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Biography

Dr Patrice Seuwou earned his PhD in Computer Science & Informatics from London South Bank University, specialising in Autonomous vehicle adoption. Patrice’s master’s degree was in Innovative Technology from the University of East London in the United Kingdom, specialising in Forensics science.

He is an Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, Deputy Head of Subject Business Systems and Operation as well as programme leader for the MSc Business Analytics, EDI Trainer and former MBA deputy programme leader. Before that, he was a programme leader for a portfolio of undergraduate courses in the private sector in partnership with Plymouth University, a lecturer at London South Bank University and an Academic Registrar & Quality Manager working for a large private institution in collaboration with Gloucestershire University. He has published in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks, Actor-Network Theory, and Self-driving cars. His research interests include Autonomous vehicles, Management Information Systems, VANET security, Authentication and privacy, computer networks including wired and wireless networks, mobile and ubiquitous computing, Linux systems, RFID technology, protocols simulation and legislation in computer science.

Patrice’s 2nd PhD is in the sociology of Education. His current research focuses on the experiences of students from ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds in Higher education through the lens of critical race theory (CRT) and the tools of Pierre Bourdieu.  

Patrice is currently conducting a longitudinal study exploring the experiences of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students in Higher education.

Patrice is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Reviewer for the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics (IJESDF), External Examiner for Pearson and a QAA reviewer. Patrice is a Microsoft-certified professional, a Member of the Association of Computer Professionals (ACP), a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and also Member of the Chartered Institute for IT(BCS). He also Qualified as an Enterprise Solution Architect with the British Computer Society.

He has also taught Executive MBA students in China (Shanghai) and delivered guest lectures at Kathmandu University in Nepal. 

Patrice is a C@N-DO Mentor and an internal assessor for fellowship and senior fellowship applications to the HEA. He also provides training on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Researchers.

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Modules

  • BSO1010 Information Management (Level 4)
  • BSO1210 Information Management (Apprenticeship) (Level 4)
  • BSO2016 Project Management: Planning & Control (Level 5)
  • BSO2017 Information Technology for Business (Level 5)
  • BSO3017 Strategic Management of the Digital Organisation (Level 6)
  • BSO3014 Project Management: Managerial Perspectives (Level 6)
  • BSO3217 Strategic Management of the Digital Organisation (Apprenticeship) (Level 6)

Postgraduate Modules

  • BSOM052 Quality and IT Management (Level 7)
  • BSOM058 Strategic Management of IS (Level 7)
  • BSOM071 Fundamentals of Project Management (Level 7)
  • BSOM077 Business Research Project (Level 7)
  • BSOM079 Business Intelligence (Level 7)
  • BSOM083 Digital Business (Level 7)
  • BSOM084 Practical Data Analysis for Business (Level 7)
  • Equality Diversity and Inclusion for Researchers (Level 8)

Research Interests

  • Vehicular Ad hoc Networks,
  • Actor Network Theory
  • Autonomous vehicles Adoption,
  • Management Information Systems,
  • Security, Authentication and privacy,
  • Computer networks including wired and wireless networks,
  • Mobile and ubiquitous computing and Linux systems,
  • RFID technology, protocols simulation and legislation in computer science.
  • Technology Acceptance Models and theories.
  • Sociology of Education (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic students experience in Higher Education)
  • BAME Attainment Gap/ GEM Award Gap in the UK Higher Education Sector
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Pierre Bourdieu Theory of Practice
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Research funding

  • £9,997.2: BAME Attainment in Higher Education: Exploring the Experiences of South Asian Students and the Factors influencing their Grades at Northampton University. Application submitted to the Learning and Teaching Enhancement and Innovation Fund 2021-22: 
  • £8,641.31: BAME Attainment in Higher Education: Exploring the Experiences of African Descent Students and the Factors that Impact on their Low Grades at Northampton University. Application submitted to the Learning and Teaching Enhancement and Innovation Fund 2020-21: Project successfully completed on 30 June 2021.
  • £5,597.88: An investigation into BAME attainment, exploring the factors that impact on low grades of BAME students at the University of Northampton. funded by the Learning and Teaching Enhancement and Innovation Fund 2019-20. Project successfully completed on 30 June 2020.
  • £2,499.50: A causal model of COVID-19 on the performance of doctoral researchers from ethnic minority background at UON
  • £2,491.2: Building GEM Student Research Capacity by Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment with Lego Serious Play
  • £9,260.30: Study of possible solutions to reduce the GEM Award Gap- A case study of the Accounting and Finance (A&F) subject group
  • £9,997.54: Exploring Academic Misconduct for GEM students: Some Insights into Student Behaviour and their attainment in Higher Education.  

Other Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader MSc Business Analytics
  • MBA Deputy Programme Leader
  • Co-Lead - Inclusion, Diversity and Special Education SIG, Centre for Education and Research

  • Co-Research Lead - Global Ethnic Majority Staff Network
  • Co-Research Lead - DELTA working group (Decolonising Education – Learning, Teaching and Assessment).
  • Program chair Annual UON conference, June 2022
  • Book Proposal Reviewer for Theories and Practices of Self-Driving Vehicle by Elsevier 2021
  • Book Proposal Reviewer for Business Analytics by Bloomsbury 2021
  • Book Proposal Reviewer for Probabilistic Benchmarking: Norm-Setting in the Age of Big Data by DE GRUYTER 2022.
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics (IJESDF), since 2012
  • Reviewer for Journal of Applied Sciences - MDPI, since 2018
  • Reviewer for IGI-global since 2020
  • Member of Advisory Board Handbook of Research on 5G Networks and Advancements in Computing, Electronics, and Electrical Engineering
  • Member of Editorial Board for the International Journal of Robotics and Automation Technology since 2022

External Roles

  • Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee member (External): Chartered Association of Business Schools
  • QAA Reviewer
  • DQB Assessor
  • PhD Examiner (External): Open University Malaysia 2021
  • Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) Member for reference book entitled "5G Networks and Advancements in Computing, Electronics, and Electrical Engineering". 
  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics (IJESDF)
  • Reviewer for the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) Journal
  • External Examiner for Pearson.
  • External Examiner for Open University
    • BSc (Hons) Business Computing (Top-up)
    • BSc (Hons) Computing with Networking (Top-Up)
    • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security (Top-up)
    • BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Top-up)
  • External Examiner for Staffordshire University
    • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Top-up)

 

Industry Connections

Digital Northampton

CIPD Branch in Northampton

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Northampton

10 Sep 202010 Sep 2021

Award Date: 24 Nov 2021

PhD, London South Bank University

23 Apr 20104 Oct 2019

Award Date: 31 Mar 2020

PGCE, London South Bank University

18 Sep 201214 Jan 2014

Award Date: 31 Jan 2014

Master, University of East London

15 Jun 200720 Jul 2008

Award Date: 20 Jun 2008

External positions

QAA Reviewer, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

12 Sep 2022 → …

Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee member, Chartered Association of Business Schools

20 Apr 202220 Apr 2024

External Examiner, Staffordshire University

Oct 2021 → …

External Examiner, The Open University

Aug 2021 → …

Book Reviewer, Elsevier

Apr 2021May 2021

External Examiner, Open University Malaysia

Mar 2021Jul 2021

IGI Global Editorial Advisory Board Member

5 Aug 2020 → …

External Examiner, Pearson

Aug 2014Mar 2016

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