also a governor in educational institutions, a practising coach and a masters supervisor.


Economics, finance and banking, international and cross-industry sectors including education, financial and public institutions.


  • University of Law, Designer of Content and Lecturer in Financial Information for Business Decisions and in Corporate Finance: 2020 – present
  • Open University, Lecturer in Economics in Context: 2020 – present
  • King’s College London, Supervisor - Masters Dissertations, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience: 2020 – present
  • Birkbeck University, Lecturer in Multinational Financial Management: 2018 – present
  • Leigh Academies Trust, Governor: 2018 – present
  • Member of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Review Group, UK Higher Education Benchmarks in Accounting and Finance: 2014.


  • University of West of Scotland, PhD, Mergers and Acquisitions in International Banking: 2002
  • University of Glasgow, MPhil, International Finance: 1991-92
  • University of Glasgow, MPhil, Monetary Economics: 1990-91
  • Central University of Venezuela. BSc (Hons) Economics, Governance, and Business: 1983.

  • Professional qualifications

  • Association for Coaching, Mental Health Awareness Certificate: 2020
  • Coaching CBT: 2018
  • Master Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP): 2018
  • Diploma in Transformational Coaching: 2017
  • Diploma NLP Practitioner: 2016
  • The Coaching Organisation – Corporate and Business Coaching, Youth Coaching Diploma Coaching Practitioner: 2016
  • International Coach Federation, Accredited Certificate in Positive Psychology and Existential
  • Psychology Coaching
  • International Coach Federation, Youth Coaching and Mentoring
  • International Coach Federation, Group Coaching and Facilitation
  • International Coach Federation, Health and Wellness Coaching.

  • Publications

  • Learning Outcomes as continuous improvement indicators and governance tool', Revista de Formación e Innovación Educativa Universitaria: 2014
  • 'Are students using the "wrong" style of learning? A multicultural scrutiny for helping teachers to appreciate differences', Journal of Active Learning in Higher Education: 2008.

  • Conference presentations

  • University of Oregon, visiting lecture (online), 'The World’s economy pre- and post-Covid-19': 2021
  • College of Charleston. London, visiting lecture, 'Brexit and the Financial Markets': 2018 and 2019
  • International NLP (ANLP) Annual Conference, 'Is NLP useful for cancer patients to rebuild their “map of the world”?' 2019
  • East of England Local Authority Association (EELGA) Regional Coaching Conference, 'What is different about cancer? Supporting patients and their care-givers' and 'Coach me happy: a healthy approach to coaching': 2019

  • Memberships

  • Association for Coaching: 2015 – present
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA): 2014 – present
  • Royal Society of Arts Fellow: 2013 – present
  • Non-Executive Directors Members, NED-In Touch Network, 2016–20
  • Cancer Coaching Community (CCC) 2017–18
  • Women on Boards Member (WOB): 2016–17
  • New Skills Academy, CPD Member.

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

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