Viara completed her MA Marketing Management at the University with an award from Lawton’s Communication for best master's student.
She is a qualified teacher, obtaining her bachelor degree with distinction in Pedagogy and English. Before coming to Solent, she began her academic career in primary education.
Her marketing industry background includes working as a marketing researcher overseas, undertaking UK HE research projects in the field of equality and diversity, pedagogy and student experience; event management and organisation; and quality enhancement and development.
Viara is a PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner, a Fellow of the HEA and a Member of the CIM. She also leads the Solent Marketing Network, managing a variety of internal and external events targeting employers, students and staff.
Viara is keen on developing strong links with employers, engaging them in an innovative way in order to enhance the student experience and employability.
Viara's research interests include HE networking and curricular development.
Viara is currently working on the doctoral thesis: "The value of networking in higher education".