I'm a senior lecturer in computer science who started at Aberystwyth University in October 2010. I teach information security and data modelling, I am active in various women in tech roles, and I have done research in computer vision, robotics, gender issues in tech and computing pedagogy.
I've been in Aberystwyth since 2010, first as a lecturer, then senior lecturer, and now part time senior lecturer. I have recently (2022) moved from a teaching and research post to a teaching and scholarship post as I wasn't having a lot of luck with research funding, and being part time, found it hard to do research unfunded.
Before Aberystwyth, I did a one year post doc position working in Grenoble (in the French alps), and before that I did a 3 year post doc in Leeds, and before that 6 months in Kingston upon Thames. My PhD is in computing (specifically computer vision/AI, supervised by Professor David Hogg). Before the PhD I was a teaching fellow at the University of Leeds teaching IT and computing to non-computing students, and during this time I got a teaching qualification (PGCLTHE, 2001). My masters is in Philosophy (1998), and my BSc is in Cognitive Science (1996) also from the University of Leeds.
I'm active in the BCS in particular BCSWomen. The thing I'm most proud of is setting up the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, a national one-day conference for women students of computing.
To my immense surprise I featured on the first computer weekly influential women in IT list (2014, ranked #15) and to my even greater surprise I have received a few more awards and rankings for women in tech stuff since.
I enjoy teaching and take it seriously, trying to make my teaching innovative and engaging, and have received a few teaching awards:
Telephone: 01970 621577
Office: E44 Llandinam building
(Top floor, same building as Computer Science reception)
You can find me in various places on the web, including this page, my official page, and my homepage.