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Christopher Bull

  • PhD
  • Research Associate
  • Lancaster University
  • 3

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  • 28

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Research interests

Collaborative Software Development Human Interactions in Programming Human aspects of Software Engineering Software Development Processes Software Design Agile Development HCI Software Quality

About

My research interests lie in exploring software engineering for the betterment of society, in particular healthy ageing. My current focus is on the early detection of mild cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, to enable earlier treatment and better quality of life. This is achieved through passive, opportunistic monitoring of computer users. Software captures participants’ interactions with their computers, for example collecting: mouse movement and key presses, application interactions, text analysis etc. Detecting dementia earlier can lead to improving the long term outcome of (e.g.) Alzheimer disease, and earlier treatment of other disorders such as depression, anxiety and other underlying medical conditions. Going forward I will be exploring the broad area of healthy ageing, specifically from a computer science and software engineering perspective. I have a strong interest in applying various techniques to complex problems in the Healthy Ageing field, and thrive in collaborative scenarios. My PhD research explored the education of software engineers using a studio-based approach. This thread of research was grounded in transferring knowledge of design education (architecture, product design, art etc.) into a software engineering context. This also relates to a broad interest of collaboration in software development teams. I am a digital innovation researcher (Ph.D. student), and part of the first cohort of the HighWire DTC. My background is in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and I have been immersed in cross-discipline research during the PhD and research positions since. I have a wide and varied interest in computer science and software engineering including healthcare technologies, healthy ageing, HCI, collaborative technologies, interactive systems, and software engineering education.

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Publications

Combining data mining and text mining for detection of early stage dementia: the SAMS framework

  • Bull C
  • Asfiandy D
  • Gledson A
  • Mellor J
  • Couth S
  • Stringer G
  • Rayson P
  • Sutcliffe A
  • Keane J
  • Zeng X
  • Burns A
  • Leroi I
  • Ballard C
  • Sawyer P
Resources and ProcessIng of linguistic and extra-linguistic Data from people with various forms of cognitive/psychiatric impairments (RaPID '16) workshop at the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC '16) (2016)
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Combining mouse and keyboard events with higher level desktop actions to detect mild cognitive impairment

  • Gledson A
  • Asfiandy D
  • Mellor J
  • Omer Faraj Ba-Dhfari T
  • Stringer G
  • Couth S
  • Burns A
  • Leroi I
  • Zeng X
  • Keane J
  • Bull C
  • Rayson P
  • Sutcliffe A
  • Sawyer P
International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI '16) (2016)
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Dementia and Social Sustainability: Challenges for Software Engineering

  • Sawyer P
  • Sutcliffe A
  • Rayson P
  • Bull C
Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE '15) (2015)
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Software Design Studio: A Practical Example

  • Lee J
  • Kotonya G
  • Whittle J
  • Bull C
Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE '15) (2015)
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Teaching in a Software Design Studio: Implications for Modeling Education

  • Whittle J
  • Bull C
  • Lee J
  • Kotonya G
Proceedings of the 10th Educators’ Symposium (EduSymp '14) at the 17th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS '14) (2014)
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Professional experience

Research Associate

Lancaster University

October 2014 - Present

Undergraduate Practical Tutor

Lancaster University School of Computing and Communications

October 2010 - Present

Developer

Cesagen, Lancaster University

July 2009 - September 2009 (2 months)

Education history

Lancaster University

Ph.D.

September 2010 - December 2015 (5 years)

HighWire, Lancaster University

MRes - Innovation in the Digital Economy

September 2009 - September 2010 (a year)

Lancaster Univeristy

BSc (Hons) - Computer Science with Software Engineering

September 2006 - July 2009 (3 years)

Cricklade College

BND - IT Practitioners (Software Development)

September 2004 - July 2006 (2 years)