Staff Profiles: Computing (Level 6)

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Prof. Kamal Bechkoum

Prof. Kamal Bechkoum

Head of The Business and Computing School

Computing and IT

I am an experienced senior leader and academic in Higher Education with an international background and an in depth knowledge of the UK HE sector. My specialties include artificial intelligence, education, leadership and international collaboration.

Julie Paterson

Julie Paterson

Course Leader Business Computing

Computing and IT

I manage the Business Computing field within the School of Computing and Technology. Being able to apply new skills, tools and techniques to complex business problems is a key challenge of the competitive business environment.

Dr. Abu Alam

Dr. Abu Alam

Lecturer in Computing

Computing and IT

I have worked as a software developer, a senior software architect, freelance software engineer, and project consultant. My technical skills include several programming languages, database management systems, development tools and methods.

Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks

PGA in Web and Mobile Developments

Computing and IT

I am a research assistant within the creative computing team in the School of Computing. I teach on a range of modules that deliver artistic and technical knowledge, applicable to industry standards. I am also undertaking a PhD.

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Lee Campbell

Lecturer in Cyber Computing

Computing and IT

My passion is cyber security. Ever since I programmed my first computer at the age of 10, I developed a keen interest in computing. I hope to instil this knowledge and enthusiasm in my students.

David Liewe

David Liewe

Senior Lecturer Course Leader Integrated Engineering

Computing and IT

My interests lie in the area of Control Engineering and Human Computer Interaction. I worked as a research control engineer to develop Human Computer Interfaces for industrial applications which lead to the development of computer assisted learning a

Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Academic Subject Leader Creative Computing

Computing and IT

Like many I was inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy and the possibilities of evolving computer technologies. This helped drive my passion for developing games, 3D animation and visual effects.

Lewis Payne

Lewis Payne

Lecturer in 3D and Computer Games Design

Computing and IT

I started my career working in game development companies such as Headstrong Games and Zoe Mode. These experiences gave me valuable industry experience and knowledge and helped me to join the world of academia.

Dr. William Sayers

Dr. William Sayers

Lecturer in Games and Security

Computing and IT

Ever since I first started playing Computer Games, I’ve been fascinated by how they work. People who create games are in the business of making worlds from equal parts logic and imagination, I’m passionate about helping others join them.