Rob Shaw

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

My Times as a Student

My 'student career' began way back in 1978, when I started the ONC/HNC route to become a Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry, graduating from Stoke Polytechnic in 1985.

A shift in direction in the late '80's put me on the IT track, starting the ONC/HNC route once again, graduating from Staffordshire University with a 1st in Applied Computing in 1996.

I graduated (again!) with an M.Res in IT for Strategic Management in 2003

I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Higher & Professional Education (PGCHPE) in 2007.

I have had six papers published, at ICEIS 2004, ICEIS 2005, AIDIS 2007and at APIIT 2008

My Career

Initially I began my working life as a research and analytical chemist for the MoD, before moving to the NHS as a Network Manager. I then moved to the private sector, as a project manager, eventually being promoted to IT Strategy Manager.

In 2003 I was a part time lecturer, supervising HND & BSc Final Year Project students.

I am a Senior Lecturer lecturing full time in Forensic Computing at Staffordshire University, being the Scheme Leader for Forensic Computing and Security Technologies

Academic qualifications

  • Graduate Royal Society of Chemistry

  • BSc(Hons) Applied Computing

  • M.Res in IT for Strategic Management in 2003

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher & Professional Education (PGCHPE) 2007

Research interests

I am currently undertaking a PhD looking at file identification in within Forensic Computing.

I am interested in the application of Digital Forensic procedures within a number of diverse investigation fields.

Teaching

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020