School of Computer Science

EDI Committee members

Please see below for profiles from some of our EDI committee members.

Assistant Professor

Magan has been working in the school of computer science since 2020. She is actively involved in teaching and research in the areas of human computer interaction. computer vision, and applied machine learning. Her current research projects are within the themes of personalised and assistive healthcare, as well as human robot interaction. Magan is the director of EDI committee at school, where she establishes and implements the EDI strategic objectives whilst representing school at the UoN’s EDI wider communities. She is particularly passionate about advocating women in STEM and gender equality and equity in workplace. She also promotes supporting staff and students with neurodiversity for reasonable adjustments. Magan also leads the Athena Swan team at school, and successfully led the recent Athena Swan application for the Bronze award in 2022.

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Dr Helena Webb - Deputy Chair

Transitional Assistant Professor

Helena joined the University of Nottingham in summer 2021 as a Transitional Assistant Professor. Helena conducts research that brings social and ethical perspectives into our understanding of contemporary computing. Helena teaches topics including Software Specification, Software Quality Assurance, and Responsible Research and Innovation. Helena is passionate about widening participation in education, and effective career support for university staff. Helena enjoys reading, creative writing, cycling and walking.

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Associate Professor

Colin Johnson has worked in the School since 2020, teaching in areas of artificial intelligence and computer programming. Particular interests in the EDI area include LGBTQ+ issues, the impact of socio-economic factors on access to education and research in computer science, and ensuring that EDI discussions are shared across the three international campuses of the University.

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Research Fellow

Pat has worked in the Mixed Reality Lab as a research fellow for 9 years on the design and evaluation of interactive systems for entertainment and education.  His current focus is on participatory design, wellbeing and mental health.  He gained his PhD in Psychology investigating communication media and deception.  Pat is strongly invested in equality, diversity and inclusion partly because of being in an interacial partnership and with two young children of mixed heritage.

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Education and Student Experience Senior Administrator

Mary joined the School of Computer Science in April 2022. Mary’s Thematic Championship is ‘Wellbeing’. Her main responsibility is to design a variety of educational approaches to serve students’ individual and collective EDI needs in a variety of contexts and to improve their educational experience.

Assistant Professor
Transitional Assistant Professor


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Assistant Professor

Ayse has been with the School of Computer Science since 2020. She has a PhD in human-robot interaction from Koc University, Turkey. She has worked in Turkey, Germany and UK in different research-related positions. Being an Early Career Researcher (ECR) herself, she is passionate about advocating the needs of ECRs and creating an inclusive and supporting environment for them in their careers. She is the ECR Theme Leader in the EDI Committee. Ayse is married and spends most of her free time in between books, classical guitar, gardening and cultivating her love in classical music, jazz and performing arts.

Senior Research Fellow

Joe is a senior research fellow in the Mixed Reality Lab, a research group in the school. He has worked in the school for 10 years, doing research into full body interaction with computers, He has two children and spent 7 years working part time whilst they were young.

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Senior Administrator

Emma joined the School of Computer Science in October 2022 and is a Senior Administrator within the Operations team. She has a wide interest in EDI issues and intersectionality and hopes to work within the committee to improve staff and student experiences.

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