Carlene Campbell

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Dr Carlene Campbell BSc, PGCHE, MSc, PhD, CCAI, FHEA, MIET

Lecturer, Computer Networks

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481000

I am the Faculty Research Coordinator and also the research coordinator for the Computer Networks and Communications research group for the School of Applied Computing. I am currently supervising three full-time PhD students.

I am responsible for delivering second year modules in Wireless Networks and Protocol Design, Digital Signal Processing and Communications. Third year modules in Network Management, Internet Protocol, Wide Area Networks, and Computer Networks. Postgraduate modules in Network Security and Emerging Network Technologies.

I supervise undergrad and postgraduate final year students' projects.

I am involved in preparing validation document for new and existing courses for Computer Networks and Computer Network Technology.

University Committees:

Extenuating Circumstances Panel 
Research Development Committee
Faculty Research Committee

I joined the University in January 2013 as a Lecturer in Computer Networks. Prior to that I worked as an Assistant Lecturer at Coventry University from 2010-2012 and as a Teaching Assistant at Brunel University from 2008-2010.

For several years I worked internationally (the Caribbean) in the industry, education and central government sectors in various capacities such as Part-time Lecturer and Senior Network Administrator, managing and ensuring full operation of the entire networking infrastructure.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer and Management studies in 2000 at the University of Technology, Jamaica. My Postgraduate degree in Telecommunications and Computer Networks at London South Bank University in 2004 and in 2011 I completed my PhD from Middlesex University in London, where my research focus was in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks and investigating multichannel assignment for a Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol based on IEEE 802.11 Distributed Co-ordinated Function.

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), since 2011
  • Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), since 2008
  • Member of Teachers Development Association (TDA), since 2008

My interest is in Computer Networks, Wireless Networks and Security. I am currently supervising three full-time PhD students and number of Masters and undergraduate students. I currently lecture on the following modules:


  • Wireless Networks and Protocol Design
  • Network Management
  • Internet Security
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing and Communications


  • Network Security
  • Emerging Network Technologies


  • Academic Seminar (UWTSD)
  • Computer Network and Architecture (UWTSD)
  • Computer Systems and Networking (Coventry University [CU])
  • Digital Signal Processing & Communicatons (UWTSD)
  • Ethical Hacking 1 (CU)
  • System Security (CU)
  • Business Simulation (CU)
  • Advanced Network Management and Design (CU)
  • Management Information System (CU)
  • Business Analyst (CU)
  • Information System (CU)
  • Advanced Information System (CU)
  • Network Switching (Vector Institute Technology [VTI])
  • 16 successful MSc Supervision projects (CU)
  • 20 Successful BSc supervision projects/dissertations (CU)
  • Provided Personal Tutorship support to 30 Tutees (CU)

I am actively engaged in research and have a number of top ranked journal papers. The University submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 2014 which is based on the quality and volume of research activity has included a number of my recent journal publications that meets the high standard required. These papers are:

  • Multi-Channel Multi-Radio Using 802.11 Based Media Access for Sink Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Comparison of IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15.4 for Future Green Multichannel Multi-radio Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Selfish Flow Games in Non-cooperative Multi-radio Multi-channel Wireless Mesh Networks with Imperfect Information
  • Multi-Channel Framework for Body Area Network in Health Monitoring
  • A combinatorial optimization algorithm for multiple cloud service composition.

I am currently supervising Three PhD student on QoS for real-time traffic in LTE-A networks, Wireless senor Networks, and Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Protection System to protect the multiple wireless networks in the Smart Home, Wireless Sensor Network for prediction of Sand Movement using Fuzzy logics or Neural networks or Real-Time Moving Object Tracking or Markov Model or Kalman Filter (to be decide upon by the researcher).

I am also involved in research collaboration with Swansea University and Aberystwyth University. This involves research in clean-slate design of next-generation access (NGA). 

My research areas are in Computer Networks and Communications which includes:

  • Modelling, analysis and evaluation of communication networks
  • Computer networks and protocols development
  • Communication Systems Security and Ethical Hacking
  • Wireless Networks, looking at various areas such as energy efficiency, protocol, design & evaluation at different layers such as MAC, Network, Transport etc., these networks includes:
    • Wireless Sensor networks (WSN)
    • Wireless Mesh network (WMN)
    • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANet)
  • Multichannel assignments
  • Cross layer design
  • Traffic engineering management
  • Body Area Networks for WSN
  • Routing protocols
  • Security issues
  • Multimedia data (video, voice etc) over wireless surveillance system

I am a CISCO Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI). My technical expertise is the area of Computer Networks and Communications. These areas of expertise allow me to contribute to the satisfactory delivery of the Computer Networks course. Another expertise area is providing informal personal tutorship/motivational support to students.

I am also journal editorial and reviewer for number of Scientific-professional journals

Journal Editorial:
Editorial Board Member – International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS), since July 2009


Sensors, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

Security and Communication Networks (Wiley)

Journal of Computer Science and Technology

International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks

African Journal of Engineering researcher

Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks

Horizon Research Publishing Corporation

Inderscience Publishers Ltd

International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation (IJBIC)

IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials


Professional Qualification:

  • CISCO Certified Academy Instructor (CCNA and CCNA Security)
  • Supervising Postgrad Degree Research
  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) V3 Foundation
  • Awareness of Disability and applying Note-taking to the needs of Disabled students in higher Education

Software experience:

  • OPNET Modeler now Stealhead (Academic version)
  • Packet Tracer
  • GNS3
  • NS2
  • Rational Rose
  • Paradox


T. Olufon, C. E-A Campbell, S. Hole, A. Sedigh, K. Radhakrishnan, Mitigating External Threats in Wireless Local Area Networks, (Accepted), International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security, 2014

A. Sedigh, K. Radhakrishnan, C. E-A Campbell, D.Singh (2014) Trust Evaluation of the Current Security Measures Against Key Networks Attacks, MAGNT Research Report (ISSN, 1444-8939), Vol. 2 (4), pp. 161-177.

A. Sedigh, C. E-A Campbell and K. Radhakrishnan, BYOT Network Solution for Enterprise Environment, 2014 UKSim-AMSS International 16th Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation, pp. 488-492 (IEEE Computer Society).

N. A. Alrajeh, , S. Khan, C. E-A Campbell, B. Shams, Multi-Channel Framework for Body Area Network in Health Monitoring, Applied Mathematics and Information Science, vol. 7, No. 5, 1743-1747 (2013)

C. E-A Campbell, S. Khan, D. Singh, K.K. Loo, Multi-channel Multi-radio using 802.11 based Media Access for Sink Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks,  Sensors 2011, pp. 4917-4942 (SCI-E).

C. E-A Campbell, K.K. Loo, H. A. Kurdi, S. Khan, Comparison of IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15.4 for Future Green Multichannel Multi-radio Wireless Sensor Networks, IJCNIS Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011, pp. 96-103.

I. Shah, S. Jan, K-K. Loo, C. Campbell, Selfish Flow Games in Non-Cooperative Multi-Radio Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks With Interference Constraint Topology, International Journal on Advances in Telecommunications, vol 4 no 1 & 2, 2011, pp. 172-182.

C. E-A Campbell, K.K. Loo, O. Gemikonakli,D. Singh, Multi-channel Distributed Coordinated Function over Single Radio in Wireless Sensor Networks, Sensors 2010, pp. 964-991 (SCI-E).

C. E-A Campbell, I. A. Shah, K.K. Loo, Medium Access Control and Transport protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks: An overview, International Journal of Applied Research on Information Technology and Computing (IJARITAC),  2010, pp. 79-92. 


C. Campbell, K. Loo, R. Comley, A New MAC Solution for Multi-Channel Single Radio in Wireless Sensor Networks,  ISWCS 2010, pp. 907-911.

Book Chapter:

C. Campbell, H. Senior, J. Loo, B. Moore, Adapting Multichannel Assignment and IEEE 802.11 Networks to Operate in Wireless Sensor Networks Environment, “Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Status and Future Trends” by: Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, 2013.

Internal examiner:

  • For PhD degree in the area of Encryption, Authenticity, and Integrity Security Scheme at Coventry University, September 24, 2012, invited by Prof. Anne James.
  • For PhD degree in the area of Wireless Sensor Network Routing Protocols for Environmental Monitoring at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 2014, invited by Prof. Ian Wells.

External examiner:

  • Edexcel Moderator for 14 - 19 Diploma Engineering L2 U1, EG201 paper, Assessment Associate Number: 502098

Board Member:

  • Course external advisor and External curriculum consultant – Vector Institute of Technology