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Luke Halpin AFHEA

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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 and a student ambassador in the department.

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Research overview

My current research is focused on supporting students with ADHD and understanding how we can make accessible technology for learning environments. This also involves developing a more detailed understanding of ADHD as a digital accessibility consideration and of how we currently integrate technology in various aspects and levels of teaching and learning. Additionally my work is currently focusing on the design of coding environments for computer science education.

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

While I am not currently teaching on any modules this term, I have taught on a variety of modules in SCC. These include SCC 130: Information systems SCC 205: Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing, SCC 360: Computer Science Seminars, and SCCx1A which is the combined lab for SCC 111: Software Development, SCC121: Fundamentals of Computer Science and SCC131 Digital Systems.

External Roles

I am a professional member of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT (MBCS) and sit on their specialist group committees for the NeurodiverseIT group and the ICT Ethics group. I am also an Associate Fellow of Advance HE (AFHEA).


BSc Hons - Software Engineering (Lancaster University, 2022, first class)

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 and gaming.

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