Dr Rosanne English

Senior Teaching Fellow

Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

I am a teaching fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. My job focuses on teaching and learning in computer science, in particular my role currently involves the development and delivery of a range of classes, membership of teaching committees, and 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. 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 my work has covered aspects such as blended learning, plagiarism and continuous assessment.


Towards integrated graduate skills for UK computing science students
English Rosanne, Hayes Alan
Proceedings of the United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Conference UKICER 2022 (2022) (2022)
Challenges and opportunities of teaching cybersecurity in mainstream computing programmes in the U.K.
Prickett Tom, Yang Longzhi, Irons Alastair, Miller Keith, Brooke Phil, Crick Tom, Hayes Alan, Davenport James H, English Rosanne, Maguire Joseph, Bechkoum Kamal, Jones Andrew
Cybersecurity Teaching in Higher Education (2022) (2022)
Designing and developing a scenario based curriculum for cyber education in HE
English Rosanne
Cybersecurity Teaching in Higher Education (2021) (2021)
Opportunities to fail : using peer-review to support assessment literacy in cyber security
Maguire Joseph, English Rosanne
Koli Calling '21 ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 1-2 (2021)
Improving computer science student graduate skills through assessment
English Rosanne, Maguire Joseph, Hayes Alan
UK International Conference on Computing Science Education Research (2020)
Building in resilience through graduate skills computer science assessment
English Rosanne, Maguire Joseph
QAA Learning from Disruption: Exploring What Counts (2020)

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Professional activities

Advance HE Learning and Teaching Conference 2022
Building a Student Resilience Toolkit
Strathclyde Student Resilience Toolkit
Computing Education Practice 2022
Flipping the Classroom
Designing Multiple Choice Questions to assess Higher Level Cognitive Abilities

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A Success Infrastructure for a Diverse Student Community
Willison, Debra (Principal Investigator) English, Rosanne (Principal Investigator)
QAA funded research project for 2 student interns (£1000)
03-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Building Student Resilience in HE: A Strathclyde Toolkit
Willison, Debra (Principal Investigator) English, Rosanne (Principal Investigator)
£2000 QAA Enhancement Theme funding on Student Resilience will support the employment of 4 student interns to develop a toolkit of resources for students and staff at Strathclyde.
07-Jan-2021 - 06-Jan-2022
Science Study Skills
English, Rosanne (Principal Investigator)
This project is developing resource to support Science students in science specific aspects of study skills. For example, this includes scientific writing.
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021

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Computer and Information Sciences
Livingstone Tower

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