Preeti Patel

Prior to entering the Higher Education sector, Prof. Preeti Patel worked within the IT industry for organisations including British Telecom, The Wellcome Foundation and General Electric Information Services. 

Preeti Patel wears a distinctive purple scarf as she looks to the camera with a smile.


Preeti Patel

Preeti Patel is currently the Head of Computer Science and Applied Computing. Her previous roles include Academic Leader for Applied Computing and Faculty-wide Academic Leader for Postgraduate Recruitment and Marketing.

Prior to entering the Higher Education sector, Preeti worked within the IT industry for organisations including British Telecom, The Wellcome Foundation and General Electric Information Services.

Preeti has a keen interest in international education and has been previously involved with the NCC global programmes for a number of years and continues to work with international partners. Preeti has been an External Advisor at The Open University and an External Examiner at Coventry and Greenwich universities.

Membership of professional institutions

  • Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy 
  • Member of British Computer Society
  • Associate Member of Chartered Management Institute

Preeti Patel teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate database modules which comprise Oracle professional certification. Her current research interests include, FAIR and FATE data challenges, the data science curriculum, AI-generative models for Data Science. 

Previous research coverage included graduate competence and employability, assessment feedback methods, learning-related issues for database environments and enhancement of student engagement. 


  • PhD – Machine Learning [current]
  • PhD – Knowledge Management Systems
  • PhD – Component-Based Software Development
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations

Publications and presentations since 2011

  • Almada, A., Yu, Q., and Patel, P., (2023) NLP K-means algorithm incorporated into a proactive chatbot to assist failing student, International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Machine Learning, 14-16
  • Almada, A., Yu, Q., Patel, P., (2022) Assisting Students with the Proactive Chatbot Based on Their Group of Problems, 2nd Paris Conference on Education (PCE2023),  IAFOR Journal of Education.
  • Almada, A., Yu, Q., Patel, P., (2022), Proactive Chatbot Framework Based on the PS2CLH Model: An AI-Deep Learning Chatbot Assistant for Students, Intelligent Systems and Applications, Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, Volume 542, Chapter 54, Springer  
  • Fernando, S., Shrestha, S., Patel, P., Pun, M., (2022), Employability of University Leavers Using a Descriptive Analytics Case Study, International Journal of Information and Education Technology
  • Yu, Q., Healy, S., Ravi, I., Patel, P., (2022), Data Ingestion Pipeline and Data Marts to Empower UK Researchers, Academics, and Business and Economic Decision Makers, Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, Volume 438, Chapter 13, Springer 
  • Almada A., Yu Q., Patel P., (2019), “PS2CLH: A Learning Factor Model for Enhancing Students’ Ability to Control Their Achievement”, The Asian Conference on Education, ACE2019 Proceedings, The International Academic Forum

  • S Habte, K Ouazzane, P Patel, S Patel (2017), “Generic Data Warehousing for Consumer Electronics Retail Industry”, International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering Vol:11, No:7, pp779-782.
  • D Palmer-Brown, FF Cai, P Patel (2017), “An Optimised Competency Framework to Prepare Students for Employment”, 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Spain. INTED Proceedings, pp.5399-5410.

  • D Palmer-Brown, FF Cai, P Patel (2016), “Classifying and Evaluating Assessment Feedback Practices”, 9th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, ICERI Proceedings, pp.6495-6506.

  • D Palmer-Brown, FF Cai, P Patel, (2016), “Competency-based Feedback for the Improvement of Employment Outcomes for Computing Students”, International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, Las Vegas. IEEE Conference Publication, pp252-257.

  • D Palmer-Brown, FF Cai, P Patel, (2015), “Learning from Feedback on Work-Related Learning: Skills Acquisition and Reality Check”, Conference on Higher Education Advances HEAd’15, Valencia University, Spain.

  • P Patel, (2015), “Graduates’ Feedback on their Work-Related Learning Experience”, 12th Annual Conference, Association of Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE),

  • G A Thomas, F Marir, R Mikusauskas, P Patel: “A Framework for Designing Knowledge Management Systems: Aggregating the Existing Approaches”, eKNOW 2013, The Fifth International Conference on Information, Process and Knowledge Management, pp 8-15, 2013.

  • Patel P, Jing Y, “The Impact of Dissertations for Employability: A Case Study of Student Profiles”, HEA Graduate Impact Publication, 2011.

  • Yu Q, Patel P, “Teaching Oracle Data Miner using Virtual Machine”, Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Databases Conference, July 2011.

  • Jing Y, Patel, P, Chalk P, (2011), Facilitating the Impact of Graduates on Student Employability, ITALICS Volume 10 Issue 2 June 2011 – ISSN: 1473-7507.

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