I have joined Sheffield Hallam University in June 2023 as Deputy Head of the Department of Computing and I am currently managing the department's Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (RIKE) portfolio, the Global Academic Partnerships (GAP) portfolio, as well as looking after staff recruitment, staff development and estate.
Prior to joining Sheffield Hallam University, as an Associate Head of School Global Engagement at Coventry University, I managed the biggest Transnational Education (TNE) portfolio within the Group and one of the biggest in the UK. I have led the development of TNE partnerships in a variety of formats from joint ventures to franchises and from validated courses to flying faculty partnerships in 14 countries. I was the academic lead in establishing new partnerships in Greece, Morocco, China and Uzbekistan.
Known for my innovative approach to work and the ability to implement future strategies, I have set up multiple academic projects across the world comprising of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects, student exchange programmes, field trips, as well as formal progression agreements with international institutions. I am an experienced panel member and external examiner for UK universities and proficient in quality and accreditation matters. I am passionate about teaching and engaging in scholarly activities in the areas of data science and applied machine learning, as well as research in internationalisation and effective computing pedagogy. I currently hold a patent in the field of Artificial Intelligence for the automotive industry.
Last, but not least, I am a strong advocate for women in STEM.