Enrico Buonaura studied Languages, Linguistics and Communication at Naples "L'Orientale" University in Italy with a focus on English and Mandarin, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (2011) and Master of Art (2014) with class honours. During his University studies, he had the chance to travel to China and the UK and work as office executive and communications assistant for educational institutions and start-ups within the creative industry.
After graduating, Enrico was awarded a EU-funded grant - Leonardo Programme - to carry out a work-related Project in London, where he moved to work as office executive at the European School of Economics, Marketing & Enrollment Offices. At the completion of this project, he took on a job post at TWIN Group: an educational & Language Centre, where he covered the position of Sales Administrator. During both experiences, he had the opportunity to develop his communication and organisational skills and interact with a variety of UK and international clients on a daily basis.
In April 2016, he joined the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, and in November 2016 the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King's College London as Administrator, where he currently deals with financial queries, seminars, interviews & meetings organisation and website, database & social media content management along with the Research Strategy Manager. In addition, he is also member of the departmental social events' committee, which involves collaboration with PhD students and researchers on cultural activities to boost the visibility of the centre as an intercultural workplace. Finding himself in international environments, Enrico proudly decided to embark on a part-time PhD programme in Intercultural Communication at Dept of Applied Linguistics & Communication at Birkbeck, University of London. His research focuses on the transnational workplace to investigate identity and language attitude in academia. This research programme definitely provides insights for his communications role at KCL.