Rupert Ward


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Rupert Ward is a former Special Adviser to HRH The Duke of York, KG, and Project Lead for The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award. He is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He co-authored the University’s highly successful assessment and feedback strategy, and has been part of teams recognised nationally for assessment and feedback (Highly Commended, ICT Innovation of the Year, THE Leadership & Management Awards), student experience (National Acquisitions Group Award for Excellence and Guardian Award for Student Experience), customer service excellence and enterprise. He has broad research interests in physics, computing, technology enhanced learning (especially international higher education development), quality enhancement and the student experience. He is also an avid learner and is currently completing his eighth postgraduate qualification across a range of disciplines.

Rupert is Professor of Learning Innovation and Associate Dean (International) within the School of Computing and Engineering. He is a member of the BCS Accreditation Committee, a former board member of the Council for Professors and Heads of Computing, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Manager and a Chartered IT Professional.

Research Expertise and Interests

His research can be split into two main areas related to the use of computational technologies. The first is fundamental theoretical and atomic physic research, where electron trajectories, resonances and collisions are modelled and analysed computationally. The second broader area relates to technology enhanced process improvement including research in technology enhanced learning, technology acceptance of virtual and social computing environments, autonomous systems, transformative technologies, portfolio use and organisational technology strategy.


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  • Fundamental Theoretical Physic Research
  • Atomic Physic Research
  • Computational modelling
  • Computational Analysis
  • Process Improvement
  • Technology
  • Virtual Computing Environments
  • Social Computing Environment
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Transformative Technologies
  • Portfolio Use
  • Organisational Technology Strategy

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Research Output 2011 2017

Open Access
social integration
quality assurance
6 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis of factors influencing acceptance of personal, academic and professional development e-portfolios.

Ahmed, E. & Ward, R., Oct 2016, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 63, p. 152-161 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Statistical Factor Analysis
Theoretical Models
16 Citations (Scopus)

Auditing file system permissions using association rule mining

Parkinson, S., Somaraki, V. & Ward, R., 15 Aug 2016, In : Expert Systems with Applications. 55, p. 274-283 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Association rules

Cloud Services in UK Higher Education: A Feasibility Study for Providing IaaS in the Computing and Library Services of a UK University

Chrysikos, A., Mcdowell, J. & Ward, R., 2016, Handbook of Research on Cloud-Based STEM Education for Improved Learning Outcomes: Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design. Chao, L. (ed.). IGI Global, p. 377-402 26 p. Chapter 23. (Handbook of Research on Cloud-Based STEM Education for Improved Learning Outcomes).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Information technology
Cloud computing

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Oral presentation

The Nebuchadnezzar effect: Dreaming of Sustainable Software through Sustainable Software Architectures

Colin C. Venters (Speaker), M.K. Griffiths (Speaker), Violeta Holmes (Speaker), Rupert Ward (Speaker), David Cooke (Speaker)
16 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation