Dr Naowarat Lewis

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Economics, Finance and Law

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership , Leadership and management

Naowarat’s expertise is in the areas of statistical analysis, information technology and the application of technology to the teaching and learning environment.

naowarat.lewis@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Naowarat Lewis’s background is in Applied Statistics, Computing and Information Science. Naowarat developed the “Lewis Dynamic Model” as a new representation of a technology-based pedagogy with a specific focusing on repetition and reinforcement.

Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin University Naowarat worked as a professional software developer in a large software house. With this background, Naowarat is actively involved in the development of teaching and learning activities through the implementation of a range of software and multi-media applications within a pedagogical setting. These academic activities also support students gain a range of transferrable skills which are themselves supportive of employability opportunities.

Naowarat has created a number of video lessons and revision tutorials which not only provide effective learning opportunities but also offer students the opportunity to experience different learning environments. These videos are themselves very popular amongst our students and have been widely accessed; gaining in excess of 60,000 “hits”. In recognition of her contribution to diversifying the teaching and learning environments within the Faculty, Naowarat received an honourable award from the Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching Excellence in 2015.

Research interests

  • The application of Lewis Dynamic Model to a variety of teaching and learning
  • Pedagogy through Technology: Investigating Multimedia Approaches to Undergraduate Education
  • New Media applications to teaching and learning
  • Developing new channels for teaching in mathematics
  • Serious Gaming and Game Enhanced Learning

Teaching

Naowarat has significant experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at the Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses where she specialises in information technology and quantitative methods.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Computing and Information Science, ARU, UK
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, ARU, UK
  • MSc, Information Technology, University of East London, UK
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies, Greenwich College, UK
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Statistics, UTCC, Thailand

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • gLINK - an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project funded by the European Commission (Project value Euro7,500)
  • Low Carbon KEEP project, funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF): Academic Supervisor (Project total £79,253.36)
  • CDAF Research Bursary “ Enhancing competencies in mathematics through interactive pedagogy: An exploration of technology driven learning”. (£2,000)
  • Provided statistical data analysis for a number of research programmes including reviews of marketing campaign effectiveness for the private sector company (£10,000)
  • Project managed the technical development of a learning and teaching environment for remote learning for The Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (formerly the Department for Trade and Industry) sponsored project for the Retained Firefighters Union (Project total £120,000).
  • Developed an interactive, web based, learning facility as part of the AIBS “Voyage” project. This project was funded by the Higher Education European Social Fund and formed part of an initiative to engage with local employers to encourage participation in higher education within Essex (Project total £120,000).

Selected recent publications

“The Lewis Dynamic Model”. Anglia Ruskin University – ARU Figshare. Media. https://doi.org/10.25411/aru.11298983.v1 - December 2019

“Dis-Engaging with Gamification in Higher Education”. Society of Research into Higher Education (SRHE) conference – December 2016

“Enhancing competencies in mathematics through interactive pedagogy: An exploration of technology driven learning”. The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) conference - May 2015

Recent presentations and conferences

“Dis-Engaging with Gamification in Higher Education”. Society of Research into Higher Education (SRHE) conference – December 2016
“Enhancing competencies in mathematics through interactive pedagogy: An exploration of technology driven learning”. The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) conference - May 2015