• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Dr Cain Evans is Programme Director BSc DTS Computer Science (Software Engineering) and co-Programme Director MSc DTS Computer Science (Software Engineering) Degree Apprenticeship based in the Engineering and Physical Science College (EPS) School of Engineering and Technology (APEC).

    Dr Evans has been lecturing for 24 years in the UK and Far East in Computer Science subject areas, including software engineering.

    More recently since 2020 leading DA programmes and delivering modules for undergraduate and postgraduate degree Apprenticeships in the UK.

    He has been involved in Applied Computer Science research predominantly in the areas of Context-aware/LBS/Intelligent Systems- Data, Smart-Care Spaces,  software applications.

    He has extensive experience engaging with universities in the UK and overseas (TNE) as an external examiner at a number of UK universities.

    Prior to becoming an Academician, he was working in industry at Rolls-Royce/EDS as a Systems Engineer.

    Research Interests

    Software Engineering, Digital Twins, Smart Cities specifically cyber systems, Machine Learning/Data Mining


    BSc DC3010 Individual Project

    BSc DC3IPR Individual Project

    MSc DC4100 Technology Management

    MSc Data Science Project Supervisor/Assessor

    Msc DTSS Professional SUpervisor



    Programme Director BSc DTSS

    Co-Programme Director MSc DTSS

    Managing a team of ~10 Computer Scientists and Software Engineers



    Birmingham and Solihull STEM Ambassadors Award 2010

    Recognition Award: Commitment to STEM and voluntary activity 2016

    15th Anniversary Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2016

    The Outstanding Reviewer Award is recognizing that these Reviewers have provided insightful, developmental, appropriately critical, high-quality peer reviews over the 2010-2016 timeframe, to inform ECRA’s decision-making process for the manuscripts it receives from authors.


    Extra Miles Award Birmingham City University Engaging and Inspiring Teacher of the Year (Nomination) 2017

    Associate Editor:
    International Journal of E-Commerce Research and Applications 2017-2018:

    Managing and assigning reviewers, workflow, decision letters, teamwork and editorial - Managing and assigning reviewers, workflow, decision letters, teamwork and editorial support.

    Book Editor : Social Media


    Previous / Current Employment
    • May 2023 – Aston University Engineering and Physical College. Degree Apprenticeship BSc and Co-MSc Programme Director Software Engineering

    • March 2020 – April 2023. Northumbria University (QAHE-DA) Programme Leader MSc Digital Technology Specialist (6 pathways)

    • 2001 (December) - 2019 (July) Birmingham City University, Senior Lecturer (ComputerScience) Subject Leader Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes (2 years)

    • 2001 (Jan) – (July) Ramkhaheang University –Computer Science Associate Lecturer,Thailand

    • 2001 (Mar) – 2001(Jul) Mahidol University - Computer Science Lecturer

    • 2000 – 2001 IT Consultant (SMEs- Enterprise Systems) Thailand

    • 1999 (Dec) – 2001(Nov) Asian University of Technology - IT Lecturer, Thailand

    • 1999 (Jun) – 1999 (Dec) Stamford College University – MIS Instructor (Thailand)

    • 1997 – 1999 Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Systems Engineer – EDS-Rolls Royce


    External Work

    • External Examiner Brighton University 2014-2019

    • External Doctoral Examiner Bradford University 2015

    • External Computing Subject Expert Staffordshire University (UK and Malaysia Computing-APU) 2016

    • External Examiner University of Wales 2016, -2019 (annual extension on running out overseas course in Singapore-Masters Business Information Technology)


    Significant Roles

    Aston University
    Line Managing academic staff supporting Software Engineering programme.
    • Lead the academic development of the subject.
    • Managing staff development
    • Liaise with Module Leaders
    • Manage Peer Observations
    - Support staff

    Computer Science, Degree Apprenticeships,

    Computer Science

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dr-cain-evans-ph-d-0a15931b

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/drcainevans


    Affiliations and Professional Bodies

    Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

    STEM Ambassador 2004/5 -

    Membership of BCS (MBCS)
    C.SCi: Chartered Scientist (BCS-UK Science Council) 2005 - 2010

    BCS Young Person Representative 2005 – 2006 (Birmingham Chapter)


    CPD:DevOps on AWS 2021
    Cloud AWS Knowledge and Skills Update 


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