Peter Clews

Pete Clews

Lecturer in Web Development in Computing

Worcester Business School

Department of Computing

Contact Details


Peter has a wide variety of industry experience, including three years in database administration and data analysis for Mercedes-Benz dealerships. He has a BSc Computing with Business from the University of Worcester, where he was awarded the Academic Achievement Scholarship for his first-year results. He has an MSc in Business Intelligence from Birmingham City University (with distinction), where the topic of his dissertation was a review of rudimentary methods of sarcasm classification in tweets.

Peter currently assists with delivering the undergraduate database modules, as well as contributing to the postgraduate corporate intelligence modules. His research interests include data mining, text mining, machine learning algorithms and database architectures. Peter also has a keen interest in the provision of support for students on the autistic spectrum within higher education.

Teaching & Research

Teaching interests

  • Database and data warehouse design and development
  • SQL language
  • Big data
  • Data mining
  • Business intelligence
  • Sentiment analysis and Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Research interests

  • Database, data warehouse and data lake architectures
  • Semi-structured data
  • Open and big data
  • Data mining
  • Business intelligence
  • Text mining and sentiment analysis
  • Autism in higher education


MSc Business Intelligence (distinction)

BSc Computing with Business

Professional Bodies

The Data Science Association.