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Dr Steven Bradley, BA MSc PhD PGCAP SFHEA

Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Computer Science
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41754

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After studying maths and then Computer Science, Steven joined Durham University in 1997 as a lecturer in Computer Science. From 2004-2013 he was a part-time teaching fellow, spending the rest of his time on web consultancy, mainly on research projects across the university. Since 2013 he has been a full-time teaching fellow in the school of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

Research Groups

Department of Computer Science

Research Projects

Department of Sociology

Research Interests

  • Computer Science education
  • Citizen science
  • Knowledge representation and student learning
  • Web-based data collection
  • Real-time systems
  • Software engineering

Indicators of Esteem

Selected Publications

Conference Paper

  • Bradley, Steven (2016), Managing Plagiarism in Programming Assignments with Blended Assessment and Randomisation, in Sheard, Judy & Suero Montero, Calkin eds, 16th Koli Calling Conference on Computing Education Research. Koli, Finland, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, NY, 21-30.
  • Hsing, P.-Y., Bradley, S., Kent V., Hill R., Whittingham M. & Stephens P. (2015), Monitoring Wild Mammals in County Durham with a Citizen Science Web Platform, ICCB 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology. Montpellier, France, Montpellier.
  • Bennett, K.H., Bradley, S., Glover, G. & Barnes, D. (2003), Software evolution in an interdisciplinary environment, in O'Brien, L. & Gold, Nicolas eds, STEP Software Technology and Engineering Practice, 11th. International Conference. Amsterdam, IEEE Computer Press, 199-203.
  • Fox, Maria, Long, Derek, Bradley, Steven & McKinna, James (2001), Using Model Checking for Pre-Planning Analysis, AAAI Symposium on Model-based Validation of Intelligence. AAAI.

Journal Article

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Selected Grants

  • 2014: google CS4HS (Computer Science for High Schools) award $12k for work on Computer Science Into Schools
  • 2013: Durham University Enhancing the Student Learning Experience (ESLE) award: FOCUS Diagnostics – the development of an online diagnostic and instructional toolkit to enhance student understanding of subject specific language