Dr Emily Winter

Senior Research Associate


I work at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction and Software Engineering, considering the perceptions and attitudes of software developers about the technologies that they build and the tools that they use. Within Software Engineering, this is often referred to as ‘human factors’.

I am currently a Senior Research Associate on the Fixie Project, exploring developer attitudes to automatic software repair tools (see https://twitter.com/the_fixie).

Within SCC, I have previously worked on diversity and inclusion in computing education and the role of human values in software engineering (see http://www.valuesincomputing.org/).

My research trajectory has been an unusual one, moving to Computing following a PhD in the Sociology of Religion and a first postdoc position on the iGen Project (with Stanford University), exploring the social media lives and sources of belonging and meaning of the so-called iGen (born after 1995).