Areas of Expertise: Built environment
Barbara is a Senior Lecturer and Learning Lead in ARU's School of Engineering and the Built Environment. She also oversees assessment processes in the Department and has previously been our Senior Pastoral Tutor.
Dr Barbara Vohmann is the School Learning Lead, responsible for supporting and promoting all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment within the School. After graduating in economics, she taught in a diversity of London and Essex schools before then moving into lecturing.
She teaches both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is course leader for the FdSc Surveying. Her previous responsibilities include oversight of the School assessment processes, producing the School programme of staff development days, and admissions tutor. She has supervised dissertation students in a range of built environment disciplines both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Barbara has held a number of other posts, working as an external examiner, external panel member on a number of course validation events including as subject specialist, and DProf examiner for the Confirmation of Upgrade assessment. Barbara is also a college governor.
Having over 25 years’ experience working in education, Barbara integrates her practical experience and knowledge with her research interests in teaching, learning and assessment in higher education.
Barbara is currently supervising a doctoral student in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. She welcomes research proposals, in particular within the area of built environment education.
Barbara leads and teaches on the following modules: Construction Economics; Practice Based Learning; Work Placement; The Strategic Construction Entrepreneur; Management Practice; Management Theory; Planning for Major Project; Dissertation; and, supervision of MSc dissertation students.
Vohmann, B., 2019. Enhancing assessment to prepare undergraduates as effective built environment industry practitioners. In: Proceedings 35th Annual ARCOM conference.
Vohmann, B., Crabtree, P.,Priddle, J., Frame, I., 2017. Mode of study influences built environment students' perception of their professional development. In: Proceedings 33rd Annual ARCOM Conference.
Vohmann, B., Frame, I., 2016. Professional practice and construction undergraduates' employability skills. In: Proceedings 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference.
Vohmann, B., Priddle, J., Start, P., Tree, M., Phillipson, D., 2015. Evaluating the use of a mid-semester survey to gather feedback from students. Networks, 18, pp. 55-64.