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Dr Ali Mansour


Senior Lecturer in Computing and Information Systems

Ali Mansour

Dr Ali Mansour completed his first degree, BSc (Honours) in Computer Studies, from Sheffield City Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University) and his PhD in Computer Science from Sheffield University.

His PhD research and post-doctoral Wellcome Trust funded work (working on a grant of £100K based on his research) at Sheffield University were in Medical Informatics and Medical Multimedia Intelligent Tutoring Systems.

Ali has extensive commercial training knowledge and experience in professional industry certification programmes, and has been the lead academic and operations person for the Cisco Academy since it was established in 2009. Ali has been acknowledged by Cisco for his successful operation and being the leading instructor of the Cisco Academy in 2014. In addition, he has a broad knowledge and experience in team leadership, quality assurance, project management, research supervision, commercial consultancy, and curriculum development covering various fields of Computer Science and Information Technology.

Present Teaching Areas

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Computer Networking
  • Systems Administration

Research Interests

  • Cyber Security
  • Computer Networking
  • Educational Technology (E-Learning, Virtual Learning Environments, Course Management Systems, Computer Based Assessment, etc.)
  • Medical Informatics and Assessment
  • Multimedia Information Systems

Research and Consultancy Projects

  • British Council DelPHE-Iraq Project (2011-2012) with Kufa University, Iraq. Project Coordinator and Budget Holder (£73K)
  • Two Innovation Voucher projects – Lead investigator (£6K)
  • The Dean of CATS Pump-priming project – Working on the development of a CPD system for Medical Doctors, GPs and other health workers (£500)
  • TEMPUS CME 1069. UK Project and Team Manager (1996-1997) in partnership with Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Research Supervision

Dr Ali Mansour has successfully completed a number of PhD researchers and is currently a Director of Studies and second supervisor for MPhil/PhD students within his research areas (See Research Interests above).


Internal Activities

  • Leadership of BSc and MSc Computer Networking and Computer Security & Forensic (7Safe Route) courses
  • Member of the IRAC (Institute for Research in Applicable Computing)
  • FASC (Faculty Academic Standards Committee) member (2002-2004)
  • Technical consultant: E-Commerce for Women ESF (European Social Fund) project (2001)
  • Member of the Plagiarism Interest Group
  • Member of the Curriculum Development Working Group
  • School of Computer Science & Technology Disability Coordinator

External Activities

  • External Examiner, Birmingham City University, Computer Networks and Computer Networks & Security Undergraduate Programmes (2016-2020)
  • External Examiner, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, Computer Networking and Security Postgraduate Programmes (2010-2014)
  • External Examiner, Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University, Faculty Flexible Managed Programme (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) (2010-2014)
  • External Examiner, Middlesex University, Computer Communications Postgraduate Programme (2010-2014)
  • Barnfield partner college Liaison and internal examiner
  • External Examiner, Majan University College, Oman
  • 7Safe Link Tutor, Cambridge
  • Finalist for the 2009 External Training Project of the Year for the IT Training Awards, in collaboration with John Wiley & Sons Limited, for the unique incorporation of industrial certifications into an academic programme, University of Bedfordshire
  • Provided technical consultancy for the European Social Fund E-Commerce for Women course, University of Bedfordshire

Reviewer Positions

  • Technical Reviewer for the 6th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems, 2016 (ICIAS2016)
  • Programme Committee member of 10th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability, ICGS3-15, 8-10 April 2015, London
  • Technical reviewer for 5th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems, (ICIAS2014)
  • Technical reviewer for the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics (IJESDF)
  • Technical Reviewer for the Computers and Education International Journal (1991-1992)
  • Book reviewer for LTSN Centre for Information and Computer Sciences (1990-1992)

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), since 2012
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), since 2012
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), British Engineering Council, since 2003
  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP), British Computer Society, since 2004
  • Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), between 2003-2012

Professional Qualifications

  • Cisco Academy Instructor training, 2009
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), 2007
  • 7Safe Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA), 2007
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), 2007
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), 2007
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), 1999-2001
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), since 1999

Contact Details

Dr Ali Mansour
T: +44 (0)1582 489337

Bedfordshire University

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