Elaine Brown

Principal Lecturer/Director of Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology

Elaine is our Faculty Director of Studies. Her background is in teaching computer science at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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Before becoming our Director of Studies, Elaine led our MSc Information and Communication Technology (Conversion) course and taught on a number of our computing and technology modules. Elaine also acts as our faculty learning lead, employability and customer service champion.

Research interests

  • User experience
  • Interaction design
  • Prototyping and evaluation


  • MSc Computer Science (Conversion), Anglia Ruskin University
  • MA Learning & Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PGCE Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Hobbs, M.H.W., Gordon, M. and Brown, E., 2007. Evaluation of a Virtual World Environment, Learning & Teaching Fellowship.

Brown, E., 2006-08. A framework of Good Practice for the Integration of e-Learning Tools into Lifelong Learning and Teaching. JISC Capital Programme.

Selected recent publications

Brown, E., Hobbs, M. and Gordon, M., 2008. A virtual world environment for group work. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 3(1), pp.1-12.

Hobbs, M., Brown, E. and Gordon, M., 2009. Learning and Assessment with Virtual Worlds. In: Spratt, C. and Lajbcygier, P. (Eds.). E-Learning Technologies and Evidence-Based Assessment Approaches, chapter 4, pp. 55-75. London: IGI Global.

Hobbs, M., Brown, E. and Gordon, M., 2008. Using a Virtual World for Transferable Skills in Gaming Education. In Ipe, M. (Ed.). Virtual Worlds, chapter 7. Hyderabad: Icfai University Press.