Janet Lawton

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

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

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021