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Dr Naveed Anwar

Lecturer & Deputy Departmental Research Ethics Lead

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Dr Anwar received his PhD in Computing (Data Mining) from University of Sunderland, UK. He has done his MSc and BSc in Computer Science. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and also a member of FHEA review committee to review HEA applications. Recently, he had a visiting Research Fellowship at The Open University Business School, UK to work in the area of online entrepreneurship. Before joining the Northumbria University, he was working at The Open University Business School, 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.

Dr Anwar received his PhD in Computing (Data Mining) from University of Sunderland, UK.  He has done his MSc and BSc in Computer Science. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and also a member of FHEA review committee to review HEA applications. Recently, he had a visiting Research Fellowship at The Open University Business School, UK to work in the area of online entrepreneurship. Before joining the Northumbria University, he was working at The Open University Business School, 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.

Dr Anwar has worked in academia for more than 15 years at different national and overseas universities and institutes as a Lecturer 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 (Reference: ES/L002701/1). He is a Member of the Economic & Social Research Council UK Peer Review College to review reports and proposals for their schemes and programmes. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, SpringerOpen and many other international conferences.

Dr Anwar is actively involved in quantitative and qualitative research. Currently, he is researching in the areas of ‘special educational needs (SEN) for gender differences’ and ‘online entrepreneurship’ especially in online home based businesses. His PhD students are undertaking quantitative research using publically available big data for online and offline home based businesses. He is also a Deputy Departmental Research Ethics Lead for the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at Northumbria University. He is also involved in developing new modules at Northumbria University.

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Campus Address

Room 101, Pandon Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1XE

0191 227 4225

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Anwar is interested in research in the following area:

  • Systematic reviews
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analyses
  • Big data
  • Statistical analysis and data mining
  • Bioinformatics and decision making
  • Information systems
  • Digital businesses/entrepreneurship
  • Digital marketing and digital social media

Current/Recent Projects

Grant of £50,609 as a 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 (Reference: ES/L002701/1) to work on “Online Entrepreneurship” research. (June 2013 – February 2015)

Grant of £1,858 as a Research Associate from Research Beacon, University of Sunderland, UK to work on a research project “Data Mining for Tinnitus (ringing in the ear) and Decision Support System (DSS) for hearing aids classification”. (February – April 2013)

Key Publications

Anwar, N. and Daniel, E. (2017) Ethnic Entrepreneurs and Online Home-based Businesses: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, 7. p. 6. ISSN 2251-7316

Anwar, N. and Daniel, E. (2016) The Role of Entrepreneur-Venture Fit in Online Home-based Entrepreneurship: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 24 (4). p. 419. ISSN 0218-4958

Anwar, N. and Daniel, E. (2016) Entrepreneurial marketing in online businesses: The case of ethnic minority entrepreneurs in the UK. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 19 (3). pp. 310-338. ISSN 1352-2752

Anwar, N. (2013) Mining and Analysis of Audiology Data to Find Significant Factors Associated with Tinnitus Masker, SpringerPlus, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-10.

Panchev, C., Anwar, N. and Oakes, M. P. (2013) Hearing Aid Classification Based on Audiology Data, The 23rd International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2013), Sofia, Bulgaria, 10th – 13th September, 2013, pp. 375-380.

Oakes, M. P.,  Anwar, N. and Panchev, C. (2013) Data Mining for Gender Differences in Tinnitus, The 2013 International Conference of Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering (ICDMKE), London, UK, 3rd – 5th July 2013, pp. 1504-1509.

Anwar, N. and Oakes, M. P. (2012) Data Mining of Audiology Patient Records: Factors Influencing the Choice of Hearing Aid Type, Journal of BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, 12(suppl 1):S6.

Anwar, N., Oakes, M. P. and McGarry, K. (2011) Chi-Squared, Yule’s Q and Likelihood Ratios in Tabular Audiology Data, in Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing, Vol. 90, S.-I. Ao and L. Gelman, Eds. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 365-376.

Professional Activity

Member of ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council) Peer Review College, UK 

To review reports and proposals submitted to them for their schemes and programmes.

Reviewer for the ‘Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, SpringerOpen’ 

PhD and MPhil Thesis Examiner

Programme Committee Member for International Conferences such as ‘International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL)’

Further Information

Dr Anwar's Northumbria Research Link can be viewed here

Dr Anwar's Google Scholar page can be viewed here

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NRL Link

Dr Anwar’s Northumbria Research Link can be viewed at: 

http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/view/creators/Anwar=3ANaveed=3A=3A.html

PGR Supervision

As a Principal Supervisor

  • David Paul Hastings (research title: The prevalence, effects and causes of clustering within online business organisations; funded by Northumbria University Postgraduate Award)
  • Daniel Chukwudiebube Okoli (research title: Exploratory data analysis for digital entrepreneurship)

As a Second supervisor

  • Abdouladeem Dreder (research title: Data mining approaches for identifying sarcopenia-related genomic biomarkers in ageing males and females using microarray data) – passed his PhD viva

Qualifications

BSc, MSc, PhD, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

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