Irene Glendinning worked first as a computer scientist and then as a secondary teacher before joining Coventry University in 1990 as a lecturer in Computer Science. After a series of programme management roles, in 2007 she was appointed Academic Manager for Student Experience for the faculty of Engineering and Computing.
Since 2010 she has been conducting research focused on strategies for academic integrity, particularly concerning how to design workable institutional policies that deter student cheating and encourage a culture of scholarly learning. Irene has recently completed a year-long global study into how accreditation and quality assurance bodies are addressing corruption in higher education. She continues to be engaged in international working groups and research projects focusing on academic integrity and fighting corruption.
Now semi-retired, she is based in the Office of Teaching and Learning at Coventry University. Irene is actively involved in Computing at School (CAS) and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, at local and national levels.
Her extracurricular interests include archaeology, travel and being a grandmother.