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Dr Amanda Peart

  • Qualifications: BSc, PgCert, MA, MBCS, CITP, SFHEA
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth (UK) PO1 3HE
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 6473
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  • Department: School of Computing
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I am a Senior Lecturer in computer science within the School of Computing predominantly researching and teaching in Computer Networks at all levels in the undergraduate programme. I have held a variety of external examiner appointments for a number of University’s both at award, unit and validation levels, since 2008. Being part of the University Collaborative Programme Audit steering group has given me an overview of the variety of the University’s collaborative programme while aligning requirements with the QAA requirements.

I commenced lecturing at the University in 2001 within the department of Computer Science. I have since spent time as direct entry tutor working with four departments, ISCA, CT, CSSE and Maths providing pastoral support and designing the curriculum in such a way that academic support was embedded for students. I have managed a collaborative programme and been course leader for a number of undergraduate courses both delivered on and off campus covering a variety of delivery modes. Within my teaching I encourage all students to reach their own potential while challenging them to develop excellent research skills, resulting in many collaborating on small research projects.

Teaching Responsibilities

Course Leader

  • BSc (Hons) Computing (Campus Based), 2006 to date
  • BSc Computer Information Systems (DL), 2006-2008
  • BSc eCommerce and Internet systems (DL), 2006-2008

Unit Coordinator (current)

  • Network Fundamental
  • Distributed Systems and Parallel Programming
  • Distributed and Mobile Systems


  • Computer Organisation and Intermediate Networks

Academic Roles

  • Staff representative on Estate and IT Committee, 2012-2015
  • Faculty representative on Academic Council, 2012-2015

Collaborative Course Leaderships

  • BSc Computer Information Systems (St Patricks), 2006-2012 (planned and managed the run out of the course)
  • BSc Computing (Ordinary, Informatics, Purple Train), 2006-2007
  • BSc Business Information Systems (Sunway) 2006-2007 (managed the run out of the course)

External Examiner

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Networking, Southampton Solent University, 2013-2017
  • FdSc Computing, Plymouth University (Collaborative Programme, South Devon College), 2013-2017
  • Undergraduate Computing Portfolio, Swansea Metropolitan University, 2008-2012
    • Computer Networking
    • Computing Programming
    • Software Engineering
  • Collaborative Programme, University of Sussex
    • FdSc Software Engineering, April 2011
    • FdSc Computer networking, January 2010
    • FdSc Software Engineering, January 2010


My main area of research is the quality of service (QoS) in ad hoc wireless networks. This focuses on networks that have no formal infrastructure. In maintaining good QoS the system must be interoperable, to accommodate of all types of categories of traffic ensuring efficient bandwidth utilization, though it is recognized that this alone is a challenging undertaking. Today’s applications continually demand higher bandwidths while the users demand better QoS. My research investigates techniques that provide a satisfactory balance of these requirements. QoS performance in the wireless environment presents many challenges, including bandwidth, delay, jitter, reliability and power issues.

Techniques include:

RHR, Resource Harvesting Redistribution, looking at load balancing in the WiMAX infrastructure ensuring all traffic priorities are serviced and none are starved of the required resources while improving call admissions for each nodes.

iABC, interactive Adaptive Buffer Control, a proposed systems that utilizes the control of a buffering system. This system ensures network provision for high priority users sharing the available bandwidth while accommodating adequate QoS.


Research profile

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