Deputy Head of Department (Finance, Accounting and Business Systems), Sheffield Hallam University

I have a pedigree of academic leadership in a wide range of Finance, Accounting, Business Systems and Management areas at Sheffield Hallam University and International partners.

My research interests are focused in the areas of Information Systems in Business, Project Management and Education. I have published in these areas through case studies, books and book chapters, journal papers and conference papers.

My teaching leadership is proven in the UK and internationally. My teaching practice and impact have been recognized by Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy) and I am now a Senior Fellow.

Cybercrime is my “flagship” teaching area and I take an applied approach to this by using current news items and practical examples. I have taught in this area internationally (Malaysia, Finland, Hong Kong, China, Botswana). I appear on various media outlets and I have regular contributions in areas of business-related interest (e.g. Cybercrime, Brexit).

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Deputy Head of Department, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2017–2017
    Head of Department (Acting), Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2009–2016
    Principal Lecturer in Business Systems, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2008–2009
    Senior Lecturer in Business Systems, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2007–2008
    Associate lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University / The University of Sheffield

Education

  • 2018 
    Sheffield Hallam University, PhD, Project Management
  • 2009 
    Sheffield Hallam University, Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
  • 1996 
    Technical University of Cluj Napoca, MSc, Automation and Computer Science
  • 1995 
    Technical University of Cluj Napoca, BSc, Automation and Computer Science

Publications

  • 2019
    Applied Business Analysis, 2nd Edition, Bookboon.com (Ventus Publishing)
  • 2018
    Fuzzy Genetic Algorithm for the Rail-Freight Crew-Scheduling Problem, Künstliche Intelligenz
  • 2017
    Factors Influencing People’s Intention to Adopt E-Banking: An Empirical Study of Consumers in Shandong Province, China, Asian Journal of Computer and Information Systems, online
  • 2016
    Applied Business Analysis, Bookboon.com (Ventus Publishing)
  • 2015
    Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research, Volume V, Exploring Criminal and Illegal Enterprise: New Perspectives on Research, Policy & Practice., Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Data Governance and Post Office back end systems development
    Role:
    Consultant
    Funding Source:
    Post Office
  • 2012
    Bespoke Development Programme for Post Office IS professionals
    Role:
    Consultant
    Funding Source:
    Post Office
  • 2010
    Communications Enhancement Project (for SCH Technologies)
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Alchemy Exchange
  • 2010
    Business Model Development (for Marketing for Manufacturers)
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Alchemy Exchange

Professional Memberships

  • The British Computer Society
  • The Engineering Council
  • AdvanceHE