C athryn P eoples BA(Hons) MSc PhD FHEA


to contact me:c.j.peoples@open.ac.uk or c.peoples@ulster.ac.uk or cathryn.j.peoples@ieee.org or cathrynpeoples@hotmail.com; communicate with me: cathryn.peoples (skype) or cathrynpeoples (googletalk); connect with me: linkedin and researchgate and academia.edu







Associate Lecturer (Part-time)

The Open University, UK

School of Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology,
Engineering & Mathematics

TM354 Software Engineering (S. & W. England & S. Wales, Central & N. Wales)
TM470 The Computing and IT Project (UK and Ireland)

Teaching Assistant (Part-time)

Ulster University, UK

School of Computing
Faculty of Computing, Engineering
and the Built Environment

COM505 Computer Networks & Security
COM570 Project (Project Supervisor)

Research Associate (Part-time)

Ulster University, UK

School of Computing
Faculty of Computing, Engineering
and the Built Environment

Research on the Internet of Things
with the BT-Ireland Innnovation Centre (BTIIC)


Cathryn Peoples received the B.A. degree (with honours and diploma in industrial studies) in business studies with computing, M.Sc. degree in telecommunications and internet systems, and Ph.D. degree in networking from Ulster University, U.K., in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively. She is currently employed by The Open University in the School of Computing and Communications within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics as an Associate Lecturer in Software Engineering (South & West & Wales) and for the Computing and IT Project (UK and Ireland). Cathryn is also employed on a part-time basis to co-ordinate a final year module at Ulster University on Computer Networks & Security, and additionally as a supervisor for final year student projects. Prior to these appointments, Cathryn was employed as a Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, with shared teaching on the Joint Programme at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Teaching in this post includes the Networks and Protocols module on the B.Sc.(Eng) Internet of Things Engineering degree, and the Communications and Networks module on the BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering degree. Previously, Cathryn has been employed as a Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Computing and Engineering at Ulster University, teaching on an M.Sc. degree in Professional Software Development. Prior to her appointment into this post, she worked as a Research Associate at Ulster University in the area of next generation networking. Her research interests include cloud management, cross-layer protocol optimisation, delay-tolerant networking, smart cities, and green IT. Cathryn became a Certified Associate in Project Management in August 2008, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in February 2015, and achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in March 2018. She won an achievement award in recognition and appreciation of service contributions in the field of network security for the 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, and won the Best Paper award at the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics in 2014. Cathryn achieved Full College membership of EPSRC in August 2018. She is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.











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