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Centre for Online and Distance Education

Professor Stephen Brown

Editor in Chief and lead on Networking and Communications for CODE

Stephen was previously Head of the School of Media and Communication, Director of the International Institute for Electronic Library Research and Director of Knowledge Media Design at De Montfort University; Senior Technology Adviser at the JISC Technologies Centre; Head of Distance Learning at BT; Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Engineering Design; and President of the Association for Learning Technology.

Stephen was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and an Associate Member of the Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors.

Since 2005 he has been a registered European Commission research expert in the fields of Technology Enhanced Learning, Digital Libraries and Cultural Heritage. He was a member of the AHRC Peer Review College for ten years.

His expertise includes: project management, design methods, soft systems analysis, ergonomics, media design, information design, computational research methods, digital humanities, distance education, online learning, training, technology forecasting and change management.

Personal clients include:

  • Reuters UKI Plc., Marconi Plc.
  • King’s College London
  • Birmingham University
  • Royal Holloway University of London
  • JISC
  • Arab Open University
  • European Commission
  • Imperial College London
  • UK Government Department for Education and Science
  • University of London
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • UK Learning and Teaching Support Network
  • Sussex University
  • Salford University
  • British Council
  • Manchester University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The Open University
  • UK Government Home Office

As a CODE Fellow he has contributed to staff development courses in Nigeria, Palestine and China.