Sally Smith

Head of School

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Sally Smith is the Head of School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. She studied an MA (Hons) in Mathematics at Aberdeen University, Scotland and an MSc in Computer Science at City University, London. She has worked in the telecommunications and aerospace industries in the UK and Europe. She is a Teaching Fellow and her research and teaching interests combine mobile and pervasive computing with pedagogical research. She can be reached at

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  • Software Systems
    The institute's expertise in software engineering encompasses the entire development lifecycle, and we focus on developing the approaches and tools to improve the engineering process of both emerging and widely used software systems.
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    Recent Projects

    e-Placement Scotland
    The project aims to create 1500 paid placement opportunities for computing students studying in any Scottish university or college over the 5 year project.
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    PhD Project Involvement

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    Recent Publications

    Smith, S., Smith, C., Caddell, M. (2015). Can pay, should pay? Exploring employer and student perceptions of paid and unpaid placements. Active learning in Higher Education, , (), .

    Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., Smith, S., Zhao, H. (2014). A Unified Platform for the Dynamic Evolution of Context-aware Highly Agile Services. In: (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, , () (3rd ed.). (pp. ). : . IGI Global Publishing.

    Smith, S. (2014, October). Computer Science: Driving Entrepreneurship. Paper presented at 10th European Computer Science Summit, Wroclaw, Poland.

    Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., Smith, I. (2014). From employability attributes to professional identity: students transitioning to the workplace. In: (Ed.) FIE Proceedings, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

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