Dr Sharon Sibanda

Sharon has been our Head of Computing since March 2023, and oversees all undergraduate and postgraduate computing courses. Her academic background is wide-ranging; she gained a PhD in Computer Science in 2014, and over the last 20 years achieved several computer science teaching and managing qualifications from her positions in secondary and higher education institutions. While in these roles, she also led the development of postgraduate degree programmes in digital technology, AI and data science. Sharon is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and her research interests include the role of affective computing in improving learner outcomes in computer science education.