School of Computing

Staff Profiles

Laura Heels

Teaching Fellow


I received my MComp (Hons) Computer Science with Security and Resilience from Newcastle University in 2013. I joined the school in 2014 as a Transition Officer supporting stage one students with the transition into university life. In 2017, I was promoted to Teaching Fellow and became the current SAT Chair for the Schools Athena SWAN. I am also studying a part time PhD in the Teaching Innovation Group and being supervised by Dr Marie Devlin.


I am the Stage 3 co-ordinator.

I teach on the following modules in the academic year:

  • CSC1023 - The Software Engineering Professional
  • CSC3422 - Website Construction and Management (Server-side) 
  • CSC6001 - Computer Applications

I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations in the following themes:

  • Equality and Diversity in Computing
  • Computing Education
  • Web Technologies


My research area is computing education, with a particular focus on equality and diversity.