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Dr Rosanne English

Teaching Fellow

Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

I am a teaching fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. My job involves a focus on teaching and learning in computer science, in particular my role currently involves the development and delivery of a range of courses, membership of teaching committees, and involvement in the co-ordination of final year projects.

In teaching computer science my primary goal is to develop students' ability to be computational thinkers. I believe this can be achieved by encouraging deep learning of the subject material and developing students as independent learners. To help develop students as independent learners I adopt a student-centred approach. To achieve this I use a number of mechanisms. One example is "interactive windows" as defined by Huxham
(2005) where at most 10 minutes of content is delivered followed by activities such as paired discussions, problem solving, and quiz questions. In addition I explore other innovative teaching techniques such as blended learning and continuous assessment.

As well as my day to day teaching and learning activities, I am also interested in the pedagogy of computer science. I am eager to explore how we can achieve more effective and efficient assessment and feedback and have evaluated the use of video presentations for computer science assessment, and continuous assessment using a classroom response system.


Consuming versus authoring : reflections on video assignments for usable security
Maguire Joseph, Draper Steve, English Rosanne
AVI '18 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI '18, (2018)
Why don't UK citizens protest against privacy-invading dragnet surveillance?
Renaud Karen, Flowerday Stephen, English Rosanne, Volkamer Melanie
Information and Computer Security Vol 24, pp. 400-416, (2016)
Simulating and modelling the effectiveness of graphical password intersection attacks
English Rosanne
Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Vol 27, pp. 3089-3107, (2015)
You have three tries before lockout - why three?
Renaud K, English R., Wynne T., Weber F.
Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA) 2014, pp. 101-111, (2014)
Modelling the security of recognition-based graphical passwords
English R.
Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance (HAISA) 2014, pp. 112-121, (2014)
Page retrievability calculator
Azzopardi Leif, English Rosanne, Wilkie Colin, Maxwell David
Advances in Information RetrievalLecture Notes in Computer Science Vol 8416, pp. 737-741, (2014)

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