Dr Tatiana Simmonds MSc, PhD

Principal Lecturer

Dr Tatiana Simmonds has a PhD in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow State University, Russia. She is currently a Principal Lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Greenwich. She is also a Postgraduate Portfolio Coordinator in the school. Dr Simmonds has been working for the University of Greenwich for nine years leading all MSc courses and teaching various modules on the UG and PG level in the school.

Dr Simmonds has considerable industry experience having worked for 15 years in Oracle Corp., in Silicon Valley USA, as a software developer and instructor. She also founded and led her own consulting company in the USA and the UK.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Principal Lecturer
  • Postgraduate Academic Portfolio Coordinator

Course leader 2018/19

    MSc Big Data and Business Intelligence

    MSc Computer Forensics and Cyber Security

    MSc Computer Science

    MSc Computer Systems and Network Engineering

    MSc Computing and Information Systems

    MSc Management of Business Information Technology

    MSc Operational Cyber Security

Module leader 2018/19

  • Database Architectures and Administration (level 7)
  • Database Tools (level 7)
  • Enterprise Systems Integration (level 7)
  • MSc project (level 7)
  • Database Management and Administration (level 6)


Greenwich Certificate in Academic Programme Leadership, 2017-18

Certified Microsoft Technology Associate in Database Administration Fundamentals


Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Member of Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Databases, HEA Group (TLAD)

Member of Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI)

Member of International Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences (AALA)

Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM)

Research / Scholarly interests

Data science and modern databases. Database-centric enterprise systems architecture. Service oriented architecture (SOA). Oracle database and Oracle products. Teaching database and big data subjects.

Innovative pedagogy: Flipped classroom in HE.

Recent publications

Iwaniec, G. Simmonds T., Swan, Z. (2017), "A practical case study exploring how flipped learning affects the development of problem-solving skills in two different disciplines", Compass, vol. 10, No 1 (14th edition)

Simmonds, T. (2015) "Using Flipped classroom approach". EDU Podcast, Greenwich

Simmonds T., Gent, D. and Stoneham, R. (2014), "Effective/Cost-effective Screen-casting", Compass, vol. 5, No 9.

Simmonds T. (2013), "Teaching Database Administration in the world of Big Data and small budgets", Proceedings TLAD 2013.


Simmonds T., Swan, Z (2015), "Exploring how flipped learning supports students in developing problem-solving skills", SHIFT, Greenwich

Iwaniec, G. Simmonds T., Swan, Z (2015), "Exploring and sharing practical experiences of flipped learning", APT, Greenwich

Simmonds T.(2013), "Teaching Database Administration in the world of Big Data and small budgets", TLAD (11th International Conference on Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Databases), University of Sunderland, UK

Simmonds, T., Gent, D. and Stoneham, R. (2013), "Effective/Cost-effective Screencasting", SHIFT, University of Greenwich