Dr Rosanne English

Teaching Fellow

Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

I am currently the Associate Dean of Learning Enhancement for the Faculty of Science (from October 2019) and reside 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 co-ordinating learning enhancement across the Faculty of Science in conjunction with colleagues. I also devlop and deliver of a range of modules, am a member of multiple teaching and learning related committees, and I co-ordinate 4th 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.


Data protection and privacy regulations as an inter-active-constructive practice
Maguire Joseph, English Rosanne, Draper Steve
CEP '19 Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practice Conference on Computing Education Practice (2019)
Designing computer security assessments to reduce plagiarism
English Rosanne
Proceedings - 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practice, CEP 2019 Conference on Computing Education Practice (2019)
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)
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 8th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance, HAISA 2014, pp. 112-121 (2014)

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