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Dr. Val Casey


I am a software engineering specialist and educator who has extensive academic and industrial experience. I am an internationally recognized expert in key areas of Software Engineering which include: Medical Device Software Development, Software Testing, Software Process Assessment and Improvement, Globally Distributed Software Development, Virtual Team Management and Operation, Verification and Validation and Agile and Lean Methods. I have also researched and published extensively in the area of Software Engineering Education.

I have published a total of 63 peer reviewed international publications. According to Google Scholar my published research has been cited 1376 times to date. In tandem with this work I have also provided extensive Consultancy and Training Services to industry at both a practical and academic level.

In recent years the focus of my work has been in the area of Medical Device Software Development, Software Process Improvement (SPI) and I have continued my research in Global Software Development (GSD) and Virtual Software Team Operation and Management. An important part of my research has focused on the development of an effective Software Process Assessment and Improvement Model for use in the medical industry. This work has been collaboratively undertaken with members of the SPICE User Group, International Standards Experts and Representatives from the Medical Device Software industry. The outcome of this work has achieved considerable international success. I have also undertaken extensive academic and industry based research in the area of the effective use of Agile Methods in the development of Medical Device Software and this work continues.

My book 'Software Testing and Global Industry: Future Paradigms' was published in 2009. The book covers software testing in the context of distributed software development It is available from and It can also be borrowed from the British Library the Library of Congress, the London School of Economics Library and many other Universities and Institutes of Higher Education.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interstes include all aspect of Software Engineering, Project Management, Informaton Systems, Software Testing, Softwear Quality, Systems Analysis & Design, Globally Distributed Software Develoment, Virtual Team Management and Operationl, Verification & Validation, Regulated Software Develoment, Medical Device Software, E-Health Systems. Professional Issues, ICT Ethics, Employability, Cuture, Management, Communication, Business & IT. Helt the postion Course Director for the MSc. in Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship