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Associate Professor, Informatics and Operations, Kingston University

Barry Avery is the Director of Learning and Teaching in Kingston Business School. Prior to moving into the academic sector, he was an IT consultant and worked for companies such as Unilever and Thomson Reuters, as a systems analyst and programmer.

Barry Avery has recently completed his PhD at Lancaster University, which examines the use of Technology Enhanced Learning with Assessment.


Internet and Web technologies
Web Application Building
Database Systems
Knowledge Management
Mobile Technologies
Technology Enhanced Learning
Research Interest(s)

Research interests are in Technology Enhanced Learning, in particular the use of technology and social based pedagogies.


He teaches a variety of subjects to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including:

Programming and server side scripting
Database technology
Business Information Architecture
Learning Environments and Networks


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Informatics and Operations, Kingston University Business School


  • 2009
    Embedding Web 2.0 strategies in learning and teaching, Web 2.0: the business models.