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Executive Dean for the Faculty of Science and Technology and Professor of Software Engineering, Bournemouth University

Keith Phalp is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University, and Professor of Software Engineering. Previous leadership roles have included Head of Software Systems and Psychology, Head of Computing and Informatics, and Deputy Dean for Education and Professional Practice. His research foci cover software engineering, particularly the early phases of software projects and the relationship between business and software models, model driven development, applications of AI, and, in recent years, social computing, which encompasses digital addiction and on-line gambling. He has extensive project leadership expertise, having led major successful EC funded projects, as well as Knowledge Transfer Projects, and his research has brought tangible and financial benefits to the organisations involv


  • 2011–present
    Professor, Bournemouth University
  • 2017–present
    Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • 2014–2017
    Faculty deputy dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University
  • 2010–2014
    Head of department, Computing and Informatics
  • 2007–2010
    Head of department, Software Systems and Psychology
  • 2006–2007
    Reader, Software Systems Research Centre
  • 1998–2006
    Senior lecturer, Bournemouth University
  • 1997–1998
    Lecturer, Bournemouth University
  • 1994–1997
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science


  • 1995 
    Bournemouth University, PhD Computer Science
  • 1992 
    Bournemouth University, MSc Software Engineering
  • 1987 
    Christchurch University, Canterbury, PGCE
  • 1986 
    University of Kent at Canterbury, BSc Mathematics