Dr Tim Burnett

Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship

Position: Senior Lecturer in Economics
Email: t.burnett@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW1016

Dr Tim Burnett joined Aston Business School in 2020 as a Senior Lecturer in Economics, specialising in Microeconomics and Econometrics. He brings a wealth of experience in both economics and inter-disciplinary education, having spent several years as a quantitative social-scientific specialist working on University of Warwick’s innovative Liberal Arts programme and, prior to this, holding economics positions at Bangor University and University of Bristol. Prior to these academic roles, Tim worked as a Competition Economist for the UK regulator of Healthcare Providers.

As an experienced practitioner of student-centred experiential approaches, Dr Burnett has developed and pioneered several methods within Problem-based Learning frameworks, such as the use of complex system approaches for interdisciplinary learning. He regularly presents at, and contributes to, educational symposia and conferences focussing on developing active learning approaches for economics and quantitative subjects. 

Dr Burnett is engaged in both pedagogical and academic research. He has attracted grant funding for his work investigating the experiences on international students in the UK and their interactions with academic integrity policies. He is also currently engaged in several research projects investigating competition, conduct, and management in regulated industries.

  • PhD Economics, University of East Anglia, 2014
  • MSc Industrial Economic, University of East Anglia, 2009
  • BA Economics, Newcastle University, 2007
  • PGCertHE, Bangor University, 2017
  • Jul 2020-present: Senior Lecturer in Economics
  • Oct 2017-Jun 2020: Senior Teaching Fellow in Liberal Arts, University of Warwick
  • Jan 2015- Sep 2017: Lecturer in Economics, Bangor University
  • Oct 2013-Jun 2015: Teaching Associate, University of Bristol
  • BS3397 Microeconometrics
  • BS2238 Quantitative Methods
  • BSM952 Econometrics 1
  • BS203D Introduction to Business Economics
  • Competition Policy and Regulated Industries
  • Management and Performance
  • Academic Integrity and Policy Design

Understanding and developing implementable best practice in the design of academic integrity policies for international students studying in the UK. Research funded by UK Council for International Student Affairs.

Learning and Sharing Best Practice in the Introduction and Use of Complex Systems to Teach Liberal Arts. Research funds awarded by ECOLAS Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowships.