1997 – 2002 Centre for Software Reliability (CSR) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne PhD Software & Systems Engineering Thesis Title: ‘MATrA: Meta-modelling Approach to Traceability for Avionics’ A safety requirements management framework for complex, fault tolerant avionics systems.
1995 – 96 University of Newcastle upon Tyne MSc Computing Science (Advanced) Thesis Title: ‘Capturing Design Rationale in the Development of Dependable Computer Systems’.
1991 – 95 University of Northumbria BSc Business Information Technology with First Class Honours Dissertation Title: ‘On the Hidden Costs of Structured Wiring’ Academic Prizes: Letter of commendation years 1 & 2; Award for best dissertation (1995).
As a trained technologist and experienced academic, I have worked extensively in both industry and higher education. As a practitioner, I learned to deliver practical solutions in the aerospace, defence and telecommunications industries.
Since relocating to Thailand in 2003, I have worked predominantly in higher education (though I continue to undertake freelance consultancy when time permits). Over the past 16 years I have conducted undergraduate and graduate classes across diverse curricula, including Information Technology, Informatics, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Management Technology, Business Administration, and even Liberal Arts.
In my present capacity as program director of graduate programs in Information Technology, I am accustomed to supervising student projects and theses (Master and PhD) in topics ranging from Systems Security and Reliability, IoT and MIS, to data mining, Human Computer Interaction and data mining among others. I am also used to managing operations for these programs including screening applicants, quality administration and audit and curriculum revision.
My software/systems engineering education and experience – as both practitioner and educator – has equipped me with a diverse skill set: systems architecting and integration, business case analysis, systems scoping and requirements, modelling and simulation, quality assurance, verification and validation, project management, human factors and ergonomics, and systems integration. I have and continue to collaborate frequently with colleagues from other disciplines, notably engineering, as well as management, finance and marketing specialists, leveraging this knowledge to solve real-world problems. This multidisciplinary experience allows me to bring to the table different thought patterns and points of view which is particularly valuable when teaming up with colleagues to produce innovative research.
With an equal grasp of systems, organizations and management combined with strong communication and analytical skills, I see myself as conduit between the worlds of technology, business and education.