Dr Victoria Uren

Victoria Uren

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May 2009 to August 2011, Senior Research Fellow in the OAK (Organizations, Information and Knowledge) Research Group, Department of Computer Science.
2001-2009, Research Fellow at Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
1991-1997, Information Scientist, The Welding Institute (TWI), Abington, Cambridge, UK.
1989-1992, Technical Editor, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), Cambridge, UK.


Dr Victoria Uren has worked at Aston University since September 2011.  Before joining Aston she worked as a senior researcher on several collaborative projects and as an information scientist.  Her current research concerns analysis of how people engage with science in social media, and the use of games in management education. Previous research concerned the use of structured metadata in semantic search and semantic annotation.


  • Swansea University, BSc Chemistry (2:1) (1988)

  • University of Sheffield, MSc Information Science (1989)

  • University of Portsmouth, PhD, Computer Science, (2001) Thesis title: Combining Text Categorizers

Research interests

  • Public engagement with science on Web 2.0
  • Games in management education
  • Servitization
  • Semantic search
  • System evaluation
  • Metadata and structured knowledge


Teaching Activity

BN2234 IT and Web Development

BN2225 Business Game

BN2289 Enterprise Resources Planning

BN3389 Theory & Practice of eCommerce

BNM804 Enterprise Resource Planning

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Aston Business School

Organisational unit: School

  1. Semantic Search: Ready to use?

    Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic lecture/debate/seminar

  2. Supervising Doctoral Students

    Activity: External academic engagementResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

  3. Analysing Public Engagement with Science on Twitter,

    Activity: External academic engagementInvited talk

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