Cathryn Peoples

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Current Roles

Associate Lecturer

The Open University, UK
School of Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

TXY227 Change, Strategy and Projects at Work (Degree Apprentice, England)
TMXY350 Advanced Work-based Learning (Degree Apprentice, England)
TM354 Software Engineering (S. & W. England & S. Wales, Central & N. Wales)
T452 The Engineering Project
TM470 The Computing and IT Project (UK and Ireland)
TMXY475 The Apprenticeship Computing and IT Project (England)

Research Associate (Part-time)

Ulster University, UK
Faculty of Computing
IoT Research with the BT-Ireland Innnovation Centre (BTIIC) on Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

eNewsletter November 2020

Associate Tutor

University of Essex Online / Kaplan Open Learning

MSc Computer Science (Secure Software Development) /

Co-Editor of of Advances in Cybersecurity Management (published June 2021)

Project Lead (Aug'20 to Sep'21) on Support for Students. Teaching for Tutors. An Investigation into Ideas on Encouraging Students to Engage

August 2020-September 2021

An OU-funded project

Phase 1 of this project ran between July 2019 and September 2020

Project Lead (July'19 to Sep'20) on Co-designed Student Support

Project Update August 2020

Final Project Report, April 2021

Co-Editor-in-Chief of EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems

'Covid-19 and the Cloud: Editorial', Dec. 2020

Topic Editor for MDPI Electronics


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), for the Computing and IT Project (UK and Ireland), and for two Degree Apprentice modules in Advanced Work-based Learning, and Change, Strategy and Projects at Work (England). On a part-time basis, Cathryn also works as a Research Associate at Ulster University working on Internet of Things (IoT) research.

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.

Cathryn's research interests include cloud management, cross-layer protocol optimisation, delay-tolerant networking, smart cities, and green IT. She joined the Computational Educational Committee associated with the ACM SIGHPC Education Chapter in January 2020. Cathryn is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery. She 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. Most recently, Cathryn secured the Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT) accreditation in November 2018. In September 2019, Cathryn was awarded Best Reviewer for support to the 16th International System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Design Conference (ISOCC) 2019. She has also 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 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, and she became the co-Editor-in-Chief of the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems in January 2020.

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last updated: 2nd July, 2021