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Sue Barnes

Senior Lecturer in Computing & Business

Worcester Business School

Contact Details


tel: 01905 54 2356

Sue has taught at the University of Worcester since 1998 and is current based at City Campus teaching undergraduate and HND students. Sue’s Specialist Research Areas are HCI, Learning & Teaching and Student Engagement.



Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
MSc Multimedia
SEDA – Teacher accreditation in higher education
BA (Hons) Education and IT

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the British Computer Society

Conference Papers and Publications

Conference Papers and Publications

Barnes S, Ceen F, Gardener J and Hughes M (2015) “Project update: audit of team work practise within Worcester Business School” University of Worcester 14th Annual Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference, June 2015

Barnes S and Law J (2014) “Technology enhanced learning; the role of the summon interface (a final year Computing project)” poster presentation, University of Worcester 13th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, June 2014

Barnes S and Gardener J (2014) “Hearing the student voice – students as partners project” HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey at Edinburgh University

Barnes S, Gardener J and Moody P (2013) “The use of referencing: An investigation into current practice”, University of Worcester 12th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, June 2013

Barnes S, Gardener J and Ross C (2012) “My work space: for better or worse” University of Worcester Research Focus Conference: a place a space, June 2012

Barnes S and Gardener J (2012) “Student Academic Representation: we did it our way” University of Worcester 11th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, June 2012

Barnes S, Barnett L, Gardener J and Hankinson G (2011) “Hearing the student voice: An Audit of Worcester Business School Practice” Project Report, University of Worcester

Barnes S, Barnett L, Gardener J and Hankinson G (2011) “Project update: an audit of the student voice in Worcester Business School” University of Worcester 10th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, June 2011

Barnes S, Barnett L, Gardener J and, Hankinson G (2011) “Is the student voice loud and clear: a Worcester Business School Audit”, Worcester Business School Research and Knowledge Transfer Day, June 2011

Kuzma J, Barnes S, Oestreicher K, (2011) CAPTCHA Accessibility Study of Online Forums, International Journal of Web Based Communities, 7 (3) 2011 312-323 DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2011.041201

Kuzma J and Barnes S (2010) Web Vulnerability Study of European Insurance Sites International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference, Feb 2010, Malta

Barnes S and Hicks S (2009) “The extent to which the use of accounting software and excel is incorporated in HE accountancy courses” Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching Issue 3, December 2009 Available online at:

Barnes S and Johnson K (2009) “Utilising e-learning and e-assessment in practical health subjects” Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Education Conference, University Centre Blackburn, October 2009

Barnes S and Kuzma J (2009) “Empirical Case Study in Teaching First-Year Database Students” Teaching, Learning & Assessment of Databases (TLAD 09) (BNCOD) Conference, Birmingham, July 2009 (ISBN 978-0-9559676-7-2) available online at:

Barnes S (2009) “Using TV-show based activities as an e-revision tool” Higher Education Academy Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre, E-learning Special Interest Group: Rapid E-learning – Tools of the Trade, Nottingham University, June 2009

Barnes S and Gardener J (2008) “How was it for you: an evaluation of Worcester Business School Welcome Week” Lifelong Learning Network Learner Support Workshop, University of Worcester, September 2008

Barnes S, Gardener J and Quigley S (2008) “Undergraduate induction: we did it our way” Higher Education Academy 9th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Computing, Liverpool, August 2008 abstract available online at:

Barnes S, Gardener J and Quigley S (2008) “First Impressions Count: Our induction experience” 7th Annual University of Worcester Supporting Student Learning Conference June 2008

Barnes, S. (2008) “Human Computer Interaction Disciplinary Commons”, available online at


Teaching and Research Interests

Teaching and Research Interests

Database Applications
Website Design
Interface Design
Human Computer Interaction
Professional Issues
Business Professionalism
Employability Skills

Learning and Teaching
Student Engagement
Human Computer Interaction