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Dr Emily Winter

Lecturer in Computer Science

Emily Winter





Emily's expertise lies in the socio-technical aspects of Software Engineering.  She is interested in the perceptions and attitudes of software developers about the technologies that they build and the tools that they use, particularly the increasing role of automation within software engineering.

Before becoming a Lecturer in SCC, Emily worked as a Senior Research Associate on the Fixie Project, investigating developer attitudes to automatic program tools (see https://twitter.com/the_fixie). She has also been involved in researching the role of human values in software engineering (see http://www.valuesincomputing.org/) and in work on diversity and inclusion in computing education. 

Emily has been based in SCC since 2018, following a background in the social sciences, and she is particularly interested in the role that qualitative methods and social scientific insights can play within software engineering. 

Research Grants

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

Current Teaching

SCC 130


2022- Fellow, AdvanceHE

2017- PhD in Sociology (Lancaster University)

2013- MA in Sociological Research- Distinction (Lancaster University)

2011- BA (Hons) in History- First Class (University of Exeter)

External Roles

Reviewer, Information and Software Technology

2022- Workshop Chair, International Workshop on Genetic Improvement at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference

2022- Program Committee member, Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

2022- Program Committee member, Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering

2022- Program Committee member, Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, International Conference on Software Engineering

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