Portrait of Ms Julie Wilkinson Ms Julie Wilkinson

j.wilkinson@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472468


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Biography

Coming from an academic background in business that took me into management positions in the financial services industry (banking); then further commercial experience in self-employment and consulting, I became more involved in IT projects as a frustrated user and I sought to influence systems design as a key stakeholder in large-scale IT deployments. My industry experience also took me on travels around the UK and overseas as far as Peru and allowed me to develop my language skills further (I now speak 7 languages plus English!). All my experiences involved at times coaching, mentoring, training or education. I decided to undertake an MSc in the computing field in my thirties to formalise my IT knowledge/ experience, and was invited to stay on at University for further research and enterprise projects. I discovered I really enjoyed teaching too and thus embarked on a different, yet strangely familiar, career as an academic. I do not tire of learning myself either and I am currently looking forward to following the Aurora Programme as part of my continuing development.

Research and Scholarship

  • TALI-funded project on Chinese Students’ Learning Experiences at UK universities.
  • Project Manager for MaPPIT at the Placement Unit at the (then) School of Computing & Mathematics - a HEFCE-funded, business process design project under the auspices of Fund for Development of Teaching & Learning (FDTL).

Publications and Other Research Outputs

Book Section

Haq, K., Ward, R. and Wilkinson, J. (2012) ‘Preliminary frameworks and models for telework maturity within organisations’. In: Proceedings of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers’ Conference 2012: CEARC’12. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-86218-106-9

Dix, A., Ellis-Ramduny, D. and Wilkinson, J. (2003) ‘Trigger analysis understanding broken tasks’. In: The Handbook of Task Analysis for Human-Computer Interaction. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp. 381-400. ISBN 0805844325

Conference Item

Abubaker, A., Lu, J. and Wilkinson, J. (2011) ‘Measuring typographical variables in Arabic script in Reading’. In: International Conference on Education and Learning in Mobile Age 2011, 1-2 June 2011, Lake District, UK

Esteem

  • Member (and former Treasurer) of BCS/HCI Specialist Group since 1993.
  • Member of UKAIS since 1997
  • Editor of 2 sets of Conference Companion Proceedings for BCS-HCI annual conferences (HCI95, Huddersfield, and HCI98, Sheffield) - also key member of organising committees

Research Degree Supervision

Current opportunities

  • Please contact this member of staff to discuss possible opportunities.

Enterprise Activities

  • Usability testing of e.g. - SAP-based interface for production ops at Lever Bros., Port Sunlight; Lotus Notes/Domino usability evaluation with sales teams for multinational chemical company.
  • Knowledge management and change management seminars on behalf of SAP (UK) to major SAP clients.
  • E-commerce strategic development and internet marketing help sessions with several clients on behalf of major e-commerce solutions provider.
  • (formerly) Certified Trainer for Shopcreator Developments plc.

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Member of University International Committee
  • Member of Working Group on International Student Experience
  • Representative for University Teaching & Learning Committee (University validation events: Chair/panel member)

Formerly:

  • Head of Department (Multimedia & Information Systems)
  • Chair School Accreditation & Validation Panel (thus Member of University Teaching & Learning Committee)
  • MSc Programme Director (Informatics)
  • Member of University Teaching & Learning Conference Committee
  • Member of School Board for School of Human & Health Sciences
  • Institutional Liaison Officer for Collaborative Provision overseas (Greece)
  • Departmental Academic Liaison Officer for Collaborative Provision overseas (Pakistan)

Teaching/Research interests:

  • Internationalisation: challenges in teaching and learning
  • Collaborative working, organisational cultures and structures
  • Strategic analysis and planning for business
  • Usability and acceptability of IT
  • Business/IT change and project management
  • Academic support for placement students
  • MSc/PhD supervision.