Dr Ismini Vasileiou

Dr Ismini Vasileiou

Lecturer in Information Systems

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science & Engineering)


**SSTAR Award 2012 for the category "Most dedicated project supervisor"

**Shortlisted for the National 2012 and 2014 WISE Advisor Award

Ismini Vasileiou is a Lecturer in Information Systems at Plymouth University, UK in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (SoCEM), specialising in Database Development (Oracle, Spatial etc) managing the Oracle Academy. She has an extensive experience in SQL, software development and project management. Ismini Vasileiou belongs to two big research groups, the Infosecurity and Big Data, with based at the University of Plymouth. Additionally Ismini Vasileiou has a great interest in Teaching and learning and more specifically in Learning Analytics. She is supervising a number of PhD students on various topics related to Teaching and learning in Higher Education. 
Ismini is the Chair of STEM SIG International Academic Peer Learning Leadership Group in Higher Education and has recently been awarded research money for a new pilot in Peer learning. 

Ismini is an active member of women in STEM community and part of a variety of committees and advisory groups supporting equality, diversity and inclusion. Being nominated twice for a WISE Advisor award, she is not only working towards an equal and diverse environment at her workplace, but also participating in international activities to promote and support women in STEM. Recently she was invited to deliver a TEDx talk as part of her ongoing support for gender rights.

In addition, Ismini Vasileiou is chairing the Equality and Diversity Committee for the Faculty of Science and Engineering and leading the Athena Swan bid for the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics. 

Ismini's external engagements vary from reviewing paper for journals, invited keynote speeches, and delivering a variety of training such as Unconscious Bias.


BSc(Hons) PGCE EdD

Certified Supplemental Instruction/PASS Supervisor

Certified SAP User

Certified Flux Supervisor

Professional membership

Member, British Computer Society 
Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Roles on external bodies


1.  Computers and Security

2.  Information and Computer Security

3.  Neural Computing and Applications Journal

4.  Horizon: Computer Science and Information Technology

5.  Journal of Computer Science in Higher Education (JCHE)

6.  Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education

Conference Committeesand Reviewing

1.  Associate Editor, ECIS: European Conference onInformation Systems, Portsmouth, UK, 23-28 June 2018

2.  Reviewer, HAISA: 11th InternationalSymposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, Adelaide, Australia, 28-30 November 2017

3.  ProgrammeCommittee, 28th International Conference on Database Expert Systems Applications (DEXA),Lyon France, 28-31 August 2017

4.   Technical Programme Committee, The 8th International Conference on InformationTechnology in Education (CITE 2017) February 26 to 28, 2017 in Guilin,China

5.   Programme Committee, 10th World Conference on Information Security Education (WISE10), Rome Italy, 28-31 May 2017

6.   Technical Programme Committee, The NinthInternational Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and DataApplications DBKDA 2017, Barcelona,Spain, May 21 - 25, 2017


2017                    BCS Education Portfolio Reviewer

2017-present        Chair of BCS South West Branch

2017-present        STEM Champion, High View Primary School,Plymouth2017-present       Member, IFIP TCP WG 3.3 Research into Educational Applications of InformationTechnologies

2016-present              Member, IFIP TCP WG 11.8Information Security Education

2016-present        Membership Secretary, BCS Learning and Development SG

2015-present        Committee Member, BCSWomen

2015-present        Chair of STEM SIG International Academic PeerLearning Leadership group

2015-2017           Secretary, BCS South West Branch

2013-2015           BarefootComputing Workshop Curriculum Leader for Teachers

Teaching interests

Current teaching commitment

2016 - Present     Programme Manager for BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions


2016 - Present     ISAD251 Database Development/ORACLE PL/SQL

2016 - Present     ISAD353 Advanced Database Development and Data Mining

Past teaching commitment

2010 – 2016        Stage One tutor for Computing programme suite

2015 – 2016        Delivered PDP content within five Immersive Modules Computing programmes

2006 – 2014        ISAD139 Ethical issues and Awareness in IT/The IT Professional

2013 – 2014        CNET050                 Computer Systems

2005 – 2015        ISAD131 Database Development and Systems Analysis and Design

2006 – 2007        ISAD130 Information Systems Requirements

2010 – 2012        COMP218 Software Development

2005 – 2009        TECH043 Introduction to Computer Programming and Applications

2005 – 2009        TECH044 Introduction to Computer Systems

Research interests

    • Big Data
    • Information Systems
    • Computers in Education
    • Social Networks, Security and Education
    • Learning Analytics
    • Socio-technical aspects
    • Flexible/Blended/Distance/Online Learning
    • The use of Cloud, IT/ICT in teaching and learning 
    • Peer learning in Higher Education STEM
    • Gender issues in STEM

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Current Students

As Director of Studies


2016       Mr Abdalmajeed Alharthy, Learning Analytics


As Supervisor

2010       Mr Martin Dorigo, Visualising Structures of documents for visually impaired people

2017       MrGanesh Manikandan, An ontology based framework for measuring business value ofsmart data by considering impact of uncertainty on supply chain processes. 


Dr Eiman Almami , Managing the Semantics of Learning Environments to Accommodate Students with Differences  Learning

Grants & contracts

2017 Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS) for Mature Students

Peer Assisted learning Scheme PALS for Computing students 2012-2013

Key publications are highlighted

Vasileiou I 2009 'Blended Learning: The transformation of Higher Education curriculum' Open Education: The journal for Open and Distance Education and Education Technology Publisher Site
Conference Papers
Vasileiou I 2017 'Peer Learning in STEM' RAISE: Perspectives on student engagement; looking forward…thinking back Manchester, UK 06/09/2017 08/09/2017
Vasileiou I 2017 'Peer Learning in STEM' European Conference of Peer Learning Lund, Sweden
Vasileiou I 0 'What is to be a Teacher in Higher Education: The relationship between Teaching and Research' 6th International Conference on Open and Distance Learning Loutraki, Greece 04/11/2011 06/11/2011
Vasileiou I 0 'Integrating PDP (Personal Development Planning) and the e-portfolios in Accelerated Learning courses emphasising on employability' 5th International Conference on Open and Distance Learning Athens, Greece 27/11/2009 29/11/2009
Vasileiou I 0 'Can ICT support learning and teaching in Computing courses? How do we choose and use?' 4th International Conference on Open and Distance Learning Athens, Greece 23/11/2007 25/11/2007

Other academic activities

Invited Presentations, Lectures, etc.
  1. “Peer Learning in STEM”,Workshop,  RAISE Conference, Manchester September 2017

     “Diversity in Tech: Recruitment, Resillience,Retention”, Invited Panellist Bristol July 2017

    “Peer Learning in STEM”, Workshop, European Forum ofPeer Learning, Lund June 2017

    TEDx Plymouth Theme: 'Evolution of Inspiration with' and the talk is "Unconsious Bias: Confronting Stereotypes, March 2017 

    Invited for Unconscious Bias Training at the South West ICE Chairs’ Meeting, Exeter, December 201

    "People Like Me", VC's Teaching and Learning Conference, Plymouth, June 2016

    "Flipped Classroom for Computing Students", VC's Digital Learning Conference, Plymouth, June 2016

    "Pink or Blue? Confronting the Stereotypes", Invited Talk for Go4SET EDT Awards Ceremony, Plymouth UK,  May 2016

    "Empowering STEM", Invited talk for Go4SET Launch event, Plymouth UK, February 2016 

    “The  Geek  Culture  and  Peer  Learning”,  VC’s Teaching  and  Learning  Conference, Plymouth, June 2015

    Invited Keynote Speaker, Go4SET EDT Awards, Plymouth UK, May 2015

    "Women in STEM: Career Progression”, Women in STEM event part of the British Science Week at Plymouth University, March 2015

    “Women in IT”, invited talk, Bedfordshire BCS Student Chapter, Luton UK, February 2015.

  2. Invited Keynote Speaker, Women in STEM, Plymouth UTC UK, December 2014.
Other professional/academic activities/roles/duties
  1. External Examiner for the University of Hertfordshire  

    ExternalExaminer for the University of Northampton

    ExternalExaminer for the University of Kingston

    InternalExaminer for the University of Plymouth PGCAP Degree Apprenticeship

    SubjectMatter Expert for BCS Level 1/2 Technical Award in Digital Literacy

    BecketLeeds University, BSc (Hons) Digital Technologies & Solutions External Examiner

    University of Bedfordshire MSc Periodic Reviewer External Examiner

  2. Chair of Equality and Diversity Commitee for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Plymouth University
  3. Chair of STEM SIG International Academic Peer Learning Leadership Group
  4. Athena Swan Champion for School of Computing, Electronics and Mathemtics, Plymouth University
  5. Mentor for women in STEM (in Greek)
  6. Member of the Plymouth University Women's network advisory group
  7. Shortlisted for the WISE Advisor Award 2012 and 2014
  8. Winner of the Plymouth University 2012 SSTAR Award 'Most dedicated project supervisor'


  • Ismini vasileiou part of Infosecurity CSCAN  Research Group
  • Ismini Vasileiou part of Big Data Research group 
  • Ismini Vasileiou on LinkedIn