Ian Oxford

Deputy Head of the Department of Computing & Technology

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Computing and Technology

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology

Ian is a specialist in operating systems and PC/network technical support. He's also skilled in the area of computer systems, systems administration (Linux and Windows) and has a background as a professional programmer.

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Ian graduated with an honours degree in computer science and went on to be a software developer on Cambridge Science Park, working on coding of security systems and general business applications, as well as a dual role of systems administrator and technical advisor to the company and its clients.

After this he moved into academia, initially teaching software engineering and more recently technical support, network administration and operating systems. Ian is our Course Group Leader for Computer Science and Deputy Head of the Department of Computing & Technology. He's also a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

  • Operating system technical support
  • Virtualisation in academic environments


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MSc Information and Communication Technology, BSc (Hons) Computer Science


  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science, CNAA

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council UK (CEng)
  • Chartered IT Professional, British Computer Society (CITP)
  • Fellow, the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member, the British Computer Society (MBCS)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange


  • Accreditation Visit Panellist, British Computer Society
  • Computing Subject External Examiner, University of Portsmouth