Dr Wendy Ivins

Dr Wendy Ivins

Senior Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Email:
ivinswk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0248
Location:
N/2.08B, Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision

I am the Director of Collaborative Learning with Industry in the School of Computer Science and Informatics. I am responsible for strategy and operational oversight with regards to industry-focused teaching in the School.

I am the Academic Lead for the National Software Academy, where we collaborate with industry to develop and deliver innovative degree courses using project-based learning to improve the employability of our students.

My research and scholarship interests have particularly focused on supporting collaboration, co-ordination and communication within teams. 

  • 2004: PhD:  "A Process-based Approach to Managing Change in Engineering Product Development", Cardiff University 
  • 1996: MSc Computing, Cardiff University
  • 1989: BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle Polytechnic

Honours and awards

I have been the Academic Lead for the National Software Academy (NSA) since its launch in 2015.  During this time the NSA has won the following awards:

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Celebrating Excellence Awards, Cardiff University (2017)
  • Industry Trailblaizer Award, Welsh Technology Awards (2017)
  • Collaboration of the Year Award, ESTNet (Electronics & Software Technologies Network for Wales) Awards (2016)

Professional memberships

  • 2011 - Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • 2010 - Chartered IT Professional (CITP), BCS -the Chartered Institute for IT
  • 2002 - Chartered Engineer (CEng), Institute of Electrical Engineers (now IET)

Academic positions

  • 2000-present: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer,  Cardiff  University
  • 1996-2000: Senior Lecturer, University of Wales College, Newport

Committees and reviewing

Academic Accreditation Committee, BCS - the Chartered Institute for IT

2018

2016

2006

2002

Roles

I am the Director of Collaborative Learning with Industry in the School of Computer Science and Informatics. I am responsible for strategy and operational oversight with regards to industry-focused teaching in the School including placements, work-based learning, industry-led projects and involving industry in the design and currency of curricula.

I am the academic lead for the National Software Academy, where we collaborate with industry to develop and deliver an innovative degree course using project-based learning to improve the employability of our students.

Modules

I am the Module Leader for the following modules:

  • MSc - Business and IT Management; Agile Software Development
  • BSc - Project and Change Management; Large Team Project

External Affliations

  • I am a member of the Academic Accreditation Committee of BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
  • I am an external examiner at Plymouth University
  • I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Collaboration, Co-ordination and Communication between Teams
  • Managing Change 
  • Agile Development

Current supervision

Aseela Al Harthi

Research student

Past projects

  • Second supervisor for Natasha Edwards - E-Commerce Website Personalisation Based on Ontological Profiling (awarded 2015)
  • Second supervisor for Yulia Cherdantseva - Secure*BPMN - a graphical extension for BPMN 2.0 based on a Reference Model of Information Assurance & Security (awarded 2015)
  • First Supervisor for Sultan Alyahya - A Computer-Based Holistic Approach to Managing Progress of Distributed Agile Teams (awarded 2013)

Areas of expertise

External profiles