Dr. Julian M Bass

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building – Room 218

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering


Dr Bass is researching software development for large-scale systems focusing on multi-national teams and using modern lean and agile methods. He also has interests in deployment architectures used in cloud-hosted software services and leading KTP with Add Latent Ltd to develop and deploy cloud-hosted asset management applications for their major clients in the energy and utility sectors. Julian has published over 50 research articles and papers and attracted around £1M in research and technology transfer funding.

He was formerly Higher Education IT Advisor to the Higher Education Strategy Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and worldwide technical Training Manager for Chordiant Software, a Silicon Valley-based enterprise CRM vendor.

He is a senior editor of the Electronic Journal for Information Systems in Developing Countries. Dr Bass is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is Manchester branch chair for the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Areas of research

Software engineering, agile software development methods, Large scale offshore agile software development programmes, ICTs for international development (ICT4D), Software-as-a-service application architectures


Undergraduate Computer Science and Software Engineering: lean and agile software development methods (Software Projects with Agile Techniques), advanced software engineering (Software Quality Management).

Masters Software Engineering (Agile Software Project Management)

Research Interests

Current research interests include

  • Lean and Agile Software Development Processes
  • Cloud Hosted Software Deployment
  • ICT for International Development   
  • Large-scale Enterprise Software Systems 
  • Software Engineering Education

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