Sally Smith
Sally Smith

Prof Sally Smith PFHEA FBCS

Head of Graduate Apprenticeships and Skills Development and Professor

Biography

Professor Sally Smith MA MSc DBA PFHEA

Sally is Head of Graduate Apprenticeships and Skills Development at Edinburgh Napier. She has an MA (Hons) in Mathematics from Aberdeen University, Scotland, an MSc in Computer Science from City University, London and a DBA from Edinburgh Napier University. Sally is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has previously worked in the telecommunications and aerospace industries in the UK and Europe.

She is the Director of the Centre for Higher Education Research at Edinburgh Napier University and Project Director of e-Placement Scotland, creating paid placements for computing students across Scotland.

Sally leads the Data Education in Universities workstream of the Data Skills Gateway of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region City Deal.

Sally’s research focus is on the impact of work placements and graduate apprenticeships, especially on under-represented groups.

Previously, Sally was Dean of Computing 2008-2020. Between 2011 and 2018 she was on the committee of the UK Council of Professors and Heads of Computing, serving as Chair between 2014 and 2016.

Research Areas

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • SQA Advisory Council
  • Sally Smith has been appointed to the Shadbolt Review Group

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy
  • Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy
  • Conference Chair Horizons in STEM Higher Education
  • UK STEM Conference June 2016: A new conference for teaching and learning research in STEM subjects.

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External at Birmingham City University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Connect Tech 100
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society
  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Sally Smith and Bill Buchanan in Tech 100 for Scotland

 

Media Activity

  • Graduate Apprenticeships - doubling of places
  • Scottish Business News Network
  • Edinburgh Napier gets major funding to teach digital skills
  • Edinburgh Napier University – Bridging the digital skills gap
  • Edinburgh Napier takes over as parent organisation to GGS
  • Times Higher Article
  • The code for future success is investing in our graduates

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Principal Fellowship of Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society

 

Date


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A Perspective on Middleware-Oriented Context-Aware Pervasive Systems

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2008)
A Perspective on Middleware-Oriented Context-Aware Pervasive Systems. In Proceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference, 249-254. doi:10.1109/compsac.2009.142
The evolving concepts of mobile computing, context-awareness, and ambient intelligence are increasingly influencing user's experience of services. Therefore, the goal of this ...

Can pay, should pay? Comparing employer and student outcomes of paid and unpaid work opportunities.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, C. F., Smith, S. & Irving, C. (2013)
Can pay, should pay? Comparing employer and student outcomes of paid and unpaid work opportunities. In Proceedings of the HEA STEM Learning and Teaching Conference (2013): Where practice and pedagogy meet, 114-119. doi:10.11120/stem.hea.2013.0025
This paper looks across and beyond this project to examine the range of placement and work experience forms currently experienced by computing students, and asks the question ...

A unified approach for the dynamic evolution of context-aware services.

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X. & Smith, S. (2011)
A unified approach for the dynamic evolution of context-aware services. In Proceedings of International Conference on Innovations in Computers, Information and Communication - ICICIC 2012

Progzoo: a gentle introduction to programming.

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S. & Cumming, A. (2006)
Progzoo: a gentle introduction to programming
A fully integrated web-based learning resource has been introduced to support the teaching and learning of Java programming. Students are introduced to features of the languag...

A model-driven approach to flexible multi-level customization of SaaS applications.

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X. & Smith, S. (2009)
A model-driven approach to flexible multi-level customization of SaaS applications. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'10)

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