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Gary Hill BSc (Hons) MSc, MPhil, PGCE, FBCS, CITP

Head of Department

Computing & Immersive Technologies

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General information

Biography

  • M.Phil., Computer Assisted Learning - Structural Analysis & Design, Loughborough University, 1998.
  • M.Sc., Computer Science, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
  • P.G.C.E., University of Greenwich (Garnett College) London, 1986.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Civil Engineering (Numerical Analysis) Swansea University, 1985.

External Examiner

  • MSc Enterprise Application Development, BSc/BEng Software Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University at SLIIT, Sri Lanka (2014-2018)
  • MSc Computer Science at University of Hertfordshire IST Athens (2011-2015)
  • BSc Multimedia Technologies, Islington College, Kathmandu, Nepal (2008-2012)
  • BSc, FDSc Digital Solutions, Interactive Multimedia, Multimedia, Multimedia Technology & Applications at London Metropolitan University (2011-2012)
  • MSc Computing, Internet Technology and e-Commerce, Internet Technology, Distributed Computing Systems, Computer Systems and Networking, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Enterprise Software Engineering, Mobile Computing and Communications courses at University of Greenwich (2006-2011)
  • BSc Computing, Software Engineering, Computer Games Development, Multimedia Games Development at University of Central Lancashire (2004-2009)
  • BSc Computing courses at Shenzhen University, Guangdong, China (2005-2009)
  • BSc Computing courses at UDA (Spengergasse, Vienna & Leonding, Linz) Austria (2005-2009)
  • BSc Computing, Computer Network Technology, Systems Management, Information Systems Design at DEI (Thessaloniki) Greece (2007-2009)
  • Foundation Year at London South Bank University (1998-2002)
  • HND/C at Buckinghamshire New University (1998-2002)
  • HNC at East Berkshire College (2001-2002)

External Advisor

  • External Review Panel Member for Undergraduate/Postgraduate Computing, Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Sciences, University of Staffordshire (04/2013)
  • External Review Panel Member for the Field of UG Computing, School of Computer Science & Technology, University of Bedfordshire (09/2012)
  • Department for Education, Level 3 (A Level/Vocational) Qualification Reform - Roundtable Discussion - Specialist Vocational Focus Group, Sanctuary Buildings, London, (06/2012)
  • External Review Panel Member for the Field of Undergraduate (UG) Computing, School of Computer Science & Technology, University of Bedfordshire (09/2009)
  • External Validation Advisor for Franchise of BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Computing (Multimedia), BSc (Hons) Computing Network Technology to DEI Bachelor and Masters Degrees, Thessaloniki, Greece (05/2007)
  • External Validation Advisor for the BSc Computing by Distance Learning at the University of East London (05/2006)
  • External Validation Advisor for Franchise of BSc Computing courses at UDA (Spengergasse, Vienna & Leonding, Linz) Austria (06/2005)

Professional Membership and Advisory Bodies

  • Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS)
  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • Northampton Branch Committee Member of the British Computer Society (BCS) - Education Liaison Officer (2009-present).
  • Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC)

How to contact me

Email: gary.hill@northampton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1604 735500 x 3077 or +44 1604 893077 direct dial
Room NW303 - Newton Building
Postal address: School of Science & Technology, University of Northampton, Northampton, NN2 6JB, UK.

Teaching

Courses


Research


Journal Papers

Hill G, Svennevik E, Turner S (2014) "Computer Science Courses Using Laptops”, Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Science, ITALICS, HEA-ICS, Volume 13 Issue 1, June 2014, pp, DOI: 10.11120/ital.2014.00011.

Hill G, Turner S (2014) "Chapter 5: Electronic Online Marking of Software Assignments", Progress in IS: Software Engineering Education for a Global E-service Economy, Motta, Gianmario; Bing, Wu (Eds.), Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-04216-9, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04217-6_5, pp 41-48.

Hill G. J., Turner S. (2014) "Problems First, Second & Third", International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education (IJQAETE), IGI Global, USA, Volume 3 Issue 2 (Awaiting publication).

Hill G., Turner S. (2012) "Referencing within Code in Software Engineering Education!", Computer Education, Volume 10, Issue 166, May 2012, pp. 1-4, ISSN: 1672-5913.

Kariyawasam K., A., Turner S., Hill G. (2012) "Is it Visual? The importance of a Problem Solving Module within a Computing course", Computer Education, Volume 10, Issue 166, May 2012, pp. 5-7, ISSN: 1672-5913.

Turner S., Hill G. J., (2010) Innovative Use of Robots and Graphical Programming in Software Education, Computer Education, Volume 9, May 2010, pp. 54-6, ISSN: 1672-5913.

Turner S., Hill G. J., (2008) Robots within the teaching of Problem-Solving, ITALICS, HEA-ICS, Volume 7 Issue 1, June 2008, pp. 108-119, ISSN: 1473-7507.

Sealey B. J, Phillips P. S., Hill G. J., (2001) Waste management issues for the UK ready-mixed concrete industry, Resources Conservation and Recycling, International Journal of Sustainable Resource Management and Environmental Efficiency, Elsevier Volume 32 Issue 3-4, July, pp. 321 - 331 (Ed. Adam D. Read).

Bedford C., Buckle D., Hill G. J., (1999) Climbing and Kalashnikovs in the Southern Caucasus, Alpine Journal 1999 Volume 104 No 348, pp 136-146 ISBN 0-948153-59-8.

 

Book Chapters

Hill G, Turner S (2014) "Chapter 5: Electronic Online Marking of Software Assignments", Progress in IS: Software Engineering Education for a Global E-service Economy, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-04216-9, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04217-6_5 (Awaiting publication).

Hill G. J.
, Turner S. (2011) "Chapter 7: Problems First", Software Industry-Oriented Education Practices and Curriculum Development: Experiences and Lessons, M Hussey, X Xu & B Wu (Eds.), IGI Global, USA, pp 110-126, ISBN: 978-1-60960-797-5.

 

Research Papers and Presentations

Hill G, Turner S (2013) "Electronic Online Marking of Software Assignments (EOMOSA)", 9th China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Engineering Education, 13-14 May 2013, AICA, Milan, Italy.

Hill G, Svennevik E, Turner S (2011) "Green Computer Science Courses! We're going mobile!", 7th China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education, 23-24 May 2011, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK.

Zhao F, Turner S, Hill G, Dravid R, Zhang Y (2010) "A Virtual Environment Training System for Haptic Laparoscopic Surgery", 16th International Conference on Automation and Computing, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 11 September 2010.

Turner S, Hill G, Adams (2009) "Robots in problem solving in programming" 9th 1-day Teaching of Programming Workshop, University of Bath, 6th April 2009.

Minai A., Turner S., Hill G. J., (2008) Motivational Differences In Learning Internet Programming Between The Arts And Computing Students, 9th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences, Liverpool Hope University, 26th - 28th August 2008, p197, ISBN 978-0-9559676-0-3

Turner S., Hill G. J., (2007) Robots in Problem-Solving and Programming 8th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences, University of Southampton, 28th - 30th August 2007, pp 82-85 ISBN 0-978-0-9552005-7-1

Turner S., Hill G. J., (2006) The Inclusion of Robots Within The Teaching OF Problem Solving: Preliminary Results, 7th Annual Conference of the ICS HE Academy, Trinity College, Dublin, 29th - 31st August 2006, Proceedings pg 241-242 ISBN 0-9552005-3-9

Sealey B. J., Hill G. J., Phillips P. S., (2001) Review of Strategy for Recycling and Reuse of Waste Materials, Recycling and Reuse of Waste Materials , International Symposium, Dundee University, Thomas Telford, 19-20 March, pp 325-335, ISBN 0 7277 2992 6 (Ed. R K Dhir, M Limbachiya, M McCarthy).

Sealey B. J., Phillips P. S., Hill G. J. (2001) Waste Management in the Ready-Mixed Concrete Industry: key issues for future consideration , Concrete Communication Conference - 11th Annual BCA/Concrete Society Conference, UMIST, 3-4 July, Published in the proceedings, British Cement Association Publication 98.004, pp. 307-316, ISBN 0 7210 1581 6

Austin S A, Dickens J G and Hill G, (1992) Experience of using an authoring language to produce CAL teaching software for structural analysis, Proceedings Conference on Education for Structural Engineering, Nottingham University, Innovative Press, 16-18 September, pp 197-204, ISBN 0 9519802 0 3.

Reviewer/Referee

Research Supervision

  • 2006: MPhil Completion, Minimisation and Re-Use of Mixed Concrete Waste (2nd Supervisor).

Recent conference attendance:

  • 9th China - Europe International Symposium on Software Engineering Education, 14-15 May 2013, AICA, Milan, Italy.
  • 8th China - Europe International Symposium on Software Engineering Education, 28-29 May 2012, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.
  • 7th China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education, 23-24 May 2011, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK.
  • 6th China - Europe International Symposium on Software Industry Oriented Education, 24-25 May 2010, Xi'an, China.

Research grants/consultancy

Research Topics

  • Mobile Device Programming
  • 2D/3D Graphics
  • Graphics & Visualisation
  • GPU/GPGPU
  • 3D Computer Modelling
  • Problem Solving & Programming

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Administration

University Committees/Offices

  • Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC) 2013-present.
  • Academic Audit and Review Committee (AARC) 2013-present.
  • Senior Admissions Tutor (2008-present)
  • Mitigating Circumstances Panel (Chair/Member)
  • Examination Boards (Chair/Member)
  • E-Strategy Steering Group (2006-2011)
  • Course Validation Panels (Chair/Member)
  • Lifelong Learning Committee (2006-2008)
  • External Examiners' Committee (School Representative 2003-2009)
  • Committee for Taught Programmes (School Representative 2004-2006)

School Committees

  • School Executive Team (SET)
  • International School Executive Team
  • School Management Group (SMG)
  • School Health & Safety
  • Quality Standards & Enhancement Committee (QSEC)
  • School Student Experience Committee (SSEC)

School Offices

  • Field Chair for Computer Systems (BSc Computing awards in Computing, Computer Networks Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Graphics & Visualisation, Internet Technology & Security, Mobile Computing & Software Engineering) (2003-2011)
  • Admissions Tutor for BSc, HND/C Computing (2000-2011)
  • First Year Leader, BSc Computing (2001-2011)
  • Course Leader, HND Computer Systems Engineering (2000-2005)
  • Course Leader, HNC Computer Systems Engineering (2000-2005)
  • Budget Holder, Computing Department (2001-present)

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