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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Dr Robert Mellor

School/Department: Computer Science & Mathematics
Position: Associate Professor


I hold separate earned doctorates in various academic disciplines including computing and biology and I am author of over 100 scientific publications in reputable journals, including e.g. "Nature". In addition to my scientific publications I have written ten textbooks, including four on programming and four on innovation and entrepreneurship. I am happy to say that 3 of my books have appeared in foreign translations. My impact factor (h-Index) is between 22 as determined by Google Scholar and 30.75 as determined by Research Gate.

I have been recipient, investigator and co-investigator of research grants from the EU, EMBO, British Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, the German National Science Foundation, the German Ministry of Science, the Danish National Science Council and several other bodies. My solo applications alone amount to over 1 million Euro. I have successfully supervised 22 research students, including 6 PhDs. At the present moment I supervise a further 2 PhD students.

I have won a number of international prizes for my works, I am an active consultant with over twelve years industrial experience and I have been expert advisor to several national governments at ministerial level, and to the European Union, since 1994.

I am top-level DBS certified and spend some of my free time in schools as a STEM-Net Ambassador (

I welcome enquires from potential PhD students interested in the areas of knowledge management, IT entrepreneurship, eLearning and/or modelling business processes. Details are on the faculty PhD pages

Further details are on my personal page

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • BSc, MPhil, MBA, PhD, DSc

Research Interests

The mathematical modelling of Innovation flow and Knowledge Management.Computer visualisations of organisations using Big Data. The construction of Information Systems using pedagogical and KM principles. My research is tending towards econometrics e.g. the supervision of PhD student Mousa Al-Kfairy in modelling tech hubs.

Teaching Area

CI7240: IT & Entrepreneurship
CI7600: Business in Practice
CI6420: IT for Entrepreneurship
CI5999: Industrial Placements

Other Professional Activity

External Examiner for PhD exams at the University of:
- Geneva (switzerland)
- North East Hill (India)
- Irapuato (Mexico)
- West Indes (Trinidad)
- Sunderland (UK)
Independent Chair for PhD examinations, Kingston University
External Examiner. Northampton University Business School. 2015-2018
External Examiner. Southampton Solent University 2014-2017
External Examiner. University of Hertfordshire. 2009-2014
External Examiner. Edge Hill University 2010-2012
External Examiner. Westminster University 2006-2010
Fellow of the West Focus Universities 2006
Member of the STEM Steering Group, West London Lifelong Learning Network 2005-2010
Member of Centre for Business Information, Organisation and Process Management (BIOPoM), Westminster Business School
Panel of Experts: Polish National Centre for Research and Development
Panel of Experts: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Panel of Experts: USA National Science Foundation
Panel of Experts: Swiss National Foundation for the support of Scientific Research
Panel of Experts: German-Israeli Joint Research Foundation
Panel of Experts: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Panel of Experts: Qatar Academy of Science
Panel of Experts: EU expert evaluator
Organizing Committee: European Conference on Knowledge Management 2009, Università Degli Studi Di Padova, Vicenza, Italy.
Organizing Committee: European Conference on Knowledge Management 2010, Universidade Lusíada de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal.
Organizing Committee: European Conference on Knowledge Management 2011, University of Passau, Germany
Organizing Committee: European Conference on Knowledge Management 2012, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain.
Organizing Committee: European Conference on Knowledge Management 2013, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Organizing Committee: European Conference on Knowledge Management 2014, Udine University, Italy.
Organizing Committee: European Conference on Knowledge Management 2017, Universitat de Catalunya, Spain


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