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Dr Ioannis Doumanis

Lecturer in Computing
School of Psychology and Computer Science

Ioannis teaches across a range of subjects for our computing team. With particular expertise in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), experimental methods and evaluation, requirements and design, Ioannis has led the UX of international collaborative projects with universities and industry. He has authored more than 30 articles and is a regular reviewer for several journals and books (e.g., IEEE Games, and the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction). Ioannis is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Ioannis also supervises postgraduate projects in computing and human-centred cybersecurity.

As a Lecturer, Ioannis leads a number of modules related to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Software Engineering. His responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Carry out teaching in modules related to the above areas

• Prepare teaching and learning materials

• Integrate research into teaching

• Design appropriate assessment instruments to assess students’ work.

Ioannis has published in several journals including Computers and Education (Impact Factor: 5,296), Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (Impact Factor: 2.212), ACM International Journal of Network Management (Impact Factor: 1.338). He has also presented in several conferences including the IEEE International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, ACM Pocket Video Workshop and SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics). Currently, Ioannis research efforts focus on the learning sciences and on optimising student performance on the Web through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and Human Factors design principles.

Ioannis has extensive teaching and research experience in academia and industry. Ioannis has 16 years’ experience in teaching and learning roles and 10 years’ experience in industry and consultancy roles. Ioannis has led and taught various computing modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His teaching and learning expertise includes significant programme leadership experience. Ioannis worked in the industry as a software developer before moving onto UX research lead in collaborative research projects funded by the UK and European Union. Before joining UCLan, Ioannis worked in the industry as a postdoctoral researcher on the POINT (iP Over IcN - the betTer ip) project. As part of the project, he led an international group of researchers (consisting of universities and companies) investigating the user experience of conventional (e.g., online digital video) and emerging multimedia services (e.g., VR video narratives and Smart city games). Alongside his research, Ioannis continued teaching as a visiting Lecturer in Computing at various London-based universities. Ioannis graduated from Bradford University with an Honours Degree in Telecommunications and Multimedia Systems. He was awarded a PhD in 2013 in Human-Computer Interaction and Serious Games.