Dr Ismini Vasileiou

Job: Associate Professor in Information Systems/Subject Group Lead and Associate Head in Teaching and Learning

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: 0116 366 4271

E: ismini.vasileiou@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Ismini Vasileiou Associate Professor in Information Systems (FBCS, SFHEA) is holding the roles of: Associate Head for Teaching and Learning and Subject Lead in Information Systems in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Leading the team on Information Systems, developing cutting edge curriculum giving attention to diverse teaching and assessment.

Dr. Vasileiou's research interests include Social Engineering, Security Education, Information Systems, Big Data and Technology-supported Learning. Holding an EdD in Flexible Learning for Computing Degrees in Higher Education, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of BCS, Dr Vasileiou is actively involved in academic delivery at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as the supervision of BSc, MSc and postgraduate research(PhD). Dr Vasileiou is publishing on topics including flexible learning, security education, and technology-supported delivery, and delivers a variety of invited presentations and keynote talks in relation to topics such as unconscious bias and stereotypes in STEM topics.

She was a successful Athena SWAN lead and has led various policy changes across the institutions. Has worked extensively on Unconscious Bias training material and can deliver it internally and externally as and when needed. In addition Dr Vasileiou is certified by RedGoat/GCHQ on Social Engineering and has interests.

Research group affiliations

  • Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)
  • Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)

Research interests/expertise

Security Education, Social Engineering, Big Data, Learning Analytics

Areas of teaching

Database Design and Development, Oracle Expert


  • BSc(Hons) Computing Informatics
  • PGCE post 16
  • EdD - Doctor of Education

Honours and awards

2014 Shortlisted for the WISE Advisory Award

Membership of external committees

  • 2018 BCS Skills Editor for Competency and Capability L&D Specialism during the SFIAv7 Upgrade
  • 2017 BCS Education Portfolio Reviewer
  • 2017-2019 Chair of BCS South West Branch
  • 2017-present NTFS and Global Teaching Excellence Award Reviewer 
  • 2016-2019 Chair School Governor for Learning Standards
  • 2017-2019 Vice-Chair School Governor
  • 2016-2017 BCS Level 1/2 Apprenticeships Subject Matter Expert
  • 2016-present Member, IFIP TCP WG 11.8 Information Security Education 
  • 2016-present Membership Secretary and EDI Officer, BCS Learning and Development SG
  • 2015-2019 EDI Committee Member, BCSWomen
  • 2015-2018 Chair of STEM SIG International Academic Peer Learning Leadership group 
  • 2015-2017 Secretary, BCS South West Branch 
  • 2013-2015 Barefoot Computing Workshop Curriculum Leader for Teachers
  • 2013-2015 Barefoot Computing Workshop Curriculum Leader for Teachers

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • FBCS

Professional licences and certificates

  • GCHQ Certified Social Engineering Awareness Course
  • PASS/SI Supplemental Instruction Supervisor 
  • mySAP ERP Instructor E-Business Software Integration


1. KTP Lead Academic: To develop a tool that manages medical device standard compliance for agile-style software development, £60,000
2. KTP Lead Academic: To develop a dynamic software analysis tool using large data to predict the impact of new chemicals and compounds upon the environment and to enable certification testing to be optimized, £50,000
3. Vasileiou, I. 2017. Peer Assisted Learning for Mature students in STEM, Plymouth University, £2,500
4. Vasileiou, I. 2011. Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS), Plymouth University £25,000.

Current research students

  • Ms Eirini Kalaitzopoulou, Leanring Analytics in Higher Education
  • Mr Craig Banyard, Learning Analytics: A Student perspective
  • Mr Zinnar Ghasm “A framework for tailored cyber security reaining.“
  • Mr Ganesh Manikandan “An ontology based framework for measuring business value of smart data by considering impact of uncertainty on supply chain processes.”

Case studies

1. I.Vasileiou and S.Furnell. 2019. Cybersecurity Education for Awareness and Compliance. IGI Global, Hershey, PA. 306pp.

Chapters in Books
1. S.M.Furnell, and I.Vasileiou. 2019."A Holistic View of Cybersecurity Education Requirements", in Cybersecurity Education for Awareness and Compliance, I.Vasileiou and S.Furnell (Eds.), IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp1-18.

2. I.Vasileiou and S.Furnell. 2019. “Personalising Security Education ‐ Factors influencing individual awareness and compliance”, Information Systems Security and Privacy, Fourth International Conference, ICISSP 2018, Madeira, Portugal, Jaruary 22-24, 2018, Revised Selected Papers, P.Mori, S.Furnell and O.Camp (Eds.), Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer.

Refereed papers in journals and conferences

1. Vasileiou, I. (2008), “Blended Learning: The transformation of Higher Education curriculum”, Open Education: The journal for Open and Distance Education and Education Technology

2. Furnell, S. and Vasileiou, I. (2017), “Security Education and Awareness: Just let them burn?“, to appear in Network Security, December 2017

Refereed conference contributions

1. Vasileiou, I. (2020) “Social Inclusion in STEM: Schemes, Myths and Suggestions”, Advance HE STEM Conference, Manchester, January 2020 (in press)

2. Vasileiou, I. and Haskell-Dowland, P. (2019) “Addressing STEM Geek Culture Through Peer Learning”, Proceeedings 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma Spain, July 2019

3. C. Barnyard and I. Vasileiou (2019) “Student-centred analytics: Putting analytics into the hands of students”, Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC), Darmstadt, Germany, 29 March

4. G. Sankaran, M. Knahl, G. Siestrup and I. Vasileiou (2019) “Value of Smart Data for Supply Chain decisions in a rich uncertain world”, Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC), Darmstadt, Germany, 29 March

5. S.Furnell, N.Outram and I.Vasileiou (2018) “Digital Technologies in Education: When to say goodbye”, World Congress of Education, Dublin, Ireland, 15-18 July

6. Vasileiou, I. (2018), “An evaluation of Accelerated Learning Degrees”, HEA STEM Conference Newcastle, UK, 31 January – 1 February 2018

7. I.Vasileiou and S.Furnell. 2018. “Enhancing Security Education Recognising Threshold Concepts and other influencing factors”, in Proceedings of ICISSP 2018 - 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 22-24 January 2018, pp398-403.

8. S.Furnell, I.Vasileiou, N.Outram (2017) “iPads in Education: Positive Pedagogies versus Problematic Practicalities”, London International Conference on Education (LICE-2017), Cambridge, UK, 11-14 December 2017 (accepted)

9. Vasileiou, I. (2011), “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 6-9 November 2011.

10. Vasileiou, I. (2009), Integrating PDP (Personal Development Planning) and the e-portfolios in Accelerated Learning courses emphasising on employability, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, Athens, Greece, 27-29 November 2009.

11. Vasileiou, I. (2007), Can ICT support learning and teaching in Computing courses? How do we choose and use? Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, Athens, Greece, 23 -25 November 2007

Other published outputs

1. Vasileiou, I. (2017) Data Normalisation: A Systematic Approach to Data Structuring and Organisation, Computing Review Magazine 

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