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Dr Stephen Cummins

College position(s)

Fellow, Director of Studies


Computer Science

Specialising in


Degrees, Awards and Prizes

BSc (Dunelm),  PhD (Dunelm)

Roles(s) with the University

Research Associate (Computer Science)

Research themes

My research area is focused on the themes of technology enhanced learning and software engineering. I have been recently focusing on the security and privacy considerations of educational platforms. I am one of the original research engineers who developed the platform and still work part-time in the team that runs this and our other project

I have a general interest in software engineering, processes, practices and tooling.

Teaching Responsibilities 

I enjoy teaching courses related to software engineering and security as well as supervising part II projects in these areas. I supervise the following courses:

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Software & Security Engineering
  • Security


I work part-time in the computer laboratory as a research associate but for the rest of my time I work as an enterprise architect for central government. I also spend time involved in technology related start-ups for example I am part-time CTO of