Staff Profiles, Research & Scholarly Activity
Blackburn University Centre has an active programme of student and staff research.
Many of our courses have a research component. We place importance on the teaching of good research practice. Many University Centre staff are engaged in research projects, and have had research published in books and journals on a range of topics.
Our staff attend conferences, join networks and professional bodies, take part in training and undertake other activities that help the College to be up-to-date on subject areas and developments in teaching and learning.
Academic Web Profiles
- Art and Society
David George Urquhart
My areas of academic interest include Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, contemporary digital technologies and concepts. I am currently exploring and researching for a fut...
Dr Philip Johnson
I have been employed as a lecturer in the College’s higher education provision since 1995 and gained my PhD in Applied Social Science (Lancaster) in 2009. I research various aspects of commun...
Dr Val Jessop
I am the programme leader for the B.A. Joint Honours pathways and personal tutor and dissertation supervisor for students taking English Language. I have worked as a lecturer in Higher Education at...
I studied fine art at Chelsea School of Art and Design, where I achieved both B.A. (hons) and Masters degrees. I am an artist, writer and lecturer with almost twenty years experience in delivering ...
I started my career graduating with a degree in fine art painting and later developed an interest in felt and stitch. My practice currently combines my research interests with drawing and fine art ...
I am currently a lecturer in the School of Art and Society at the University Centre at Blackburn College. I have worked as a lecturer in higher education at Blackburn College for 21 years and durin...
I am currently putting together an event exploring miscarriage of justice featuring John Kamara for students in 2020/21.
HE Teacher of the Year 2019
I teach across the FdA and BA prog...
- Business, Health and Technology
I have been a culinary enthusiast for the last sixteen years. I love to discover new dishes, and I am very much inspired by traveling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. ...
Dr Adelle Waterworth
Dr Peter Shukie
My academic role includes the design and delivery of modules in Education Studies around the use of technology in teaching and learning. I led on the design of a series of modules listed in t...
Dr Tass Hussain
I joined the college in 2000 teaching law in the Higher Education Centre, which became the East Lancashire Institute for Higher Education, now known as UCBC. Over the years I have taught many diffe...
Farhan Ali Qureshi
Firew A. Biruu
BA (Hons) in Business with Management
FdA in Business
BA (Hons) in Business (Top-up)
Having worked in a range of schools, businesses and colleges for over 18 years, I have had the privilege of experiencing a wide range of teaching and learning environments. During the course of the...
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