Roisin Mullins

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Dr Roisin Mullins PhD, MSc, MBCS

Associate Professor in Information Systems

Tel: +44 (0) 1570 424808

I am currently pathway leader for the BA Digital Humanities programme on the Lampeter campus. I have acted as the School of Business Examination Officer since 2004. The role involves detailed knowledge and practice of quality assurance and university regulations, reviewing the progression and award of each student at all stages of their registration on a programme. I teach a variety of technical and applied business modules.

I was schooled in Ireland and enjoyed science from an early age becoming an Aer Lingus Young Scientist Prize winner in 1986.   

Following undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Applied Science I have a Master’s in Computer Science and Interface Design and a PhD in Designing and Evaluating Intelligent web based systems for training small business.  I have over 20 years’ experience in university teaching and research and it is a career that I greatly enjoy.

Professional Member of the British Computer Society (BCS) - The Chartered Institute for IT, (MBCS) and a number of BCS Special Interest Groups.

Member of the Women@BCS in Wales, BCS Special Interest Group

Previously University representative on the Hywel Dda Health Board – R&D Committee.

During my academic career, I have been responsible for the curriculum design and the validation of BSc and MSc awards in e-Business, e-Commerce and Internet Technologies on our Lampeter and London campus.

Partner on an EU project in Brussels to design the curriculum for an EU Masters in E-Commerce.

Previously Pathway leader for the MBA Information Management, MBA Information Security Management and MA e-Commerce.

Programme Manager BSc Computing and Business Information Technology (BSc) (Carmarthen Campus)

Currently delivering modules on the Digital Humanities (BA) degrees (Lampeter campus).

Supervised several MPhil and PhD students to completion.

My research focus has been in system development and inclusion in IT.  Substantial research grants have supported the development of web based training systems for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for SMEs in the EU, namely TRICTSME (Training in ICTs for SMEs) and TRIMAR (On-Line Intelligent Training System for Internet Marketing by SMEs sector).  The research projects assessed the possibilities of using e-learning to facilitate knowledge and skills acquisition by SMEs in e-Commerce and Internet marketing.   

Academic lead on the Software Alliance Wales project at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The project has been very successful engaging Welsh businesses from a range of business sectors on specialist training on our four project strands, namely; events for businesses, training for businesses, student projects with businesses and business accreditation. Our notable participation in this all-Wales project has further promoted the reputation of our university as a key driver of skills in the regional economy, particularly in South and West Wales.

My technical (Computing) research work on developing innovative web based training environments has been cited in academic peer reviewed journals and the systems have been replicated and tested in two separate Chinese University research groups.  These developments evidence my specialist skills, and subject leadership in web based training for small businesses and the citations and replication of my work highlights the relevance and the durability of these technical systems.

Currently preparing the following for journal publication.

Mullins, R, Chatzichristos, C.    In preparation Antecedents to the ERP tactics for implementation, in Small and Medium Enterprises in Greece”

Nabi, F. Mullins, R. In preparation A Secure Design Strategy for Component-based Web Application Logic “ 

A selection of most cited publications

Nabi, F. and Mullins, R. (2011) “ Moving from Traditional Software Engineering to Componentware “,  Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 4, 283-292

Mullins, R, Chatzichristos, C., Iannacci, F., Konstantinos, S. (2011)   “An empirical study of ERP implementation, in Small and Medium Enterprises in Greece” Proceeding from the 8th International Conference on Enterprise Systems, Accounting and Logistics, ICESAL.  ISBN 978-960-297-107-2

Mullins, R., Duan, Y., Hamblin, D.,  Burrell, P.,  Jin, H., Billewicz,  A., Gołuchowski, J., Ziemba, E. (2007) “A Web Based Intelligent Training System on Internet Marketing” Journal of E-learning.  Volume 5, Issue 1, Pp. 39-48

Mullins, R., Yan, L., and Duan, Y. (2007)  “Knowledge Management in E-Learning for SMEs: An Empirical Investigation”.  Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology and Management ICITM2007, Jan 3-5, Hong Kong.

Duan, Y., Burrell, P., Mullins, R., and Jin, H. (2005) "A Case-Based Reasoning Approach to Enhance Web-Based Training on Internet Marketing".  IFIP International Federation for Information Processing.    Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, ISBN 978-0-387-28318-0, Pp 557-566, Subject Collection Computer Science, Publisher Springer Boston.

Hornung-Prähauser, V., Dimov, S., Luckmann, M., Mullins, R., Smiths v. Waesberghe, E., Schwars-Wölzl, M. (2005)  “Reflections, Perspectives and Recommendations for Professionals Gender-Sensitive Teaching, Training and Consultancy”. ISBN: 3-902448-06-7. Edited by Veronika Hornung-Prähauser, Salzburg Research.

Billewicz, A., Gołuchowski, J., Kania, K., Ziemba, E., Mullins, R.  (2004)  “On-line Intelligent Training System for Internet Marketing by SME's”.  Business Information Systems.  Edited by Witold Abramowicz. 

Duan, Y., Mullins, R., and Hamblin, D.  (2003)  “Addressing ICT Skills Challenges in SMEs:  Insights from three EU Country Investigations”.  Journal of European Industrial Training.  Pp 430-441

Daoliang, L., Duan, Y., Jifang, A., Mullins, R., and Zetian, F. (2003).  DSS in the Uncertainty of the Internet Age: Feeding-Support: A Web-Based Feeding Decision Support System for Fish Farming in China .  Edited by Tung Bui, Henry Sroka, Stanistaw Stanek, Jerzy Goluchowski.

Mullins R, Duan Y, & Hamblin D.  (2001)  “A Pan-European Survey leading to the Development of WITS”.  Journal of Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy.  Vol. 11, 4, 333-340.

Yanqing Duan, Roisin Mullins, David Hamblin.  (2000).  E-business: Key Issues, Applications and Technologies - Design of a Web-Based Training System: Focus on the Internet, E-Commerce & EDI”.  Edited by Brian Stanford-Smith, Paul T. Kidd.  Pp268-273. 

Castells-Brooke N, Mullins R, Antoniw J, & Verrier P.  (1999)  “The Molecular Biology Notebook on CD-ROM, A Step towards the Virtual Laboratory”.  Journal of Biological Education.  Vol. 33, (4), 223-225.