Journal Club

We have a monthly journal club where we discuss papers relevant to CS education, and all are welcome to join. You can find the details at

The rest of this page documents research interest at the group – not individual – level. Some of these groups are well-established, others are new. All accept PhD students.

Edinburgh Napier University Centre for Computing Education Research

  • Established 2014, Computing based
  • Current areas of interest: CS curriculum – in particular transitions from school/ college; CS graduate employability; student & graduate identity; access to placement & placement outcomes; gender and CS; learning management systems; interactive learning environments; work-based learning (including graduate level apprenticeships and executive education).
  • Contact: Sally Smith

University of Glasgow Centre for Computing Science Education

  • Established 2017, Computing and Psychology
  • Current areas of interest: Curriculum design, teacher CPD, Early developmental factors for CT, Spatial skills, Degree-level apprenticeships, CS for all, Evolving CS education as CS understanding becomes a societal imperative
  • Contact: Quintin Cutts

King’s College London

  • Established 2018, Interdisciplinary
  • Current areas of interest: Programming & Robotics; Digital Equity; Data & Education
  • Contact: Michael Kolling

Newcastle University Teaching Innovation Group

  • Established 2015, Computing-based
  • Current areas of interest: Assessment and feedback, curriculum design, equality and diversity, student experience, teacher CPD, working with schools.
  • Contact: Marie Devlin

Northumbria Digital Learning Laboratory

  • Established 2018, Computing-based
  • Current areas of interest: Current areas of interest: Game based learning, Digital Making and Tinkering, Digital and Information Literacy and Fluency, and Computer Science and wider STEM Education, with a particular emphasis on widening participation, equality, diversity and inclusion, employability and graduate outcomes, retention and professional practice and its teaching. We are also closely linked to NUSTEM which is working with young people from primary to sixth form.
  • Contact: Rebecca Strachan

St Andrews University Computer Science Higher Education Research Group

  • Established 2018, Computing-based
  • Current areas of interest: Learning analytics, Teaching at scale, Assessment and feedback, Virtual worlds in teaching, Open badges, Teaching programming at entry level and Students as co-creators.
  • Contact: Dharini Balasubramaniam

Please let us know if you would like to add your research group to the list