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Richard Wilkinson

Lecturer Consultant in Software Development

Worcester Business School

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tel: 01905 54 2918

Richard is a Lecturer Consultant in Software Development and Programming teaching on a variety of modules for both Computing and Business IT degrees. 

After completing a management degree at the University of Leeds in 1997, Richard worked as a Sales Consultant and 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, Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft C#. 

Richard’s current fields of research have particularly drawn him to a focus and work around Big Data, Data Analytics and Social Media Engagement Analysis with a particular interest around Learning Analytics. 

Richard is published in the field of IT in Higher Education and is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS).

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests

Web and eBusiness Technologies 

Consultancy and IT Management 

eBusiness Entrepreneurship 

Enterprise eSystems 

Research and Professional Practice



MSc Computing 

BA Management and Media 

PGCE Post Compulsory Education 

PG Cert (English Language)



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

Professional Body Associations

Member of the British Computer Society

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy