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Dr Emily Winter

Senior Research Associate

Emily Winter





I am currently a Senior Research Associate on Diversity and Inclusion in Computing Education, exploring ways to make Computer Science culture and curricula more inclusive to a diverse cohort of students.   

I was previously a Research Associate on the Values-First Software Engineering project (EPSRC-funded) led by Dr Maria Angela Ferrario.  The project explored the values that guide software engineering processes, and developed tools and methods to study them.  For more information see: http://www.valuesincomputing.org/

Prior to this, I was a Senior Research Associate on the iGen Project (Lancaster University and Stanford University), which explored the values, forms of belonging and sources of meaning of the so-called iGen (those born after 1995).  My PhD (Lancaster University) considered the young adult engagement strategies of Christian social action groups in the UK, investigating the values to which these groups attempted to appeal.  

My research interests include: Human Computer Interaction; technology and society; social media; human values; transhumanism; Artificial Intelligence; qualitative research methods; and social psychology.  I also have ongoing interest in the intersections between religion, politics, class and gender. 

Research Grants

Funding for my previous Research Associate position came from the Knight Foundation, US.

For my Masters and PhD, I was a recipient of an ESRC 1+3 award

Current Teaching

Currently I am a Visiting Teaching Associate for SCC230: Software Design Studio.

I previously taught on Media and Cultural Studies 101 (2016), and was a Writing Tutor at the FASS (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) Writing Space between 2014 and 2016.


PhD in Sociology (Lancaster University)

MA in Sociological Research- Distinction (Lancaster University)

BA (Hons) in History- First Class (University of Exeter)

Thesis Title

Engaging Millennials: the strategies and experiences of Christian social action groups in the UK

External Roles

Peer reviewer for YOUNG: Nordic Journal of Youth Studies and Journal of Beliefs and Values.

Managing editor for Journal of Secularism and Non-Religion

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