Professor Shushma Patel has worked in higher education for nearly 30 years as a researcher, lecturer and an academic leader. She is Professor of Information Systems and Director of Education and Student Experience at London South Bank University.
In her role as a Director she takes a keen interest in facilitating students from varied backgrounds to succeed in their studies and pursue a fruitful career in Engineering. She is actively engaged in trans-national education and has worked on many EU funded projects to modernise the computing curriculum, as well as developing technologies to support student journeys within universities in the Balkan region.
In addition, she has engaged in developing research capacity internationally, for staff development and doctoral supervision. Shushma is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Principal Fellow.