research student

Matthew Bromley

Academic Manager – Professional Executive Education




University of Derby Online Learning



I have worked in many roles within Higher Education, as a Lecturer, Programme Leader, Subject Manager, Workforce Development Fellow and my current role as Academic Manager. In 2008 I developed one of the first online learning programmes in the University and have trialled many different approaches and innovations in teaching. Prior to my current role, I worked as a Workforce Development Fellow and was involved in the development of over 40 programmes to provide bespoke teaching, learning and assessment solutions for both organisations and Individuals. I have also worked with many professional bodies to support programmes that have a direct impact on people wishing to enhance their career.

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching responsibilities cover courses such as Leading for Results and Change, Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) Top-Up degree, Finance MSc and Management Accounting BSc (Hons) Top-Up degree

Research interests

My research interests are in online and work based learning and I have published research on communities and virtual practice in adult learning and written book chapters on Social Media for students and lecturers. My doctoral research is about how gamification and the application of game mechanics can improve online learning.

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