Dr Lynne BlairSenior Lecturer
- Issues surrounding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Computing and Technology - a new and exciting research area that arises from Lancaster’s involvement in the Institute of Coding, including our work on building a broader participation base for computer science, and seeking to understand and reduce the inequalities both in computing education and in the computing industry.
- Human aspects of Computing such as personal and social implications of our digital economy on community values and integrity, wellbeing, and environmental implications regarding sustainability in digital innovations.
Lynne Blair is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. She co-leads Lancaster's involvement in the Institute of Coding (with a focus on Theme 4: Widening Participation). She also acted as the director of Lancaster's Computing At School Regional Centre and continues these links with the National Centre for Computing Education. Her current research interests lie within the areas of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Computing and Technology fields, and Human Computer Interaction, particularly consideration of the human, social and environmental impact of the digital economy, as well as wider issues of sustainability.
PhD in Computer Science, Lancaster, 1995
BSc Computer Science (1st Class Hons), Lancaster, 1990
SEDA Accreditation, Staff & Educational Development Association, 2001
PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE, Lancaster, 2000
MA Theology, Manchester, 2011
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2003 - present
Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science & Mathematics, University of Stirling, 2003 – 2004 (in conjunction with Lancaster post)
Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 1999 – 2003
Visiting Lecturer: Institutt for informatikk, University of Tromsø, 2001
Higher Education Academy Fellow, 2001 - present
STEM Facilitator, 2019 - present
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications
Computing At School - director of Lancaster's Computing At School Regional Centre prior to the transition into the National Centre for Computing Education (Autumn 2018)
Instute of Coding - Theme 4 lead (Widening Participation)
Athena Swan team member
SCC management team member
PhD Supervision Interests
I am interested in supervising a range of postdoctoral research areas, including issues relating to: - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Computing and Technology - Computing Education - Human aspects of Computing, including values and environmental/ societal implications Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any of these areas with a view to PhD research.
Female Sense of Belonging in Computer Science Education: Cross-Strata Computer Science Projects
01/09/2020 → 31/07/2022
FAITH: Building Trust between Citizens, Local Authorities and Contractors
01/05/2011 → 28/02/2014
"Do we belong? An innovation workshop for fostering a sense of belonging in Computer Science education." workshop at UKICER 2021
Participation in workshop, seminar, course
The UK and Ireland Computing Education Research Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience
- SCC (Pervasive Systems)