Prof. Phillip Burrell

Prof. Phillip Burrell


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Phillip Burrell joined Higher Education in 1983 as a Lecturer at University Hertfordshire where he was engaged in teaching, course development and research. He moved to Greenwich University to take up a post as Senior Lecturer in 1987 where he continued in the roles of teaching, course development and research. Phillip joined LSBU in 1992 as a Principal Lecturer where his roles of teaching, course development and research continued. He was awarded a Professorship in 2006. Prior to Higher Education, Phillip worked as a Control Engineer for the oil industry. His undergraduate studies were undertaken at the University of Leeds, and Postgraduate studies at Kings College and LSBU.

Phillip has been actively engaged in research ever since entering HE. He has gained funding for a number of projects and has published widely in international journals, at conferences and in books. He has supervised numerous PhD students and has been an appointed external examiner both in the UK and overseas. He has acted as a committee member on international conferences and as a reviewer for international journals. He has delivered invited seminars both in the UK and overseas.

Phillip has also undertaken various learning, teaching and quality assurance and enhancement roles over the years. He has acted as an advisor for the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Sultanate of Oman.

Phillip's main teaching areas are Intelligent Decision Systems, Intelligent Agents and AI languages. These have been taught at both UG and PG levels. Most recently Phillip has been engaged in teaching Information Security and Risk Analysis at postgraduate level.

Phillip has been responsible for the development of three MSc courses during his time in Higher Education, and he has also been involved with the development of two distance learning courses funded by Erasmus IPs.

At Hertfordshire Phillip gained research funding for Intelligent Recognition Systems and funding with BAE Dynamics on a number of advanced systems and methodologies. At Greenwich he took control of a large UK Alvey Project. At LSBU he has received funding for Hybrid Intelligent Marketing and Case Representation in CBR (Case-Based Reasoning), where Phillip gained awards for publications in these areas. Further funded research included participation in four successful EU Framework programs. 

Phillip was funded by the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) which focused on the development of Intelligent Decision Support for linking serious serial crimes, and most recently from the Met Police to improve Secondary Investigation Methods. He has also been engaged in research with Nigeria and Ethiopia on diagnosis of malaria and management of health care systems (immunization). Phillip has published widely in these areas.

Most recent publications

Aihio, N and Frings, D and Wilcock, R and Burrell, P Crime Victims’ Demographics Inconsistently Relate to Self-Reported Vulnerability. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 24. 379-391. DOI 10.1080/13218719.2016.1247418

More publications at LSBU Research Open

Phillip is a member of the British Computer Society a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Charted Information Technology Professional (CITP).

Phillip has acted as an external PG examiner at AIT, Bangkok; Université Paris VI - VII; UPC, Barcelona; London School of Economics; University of Greenwich, London; University of Bedfordshire. He is currently acting as a postgraduate examiner for UPC, Barcelona, Spain.

Phillip has given invited seminars in Spain, France, Austria, Finland, Germany and Turkey and has acted as committee member on a number of international conferences and as a reviewer for international journals. He is currently an editorial reviewer for: Decision Engineering Report Series: Cranfield; Journals in decision support and expert systems: Sage; British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research: Science Domain.

Phillip has acted as an advisor for the Commonwealth Secretariat where he was engaged in the development of courses for a new university in Zimbabwe, and the Sultanate of Oman. He has chaired a full institutional review at Mazoon University College, Muscat. He has also undertaken postgraduate reviews at the University of Surrey and undergraduate reviews at the University of Bedfordshire.

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