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Dr Neil Gordon
|Post Nominals||PhD, CMALT, MBCS, PFHEA, NTF|
|Biography||Neil Gordon is a reader in Computer Science. He has research interests at the interface of mathematics with computer science, particularly in the areas of finite geometry and its applications and in formal approaches.
He is also an advocate for the effective development and use of technology for teaching, especially in higher education, and has worked on a number of projects with the AdvanceHE.
After a joint degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, he went on to complete a PhD in Applied Mathematics (Finite Geometry and Computer Algebra, with Applications).
This was followed by work as a Research Assistant, initially on geometry and group theory, and later on solving differential equations and their applications in mathematical physics.
He worked for some time as an Educational Technology Advisor, exploring and supporting the use of computer technology in teaching mathematics.
In 2000, he began working as a lecturer in Computer Science.
|Research Interests||Finite geometry and applications, including error correcting codes
HCI, gamification and computer-based instruction
Safety and reliability analysis
Technology enhanced learning and information systems
|Teaching and Learning||Neil is a principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His teaching interests include the teaching of Computer Science, flexible learning, Technology Enhanced Learning and Gamification applied to learning.
He teaches on modules across the range of levels, from level 4 (first year) through to taught Masters. Modules include:
Level 4 "Computational Thinking", and also "Professional Develpoment";
Level 6 "Commercial Game Development", "Communicating and Teaching Computing" and "Advanced Software Engineering",
and "Level 7 Component Based Architectures".
Neil also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate project students.
|Scopus Author ID||56182357300|