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Collaboration opportunities in academic and industry around understanding and evolving software. Also interested in project looking at effective education of abstract CS concepts using novel technologies.


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Personal profile

Research Interests

  • Comprehension and modelling of legacy software
  • Reverse engineering
  • Software development methodologies
  • Management of development projects
  • Change impact analysis
  • Legacy software
  • Education and pedagogies of software engineering and computer science
  • Use of epidemiological and societal data for better decision making


Current Teaching

CSC4010 Parallel and Distributed Computing


CSC1023 Databases (Spring Semester)

CSC2046 Systems Administration and Maintainence (All Year)

CSC3065 Cloud Computing (Autumn Semester [and Spring semester for 2021/21])

CSC2053 Introduction to Enterprise Computing (Spring Semester)


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Office: CSB.0G.015

Governor of South West College (from August 2023).

External Examiner Positions

University of Hertfordshire (current)

University of Bradford (current)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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