Biography

After graduation from the University of Dundee in Scotland, Robert took up his first post with BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace) based at Warton Aerodrome, Lancashire, in the north west of England. Within the organisation, he worked in the Technical Directorate on large-scale, high-technology and state-of-the-art projects supporting the design and manufacture of aircraft, including: the multi-billion pounds (GBP) Al Yamamah Project, and the multi-billion pounds (GBP) UK Government & Pan-European Project (including Germany's Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm, and Italy's Airitalia, as partners).

He is currently a senior lecturer in the University of Roehampton Business School teaching in the areas of analysing information and data for problem solving, project management and business research. He has also taught in the areas of creative technologies in business, and knowledge management topics concerned with the support of business functions of organisations.

Robert is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner.

He is a member of the British Academy of Management, the BAE Systems Employee & Alumni Network and the Oxford University Software Engineering Programme.

Robert is regularly invited to contribute real-world case studies to prestigious text-book titles designed for students and faculty of business schools, and has been invited to join various research conferences as a paper reviewer and programme committee member.

He was until recently an external examiner at two UK HEFCE-funded universities in the areas of research methods, research dissertations, and achieving corporate success, at Glyndwr University Business School (MBA Programme), and also at the University of West London in the areas of data and knowledge management (BSc Programme).

At University of West London, Robert was an external validation panel member involved in reviewing and approving Foundation Level, Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6 modules across a suite of new undergraduate programmes, developed between the Business School and the Computing School. The modules included: Business Accounting for Managers, Business Operations Management, and Business Development Group Project.

He maintains a profile which describes some of his professional interests as part of the Linkedin network.

Scholarly activities:

Programme Committee member of the ETHICOMP 2015 Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Conference Paper Reviewer for the Responsible Research and Innovation in Industry track of the ETHICOMP 2015 Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester.

External Examiner at Glyndwr University Business School, Wrexham (2013 - 2016).

Higher Education Academy Academic Associate (2012 - ).

External Examiner at the University of West London (2011 - 2015).

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.

Qualifications:

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

PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner Certificate

PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate

Recent scholarly output:

Manderson, R. (2016). Financial Regulation and the role of the Cloud in protecting UK consumers. In Using Management Information Systems, 9th edition (Global Edition), by Kroenke D (ed), London: Pearson. 

Manderson, R. (2016). Databases versus spreadsheets for small businesses. In Using Management Information Systems, 9th edition (Global Edition), by Kroneke D (ed), London: Pearson.

Manderson, R. (2016). Success and failure in the UK's National Health Service interorganizational systems and the role of Enterprise Resource Planning. In Using Management Information Systems, 9th edition (Global Edition), by Kroenke D (ed), London: Pearson.

Manderson, R. (2015). BAE Systems - 14e. In Managing the Digital Firm, 14th edition (Global Edition), by Laudon K and Laudon J (eds), London: Pearson.

Manderson, R. (2014). Comments on 'Cloud' computing in the UK from the British aerospace business sector perspective. In Proceedings of the Next Steps for 'Cloud' Computing Conference: Enterprise, Barriers, Infrastructure and Support, by van Gelder P (ed), Bracknell: Westminster eForum.

Manderson, R. (2013) BAE Systems, Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, in Laudon K and Laudon J (eds), London: Pearson.

Manderson, R. (2013) Ethical Issues Facing the Use of Technologies for the Aged Community, with Lesley Land, Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, in Laudon K and Laudon J (eds), London: Pearson.

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

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.

Other scholarly output:

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

Bennett, J., Manderson, R., Pietsch, A. (2012) Information Literacy through the e-Book Lens. The Missing Link: making the connection between information literacy and 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).

 

Consultancy work

All of Robert Manderson'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 Emeritus 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).

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Professional affiliations

Robert Manderson FHEA, MBCS, MIET, MInstP, AMIMA is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner. He 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).

Qualifications

B.Sc., Dip.Sc., M.Sc., PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate, PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner Certificate

Research interests

Robert Manderson is interested in all aspects of the research of information and communication technologies (ICT), especially in relation to new, and emerging, technologies (e.g. the Cloud and Big Data) 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.

Teaching

Robert Manderson teaches (or supervises) non-exhaustively in the areas of Business Research, Business Projects, Creative Environment (Adobe Creative Cloud - CS6: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign), PRINCE2 & Project Management. He is also very experienced in the teaching (or supervision) of areas including Management Information Systems / 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.

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