Prof. Jon Warwick

Jon Warwick, Professor of Educational Development in the Mathematical Sciences

Emeritus Professor

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    Business / Business and Enterprise

Prof. Warwick specialises in all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment with particular reference to learning and development in the mathematical sciences and the application of mathematics in business and management.

Having completed a first degree in Mathematics and Computing in 1979, Jon was awarded a PhD in Operational Research by the CNAA in 1984. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching mathematical modelling, operational research and research methods in the UK Higher Education sector and has extensive experience in course design and course management, quality assurance and enhancement, research and research supervision.

He was Head of the Division of Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research at London South Bank University (LSBU) for eleven years before changing focus to lead the development of learning and teaching within the (then) Faculty of Business, holding the post of Faculty Director of Learning and Teaching. He is currently Professor of Educational Development in the Mathematical Sciences at LSBU and chairs the university-wide Technology Enhanced Learning Group. He is also an experienced examiner of doctoral students and Chair of subject reviews, validations and doctoral examinations.

Jon has more than 30 years of experience in teaching within Higher Education ranging from introductory and foundation courses to doctoral studies.  His teaching currently focuses on business research methods at undergraduate, Master's and doctoral levels  and covers both qualitative and quantitative research philosophies.

He has experience of teaching in the following areas:  Management science and business decision support (L5-L7); Quantitative methods and statistical decision making (L4-L8); and Business project management (L7).  All areas of teaching are underpinned by relevant research and teaching scholarship.

Prof. Warwick’s research interests include the teaching of mathematics, mathematical modelling and business decision support (with particular emphasis on enhancing student engagement, self-efficacy and reducing mathematical anxiety), systems thinking and organisational learning.

He also has interests in Higher Education management, with an emphasis on policy definition in learning and teaching, and has recently co-edited a book entitled Higher Education Management and Operational Research:  Demonstrating New Practices and Metaphors.  He has published in all these areas extensively and is a regular contributor to conferences both within the UK and internationally as a stream coordinator and presenter.

He has supervised a number of doctoral students both within the UK and at partner institutions abroad and Jon’s research outputs were submitted to RAE 1996, 2001, 2008 and REF 2014.

Most recent publications

Warwick, J and Abougrad, Hisham, D A Developing the Business Process Management Performance of an Information System Using the Delphi Study Technique. In: EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education, 11 September 2017 - 12 September 2017, Canterbury Christchurch Business School, Great Britain.

Warwick, J Dealing with mathematical anxiety: Should one size fit all?. Mathematics Enthusiast, 14. 161-174.

Howard, A and Warwick, J The Prevalence of Mathematical Anxiety in a Business School: A Comparative Study Across Subject Areas. International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies, 3. 4-25.

Howard, A and Warwick, J Exploring the Curriculum gap: An analysis of Management Accounting topics and skills. In: Chartered Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, 28 April 2015 - 29 April 2015, York.

Warwick, J and Howard, A Mathematical Anxiety as an Inhibitor of Skills Development in Accounting Students. Mathitudes, 1. 1-15.

Warwick, J and Howard, A A note on structuring employability skills for accounting students. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 5. 165-174. DOI 10.6007/IJARBSS/v5-i10/1860

Warwick, J Teaching mathematical modelling: demonstrating enrichment and elaboration. International Journal of Mathematics Learning and Teaching, 2015.

Warwick, J and Howard, A Student Self-Assessment of Quantitative Skills: A Pilot Study of Accounting Students. e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, 9. 1-12.

Warwick, J and Howard, A Strengthening Student Engagement with Quantitative Subjects in a Business Faculty. e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, 8. 32-44.

Howard, A and Warwick, J Exploring the curriculum gap: Some thoughts on management accounting education and curriculum design. MSOR Connections, 13. 51-60. DOI 10.11120/msor.2013.00010

More publications at LSBU Research Open

Jon is a member of the UK Operational Research Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.  He holds Chartered Mathematician and Chartered Scientist status and is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jon has extensive experience as an external examiner at UK Higher Education institutions and as an external panel member for validations and subject reviews. In addition to contributions to international conferences, he is a referee for three international journals and is an editorial board member for a fourth. He is an examiner of doctoral students both within LSBU and externally.

Jon also engages with enterprise activities and knowledge transfer projects and has had a number of research collaborations with industry in organizational learning, project management and systems thinking.

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