• Dr. Rosanne English



I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and passed my Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCap) in September 2015. In my teaching I aim to put the student at the centre of the learning process by adopting a student-centred learning approach and using interactive windows in my sessions. This means students are much more actively involved during "lectures" and their retention rate improves. I love teaching, and am always looking for ways to improve the student learning experience. In 2014/15 I was short listed for a Student Nominated Teaching Award in the category of 'Best Feedback' where students reported that my approach to teaching is 'refreshing. She makes a big effort to engage students (in sometimes dry subjects) and is very keen to gauge how well everyone's learning is going, and where she can do better.' Other former students have commented that 'The extra effort that you give is greatly appreciated by all the students.' and '' I also wanted to thank you in person, although you don't teach us anymore I can safely say you were the best lecturer I met so far.'


  • 2016-17 Course co-ordinator Cyber Security (4/M), Database Theory and Applications (M), IT/SD Team Project (M)
  • 2015-2016 Course co-ordinator Cyber Security (4/M) and Database Theory and Applications (M)
  • 2014-2015 Course co-ordinator - Information Systems and Databases, Lecturing: Computing Science in the Classroom(4) with Prof. Quintin Cutts
  • 2013-2014 Lecturing: Enterprise Computing (M) with Dr. Karen Renaud
  • 2013-2014 Lecturing: Requirements Engineering (M) with Dr. Inah Omoronyia
  • 2012-2013: Lecturing: assisting Dr. Timothy Storer and Dr. Jeremy Singer with Professional Software Development 3 and Requirements Engineering


I have supervised 10 undergraduate projects to completion, and 7 Masters projects. I am not currently looking for PhD students.


My research area is that of the user aspects of security. I am interested in where the technology of information and computer security meets the end user, and the trade off between security and usability. Throughout my academic career so far, this has involved research in steganography, graphical passwords, and examining the android permissions model. More details of these areas of research can be found below as well as a link to details of my publications.

I am also interested in research in the field of Computer Science Education. In particular, I am interested in assessment for learning in Computing Science, and effective feedback. I run a number of projects each year which aim to provide teaching tools in different areas.


Committees and Roles

  • Class Head for Level 4, commenced 2016-17
  • Member of the local organisation committee, alongside Prof. Quintin Cutts and Dr. Joseph Maguire for the 10th International Computing Education Research Conference (ICER)
  • Deputy Head of the School of Computing Science Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Member of the School of Computing Science Athena Swan Committee

Journal and Conference Reviewing

  • Transactions on Information Forensics & Security
  • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
  • SAIEE African Research Journal
  • the International Conference on Security of Information Networks 2014 (SIN)


In the summer of 2015 I was involved in the construction and delivery of the Computing Science summer school, along with Dr. Jeremy Singer and Blair Archibald. In addition, I have previously participated in an 'Ada Lovelace Day' panel, constructed and delivered materials with CoderDojo Scotland, and constructed and run a social engineering workshop for a student Hackathon.

Get In Touch With Me.

I am currently located in the Room S112 of Lilybank Gardens, and my e-mail address is Rosanne.English at glasgow.ac.uk , please feel free to contact me if you have any queries about my work.