John Gardener

John Gardener

Head of International Partnerships Worcester Business School, Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Department of Marketing and Enterprise

Contact Details

tel: 01905 85 5357

John joined University of Worcester in 2006, previously teaching at Solihull College and Birmingham City University. As well as teaching across a range of Marketing modules, John is one of the admission and international partnership specialists in the Business School.

In his role as Head of International Partnerships in the Business School, John will continue to work with both new students and organisations to help enhance the internationalisation of the Business School. John has travelled widely for the University and pops up in many places both locally and further afield!

Teaching & Research


Marketing and Sales


Teaching and Learning: Student Enhancement

Professional Bodies

Fellow, Higher Education Academy


Evans, C. and Gardener, John (2018) What Universities Might Learn from Professional Associations in Marking Large Undergraduate Modules. Quality Assurance in Education, 26 (3). pp. 343-348. ISSN 0968-4883

Gardener, John, Richardson, Mark and Evans, Carl (2015) Inertia, Friendships or Effective Relationship Marketing? Remaining at the Same University for a Taught Master’s Degree. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (10). ISSN 2024-8032

Barnes, Sue, Ceen, F., Gardener, John and Hughes, M. (2015) Students as Academic Partners Project: Audit of Team Work Practice within Worcester Business School. In: 14th Annual Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference, 18th June 2015, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)

Barnes, Sue, Gardener, John and Moody, Pete (2014) The Use of Referencing: an Investigation into Current Practice. Project Report. N/A. (Unpublished)

Barnes, Sue and Gardener, John (2012) Student Academic Representatives: we did it our way. In: 11th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, 19th June 2012, University of Worcester. (Unpublished)

Barnes S, Gardener J and Ross C (2012) My work space: for better or worse University of Worcester Research Focus Conference: a place a space, June 2012

Barnes S and Gardener J (2012) Student Academic Representation: we did it our way University of Worcester 11th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, June 2012

Barnes S, Barnett L, Gardener J and Hankinson G (2011) Hearing the student voice: An Audit of Worcester Business School Practice Project Report, University of Worcester

Barnes S, Barnett L, Gardener J and Hankinson G (2011) Project update: an audit of the student voice in Worcester Business School University of Worcester 10th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, June 2011

Barnes S, Barnett L, Gardener J and, Hankinson G (2011) Is the student voice loud and clear: a Worcester Business School Audit, Worcester Business School Research and Knowledge Transfer Day, June 2011

Barnes S and Gardener J (2008) How was it for you: an evaluation of Worcester Business School Welcome Week Lifelong Learning Network Learner Support Workshop, University of Worcester, September 2008

Barnes S, Gardener J and Quigley S (2008) Undergraduate induction: we did it our way Higher Education Academy 9th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Computing, Liverpool, August 2008 abstract available online at:

Barnes S, Gardener J and Quigley S (2008) First Impressions Count: Our induction experience 7th Annual University of Worcester Supporting Student Learning Conference June 2008

Evans, C. and Gardener, J. (2011) Managing the Sales Office, E-Manager, February, Issue 23 [cited on 25th February 2011]

Evans, C., Gardener, J. and Richardson, M. (2008) Managing the Sales Team, Journal of The International Professional Managers Association, Vol. 3, No. 3, [cited on 10th July 2008]


Chartered Marketer
PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning
PG Certificate in Education (SEDA)
PG Certificate in Education
PG Dip Marketing
MA Marketing
BA (Hons) Business Studies