I am a Senior Lecturer in Computing. Previously I worked as a researcher at the University of York, UK, and as an auxiliary professor at the Universidade do Minho, Portugal.
I have a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, UK, an M.Sc. in Computation, from the University of Oxford, UK, and a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Universidade do Porto, Portugal. I have also a Postgraduate Certificate in Development Management, an MA in Online and Distance Education, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, from The Open University, UK.
I am a member of the Agile Research Network (agileresearchnetwork.org/); this is a collaboration between the Open University, University of Central Lancashire and an industry body, the Agile Business Consortium (https://www.agilebusiness.org), aiming to bridge the gap between academia and industry in the field of agile development. Within this network we have worked with many practitioners using agile in many different sectors of activity, including the charity sector, public service, and higher education institutions. More recently we have been looking into the application of agile in a wider context than that of software development, in particular, in agile transformation and business agility.
Previously, my research interests were moslty in the software engineering area bridging the gap between requirements and design. I am also interested in the design of, and use of technology for, distance education in software engineering.
I am mostly involved with teaching of software engineering at a distance both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I chair the main software engineering module and the final year project in the Computing & IT undergraduate degree.
I am a qualification lead for the software engineering strand of the Computing & IT undergraduate degree.
I collaborate on a regular basis for research with colleagues across countries such as Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, Brazil and Portugal.
I have been involved with a diversity of higher education institutions as academic reviewer, critical friend, external examiner, assessor and member and chair of validation panels.
Recent activities include:
|CRC: Software Engineering and Design||Group||Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology|
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|Co-investigator||01/Feb/2019||31/Jan/2022||ABC Ltd Agile Business Consortium Ltd|
The Agile Research Network has been running since the beginning of 2013, with regular funding from Agile Business Consortium (formerly DSDM Consortium), plus expenses and support from industrial partners. The project has three main aims: to generate original, applied research by explicating the detail of the challenges experienced by Agile software practitioners: to bring existing research (ours and others') to the attention of practice, and test its applicability: and through the first two, to bridge the gap between research and practice in software development. Throughout this work dissemination with the collaborator organization, to researchers, and to the wider practitioner community is achieved through publications and conference activities. Further details of the approach, collaborators, conference and activities, white papers and research outputs are available from agilersearchnetwork.org.
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