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Dr Olufemi Isiaq PhD, SFHEA, MBCS, CEng

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


Femi's current role as a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies involves conducting up-to-date research and delivering of state of the art and research-informed lectures and seminars across a variety of computing courses. As a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy, HEA, he has a proven record of helping students have enjoyable experience throughout their learning journey. Prior his lecturing role, he had acquired a vast industrial experience as a software engineer in multinational organisation such as Eon UK and Siemens Enterprise and Communication Limited where he had worked on various clients' projects including software systems development for companies such as Rolls Royce and Bosch among others.

The thirst of seeking, and dissemination of knowledge particularly, new knowledge led Femi into academics hence, he completed a PhD programme at Nottingham Trent University in Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Web modelling. Subsequently, he took up a teaching role in Nottingham Trent International College where he had helped numerous students on university progression especially, students of international backgrounds. Proceeding as lecturer/senior lecturer in Nottingham Trent University provided him ample opportunities to teach, mentor, create curriculum and pedagogical activities for students and supervised research projects among other responsibilities.

Currently, as a senior lecturer in Solent University, he carries out academic responsibilities including design and delivery of research-informed teaching, supervision and mentoring of doctoral and postdoctoral candidates on research projects and knowledge exchange activities amongst other things. Lately, his research interest in the application of artificial intelligence tools and techniques stood on a tripod of Education, Health and Wellbeing, and Business. This includes areas such as decision support systems, technology application for mental health protocols, educational support and intervention techniques and business processes modelling and improvement among others. Femi is a chartered engineer, member of the British Computer Society, a senior fellow of HEA and a reviewer of ELITE-Standards fellowship among other honours

Taught courses

Further information

Industry experience

Mar – May 2018 (Lead Consultant Business process evaluation) The British Royal Navy, Portsmouth UK

Jun 2018 – May 2019 (Solution Architect and Project lead), British Royal Navy, Portsmouth, UK

Feb 2018 (Solution Consultant) University Hospital Southampton (NHS), Southampton, UK

2008 - 2010 (Management Information System Developer - Team leader), EON UK, Nottingham, UK

2007 - 2008 (Software Engineer), Siemens Enterprise Communication Limited, Nottingham, UK.

Teaching experience

2015 – to date (Senior Lecturer in Computing) Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK

2013 - 2015 (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

2010 - 2013 (Tutor/Module-Coordinator) Nottingham Trent International College, Nottingham, UK

External examining

2018 - to date: External Examiner and Member Examination board computer system, University of Bolton

2017 - to date: Member Examination Board, Computing, University of Brighton

2017 - to date: External examiner and member of examination board Computing & Systems Development Programme (Top Up), Sussex Coast College, Hastings, East Sussex, UK.

July 2015 – 2016: External Examiner and Panel Member, University of Cumbria – Top-up Programmes in Computing.

2013 – 2015: Member for Course Approvals committee, Nottingham Trent University.

Research interests

Technology deployment in education, health and wellbeing (natural science) and business.

Problems solving applying the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (Machine learning, deep learning and neural networks, statistics and data analytics and software engineering etc.)

Design and development of workflow management system and the use of Semantic Web.

Design, development and deployment of business and enterprise communication systems (decision Support Systems and BI).

Software System Architecture (analysis, development and maintenance).

Data analytics and Visualisation and Web Technologies.

System development methodologies and frameworks.

Recent publications

Jamil, M. & Isiaq, F. Jun 2019, Teaching technology with technology: approaches to bridging learning and teaching gaps in simulation-based programming education Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Using Collective Intelligence to unravel the modulating effects of lifestyle factors on Mental disorders - A preliminary study Activity: Federal Neuropsychiatrist Hospital research class, Lagos, Nigeria, invited talk/paper presentation › Invited talk.

Isiaq S., March 2019, Technology application in Higher Education; of what Impact! Activity Invited talk and paper presentation, 3rd International Congress on Technologies in Education, Paris France: Plenary Speaker.

A Collective Intelligence Framework for Lifestyle and Mental Health Management Systems (FLiMMS) Isiaq, F. & Sobnath, D., Jun 2019, (Submitted) In: Information Technology and People.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

A Personalised Lifestyle Management Framework for Decision Support System in Mental Health, Isiaq, S. & Hambling K., 28 Feb 2019, Eleventh International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTeleMed 2019)

Using Machine Learning advances to unravel patterns in subject areas and performances of university students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (MALSEND): A conceptual Approach,
Sobnath, D., Isiaq, S., Rehman, I. & Nasralla, M., 17 Jan 2019, Fourth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology (ICICT 2019). Springer, (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC))

Isiaq, O. and Jamil, M.G., 2018. The role of ecological factors in student engagement: understanding from pedagogical perspectives of computing discipline: A symposium. 8th Oxford Education Research Symposium. BERA, July, Oxford, UK

Isiaq, O. and Jamil, M.G., 2018. Developing pedagogical discourse for effective simulation-based lessons in programming. Proceedings of International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education, July, Chania, Greece

Isiaq, O. Jamil, M.G., 2018. Enhancing student engagement through simulation in programming sessions, The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, Vol. 35 Issue: 2, pp.105-117

Jamil, M.G., and Isiaq, O. 2018. Deconstruction of prior knowledge and visual narratives in Computing pedagogy, proceeding of 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances, June, Valencia, Spain

Isiaq, O., 2018. ILAS for Depression Management Framework. Proceedings of conference on Research, innovation and enterprise, May, Southampton, UK

Isiaq, O. Jamil, M.G., 2018. Ecological factors and student engagement in programming subjects, Proceedings of Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference, SLTCC, June, Southampton, UK

Lawal, R.A., Lawal, S.K., Odesanmi, O.S., Isiaq, O., Adefisan, I.O., Badmus, I.A., Yusuf, J.O. and Ebuehi, O.A.T., 2018. Brine Shrimp Cytotoxicity and Anti-Mitotic Activity of Aqueous Root-Bark extract of Securidaca longepedunculata (Polygalaceae). Trop J Nat Prod Res, 2(3), pp.109-113.

Isiaq, O. and Jamil, M.G., 2017. Exploring student engagement in programming sessions using a simulator. Proceedings of International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education, July, Rhodes, Greece.

Isiaq, O., Whitelegg, N., and Jamil, M., 2018. Learning and teaching programming simulator: impact on students’ engagement and meaningful learning. Proceedings of Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference, SLTCC, June, Southampton, UK

Whitelegg, N. and Isiaq, O., 2017. EPHP – a visualisation tool for learning server-side web development: initial work and pilot study. Proceedings of International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education, July, Rhodes, Greece.

Hambling, K. and Isiaq, O., 2017 A Digital Based Personalised Depression Management System. Proceedings of British conference for undergraduate research, Bournemouth, UK

Isiaq, Sakirulai O., Taha Osman, and Evtim Peytchev. "Managing Contextual Information in Semantically-Driven Temporal Information Systems." 13th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim), 2011 UkSim, pp. 451-456. IEEE, 2011.

S. O. Isiaq and T. Osman, "Multi-phase reasoning model for temporal semantic knowledgebase," In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Intelligent Exploration of Semantic Data (IESD), Galway City, Ireland, October 9, 2012, 2012.

Isiaq, Sakirulai O. and Taha Osman, "Ontology Modelling Methodology for Temporal and Interdependent Applications." In Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim), mar’2014, UkSim-AMSS 16th International Conference on, pp. 451-456. IEEE, 201.


  • Chartered Engineer – CEng - The Engineering Council
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) - Higher Education Academy
  • Reviewer ELITE-Standards fellowship - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) and EU’s Horizon 2020 research funding
  • External Examiner development award - Higher Education Academy
  • SAS Professional - Statistical Analysis System, SAS
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) - Higher Education Academy
  • MBCS - British Computer Society

Work in progress

  • Emotional Self-Aware System for work-life balance
  • SAMBEDS based tool and Virtual Reality (VR): a support mechanism for work-related Stress Anxiety and Depression (wrSAD)
  • Automatic mobile deployment for monitoring sleep, activities, behaviour and mood for mental health management.