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Luke Halpin MBCS

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Luke Halpin

Lancaster University

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My Role

I am a PhD student in the department carrying out research and working with my supervisors in researching ways to improve academic assessment through technology. I also work as a graduate TA helping on taught modules in the department. I am also a member of the Lancaster University LGBTQIA+ Ally Network and act as both an ally in my department and as a student representative to the network. I also work as a student representative on the EDI Committee, a student ambassador and a PGR academic rep in the department.

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Research overview

I am currently researching how technology can improve the accessibility of academic assessment for students with disabilities but am also interested in both broader areas of technology enhanced learning and digital accessibility and HCI.

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused on inclusivity in HCI, and societal impacts of technology on people with disabilities both in education, and in wider society. This includes topics such as technology enhanced methods in both learning and assessment, assistive technology, digital accessibility and other topics like them.

Current Teaching

I currently TA on SCC 130: Information systems. In the past I have TA'd on SCC 205: Social, Ethical and Profesional Issues in Computing, and SCC 360: Computer Science Seminars.

External Roles

I am the R&D Liaison for the BCS specialist group for NeurodiverseIT and work alongside their committee.


BSc Hons - Software Engineering (Lancaster University, 2022)

Other Interests and Hobbies

Outside of academia, I am an avid fencer, involved in the universities fencing club, and enjoy reading fantasy in my spare time. I am also involved in the student’s union and am one of the co-officers for students with disabilities 2023/24.

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