Dr Justin Champion

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I have worked for Staffordshire University now for a number of years. My area of teaching now is exclusively in the area of network communications. I am a member of the university's Cisco teaching team and have a wide set of experiences within this field. I mostly specialise in the area of routing and switching. In addition to my teaching I am also the award leader for the undergraduate networking provision.

Professional memberships and activities

BCS membership

Academic qualifications

  • 2000 BSc Honours Computer Science (Staffordshire University)
  • 2001 Masters of Research within Distributed Computing (Staffordshire University)
  • 2004 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) – Instructor
  • 2005 Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (Staffordshire University)
  • 2008 Doctor of Philosophy (Staffordshire University)
    (The Efficient Storage and Supply of Data within a Cellular Framework for a Variety of Mobility and Usage Patterns)
  • 2009 Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – Building Scalable Internetworks – Instructor
  • 2010 CCNP – Building Multilayer Switched Networks – Instructor
  • 2010 CCNP – Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks – Instructor
  • 2010 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification
  • 2011 CCNA Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI)
  • 2011 Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certification
  • 2011 CCNP Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI)
  • 2012 Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP)


  • Network Communications
  • Wireless Communications
  • Mobile Communications
  • Software developments in Mobile Devices
  • Distributed Computing Programming
  • Cloud Computing
  • Genetic Algorithms

Research interests

I am involved with research in a number of fields within the communications field. This is an interesting area which is developing with the increasing importance on wireless communications. We can see with the Internet of Things that it is predicted that an increasing number of devices will connect together to exchange information. The interesting part for this is the efficient exchange of information but also how to securely exchange this information. These devices will have limited processing power but will need to allow access to the information they store without allowing everyone access to the data. In the next few years we will see increasing examples of this and at the moment there are examples of this with the hacking into medical devices and cars to take remote control.

Selected Publications

  • Damdinsuren, T., Champion, J., Bauer, C., 2012, Internet of Things Development, Key Technologies; 2nd Computer Science On-line Conference 2012; 19th March 2012
  • Chenco, Champion, Yu, 2011, “The Effect of Metallic Substance on the Read Range of UHF Passive RFID System”, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Automation & Computing, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Mishra D. K; Champion J.J; Yu H.: “Security Issues of Cloud Computing”. September 11 2010. 16th International Conference on automation & Computing, University of Birmingham, UK. ISBN: 978-0-9555293-6-8
  • Mishra, Champion, Yu, “Cloud Computing: An Introduction and Discussion on the Considerations of its use in the field of Robotics”. May 13-14, 2010. Workshop on Human Adaptive Mechatronics (HAM), Loughborough University, UK.
  • Champion, 2010, “Elitism Between Populations for the improvement of the fitness of a Genetic Algorithm Solution”, Novel Algorithms And Techniques in Telecommunications and Networking, 2010, ISBN 978-90-481-3661-2
  • Champion, Yu, Sunley, 2006, “Ordering of Replicated objects within a cellular 3rd Generation Network using a Genetic Solution to place the Data”, Proceedings of the Seventh Informatics Workshop for Research Students, ISBN: 1-8514-3232-9
  • Champion, Rees, Sunley, 2004, “Placement of Data within a Third Generation network using a Genetic solution”, EPSRC 5th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting, ISBN: 1-9025-6010-8
  • Champion, Rees, Sunley, 2002, “The Efficient Storage and Supply of Data within a Cellular Framework for a Variety of Mobility and Usage Patterns”, Third International Symposium of Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, ISBN: 1-90413-305-3


I am involved with the teaching within the field of computer communications through both wired and cellular communications. This is a large field and I specialise in the efficient movement of traffic within an organisation. This simple term can be considered within an organisation like Staffordshire University through to the ISP’s exchanging information for the use on the Internet.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021