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Dr Phillip Benachour

Senior Teaching Fellow

Phillip Benachour




Tel: +44 1524 510387

Research overview

My current research interests are technology enhanced learning with particular focus on using mobile devices for context aware notifications from virtual learning environments. Situated learning and understanding the users' situation and the context in which mobile learning materials are being accessed in order to best support and develop approaches to information dissemination from vistual learning environments and mobile learning.Other research interests: identifying the potential of mobile phone cameras in teachig and learning (in particular for school children), Moodle analytics, location based activities. 

PhD supervision

Technology enhanced learning, mobile learning, context aware and personalized learning.

Career Details

Academic Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy (Lancaster, 2000)

MSc DSP applications (Lancaster, 1994)

BEng Electrical and Electonic Engineering (De Montfort Leicester, 1992)


Teaching Fellow, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2003 - present

Lecturer (Computing and Engineering), Blackburn University Centre, Blackburn 2002-2003

Research Associate, Bristol University, 2001-2002

Research Associate, Lancaster University, 2000-2001

Professional Role

Programme Committee member on the following conferences: Mobile learning (IAMLearn), IADIS (International Conference on Mobile Learning). 

Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology. 

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