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Andrew Smith

County South Lancaster University Bailrigg Lancaster LA1 4YL


United Kingdom

Research overview

My main research interest is in the role of emotion in cognitive processes, especially cognitive flexibility when engaged in on-line environments. I also have a passionate interest in the development and use of Virtual Social Learning Systems along with the influence of semantics on the professional identities of further education practitioners. 

Career Details

2005-Present Senior Tutor/Lecturer Blackpool & The Fylde College

2002-2005 Lecturer Burnley College

1987-2004 Owner/Manager/Games Designer & Developer Crasiworld Games

Research Grants

LSIS-IfL Research Development Fellowship Award, 2010-2011 (£6500)
LSIS-IfL Research Development Fellowship Award, 2009-2010 (£6500)
E-Learning Development Fund, 2009-2010 (£3000)
TQEF, 2008-2009 (£2000)
TQEF, 2007-2008 (£2000)

Current Teaching

BSc (Hons) Top-Up Project Management [Business & Commerce, Leadership & Teamwork, Dissertation Research Skills, Dissertation Supervisor (8 students)]
FD Project Management [Legal, Ethical & Professional Practice, Conflict Resolution, Supply Chain & Logistics, Innovation, Technology & Sustainability]

Current Research

Can Emotion Expand Minds Online? The Problems of Positive Mood Induction for Cognitive Flexibility

Professional Role

Senior Tutor / Lecturer for HE in FE students

External Roles

Peer Reviewer for Computers and Education [International Journal]

External Examiner for UCLAN Furness College FDSc New Media Design & Technology

Additional Information

JISC RSC Northwest Recognition of Innovation Award 2011

Web Links


PhD Educational Research, 2007-2012 Lancaster University 
Master of Arts (Module), 2010 Sunderland University. Module: Advancing Pedagogy: Post Compulsory Education and Training 
Master of Science, 2006-2007 Lancaster University Multimedia Courseware Engineering (Advanced Learning Technology). Master's Thesis: Cultivating the Ethical and Respectful Minds with Games and Simulations
Bachelor of Science, 2005 Blackpool & The Fylde College (Lancaster University) Information Technology. Project: The User-Centric Virtual Learning Environment 
Certificate of Education, 2005 Burnley College (University of Central Lancashire)

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