Susan Canning


  • MSc Computing and Information Systems, Liverpool John Moores University
  • PGCert, Teaching and Learning Support in Higher Education, Edge Hill University
  • BSc (Hons) Information Systems, Lancaster University
  • MBCS – Member of the British Computer Society
  • IEEE – Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • ALT – Member of the Association of Learning Technology
Susan Canning
Research Contact Teaching
Technology Enhanced Learning, Utilising technology to improve student experiences, Assessment Literacies, Forensic Computing, Cyber Crime

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Susan Canning
Department of Computer Science
Edge Hill University
L39 4QPPhone: 01695 657664
Email: Susan Canning
Office: THG16
  • Computer Forensics
  • Dissertation Supervision


Susan is the outreach coordinator for the computer science department. Since moving into Higher Education, Susan has successfully led modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels covering a variety of technical areas related to Computing. She gained a BSc (Hons) in Information Systems from Lancaster University and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Computing and Information Systems at Liverpool John Moores University. Susan is currently undertaking a doctoral programme at Lancaster University in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning.

Outside of teaching, Susan is a departmental representative on the Academic Malpractice Panel, the Academic Appeals Panel. She is a member of the Assessment Literacy Working Group and a member of the Faculty TEL steering Group. Susan is a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) for the PGCert program, and a Teaching and Learning Mentor for new staff and GTA students. Susan is also a personal tutor and a dissertation supervisor to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Susan is a member of the Inspiring Governance group and as such, she is often asked to deliver talks at schools and colleges to inspire students to pursue Higher Education and STEM subjects.

External Academic Activities

Susan works as a programme validator, for the Open University and Lancaster University programmes.

Research Publications

  • MOSCROP,C. CANNING,S. (2016) The use of digital assessment guides to improve student grades and satisfaction with the assessment process, published in the conference proceedings of Conference: ICICTE,( International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education), Greece
  • MOSCROP, C., & CANNING, S. (2015). iSpring: Digital assessment guides: Practical examples of use of this e-learning toolkit to enhance student experiences. Paper presented at SOLSTICE conference, Edge Hill University.
  • BEAUMONT, C. CANNING, S. & MOSCROP, C. (2014) Easing the transition from school to HE: scaffolding the development of self-regulated learning through a dialogic approach to feedback. Journal of Further and Higher Education. pp. 1-20.
  • ALDIS PATTON, B. NORTHINGTON-PURDIE, C AND CANNING, S. (2013) “Academic Integrity in the 21st Century”, published in the conference proceedings of CICE (Canada International Conference on Education)
  • ALDIS PATTON, B. NORTHINGTON-PURDIE, C AND CANNING, S. (2013) “Student Perception of Academic Integrity in the 21st Century”, published in the conference proceedings of LICE (London International Conference on Education)
  • Gavan,C. Canning,S. Anderson,M. (2012) Understanding Staff Perceptions of Plagiarism: the Influence of Experience. Ireland International Conference on Education. Dublin. Ireland.
  • Canning,S., Beaumont,C., Moscrop,C. (2010) Feedback as a guidance process: Evaluating a systemic approach to developing self-regulated learning skills in first year undergraduates, EARLI/Northumbria Assessment Conference 2010, EARLI.
  • Canning,S., Beaumont,C., Moscrop,C. (2010 )Evaluating a systematic approach to assessment guidance and feedback in first year undergraduates, 9th CLTR Learning & Teaching Research Conference, Edge Hill University.
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