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My main research interests are in pedagogy of STEM education, including ways of engaging people in non-traditional contexts, such as children in Code Clubs and under-represented groups looking to move into computing.
I teach in the areas of data science and machine learning. I currently lead a team developing a new module on machine learning for the OU's data science degree.
Impact and engagement
I work with several groups outside the university, including Code Club and GirlsCodeMK. Both these groups work to engage people with computing outside traditional higher-education contexts.
Smith, Neil, Sutcliffe, Clare and Sandvik, Linda ,(2014). Code Club: bringing programming to UK primary schools through Scratch. In: 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 14), 5-8 Mar 2014, Atlanta, GA, ACM, pp. 517–522.