Christopher Bull MRes

HighWire, Lancaster University

Location
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Discipline
Computer Science
Interests
Collaborative Software Development Human Interactions in Programming Human aspects of Software Engineering Software Development Processes Software Design Agile Development HCI Software Quality
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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

Dementia and social sustainability: challenges for software engineering

Sawyer P, Sutcliffe A, Rayson P, Bull C

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 MODELS 2014 (2014)

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Discovering Affect-Laden Requirements to Achieve System Acceptance

Sutcliffe A, Rayson P, Bull C, Sawyer P

Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'14) (2014)

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Supporting Reflective Practice in Software Engineering Education through a Studio-Based Approach

Bull C, Whittle J

IEEE Software (2014)

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Observations of a Software Engineering Studio: Reflecting with the Studio Framework

Bull C, Whittle J

Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T'14) (2014)

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Studios in Software Engineering Education: Towards an Evaluable Model

Bull C, Whittle J, Cruickshank L

Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE '13) (2013)

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Digitally Annexing Desk Space for Software Development: NIER track

Hardy J, Bull C, Kotonya G, Whittle J

Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE '11) (2011)

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Professional experience

Ph.D Student

HighWire, Lancaster University

October 2010 - 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

HighWire, Lancaster University

Ph.D.

September 2009 - Present

HighWire, Lancaster University

MRes - Innovation in the Digital Economy

September 2009 - September 2010 (1 year)

Lancaster Univeristy

BSc (Hons) - Computer Science with Software Engineering

September 2006 - July 2009 (2 years 10 months)

Cricklade College

BND - IT Practitioners (Software Development)

September 2004 - July 2006 (1 year 10 months)