Staff profile

Dr Tariq Abdullah

Academic Lead Computing and IT and Research Fellow

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College of Science and Engineering


School of Computing and Engineering, University of Derby Online Learning


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I have over 19+ years of research and development experience within both industry and academia. I have worked in many roles with Higher Education, as a Research Fellow, Lecturer, Programme Leader and my current role as Academic Lead in Computing and IT.

I am a Senior Member IEEE, which is the world's largest technical professional organisation for the advancement of technology with over 400,000 members. This member status requires extensive experience, reflects professional maturity and documented achievements of significance, and only 10% of its members hold this membership grade.

Research interests

I am looking for research students in the above areas. Please feel free to contact me for further details or to discuss your research interest for prospective supervision.

Membership of professional bodies


In the media

Recent publications


A person working on a computer tablet with a larger monitor in the background

As we approach The National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour period over 6-7 March which encourages people to unplug and do things other than using their electronic devices, Dr Tariq Abdullah, Academic Lead in Computing and IT at the University of Derby highlights the value of disconnecting from digital devices.

The word security on a computer screen

Tariq Abdullah, Academic Lead for Computing & IT at University of Derby Online Learning discusses whether our internet is becoming more vulnerable.