Adrian Bromage PhD

Adrian Bromage

School of Biosciences
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Adrian Bromage is currently working as a Research Fellow at The University of Birmingham, on a project to update and develop reusable e-learning objects for statistics teaching.

Adrian is interested in the relationship between ICT and teaching and learning, in particular the extent to which it can decentralise academics and learners (Deschooling).

Adrian is also interested in e-learning, and in particular reusable game-like learning objects and virtual environments. The majority of the latter are basically used for a modern take on role-play, the former are in some ways more intriguing.


Adrian completed a BSC Hons in Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, and taught 'A' level research methods at local colleges before enrolling for a MSc in Cognitive Science at Birmingham, and subsequently a PhD in education (psychological aspects of technology-led educational change).

Adrian subsequently worked at Coventry University's Centre for Higher Education Development, where he was involved in the ETL project (Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses).

After that, Adrian worked as a researcher for the 'CIPel' Centre for Inter-Professional e-Learning (a HEFI Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning). After that contract, he took up posts at Birmingham as an I.T. trainer, and in 2017, as Research Fellow.


Adrian is currently involved in face-to-face workshops, showing staff and students how to use data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, RStudio, MATLAB, NVivo and Python). He also run occasional workshops on using PowerPoint to design academic posters, and Excel basics).


Research Group: 

TRANSFORM Statistics Project


  • (N. Millan, A. Bromage) An initial approach to the integration of Web 2.0 technologies in the research environment. IN: Interactive Technology and Smart Education; 2011-09 (journal-article); DOI: 10.1108/17415651111165384; Part of ISSN: 1741-5659
  • (Adrian Bromage, Lynn Clouder, Jill Thistlethwaite and Frances Gordon) Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work. 2010 (edited-book); DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-889-0; EID: 2-s2.0-84898523553; ISBN: 978-1-61520-889-0
  • Understanding Interprofessional Expertise in Terms of Beliefs, Values and Attitudes. IN: Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work. 2010 (book chapter) DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-889-0.ch002 Part of ISBN: 9781615208890
  • (Nina Godson, Adrian Bromage) The use of Personal Digital Assistants in Nursing Education. IN: Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work. 2010 (book chapter) DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-889-0.ch026 Part of ISBN: 9781615208890
  • (Louise Moody, Adrian Bromage, Clive Richard) Cross-cultural transfer of the abacus for teaching mathematics. IN: ACE2009 Osaka Conference Proceedings: Local Problems, Global Solutions? 2009-11-23 (conference-paper) Part of ISSN: 21865892
  • (Alasdair Blair, Adrian Bromage and Steven Curtis) Teaching Politics in UK Universities: A Survey of the Profession. In: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, 2007-04-01 (journal-article) Part of ISSN: 1740-5866
  • (Su Zheng, Adrian Bromage, Martin Adam, Stephen AR Scrivener) Surprising creativity. IN: Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & cognition - C&C '07. 2007 (conference-paper) DOI: 10.1145/1254960.1254964 Part of ISBN: 9781595937124
  • (A. Bromage, Ed.) The realities of Change in Higher Education. 2006-08-03 (edited-book) EID: 2-s2.0-84917205932 ISBN: 0415385806
  • Students' approaches to learning and their use of and feelings about a VLE. IN: Virtuality and Education: A Reader. 2006-07-15 (book-chapter) ISBN: 9042020547
  • The management of planned change: an interdisciplinary perspective. IN: The Realities of change in higher education: interventions to promote learning and teaching. 2006 (book-chapter) ISBN: 9780415385817
  • (A. Bromage, P. Whitaker) Frission chips: Perceived relevance and microprocessor systems. IN: International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education. 2005 (journal-article) DOI: 10.7227/IJEEE.42.1.4 EID: 2-s2.0-16444384837
  • ICT and quality in the research process. IN: Quality Issues in ICT-based Higher Education. 2005 (book-chapter) ISBN: 0415335213
  • (Bromage, A., and Parker, E.) Teaching Disaster Management: An IT enhanced Hybrid problem-based learning and lecture model. IN: Integrating Technology in Higher Education. 2005 (book-chapter) Part of ISBN: 9780761831273
  • (Entwistle, N., Nisbet, J., & Bromage, A.) Teaching-learning environments and student learning in electronic engineering. IN: Powerful environments for promoting deep conceptual and strategic learning 2005 (journal-article) Part of ISBN: 9789058674692
  • Atavistic avatars. IN: Virtual learning and higher education 2004 (book-chapter) ISBN: 9789042011298

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