Computer Science

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Dr Russell Lock

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Senior Lecturer

Dr Russell Lock is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Loughborough University, and associate member of the Centre for Information Management. Following completion of his PhD at Lancaster University, in 2005 Russell moved to St Andrews University, taking a research post on the EPSRC INDEED project. As part of a team of researchers from St Andrews & Edinburgh Russell performed observations of complex socio-technical systems, including the Scottish Elections in 2007, to examine how changes in approach can affect training, and problem solving activities. In 2010 Russell took a permanent position as a lecturer at Loughborough University within the department of Computer Science. His current research interests include socio-technical systems design/modelling/analysis, social networking and big data.

  • Socio-technical Software Engineering
  • System of System design, modelling and analysis
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Risk Management
  • Social Networking data analysis
  • E-Government Systems


My approach to research is interdiscplinary, socio-technical and above all pragmatic. If I need to interview a 100 people to understand the problem, or apply knowledge from completely different disciplines to solve it I will. I work in a broad set of areas, and sectors. For me the challenge is applying, modifying and developing the right technology and processes to solve real world problems. 

  • EPSRC Associate College Reviewer (2016 onwards)
  • Journal paper reviewer
    • Elsevier International Journal of Project Management
    • Elsevier International Journal of Information Management
    • Bentham Open Cybernetics & Systemics Journal
    • Indo Science IJEG - International Journal of Electronic Governance
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • PhD/EngD Examiner (internal/external)
  • Chair & Organiser of BCS SQM 2015
  • Programme committee: INNS-CIIS 2014, CAiSE 2015 & 2016 (International Workshop on Enterprise & Organizational Modeling And Simulation), SDOT 2015, INNS-CIIS workshop 2014, IEEE CBI 2016 


I welcome PhD applications based on the research areas listed above. I recommend contact by email before submission of proposals to the department. No coasters please, those are for coffee cups.