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 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 recently evaluated the use of 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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Professional activities

Use of Moodle for Marking Rubrics and Quizzes
Designing Computer Security Assessments to Reduce Plagiarism
The Impact of Student Diversity on CS Education
Lessons Learned From Integrating Industry and Exposing Enterprises to Computing Science students
Enhancing Assessment and Achievement through Continuous and Self Assessment in Computing Science
Using In Class Response for Continuous Assessment

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