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Tim Jackson, Lecturer

Tim Jackson

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


Tim is an experienced lecturer and business analyst who is committed to innovation, business improvement and education. He has spent more than 14 years in higher education in both teaching and management roles, including six years as the MBA Programme Director.

Tim holds an MSc (Dist) Business Information Technology, BA Hons (First) Business with E-commerce, PGCLTHE, Google Analytics Individual Qualification and several other professional qualifications; he is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Subject areas that Tim teaches, from Level 3 to Level 7, include IT, leadership, project management, entrepreneurship, e-business, innovation, digital marketing and operations management. He has held a number of external examiner positions at the Sheffield Hallam University, Coventry University College and St Mark’s and St John’s University Plymouth.

Throughout his time in higher education he has maintained his links with industry through consultancy and research projects that involve working with businesses. Tim is passionate about maintaining knowledge and experience in his subject areas so that his students can learn about the latest developments in business and how academic theories work in practice and evolve.

Having worked in roles that include IT manager, system developer, IT analyst and senior business systems analyst, Tim has a strong background in IT and management. He previously worked in the NHS and continues to do consultancy work, focussing on genetics software development, healthcare system integration, cloud computing and business analysis.

Tim has always been entrepreneurial and combined his passion for business, photography and IT to set up Tim Jackson Photography and iBox Solutions, two businesses that still run today.

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Industry experience

Tim’s industry experience is primarily in the IT industry, working for the NHS progressing through a range of roles until reaching IT manager of clinical genetics. Tim founded and continues to run iBox Solutions, an IT consultancy business specialising in healthcare informatics, system integration and web technologies.

Teaching experience

Tim has designed and delivers a range of units in the subject areas of business, e-commerce, information management, electronic marketing, online music management, leadership and entrepreneurship. Tim teaches at various levels, ranging from level 4 undergraduate to level 7 postgraduate, across a range of different courses.

Research interests

Tim has a wide and varied range of research interests, but focus mainly around e-commerce, healthcare informatics and web technologies.

Research and enterprise outputs and activities

  • Lead academic on Tavcon e-learning Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) (2015).
  • Lead academic on Merchant Navy welfare board Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) (2014 - 2015).
  • Research project evaluation – Food Fiend Experience Business Development (2014).
  • Company director of iBox Solutions Ltd (2009 – 2014).
  • Research project evaluation – Food Fiend Experience Website Development (2013).
  • Attended CLT Digital Copyright Conference (2013).
  • Presented 'Social Media for Entrepreneurs' at the SENSE Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Network (2012).
  • Digital solutions Knowledge Transfer Project with CUPE Ltd (2012).
  • MBA revalidation (2011-12).
  • Mulberry life coaching business development (2011-12).
  • E-marketing Knowledge Transfer Project with CUPE Ltd (2011-12).
  • Ran advanced VLE workshop at Solent Conference (2011).
  • Presented pedagogy and VLEs in HE at Advanced Scholarship Conference (2007-8).

Recent publications

Jackson, T. (2014). Should there be a collecting society for photography? [online] Available from: [accessed 01/05/2014]

Jackson, T. (2014). Are professional photographers declining? [online] Available from: [accessed 01/02/2014]

Jackson, T. (2014). What is hotlinking and should photographers be worried about it? [online] Available from: [accessed 30/01/2014]

Jackson, T. (2013). The impact of the Hargreaves Review on photographers in the digital age. [online] Available from: [accessed 25/07/2013]