School of Computing

Sally Fincher

Professor of Computing Education / Director of Graduate Studies - Research

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  • Room S101
    School of Computing
    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NF

Publications

My publications are available from the University of Kent's Academic Repository.

Research Interests

I belong to the following research groups:

I am head of the Computing Education Research Group so unsurprisingly most of my interests focus on the teaching and learning of Computer Science. The group collaborated to write the book Studying Programming. Together with Alan Blackwell and Paul Cairns I ran a workshop on HCI teaching practices at CHI 2012: The Contextualised Curriculum

However I am also particularly interested in Patterns and Pattern Languages, especially developing Patterns for HCI. I maintain The Pattern Gallery which tracks the variety of form that HCI patterns take, and co-organised a workshop at CHI 2003 Perspectives on HCI Patterns: Concepts and Tools. At this workshop we worked on a preliminary Pattern Language Markup Language (PLML).

My Google Scholar profile.

* Professional Activities

Current & Forthcoming (updated May 2015)
  • I am a member of the CPHC committee, and Chair of the Learning Development Group
  • I am leading the HEA/CPHC/HEFCE funded project to investigate and document (and share) practices in Computing Graduate Employability (to report July 2015).
  • I am Co-Chair of the review group for the UK Subject Benchmark Statement for Computing
  • I am a member of the Shadbolt Review into Computer science degree accreditation and graduate employability which will "focus on the purpose and role of accreditation and how the system can support the skills requirements of employers and improve graduate employabilityfocus on the purpose and role of accreditation and how the system can support the skills requirements of employers and improve graduate employability."
  • I am a member of the Board of the BCS Academy of Computing
  • I am leading the School's Makerspace effort. It's very exciting.
Long term

Past Activities

* "Grey" Publications

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School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 28/05/2015