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Having completed a first degree in Computing in Business I joined the University of Huddersfield as a research assistant in September 1990, working with Dr Adrian Jackson on a project entitled "An Educational Integrated Project Support Environment". At the same time I registered for my own PhD on the complimentary topic, "Software Development Methods for Educational Use".

At the end of the research project I was offered some part time teaching, while also working on short contracts for various organisations. This allowed me to complete the PhD, which was confirmed in 1994.

After a brief stint in industry I returned to the university as a full time lecturer in 1995. Since then I have worked in the School of Computing and Engineering as a senior lecturer in software engineering. I teach programming, systems modelling, and software engineering, and have a particular interest in distributed and client server systems development.

Outside work I am a keen Huddersfield Town fan, I am interested in black and white photography, and I’m an avid reader.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Software Engineering
  • Distributed Systems Development
  • Aspect Oriented Programming
  • Software Engineering Education
  • OO Analysis and Design Methods and Design Patterns
  • Java Programming Language
  • JavaSpaces
  • Distributed and Client-Server Systems
  • Integrated Project Support Environments
  • Computer Aided Software Engineering
  • Intelligent CASE
  • Meta-CASE


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