Salford Business School

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Maria Kutar

Dr Maria Kutar

Associate Dean (Academic - Student Experience) Salford Business School


Maria joined the University of Salford in 2004. She is Director of postgraduate taught courses in International Operations & Information Management and so is responsible for MSc Information Systems Management, MSc Project Management and MSc Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 

Maria was Chair of the University Research Ethics Panel 2009 – 2011, and is an appointed member of Academic Audit and Governance Committee. She has contributed significantly to the academic review and development of both undergraduate and postgraduate provision in Salford Business School. She is an external examiner at The University of Limerick (MSc Software Engineering) and the University of Hertfordshire (BSc Computer Science).

In 2012 Maria received the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, jointly with Dr Marie Griffiths, in recognition of their innovative teaching using Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) techniques. In 2013 she received the Student's Union Teaching Award for Best Postgraduate Supervisor.


Current Teaching:

  • Operations and Information Management (level 7)
  • Business Innovation Project Supervision (Level 7)
  • Information Security (level 6)
  • Dissertation Supervision (Level 6)
  • Rich Media (level 5)

Research Interests

Research interests include the effectiveness of representations used in system development, temporal aspects of interactive systems, psychology of programming, and law / ethics in IT. Maria is Chair of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group ,(PPIG) and a previous member of the British Computer Society Ethics Expert Panel.

PhD Supervision

I have recently supervised PhD students in the areas of:

Trust and Web Behaviour, Information seeking and the use of academic library websites, and Roboethics. 

I would be interested in supervising students in:

information systems ethics, human use of technology, and technology in education.

Current PhD Students:

Antonio M. M. C. Espingardeiro: A Roboethics Framework For Human Robotics Coexistence

Talal Alazemi: Interface Design for Library Information Systems

Jiten Makan: The relationship between trust and usability in ecommerce

Matthew Trump: Organisational culture and attitudes to information security

PhD Students (Completed)

Azham Hussein (2012): Metric Based Evaluation of Mobile Devices: Mobile Goal Question Metric (mGQM)

Janice Whatley (2009) Supporting student team project work: the Guardian Agent system

Yun Chen (2007): Modelling and Matching: A Methodology for Complex ePlanning System Development


Qualifications and Memberships

Maria Kutar holds an LLB Hons (Law), MSc Computer Science and a PhD in Specification of Temporal Properties of Interactive Systems. She also holds a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, with ILT accreditation.


For further information about my publications please see my SEEK Research Profile: