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Sue Greener

Dr Sue Greener

Principal Lecturer

Brighton Business School

Telephone: +44 (0)1273 641202
+44 (0)1273 642139


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At the University of Brighton, Sue teaches both undergraduates and postgraduates on the following courses/modules:

  • MSc Personnel & Development: Human Resource Management in Context
  • Undergraduate Business: Researching Contemporary Issues in HRMBSc Business with Enterprise: Global Business Context, Business Analysis, Solving Business Problems, Continuing Professional Development, Business Enterprise
  • Joint Honours Programme: Research practices and applications, Subject approaches and techniques

She supervises MSc students in HRM and HRD, and MPhil/PhD students in the field of online learning and teaching. She is Programme Leader for the consortium partnership award FdA Business and is Joint Honours Business Pathway leader at Hastings campus. She is also Course Leader for the problem-based learning course, BSc Business with Enterprise at Hastings campus.

She is external examiner at the University of Edinburgh and University of Greenwich, and Subject Examiner for Managing Organisational Change and Development for the Association of Business Executives. Sue is also Course Director for BSc Business Administration and Research Methods Module Leader for a University of Wales validated online final year honours degree course, teaching fully online and managing a virtual academic team.


Sue co-founded the Business eLearning research group in 2004. She chaired the 10th European Conference on E-Learning held in Brighton, November 2011 and is Programme Chair for the inaugural European Conference on Social Media July 2014. Sue is Co-Editor for the >Routledge journal: Interactive Learning Environments. Her doctoral research focussed on students' readiness for online learning and this continues to be her mainstream research field (see publications). Further research includes e-learning strategy, graduate employability, teacher development and reflective learning. As a member of both the CROME research group and CIMER research group at Brighton Business School, Sue continues to research and publish with colleagues.


Through her jointly-owned management and development consultancy, Positive Images, Sue specialises in soft skills and leadership training and strategic facilitation. She was previously a non-executive Director of Sussex Enterprise.


Sues early management experience was gained as an administrator and manager at the Medical Research Council in London, MRC Radiobiology Unit in Harwell and University of Aston in Birmingham. She has been professionally involved in learning and teaching since 1973, with learning being central to her career and interests, be it personal, class-based or online. She is a licensed Lay Reader in the Church of England in the Diocese of Chichester. She is also a breeder of pedigree Southdown sheep. Her husband Tony is also an academic at Brighton Business School and co-partner of Positive Images.


BA (Dual Hons.) French & Economics, MBA, EdD


  • Sue gained a Teaching Excellence award at University of Brighton in 2007
  • Centre for Learning and Teaching Fellowship award with Asher Rospigliosi to investigate and support staff adoption of e-learning 2008
  • Highly Commended Journal Article: Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011

Research Publications

Number of items: 40.

Greener, Susan (2015) Editorial - What do we mean by “student- centred” learning? Interactive Learning Environments, 23 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 1049-4820

Greener, Susan (2015) Structure, people and power in communication technologies International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 25 (1). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1560-4624

Greener, Susan (2014) Map-making in interactive learning [Edited Collections]

Greener, Susan and Wakefield, Craig (2014) Developing confidence in the use of digital tools in teaching In: 13th European Conference on e-Learning, Copenhagen, 30-31 October, 2014.

Short, Heather and Greener, Susan (2014) Editorial: TEL in the workplace [Edited Collections]

Segura-Harvey, Beatrice and Greener, Susan (2014) Technology on CALL: improving English language learning in a Spanish context In: 13th European Conference on e-Learning, Copenhagen, 30-31 October, 2014.

Greener, Susan (2014) Designing environments for peer-to-peer and collaborative learning [Edited Collections]

Greener, Susan (2014) Smart toys and sophisticated learning tools [Edited Collections]

Greener, Susan (2014) The elephant in the screen [Edited Collections]

Greener, Susan (2014) Editorial, Interactive Learning Environments [Edited Collections]

Rospigliosi, Asher, Greener, Susan, Bourner, Tom and Sheehan, Maura (2014) Human capital or signalling, unpacking the graduate premium International Journal of Social Economics, 41 (5). pp. 420-432. ISSN 0306-8293

Greener, Susan (2013) Where are we on our journey of online learning? [Edited Collections]

Greener, Susan (2013) Painful learning in the digital world Interactive Learning Environments, 21 (3). pp. 227-228. ISSN 1049-4820

Greener, Susan (2012) Editorial: interactive learning environments? Interactive Learning Environments, 20 (2). pp. 101-102. ISSN 1049-4820

Rospigliosi, Asher, Greener, Susan and Bourner, Tom (2011) Graduate employability and the propensity to learn in employment: a new vocationalism Higher Education Review, 43 (3). pp. 5-30. ISSN 0018-1609

Greener, Susan, Bourner, Tom and Rospigliosi, Asher (2011) Graduate employment: 333 tips for finding your first job as a graduate Ventus Publishing, London, UK. ISBN 9788776817268

Leith, Jake, Zara, Joanna and Mcinnes, Malcolm (2011) Can e-learning enhance practice-based design courses? In: 10th European Conference on e-Learning, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK, 10-11 November, 2011.

Greener, Susan (2010) Plasticity: the online learning environment's potential to support varied learning styles and approaches Campus-Wide Information Systems, 27 (4). pp. 254-262. ISSN 1065-0741

Greener, Susan (2009) What does the HR literature tell us about promoting reflective learning to improve performance? In: UFHRD Europe 2012, Newcastle Business School, Newcastle, UK.

Bourner, Tom, Greener, Susan and Rospigliosi, Asher (2009) Mathematics students’ next steps after graduation International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40 (6). pp. 777-793. ISSN 0020-739X

Greener, Susan and Benn, Andrea (2009) How best to learn about and apply technologies for learning? Early stage research In: The Bera Annual Conference 2009, 2-5 September 2009, Manchester, UK.

Greener, Susan (2009) Talking online: reflecting on online communication tools Campus-Wide Information Systems, 26 (3). pp. 178-190. ISSN 1065-0741

Greener, Susan and Rospigliosi, Asher (2009) Tread softly... making secure steps towards wider adoption of pedagogically-focused e-learning at Brighton Business School In: ALT-C 2009, 8-10 September 2009, Manchester, UK. (Unpublished)

Greener, Susan (2009) e-Modelling: helping learners to develop sound e-learning behaviours Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 7 (3). pp. 265-272. ISSN 1479-4403

Shurville, S., Greener, Susan and Rospigliosi, Asher (2008) Educational technology: An ecumenical stance In: ICICTE 2008, 10 - 12 Jul 2008, Corfu, Greece. (Unpublished)

Greener, Susan (2008) Plasticity: The online learning environment’s potential to support varied learning styles and approaches In: The 3rd International Conference on e-Learning, 26 - 27 Jun 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.

Greener, Susan (2008) Self-aware and self-directed: student conceptions of blended learning Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 4 (2). ISSN 1558-9528

Greener, Tony, Greener, Susan and Rospigliosi, Asher (2008) Strategic learners at a distance In: The 3rd International Conference on e-Learning, 26 - 27 Jun 2008, Cape Town, South Africa.

Greener, Susan (2008) Getting online to learn: researching preparation for online learning In: UFHRD 2008, 21 - 23 May 2008, Lille, France.

Greener, Susan (2008) Leadership and management development in a not-for-profit context In: UFHRD 2008, 21 - 23 May 2008, Lille, France.

Greener, Susan, Shurville, S. and Rospigliosi, Asher (2007) The value of social cognitive theory in online discussion: reflection via a critical incident repertory grid In: International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) 07, 12 - 14 Jul 2007, Crete, Greece. (Unpublished)

Greener, Susan (2007) Blending pedagogies: evaluative case study of a learning package for learning and development In: Universities Forum on HRD (UFHRD) 2007, Oxford, UK. (Unpublished)

Greener, Susan, Rospigliosi, Asher and Shurville, S. (2007) Engaging from the inside: reflections on the value of social cognitive theory for learning in online discussions In: ICEL 2007, 28 - 29 Jun 2007, New York, USA. (Unpublished)

Greener, Susan (2007) Helping managers to discover the value of reflection: professional and academic approaches contrasted In: Universities Forum on HRD (UFHRD) 2007, Oxford, UK. (Unpublished)

Greener, Susan (2007) Higher Education teachers' perspectives on student readiness for online learning In: Universities Forum on HRD (UFHRD doctoral presentation) 2007, Oxford, UK. (Unpublished)

Greener, Susan (2006) Self aware and self directed: student conceptions of blended learning In: 4th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications, 20 - 23 Jul 2006, Florida, USA. (Unpublished)

Greener, Susan (2005) Using the C word People Management.

Greener, Susan (2005) A classroom role for studentcentral In: Learning and Teaching Conference 2005, 15 Jul 2005, Brighton, UK. (Unpublished)

Macdonald, James, Greener, Susan and Thomas, Nicola (2005) Learning to love studentcentral In: University of Brighton Centre for Learning and Teaching seminar, 13 May 2005, Brighton, UK. (Unpublished)

Greener, Susan (2004) Diverse student approaches to learning online In: Learning and Teaching Conference July 2004, 11 Jul 2004, Brighton, UK. (Unpublished)

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