Andrea Benn

Andrea Benn


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Doctoral Candidate: Doctor of Education: University of Cambridge: Registration: 2017-2025     "Student Engagement with HE: when to begin and how far can this be influenced?"

Current project: "Understanding Student Engagement" a phenomenological study at Brighton Business School


Keynote Lecture‘Pedagogic Practice in Blended Learning’ International Conference on Blended Learning, University of Hradec Kralove, Prague, Czech Republic, 2-4 July 2019: Chapter Publication: Blended Learning Educational Innovation for Personalized Learning, edited by Simon KS Cheung, Lap-Kei Lee, Ivana Simonova, Tomas Kozel, Lam-For Kwok, Springer: ISBN: 978-3-030-21561-3


2015 my proposal to the UoB's Compact Outreach Operations Group was accepted and I was awarded a second tranche of funding, this time of £27,000.   I led a team of BBS Colleagues in the development of a new online course, using my previous knowledge and experience of designing and preparing online materials and their expertise and subject knowledge for a specific business theme. Our results were presented and published at the European Conference for E-Learning.

Benn A (Project Lead),  Kane V, Carden R, Fowlie J,  Francis S, Wakefield C (2016) ‘Designing an Online Curriculum’ European Conference for E-Learning; Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic,  27-28 October 2016: Chapter publication: e-Learning Excellence Awards: An Anthology of Case Histories 2016, edited by Dr Dan Remenyi, Academic Conferences and Publishing International; ISBN: 978-1-909507-17-3


Benn A (Project Lead), Kane V, Carden R, Fowlie J, Francis S, Wakefield C (2016) ‘Engage the Students with Learning: a new approach for an old challenge’ European Conference for E-Learning; Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 27-28 Oct 2016


Benn A ‘Designing a Creative Curriculum: A collaborative approach’, 13th Global Conference Business & Economics: Said Business School, Oxford Uni, 22-23 Nov 2015


Mini-track Chair: ‘A Bespoke Curriculum – how far is this feasible?’

European Conference E-Learning; Aalborg University, Copenhagen, 30-31 Oct 2014


Benn A  ‘Pedagogic Practice in Teaching Information Systems – influencing design factors’, IADIS Information Systems Conference, Spain, Feb 2014


Benn A ‘Designing a New Curriculum: Finding the Right Blend’, ECEL UoB, (2012)


Benn A ‘Changes Facing Higher Education – Opportunity or Challenge? Exploring Alternative Learning & Teaching Practices for Undergraduates' ICICTE - Rhodes, July 2011: ISSN 1715-9849: Research Review University of the Fraser Valley [online] Vol 4 (Issue 3) (2013)


Atkinson S, Benn A ‘The Case of the Viral Film Production – Multi-Agency Partnerships: the Potential of Real-World Collaborative Induction Projects for Final Year Students’: Learning & Teaching Journal, UoB, June 2011: ISBN 978-1-905593-78-1


Moon (Benn) A ‘Exploration & Experimentation: Applying New Technologies to Learning – 2nd Stage Action Research’, BERA, Warwick University, Sept 2010


Greener S, Moon A ‘How Best to Learn About and Apply Technologies for Learning? Early stage action research’.   BERA, Manchester University, Sept 2009


Scholarly biography

2008-2016 Senior Lecturer at Brighton Business School

2016- date Principal Lecturer at Brighton Business School

2019 - date Subject Group Leader: Management at Brighton Business School

Education/Academic qualification

Professional Development Course for External Examiners, AdvanceHE

Award Date: 29 Jul 2022

UK Team Mastery Coach Training

10 May 202130 May 2022

Award Date: 28 May 2021

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy, UK

Award Date: 24 Nov 2014

Master, MBA Technology Management, Open University Milton Keynes

1 Oct 201031 Oct 2013

Award Date: 31 Dec 2013

External positions

Team Coach, Aston University

13 Oct 20228 Dec 2022

External Examiner: City of Bristol College, University of Plymouth

1 Oct 201130 Jun 2015

Peer Reviewer and Committee Member

Feb 2011 → …


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