Philip Payne

Senior Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Computing and Information Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology

Philip is a specialist in data storage and manipulation with specific emphasis on database design and data-driven application programming for both web and desktop environments. Philip holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from ARU.


After leaving Birmingham University in 1987 with an Honours degree in Chemistry, Philip refocused his interests into the expanding discipline of Computer Programming. Having worked for a number of companies, including his own, Philip joined the Anglia Ruskin University Computing Department in 2008.

Philip teaches modules that form part of the Software Engineering, Network Systems and Cyber Security courses at ARU as well as conducting research into wheelchair control systems and working as a practitioner offering advice on data analytics.

Research interests

  • Control systems for electric wheelchairs
  • Embedded Control Systems
  • Data Analytics
  • Virtual environments for rapid testing


  • BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
  • Introduction to Relational Database Development
  • Introduction to System Architecture and Automation
  • Software Principles
  • Advanced Object Oriented Programming
  • Database-Driven Application Programming


  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Birmingham
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University

Selected recent publications

Payne, P. and Sanchez-Velazquez, E. (2019). Comparison of Electric Wheelchair Control Systems in a Virtual Environment - IEEE Conference Publication. 2018 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CEEC).

Recent presentations and conferences

Chelmsford Science Festival, Lego and Artificial Intelligence
2018 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CEEC)