Hi, I'm Christopher Bull. I am a Digital Innovation researcher (Ph.D student) at HighWire DTC, Lancaster University.
My research is focused on exploring design studios in education (from a variety of areas: architecture, product design, art etc.), and how aspects of the environment can be transferred across to Computer Science education; this involves looking at co-located developers during design and implementation phases of software projects (inspired by my Masters Thesis — CoffeeTable). This also relates to my main broad interest of collaboration in software development teams.
I am part of the first cohort of the HighWire DTC. My background is in Computer Science and Software Engineering, but have been immersing myself in the Design discipline and exploring how Design and Computing cross. I have a wide and varied interest in many areas of Computer Science including software engineering (in a broad sense), software project management, education in computer science/software engineering, HCI and web development. I have also dabbled in Management Science and Project Management.
Thanks for checking out my profile.
- Christopher Bull
Christopher Bull's Background
Christopher Bull's Experience
Practical Tutor at Lancaster University
October 2010 - Present
I have had a variety of responsibilities surrounding the education of undergraduate students. I have supervised and taught within practical sessions, helping with students coursework and generally "getting my hands dirty", and I also carry out some tutorials to entire year groups which vary between standard lectures and interactive sessions.
Developer at Cesagen, Lancaster University
July 2009 - September 2009 | Lancaster
Full-time temporary job between academic courses.
This job placed me in an agile working environment, where I worked closely with another developer and designed and built interesting and inventive ideas. My role included web development for "The Research Desktop" (sociomics.lancs.ac.uk) and on distributed (and modular) computing.
Christopher Bull's Education
2010 – 2013
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
2009 – 2010
MRes Digital Innovation
Concentration: HighWire DTC (Computing, Managment & Design)
Activities: Thesis: CoffeeTable (highwire-dtc.com/coffeetable/)
2006 – 2009
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Software Engineering
Concentration: Computer Science
2004 – 2006
BND IT Practitioners (Software Development)