Senior Lecturer in Computing
Department of Computing
tel: 01905 54 2918
Richard is a Senior Lecturer in Computing teaching on a variety of modules for both Computing, Business IT and Business degrees.
After completing a management degree at the University of Leeds in 1997, Richard worked as a Pre & Post Sales Consultant and Sales Manager in the telecoms industry throughout his 20s, dealing with some of the country’s major telecoms suppliers such as Lucent, AVAYA, CISCO and Mitel on a regular basis, providing high end, complete voice and data networking solutions to SMEs as well as some of the country’s largest companies.
Then in 2004 Richard took the plunge and returned to studies, completing a PG Cert Ed in Post Compulsory Education followed by PG Cert in English Language. Richard went on to spend the next 8 years teaching in a large general FE college in Birmingham, where he managed work based learning provision at all levels and created bespoke courses for industry as well as teaching English, Maths and ICT. As a certified E-Guide Richard was also heavily involved in supporting and training staff in E-learning, including teaching on the teacher-training diploma (DTLLS), specialising in Technology Supporting Learning.
Richard indulged his passion for all things 'tech' by completing an MSc in Computing at Birmingham City University, graduating in the summer of 2013. The programme combined the rigour of academic discipline, with leading edge technical IT skills, and leveraged international IT brands such as CISCO, Oracle, Prince2™, SAS and SAP, IBM, Microsoft.
Richard’s current fields of research have particularly drawn him to a focus and work around Teaching and Learning in Higher Education along with Big Data, Data Analytics and Social Media Engagement Analysis with a particular interest around Learning Analytics.
Here at the University of Worcester Richard leads on our Global Partnerships with QLIK, IBM Watson Analytics & Microsoft Dynamics, and as well as being the China Partnership Manager for Computing, is the IT Link Tutor and the Senior Personal Academic Tutor for the Business School.
Richard is published in the field of IT in Higher Education, is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, a member of the British Computer Society (BCS) and an External Examiner.
Web and eBusiness Technologies
Programming & Scripting
Consultancy and IT Management
Enterprise eSystems & Entrepreneurship
Research and Professional Practice
BA Management and Media
PGCE Post Compulsory Education
PG Cert (English Language)
Wilkinson, R. (2020) Equipping students with essential data skills to meet business demand. Education Technology [Available at] https://edtechnology.co.uk/comments/equipping-students-with-essential-data-skills-to-meet-business-demand/
Wilkinson, R & Lancaster, T. (2016) How Technology can be used to Engage Higher Education Learners in Business, Management and Law Disciplines, The Chartered ABS
Wilkinson, R & Lancaster, T. (2014) Improving student motivation using technology within the STEM disciplines, The H.E. Academy
Professional Body Associations
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the British Computer Society
Current External Examiner
University of Roehampton
QA Higher Education