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Dr Naveed Anwar

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Dr Anwar is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Research Ethics Lead in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences. He received his PhD in Computing (Data Mining) from University of Sunderland, UK. He has done his MSc and BSc in Computer Science from University of Karachi, Pakistan. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and also a member of FHEA review committee at Northumbria University. He had been a visiting Research Fellow at The Open University, UK to work in the area of online entrepreneurship. Before joining the Northumbria University, he was working at The Open University, UK as a Research Fellow. He had also worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Sunderland, UK and Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), The Open University, UK. Previously, he was also a full-time Lecturer at Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

Dr Anwar has been working in academia for the last many years at different national and overseas universities and institutes as an academic staff and in different research posts. He has combined his knowledge and research in data mining in the form of a book based on medical data. He has published his research work in many international conferences proceedings and journals. Previously he had obtained a grant of £50,609 as Principal Investigator from SAMS (Society for the Advancement of Management Studies), UKCES (UK Commission for Employment Skills) and ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), UK. He is a Member of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) UK Peer Review College to review reports and bids/proposals for their schemes and programmes. He has also reviewed many national and international bids. He is supervising PhD students, and has chaired and examined many national and international PhD students. He is also a reviewer for many international journals and has been a Technical Programme Committee member for many international conferences.

Dr Anwar is actively involved in quantitative and qualitative research. His research interest includes systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, big data, business intelligence and data mining, digital methods and machine learning, health informatics, intelligent hybrid systems (using a combination of machine learning techniques), information systems, decision support systems, international businesses/entrepreneurship, online businesses/entrepreneurship, online home-based businesses, entrepreneurial marketing, and digital social media. He is open to discussions with prospective self-funded postgraduate researchers (MPhil/PhD and Visiting Scholars) who are interested in above areas.



Campus Address

Room 121, Ellison Building, Block B,
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An application of activity theory to the “problem of e-books”, Kirby, K., Anwar, N. Sep 2020, In: Heliyon
  • The Study of Diverse Personalities that Hinder Harmony across Engineering Team, Khatib, S., Naveed, N., Anwar, N. 9 Oct 2020, In: Open Access Journal of Biogeneric Science and Research
  • A hybrid network security algorithm based on Diffie Hellman and Text-to-Image Encryption algorithm, Abusukhon, A., Anwar, M., Mohammad, Z., Alghannam, B. 2019, In: Journal of Discrete Mathematical Sciences and Cryptography
  • Contemporary Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship in the UK: A Quantitative Exploration of Break Out and Entrepreneurial Quality, Daniel, E., Henley, A., Anwar, N. 11 Nov 2019, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
  • Home-based Businesses and the Factors Affecting their Collaborative Propensity, Hastings, D., Anwar, N. 15 Nov 2019, Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference 2019 , ISBE
  • Adoption of Cloud Computing in Hotel Industry as Emerging Services, Vella, E., Yang, L., Anwar, N., Jin, N. 15 Mar 2018, International Conference on Information, Springer
  • An investigation of the factors affecting the collaborative propensity of home-based businesses: an outline of the initial study, Hastings, D., Anwar, N. 20 Mar 2018, 23rd UK Academy for Information Systems International Conference
  • Exploring The Collaborative Activities Of Home-Based Businesses In OECD Countries, Hastings, D., Anwar, N., Chowdhury, G. 20 Mar 2018, 23rd UK Academy for Information Systems International Conference
  • Ethnic Entrepreneurs and Online Home-based Businesses: An Exploratory Study, Anwar, N., Daniel, E. 2 Mar 2017, In: Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research
  • Discovering differences in gender-related skeletal muscle aging through the majority voting-based identification of differently expressed genes, Dreder, A., Tahir, M., Seker, H., Anwar, N. 30 Jun 2016, In: International Journal on Bioinformatics & Biosciences

PGR Supervision

  • David Hastings Home Truths: An exploration of the collaborative behaviours of home-based businesses and the factors associated with their adoption Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 17/12/2020
  • Daniel Okoli Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 03/03/2020


  • Computing PhD October 30 2012
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Other (please specify) British Computer Society (BCS) 2016

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