Janet Lawton

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I am a Senior Lecturer in Computing, having started at Staffordshire University over 3 decades ago. During this time I have seen a lot of changes, both in technology and techniques but I am extremely fortunate to still love my job.

I have taught thousands of students to program, and most of these have gone on to extremely successful careers in the Computing industry.

Even after all these years, I still get a buzz when a student who has had problems has that light-bulb moment, due to the way I have explained something.

Student success is central to my work, and I believe that is the most important thing that I can offer at Staffordshire University.

Professional memberships and activities


Academic qualifications

BSc(Hons) Computer Science


Introductory Programming

Software Engineering

Web Design and Development

Mobile development


Introductory programming

Web development and applications

Web frameworks and libraries

Mobile application design and development

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021