About The Trainers

Claire Bolderson

Caroline Finnigan

Claire Bolderson is a news journalist and documentary maker with more than 25 years experience at the BBC. She was presenter of Radio 4's The World Tonight and of Newshour on the BBC World Service and was a BBC correspondent in Washington and in Indonesia.

Claire now uses her extensive interviewing and moderating experience to host live events and conferences and to train academics, authors and researchers in public engagement skills.

She continues to make documentaries for BBC Radio and works as a freelance reporter covering UK politics and society for newspapers in the US.

She also teaches a British Media and Society course for the University of North Carolina’s London Honours programme.

Caroline Finnigan developed her training skills at the BBC where she worked for more than 20 years as a foreign affairs producer with a special interest in South Asia.

Caroline designed and delivered training courses for the BBC based on her extensive knowledge of working in the field. She specialised in training BBC correspondents and producers with English as a second language. 

Her experience as a radio and television producer includes work on breaking news stories as well as documentaries and series for which she has won a number of awards. 

Alongside her training activities, Caroline continues to work as a freelance producer.