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Lesley is a dedicated and proactive Computer Science professional based in the UK. With over 20 years of experience in Higher Education, Lesley has a proven track record of providing exceptional support and encouragement to students and colleagues, helping them reach their full potential. 

Teaching Philosophy: As the School's student experience lead, Lesley is deeply committed to creating a sense of belonging and community within the learning environment. She firmly believes that Higher Education has the power to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, irrespective of their age, background, or gender. Lesley fosters an inclusive atmosphere that encourages an inquisitive mind, as she recognizes it to be the best trait for problem-solving, critical thinking, and independent learning. 

Experience and Achievements: In her previous role at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Lesley made significant contributions as an external examiner, course leader, year tutor, and module leader. She played a pivotal role in embedding the peer support system across the university, enabling students to provide assistance and guidance to their peers. One of her notable achievements was co-creating an award-winning module called "The Computing Challenge." This module utilized a team-based Agile development approach, aimed at helping students transition smoothly into academic life, establish friendships, set expectations, and unlock their full potential. 

Professional Affiliations: Lesley takes great pride in her membership with the British Computer Society (MBCS), a prestigious professional body for the IT industry. This affiliation demonstrates her commitment to upholding high standards of professional practice. Additionally, she holds the esteemed title of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), highlighting her dedication to continuously enhancing teaching and learning practices within Higher Education. 

Areas of Expertise: Within the field of Computer Science, Lesley possesses extensive expertise in areas such as information systems, data structures, and data science. She remains up-to-date with the latest advancements and emerging trends in these areas, ensuring that she delivers cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills to her students. 

Let's Connect: Lesley welcomes the opportunity to connect and collaborate with students, fellow educators, and industry professionals. If you wish to engage in discussions or explore potential collaborations, please reach out through the contact page on this website. Together, let's embark on a transformative journey of learning and growth. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Education, Professional Practice in Education, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 1 Jul 2014

Master of Science, Computer Science, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Design, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 1 Jul 2003

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA11 - Computer Science and Informatics

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