Graham Logan

Senior Lecturer
Graham Logan - Senior Lecturer, Computer Science

With qualifications including a BEd, BSc and MSc, together with a long, established career at all levels of the education sector, Graham is an expert practitioner in the delivery of computing and statistics programmes, both within the HE sector and across a wide range of industrial and manufacturing sectors. Additionally, he has had a long, established involvement with programmes for local government and the police services. 

In his spare time, Graham likes to find time for walking, reading, listening to music and watching football, especially his lifelong passion, Liverpool FC, for whom he has been a season ticket holder since childhood. He also enjoys running and has competed in over 33 marathons including London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Paris. He has a very impressive marathon personal best time of 2 hours 59 minutes and 48 seconds!

Qualifications

MSc, BEd, BSc

Teaching

A senior lecturer and programme leader at the University of Chester since 2001, Graham’s work in the Computer Science department, has been complemented by his other, more faculty-wide roles within the institution, including that of Business Liaison Manager, within which he was responsible for promoting contacts between the university and other internal and external business agencies. Working with the university’s own Centre for Work-Related Studies, Graham was able to collaborate successfully in introducing the e-skills Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme, and additionally, has continued to pursue an active interest in other forms of outside work, including one-day courses for industry, teaching company schemes and private consultancy projects.

Similarly, he has been involved in other collaborative partnerships within the university, including the NTI (New Technology Initiative) and with helping to develop programmes within the Business School.

Prior to joining the staff at the University of Chester, Graham spent eleven years within the Business School of Wirral Metropolitan College, delivering a range of computing and statistics modules across their BA (Hons) Business Studies degree programme, as well as to others at MBA, HND and professional level.

Research

Graham's research interests include:

  • Business-Based Computer Applications
  • Business Information Systems
  • E-Commerce and related activities
  • Computers for Education and Training
  • Digital Marketing Techniques
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Statistical Research and Quantitative Analysis 

Published work

Despite a strong background in both Computer Science and Statistics, much of his work throughout recent years has been within a business environment, with Information Systems and the ever-broadening fields of m-Commerce and Digital Marketing emerging as key areas of interest and research.

 

Much of Graham’s published work has been within the private sector, applying his statistical expertise to market research projects for various chemical and car manufacturing industries. Additionally, through maintaining an active interest in Knowledge Based Systems and Neural Networks, Graham has continued to explore the development of this particular field within areas such as education and business forecasting. His current line of research, evolving from the re-emergence of computing in schools, has developed into a more focused investigation into actual pedagogical approaches to the teaching and delivery of this subject in both primary and secondary education.