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Christopher Bull

  • PhD
  • Research Associate
  • Lancaster University
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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

Followers (13)

  • Elisavet Christou

    Elisavet Christou Lancaster University School of Computing and Communications

  • Jonnet Middleton

    Jonnet Middleton Lancaster University

  • Rui Roberto Ramos

    Rui Roberto Ramos Lancaster University

  • Carl Ellis

    Carl Ellis Lancaster University

  • John Vidler

    John Vidler Department of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University

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Following (12)

  • Jonnet Middleton

    Jonnet Middleton Lancaster University

  • Rui Roberto Ramos

    Rui Roberto Ramos Lancaster University

  • Carl Ellis

    Carl Ellis Lancaster University

  • John Vidler

    John Vidler Department of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University

  • Leon Cruickshank

    Leon Cruickshank

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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.

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

2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (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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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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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 3 months)

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)