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


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).

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Last Updated: 25/03/2019