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Information Management, academic, research

Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
October 26, 2018

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Ian Watson


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Nationality: British


1976 – 1983 Southmoor School, Sunderland 8 O Levels 1985 – 1986 Monkwearmouth College, Sunderland 2 A Levels 1986 – 1989 Bradford University, BSc (Hons) in Archaeological Sciences 2:2 1994 – 1997 University of Sunderland, MSc in Computer Based Information Systems. 2001 - 2002 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Northumbria University. 2007 – 2009 Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second language) Open University.

2013 – 2018 Professional Doctorate in Information Sciences, entitled ‘Eastern and Western learning theories in Transnational Higher Education: a case study of a Malaysian college’’. Awarded April 2018.

Since 2005 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Work Experience

April 1992 – October 1997

Student Adviser for Student Services, University of Sunderland, England. October 1997 – April 1998

Industrial Researcher for CAMM (Centre for Achievement in Manufacturing and Management), University of Sunderland, England.

April 1998 – February 2000 IT Consultant for AMAP (Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice), University of Sunderland, England. February 2000 – Present, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in CEIS (Computing Engineering and Information Sciences). Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. NE1 8ST.

● Course Leader for MSc in Business Information Technology, 2002 – 2011.

● Course Leader for MSc Computer Science, 2016 - present.

● International Co-ordinator for Northumbria Programmes running in Malaysia 2001 – present.

Academic Publications

Mobile working with Connexions (2003) Facilities, (2003) Vol21, No 13 pp347-352. Digital Natives or Digital Tribes? (2013) Universal Journal of Educational Research 1(2): 104-112. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010210

Watson, I. R. (2014). Teaching Instructivist Educated Digital Natives Using a Constructivist Learning Theory in Transnational Education. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 1017 - 1020). DOI:10.9776/14354

Watson I. (2016) A case study of Malaysian academics and their experiences of teaching a western programme of study. North East Regional Learning and Teaching Conference 2016. Innovation in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education University of Newcastle 18 March 2016

Watson, I, (2017). Giving interpretative phenomenological analysis a new home: Teaching a western bsc program in a malaysian college. SAGE Research Methods Cases. DOI:10.4135/978**********

Publication reviewed

'E-Business and E-Commerce Management' by Dave Chaffey. Published Spring 2004. Reviewer for Universal Journal of Educational Research - Horizon Publishing, since September 2015.

Reviewer for iConference series, since Summer 2017. Double blind reviewer for: The 20th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2016, July 5 - 8, 2016 – Orlando, Florida, USA. Additional Information

My current teaching responsibilities include: research methods at under and postgraduate level; applied business/IT technologies, (TAM, PORTER’s, etc); organisational technology applications (Web 2.0, ubiquitous computing, etc); Business Information Systems and Technologies.

I have been involved in under and postradaute programme development and management for the last 18 years. I have alsoinitiated, set up and managed several successful franchise programmes in Malaysia, South Korea and Singapore.

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