I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Cyber Security at the University of Winchester, where I am the Programme Leader for the BSc in Cyber Security, the BSc in Cyber Security and Law, and the MSc in Cyber Security. I am also a founding member of the WINTS research centre at the university and an associate member of the Centre for Information Rights (CIR).
I have nearly 30 years of teaching experience using a collaborative, evidence-based approach to my practice. I research aspects of computer science education, human-computer interaction and sensing technologies. I am also a keen advocate for women in computing.
My background is multidisciplinary but with a strong dual interest in education and technology. Following my B.CompSc.(Hons) degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, I delivered several computer science courses there. I also hold several teaching qualifications from the UK, including a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training, and I have taught in diverse educational environments, including primary schools, further education colleges as well as universities.
I have been awarded an MSc in Computer Science by the Universities of Berne, Fribourg and Neuchâtel in Switzerland (with a specialism in Distributed Systems and a minor in Education), and was a Mayflower Scholar for Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, becoming a PhD candidate and a Teaching Fellow in the same department. I have now finished a PhD in Computer Science studying learner engagement within peer-supported digital environments, and continue to be associated with this department as a Visiting Researcher.
My most recent appointments include an Associate Lectureship at the University of St Andrews and service to ACM-W Europe. I have supervised seventeen MSc projects and twelve final-year undergraduate dissertations.