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Tracey Holker

Senior Lecturer in Business Management

School of Strategy and Leadership
Coventry Business School
Faculty of Business and Law 

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I am a senior lecturer in Business Management in the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University. Prior to joining the University as a mature student in 2006 and becoming a full time lecturer in 2010, I worked for over 20 years in the banking industry in a variety of different roles including project management, product management and corporate analysis. My main research interests focus on pedagogical issues – particularly how best to help our students develop robust self-efficacy beliefs. Self-efficacy is important as it has been found to have a significant impact both upon educational outcomes as well as employment prospects. 


  • Postgraduate Certificate with Distinction in Higher Education Professional Practice, Coventry University, 2010
  • Management MA with Distinction, Coventry University, 2009
  • Business and English BA (Hons), Coventry University, 2008

Research interests

My main interest is looking at how Universities can support students to develop robust self-efficacy beliefs and related mindsets as a key component of their employability credentials.

External Project funding as follows:

  • 2012: HEA Teaching Development Grant. Project title: ‘Supporting students to develop robust self-efficacy beliefs a key component of their employability credentials’. (£6992)

Recent outputs and publications

  • Holker, T. (2012) ‘Supporting students to develop attitudes to learning that will strengthen their self-efficacy beliefs and employability credentials’. In HEA Compendium of Effective Practice in higher education retention and success. Ed. by Andrews, J., Clark, R., and Thomas, L. York: Aston University, Birmingham & HEA.



  • Business Management BA
  • International Business Management BA
  • Business Administration BA
  • International Business MSc (Dissertation supervisor)

Areas of expertise

  • Career development
  • Management and leadership
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