Elaine Brown

Principal Lecturer/Director of Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

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.



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.