Fiona Knight

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I am a local girl, living my whole life in Staffordshire.

I graduated from Staffordshire University in 1992 with a degree in Information Systems. I’ve worked for the NHS, Stafford College and started teaching at Staffordshire University in 1999.

I’ve been an external examiner for Sheffield Hallam, worked with the OU on some of their validation events, and given talks on web development and getting girls into computing. If anyone would like me to give a talk, please contact me, and I’d be happy to chat about it.

I am enthusiastic about the web and web standards, love the idea of Progressive Web Apps, and am looking at the ‘Power of JavaScript’, and how frameworks can be standardised across application domains. I truly believe in #UseThePlatform and giving users the best user experience possible.

I think that people should work hard and have lots of fun at university.

Academic qualifications

  • PGCHFE – Wolverhampton University
  • Studying MRes Computing


  • Web Standards and User Experience
  • Mobile Web Design
  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript

Research interests

I have a keen interest in web standards and mobile user experience. I am interested in alternative input devices and display devices, and the use of web technologies to create applications across many domains.


Undergraduate and postgraduate modules in web, mobile, user experience and multimedia.

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020