Dr Ismini Vasileiou

Dr Ismini Vasileiou

Lecturer in Information Systems

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and 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 and Mathematics, specialising in Database Development. 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.

Ismini is a UK National Advisor for Peer Assisted Learning in Higher Education. Running PASS/PALS within SoCEM for 6 years now, she is gradually expanding across the school and co ordinating it. PALS is now available for all stage 1, Foundation pathways and PhD students. 

She was recently nominated to become the SoCEM Athena Swan Champion and the chair for the Faculty's Equality and Diversity Committee.


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

Journal Reviewer for Horizon 
Journal Reviewer for Association for Learning development in HE
Journal Reviewer for Computing in HE

Mentor for women in STEM

Teaching interests

Database Development: SQL, MySQL, Oracle, Apex

Systems Analysis and Design

The IT Professional: SFIA Framework

Final Year Project Supervisor

ISAD251: Database Development in Oracle

ISAD353: Advanced Database Development and Data Mining

Research interests

  • Computers in Education

    Social Networks, Security and Education

    Learning Analytics

    Socio-technical aspects

    Felxible/Blended/Distance/Online Learning

    The use of Cloud, IT/ICT in teaching and learning 

    Peer learning in Higher Education

    Gender issues in STEM

Grants & contracts

Peer Assisted learning Scheme PALS for Computing students 2012-2013 Faculty's Blog PALS is an ongoing scheme available to all first year students studying a Computing degree

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 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

Chair of Equality and Diversity for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, PU
Athena Swan Champion for School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Peer Learning STEM Leader
Member of the Women's Network Advisory Group at Plymouth University