Professor Andrew Slade
About Professor Andrew SladeProfessor Andrew Slade joined Leeds Beckett University in September 2010 as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Enterprise, where he is responsible for strategic development of research and for regional local authority partnerships.
Andrew joined Leeds Beckett from the University of Bedfordshire, where he was Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, and Professor of Applied Computing. Prior to that, he started his academic career as a lecturer at the University of Durham in Mathematical Sciences and he held senior posts in research and innovation at the University of Sunderland, where he also completed his PhD. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Andrew founded the Centre for Electronic Commerce in 1996 at the University of Sunderland, with European Research funding he secured from the Telematics programme. Since then, the research unit has grown considerably and became the Centre for Internet Technologies in 2005.
Andrew has been the principle investigator on over 20 research projects funded by various sponsors including, EPSRC EUFW IV, EUFW V and the UK Government. He has authored more than 100 scientific papers in technical areas including: data visualisation; distributed computing; parallel processing and information systems.