Prof Haifa Takruri

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Contact Details

School of Science Engineering and Environment
SEE Building,
University of Salford,
Salford M5 4QJ
Greater Manchester

Current positions



I am an experienced academic leader, a professor with a creditable multidisciplinary research portfolio: over 30 years of lecturing and research experience in electronics, mobile networking and wireless sensor networks; over 20 years of internationally recognised research profile investigating the organisational cultures and workplace practices in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) higher education and industry; 30 years as a role model leading national initiatives to encourage girls to study STEM subjects to address the under-representation of women in STEM.
I have well established EU and Middle East partnerships leading EU funded projects in both my technical and gender research topics and enhancing learning and teaching in developing countries.

Awards and Recognition
• In June 2009 I was awarded MBE for services to Women, Black and Minority Ethnic people in Science, Engineering and Technology Education.
• In November 2009 I was elected as the academic representative member of University Council in recognition of my long standing work and contribution to the University.
• In March 2010 I was awarded the Ministry of Defense sponsored Muslim News award for excellence in science, engineering and technology.

Areas of Research

Wireless sensor networks, IoT technologies and applications: health , smart buildings, smart cities networked appliances, energy saving, blockchain.
Wireless and mobile networks
Women in STEM

Areas of Supervision

Wireless sensor networks,
IoT technologies and applications: health , smart buildings, networked appliances, autonomous vehicles, energy saving, blockchain, security
Wireless and mobile networks
Women in STEM


Wireless and Mobile Communications, Embedded Systems, Digital Electronics.
Teaching Related External Work
• External Examiner UCLAN for BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security and BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing and Security, 2015 - 2019
• External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University for Electronics Systems Programme, April 2007 – Dec 2012.
• External Reviewer at Liverpool John Moore University for their suite of undergraduate computing programmes, April 2008.
• External Expert on a validation panel at Coventry University September 2004 for a BSc (Hons) in Mobile Computing.