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Suzanne Kane

Dr Suzanne Kane

Programme Leader – UG Business Information Technology Lecturer – Operations & Information Management Unit

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My business background is in Policy and Performance, and Information Systems. I graduated from Salford University with a PhD in Information Systems, which was funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council. I then moved to University Campus Suffolk as a Research Officer, and later to London Metropolitan University as a Research Fellow (with particular responsibility for Business Education Research).


Research Methods

Information Systems Development


Research Interests

Research Interests:

Business & Management Education

Third Sector Management Research

Research Methods


Consultancy work:

Learning and Skills Council

Chamber of Commerce

Suffolk Community Projects


PhD Supervision:

I am currently supervising doctoral students researching the areas of: organisational knowledge, library systems, entrepreneurial education, and the impacts of IT on HRM.


I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students in the general areas of: 

e-learning/blended learning/digital literacy, library systems, IT in the workplace, and management education

Qualifications and Memberships

PGCLTHE Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

PhD Information Systems - Multi-Aspectual Interview Technique (M.A.I.T). Qualitative interview method.

BSc (Hons) Information Technology

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD)



Pokorny, H., Holley, D., Kane, S. (2016) Commuting, transitions and belonging:  the experiences of students living at home in their first year at university’. Higher Education (In press)

Kane, S., Chalcraft, D., Volpe, G. (2014) ‘Notions of belonging: First year, first semester higher education students enrolled on business or economics degree programmes’. International Journal of Management Education. 12 (2) 193-201

Bennett, R., Kane, S. (2014) ‘Students’ interpretations of the meanings of questionnaire items in the National Student Survey’. Quality in Higher Education. 20 (2) 129-164

Bennett, R., Kane, S. (2012) ‘Factors Affecting University Teaching Team Effectiveness in Detached Working Environments’. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 38 (3) 400-426

Shoderu, R., Kane, S., Husbands, D., Holley, D. (2012) ‘Developing a Sense of Belonging: Findings from a three institution study, with implications for BME students and staff engagement. Compass: The Journal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Greenwich. 5, 67-74 ISSN: 2044-0073

Bennett, R., Kane, S. (2011) ‘Internationalisation of UK University Business Schools: a survey of current practice’. Journal of Studies in International Education.  15 (4) 351-373

Bennett, R., & Kane, S. (2010)Factors Associated with High First Year Undergraduate Retention Rates in Business Departments with Non-Traditional Student Intakes’. The International Journal of Management Education, 8 (2) 53-66

 Bennett, R., Kane S. (2009) ‘Employer Engagement Practices of UK Business Schools and Departments: An empirical investigation’. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 61 (4) 495-516



Bennett, R & Kane, S 2012, 'Factors Affecting University Teaching Team Effectiveness in Detached Working Environments', Journal of Further and Higher Education, pp.1-27.

Bennett, R & Kane, S 2010, 'Factors associated with high first year undergraduate', International Journal of Management Education, 8(2), pp.53-66.

Bennett, R & Kane, S 2009, 'Employer engagement practices of UK business schools and departments: an empirical investigation', Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 61(4), pp.495-516.

Bennett, R & Kane, S 2009, 'Internationalization of U.K. University Business Schools: A Survey of Current Practice ', Journal of Studies in International Education, 15(4), pp.351-373.