Prof. Irena Spasić

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Work experience

2010 - School of Computer Science & Informatics Cardiff University


  • Research leave (01/10/2016 - 30/09/2017)
  • Director of research (2014-2016)
  • Senior lecturer (2014-2016)
  • Lecturer (2010-2014)
  • Undertaking lecturing duties.
  • Contributing to collaborative decision making with colleagues on academic content and on the assessment of students' work.
  • Undertaking high quality research in health informatics, particularly in the field of information-driven health care.
  • Developing interdisciplinary research projects with staff at the School of Medicine.
  • Applying for funding for research projects.
  • Acting as a mentor for students.
  • Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations & supervision:
    • CMT207: Information modelling and database systems (PG, module leader, 2016)
    • CMT209: Informatics (PG, module leader, 2013-2016)
    • CM2203: Informatics (UG, module leader, 2012-2015)
    • CM1206: Fundamentals of information systems (UG, module leader, 2011-2015)
    • CM0272: Managing quality (UG, module leader, 2011)
    • CM0343: Final year project (UG, supervisor, 2010-present)
    • CMT400: Dissertation (PG, supervisor, 2010-present)
    • CM2301: Systems design and group project (UG, supervisor, 2010-2012)
  • Administrative duties:

2006 - 2010School of Computer Science University of Manchester

Experimental officer / Information manager

  • Working on a BBSRC/EPSRC funded project: Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology.
  • Software development and information management in systems biology models of complex systems.
  • Development of methods of text mining for use in systems biology.
  • Identifying, maintaining and improving systems, databases, websites and other activities which support the relevant part of the Centre.
  • Maintaining professional relationships with project partners and other relevant professionals.
  • Under supervision of Prof. Norman Paton.

2003 - 2006School of Chemistry University of Manchester

Postdoctoral research associate

  • Working on a BBSRC funded project: Metabolic footprinting: A high-information strategy for functional genomics.
  • Storage, analysis and visualisation of the matabolome data and their integration with other post-genomic data.
  • Under supervision of Prof. Douglas Kell.

2001 - 2003 School of Computing, Science & Engineering University of Salford

Research assistant

  • Worked on the BioPath project (a Eureka funded project coordinated by LION BioScience and funded by the German Ministry of Research).
  • Developed software and research in natural language processing: automatic term recognition, term clustering, term classification, ontology update.
  • Lectures & tutorials in Natural language processing.
  • Under supervision of Prof. Sophia Ananiadou.

1996 - 1997 School of Mathematics University of Belgrade

Visiting assistant lecturer

1994 - 2001 School of Economics University of Belgrade

Assistant lecturer

  • Lectures & tutorials in Mathematics.
  • Grade reports & exams.
  • Under supervision of Prof. Miodrag Ivović and Prof. Branislav Boričić.
  • IT training courses.
  • Participant in research project: "Development and applications of quantitative models and new information technologies for financial decision making under transitional conditions of economic growth" (funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Republic of Serbia).
  • Participant in research project: "Computing and applications" (funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Republic of Serbia).