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Robert Manderson

Robert Manderson

Senior Lecturer

Roehampton University Business School

About

After graduation from the University of Dundee in Scotland, Rob took up his first post with BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace) based at Warton Aerodrome, Lancashire, in the north west of England. He is currently a senior lecturer and projects supervisor in the University of Roehampton Business School in the area of business research and information systems-related topics concerned with the support of business functions of organisations. He is a member of the School's Centre for Organisational Research (COR) and its Organising Creativity special interest group. He has been invited to join various research conference programme committees and contributes to real-world case studies in prominent, best-selling 'trade-texts' in management information systems. He is currently an external examiner at two UK HEFCE-funded universities in the areas of research methods and research dissertations, at Glyndwr University Business School (MBA Programme), and also at the University of West London (BSc Programmes) in the areas of data and knowledge management. He maintains a profile which describes some of his professional interests as part of the LinkedIn network - details there include networks which he is a member of, including the BAE Systems Employee & Alumni Network and the Oxford University Software Engineering Programme.

Qualifications

B.Sc., Dip.Sc., M.Sc., MBCS, MIET, MInstP, AMIMA

Research interests

Rob is interested in all aspects of the research of information and communication technology (ICT), especially in relation to new, and emerging, technologies that may have the potential to enhance information systems in the business organisation context, including: all aspects of the Digital Economy, Business & Industry, and Education in the form of virtual learning environments (VLEs), including Second Life and e-resources. He is currently involved in projects which seek to better understand e-resource user behaviour, and the role of social media in university students' employability. He has teaching as well as research interests across a range of computing, information systems, software engineering and ICT issues in both education and business settings. His engagement with these issues has been practical as well as theoretical and across a broad spectrum of approaches, including 'hard' technical computing and the application of 'soft' education and social science methodologies. Some of his work is being funded externally by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and has, in the past, been funded by internal university grants involving collaborations with colleagues, including the School of Education, with Professor Mike Watts (now at Brunel University), and the RED Centre (now the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit). He contributes to the discussion of research and teaching issues in national and international forums through professional organisations such as The British Computer Society and The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Research projects undertaken

An investigation of the comprehension aspects of students' learning experiences of using computer packages

The work for this project was conducted within the University of Surrey Roehampton, as a collaboration across the Business, Education & RED departments of the University.

Team: Robert Manderson (Senior Lecturer, School of Business), Damian Day (Assistant Director, RED Centre), Steven Lize (PhD Researcher, School of Sociology and Social Policy), Anita Jackson (Lecturer, School of Education) and Mike Watts (Professor of Science Education, Dean of Teaching & Learning).

An investigation of students' learning experiences of the use of communications and information technology

The work for this project was conducted within the University of Surrey Roehampton, as a collaboration across the Business, Education & RED departments of the University.

Team: Robert Manderson (Senior Lecturer, School of Business), Mike Watts (Professor of Science Education, Dean of Teaching & Learning), Anita Jackson (Lecturer, School of Education), Enid Ryan (Teaching Fellow, Learning Circuit), Damian Day (Assistant Director, RED Centre).

An investigation of the existing and future roles of the software functions in British Telecommunications Plc. (BT Plc.)

The work for this project was conducted within the Software Management Group of the Computation Department at The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in collaboration with researchers at Keele University, Durham University and BT's Research Laboratories (BTRL).

Team: Robert Manderson (Research Associate, Computation Department, UMIST), Paul Layzell (Professor of Software Management, Computation Department, UMIST) & researchers at the universities of Keele (Professor David Budgen) and Durham (Professors Keith Bennett & Malcolm Munro) & staff at British Telecommunications' Research Laboratories at Martlesham Heath, Ipswich (BTRL).

An investigation of version management and access control models for cooperative systems

The work for this project was conducted within the Software Engineering Group of the Computing Department at Lancaster University.

Team: Robert Manderson (Research Associate, Computing Department), Ian Sommerville (Professor of Software Engineering, Computing Department), Tom Rodden (Senior Lecturer, Computing Department) & Alan Dix (Professor, University of York).

An investigation of the definition of information system quality in the software functions of BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace)

The work for this project was conducted at BAE Systems Defence at Warton Aerodrome, Lancashire, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Salford.

Team: Robert Manderson (Software Engineer, BAE Systems), Richard Vidgen (Researcher & Lecturer in Information Systems, University of Salford).

Recent Project Presentations

[1] Manderson, R. (2012) Making computing graduates more employable. (Imperial College London). The Higher Education Academy STEM Annual Conference 2012.

[2] Bennett, J., Manderson, R., Pietsch, A. (2012) Information Literacy through the e-Book Lens. (Birmingham City University, Birmingham).The Missing Link: making the connection between information literacy & an excellent student experience.

[3] Manderson, R. (2012) An investigation of students' use of ICTs: how students use e-books and the virtual learning environment in various learning scenarios. (Brunel University, Uxbridge).

[4] Manderson, R. (2011) Some issues and experiences of making information systems graduates more employable: a Roehampton perspective. (The British Computer Society, London).

[5] Manderson, R. (2011) An investigation of students' use of ICTs: how students use e-resources and the virtual learning environment in various learning scenarios. (Brunel University, Uxbridge).

[6] Manderson, R. (2010) E-learning in the era of service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and 'Cloud' computing. (Brunel University, Uxbridge).

[7] Manderson, R. (2010) The idea of a university without boundaries: some issues and experiences of higher education across time and space. (Roehampton University Conference - The Idea of a University).

Recent Conference Attendance

[1] (2012) 7th International Blended Learning Conference, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, 13-14 June.

[2] (2012) 9th Roehampton University Teaching & Learning Conference, Roehampton, London, 23 May.

[3] (2012) The Higher Education Academy Annual STEM Conference, Imperial College London, 12-13 April.

[4] (2012) The Missing Link: making the connection between information literacy & an excellent student experience, Birmingham City University.

[5] (2011) Education Staff-Student Conference, Brunel University, Uxbridge.

[6] (2011) 6th International Blended Learning Conference, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

[7] (2011) 16th United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) Annual International Conference, St. Catherine's College, Oxford.

[8] (2011) 8th Roehampton University Teaching & Learning Conference, Roehampton, London.

[9] (2010) Roehampton University Conference - The Idea of a University.

[10] (2010) 5th International Blended Learning Conference, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

[11] (2010) Roehampton Research Conference on Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Postgraduate Project Supervisions - Completed Successfully

[1] (2012) Yiqun Han (MSc International Management), "A Study of Key Factors Impacting the Marketing Performance of International Joint Ventures (IJVs) in China".

[2] (2012) Ketnapat Chokapisang (MSc International Management), "A Study of Innovation in Small Software Firms in the UK".

[3] (2005) Kate Wilcock (MSc Strategic Development and Training), "The Changing Role of the Training Practitioner in the Era of E-Learning: A Survey of Attitudes and Experiences of Training Practitioners in the UK". 

Membership of professional bodies

Robert Manderson MBCS, MIET, MInstP, AMIMA holds professional grade memberships of The British Computer Society (incorporated by Royal Charter) (MBCS), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (incorporated by Royal Charter) (MIET), and The Institute of Physics (incorporated by Royal Charter) (MInstP). He also holds an associate membership of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (incorporated by Royal Charter) (AMIMA).

Consultancy experience

All of Rob's research, teaching and consultancy activities are informed by professional practitioner experience in industry, and teaching & research experience in UK universities. In industry, he has worked as a full-time, permanently contracted software engineer at BAE Systems - military aircraft division (formerly British Aerospace) at Warton, Lancashire, developing, evolving and managing changes to computer-aided design and manufacturing information systems. In the universities, he has worked as a full-time, contracted research associate (RA) at Lancaster University and then as a full-time, contracted RA at Manchester University. He was appointed by, and worked for, Professor Ian Sommerville at Lancaster University (now at St. Andrews University) and Professor Paul Layzell at Manchester University (now at Royal Holloway, University of London). The RA post at Lancaster was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the RA post at Manchester by British Telecommunications (BT Plc). He continues to pursue his research work at Roehampton and Brunel universities.

Consultancies undertaken

Academic Associate, Higher Education Academy (2012 - Present).

External Examiner at the University of West London (2011 - Present).

Member of the Programme Committee for the United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) 2011 Conference, St Catherine's College, Oxford.

PhD Consortium Facilitator for the United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) 2011 Conference, St Catherine's College, Oxford.

Research Paper Reviewer for the United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) 2011 Conference, St Catherine's College, Oxford.

IEEE Chair of Student Affairs for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (UKRI) Section of Region 8 (Europe), 1998/1999; UK delegate to the 1999 IEEE Sections Congress, Minneapolis, USA.

Co-organiser, Co-chair, Reviewer, and Session Chair of the Workshop on the Teaching of Software Engineering from a Maintenance Perspective (WTSEM’99), Keble College, Oxford, 30th August 1999 (Part of the International Conference on Software Maintenance).

Paper Reviewer for the 33rd IEEE Hawaii International Conference on Software Sciences Mini-track on Constructing Software Engineering Tools (2000).

Conference co-organiser for the 33rd IEEE Hawaii International Conference on Software Sciences Mini-track on Software Tools (2000).

Conference co-organiser for the 33rd IEEE Hawaii International Conference on Software Sciences Mini-track on Domain Specific Languages (2000).

Co-organiser, Chair of Publicity, and Reviewer for the Software Engineering Association Workshop on Key Software Engineering Research Themes: Integrating Industrial and Academic Viewpoints, Imperial College, London (1997) (Co-Chairs: Professor Manny Lehman and Professor Russel Winder).

Co-organiser of the British Computer Society Special Interest Group in Software Reuse February’97 meeting, Liverpool John Moores University.

Consortium Co-ordinator and producer of workshop materials for the Distributed Centre of Excellence in Software Engineering (DiCE) Futures Workshop, UMIST, May, 1996.

Co-ordinator and Co-author of the final report of the Distributed Centre of Excellence in Software Engineering (DiCE) Futures Workshop, UMIST, May, 1996.

Co-ordinator of the Software Management Research Group, UMIST, active researcher seminar series (1996).

Teaching interests

Information Systems Management & Development, Software Engineering and ICT, especially in relation to Informations Systems' Software Requirements and Information Systems' Software Evolution and Maintenance; Information Systems, Software Engineering and ICT Education - including e-Learning and e-Teaching, the role of ICT in students' learning, Computer-Supported Cooperative Working (CSCW), Computer Assisted Learning (CAL), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) - including Extraordinary HCI for severely physically disabled people.

Reviews

Reviews

Manderson, R., Sommerville, I., Rodden, T. and Dix, A (1994) Version management for business oriented groupware systems. (Ancillary Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Ed. D. England).

Manderson, R., Sommerville, I., Rodden, T., and Dix, A (1995) Issues in the development of a version management model for co-operative systems. (Unpublished Lancaster Research Report).

Manderson, R., Sommerville, I., Rodden, T., and Dix, A (1995) Development of a collaborative version management model for a co-operative spreadsheet system. (Unpublished Lancaster Research Report).

Manderson, R., Macaulay, L. and Layzell, P (1996) BT Plc. funded Distributed Centre of Excellence in Software Engineering (DiCE) Futures Workshop. (Proceedings of the DiCE Workshop, UMIST, Manchester, UK).

Manderson, R. and Layzell, P (1996) A comparative discussion of a typical 'legacy' system and a third-party system within the aerospace industry from a transformation perspective. (Proceedings of the Durham University Transformation Workshop, Ed. Tim Bull).

Manderson, R. and Layzell, P (1996) Large-scale program comprehension through collaborative version management. (Proceedings of the 2nd UK Workshop on Program Comprehension, Durham University, Ed. Malcolm Munro).

Manderson, R., Moynihan, E. and Taylor, M (1997) Software quality Improvement through the education of software engineers in group change management. (Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Software Quality, Maribor, Slovenia). ISBN: 961-6059-02-5.

Moynihan, E., Manderson, R., and Taylor, M (1997) Software quality improvement through education in change management. (British Computer Society Quality Special Interest Group's 2nd Annual International Conference on Software Process Improvement - Research into Education and Training (INSPIRE'97), IVF, Gothenburg, Sweden).

Manderson, R. and Thompson, I (1997) Evaluation of groupware technologies: support for traditional and industry-based student learning. (Computers in Teaching Initiative (CTI) 5th Annual International Conference on The Teaching of Computing: Integrating Technology into the Computing Curriculum, Dublin, Ireland).

Manderson, R. and Thompson, I (1997) Software Engineering Research: challenging the assumptions and articulating the research agenda. (Pre-prints of the Software Engineering Association (SEA) Spring Workshop, Imperial College London, UK).

Manderson, R. and Kotonya, G (1997) The need to re-engineer requirements methods to address industrial concerns. (Pre-prints of the Software Engineering Association (SEA) Spring Workshop, Imperial College London, UK).

Manderson, R. (1997) Version Management Issues for Software Reuse. British Computer Society Reuse Special Interest Group Newsletter (Re-Print, Issue 32).

Manderson, R. and Jayaram, N (1998) UK National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs): Integrating Industrial and Academic Viewpoints. (IEEE Computer Society International Symposium on Computer Education and Employment (ISCEE'98), Amiens, France).

Manderson, R., Jayaram, N., and Vassell, C (1998) Business Benefits of Enterprise Networking: The Road Ahead for SMEs. (IEE Colloquium on Enterprise Networking for SMEs, Savoy Place, London, UK).

Jayaram, N. and Manderson, R (1998) The Role of Intelligent Agents in a Testing Framework. (EuroSTAR98, 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Software Testing, Analysis and Review, Munich, Germany).

Manderson, R. and Layzell, P (1999) Software Change Management: Improving Tool Support for Maintenance. (Proceedings of the First International Symposium on the Construction of Software Engineering Tools (A co-located workshop - WMT3 – of the 21st International Conference on Software Engineering), Los Angeles, CA, USA). ISBN: 0-86-803629-3.

Manderson, R. and Layzell, P (1999) Software Change Control for Maintenance: Some Experiences in Moving from 'Black Art to Black Box'. (Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Maintenance (WESS'99 – a co-located workshop of the International Conference on Software Maintenance), Keble College, Oxford).

Manderson, R. (1999) Designing a Database Course for Maintenance: Some Pedagogic Issues and Experiences. (Workshop on the Teaching of Software Engineering from a Maintenance Perspective - co-located with the International Conference on Software Maintenance, Keble College, Oxford).

Manderson, R., Jackson, A., Watts, M (2003) Ethical Implications of Data Collection and Analysis in Research on C&IT. (Research Conference on Ethical Reflexivity, Brunel University, Twickenham).

Manderson, R. and Dube, R (2004) From FTP to WebCT via FirstClass: A Revolutionary Journey to E-Learning at Roehampton. (Roehampton Annual Research Conference on Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education).

Manderson, R. (2010) The idea of a university without boundaries: some issues and experiences of higher education across time and space. (Roehampton University London, UK).

Manderson, R. (2010) E-learning in the era of service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and 'Cloud' computing. (Brunel University, Uxbridge).

Manderson, R. (2011) An investigation of students' use of ICTs: how students use e-resources and the virtual learning environment in various learning scenarios. (Brunel University, Uxbridge).

Manderson, R. (2011) Some issues and experiences of making information systems graduates more employable: a Roehampton perspective. (The British Computer Society, London).

Manderson, R. (2012) An investigation of students' use of ICTs: how students use e-books and the virtual learning environment in various learning scenarios. (Brunel University, Uxbridge).

Bennett, J., Manderson, R., Pietsch, A. (2012) Information Literacy through the e-Book Lens. The Missing Link: making the connection between information literacy & an excellent student experience.(Birmingham City University, UK).

Manderson, R. (2012) Making computing graduates more employable. The Higher Education Academy STEM Annual Conference 2012. (Imperial College London, UK).

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