Dr John Whelan

Dr John Whelan

Director of Studies, Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

John is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is passionate about student experience and enhancing engagement with learning. Over the past 19 years his teaching has included Software Engineering, Visualisation and User Experience Design. With a PhD in Computer Graphics and Visual Perception from the University of Hull, John’s experience has ranged from teaching at Hull’s pioneering Centre for Internet Computing (2001), the Design Computing Lab at the University of Sydney and within Engineering at Brunel University London.

Whilst at Brunel, John created links with industrial partners to enhance the student experience and developed the industry-sponsored degree show.

Back at Hull since 2017, John is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Studies in Computer Science and Technology.

Undergraduate

Currently teaching Level 5 software engineering modules (Systems Analysis Design and Process and Agile Software Development)

Director of Studies for Computer Science and Technology

Research interests

John has led on visualisation consultancy projects, was a non-executive director of a successful creative industries workspace and has a research background in digital cartography.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Senior Fellow (Higher Education Academy)

2016