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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    Recent Publications

    Smith, S., Smith, C. (2014, July). What’s in it for me? Making the case for paid student placements in computer science. Paper presented at STEM 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

    Caddell, M., McIlwhan, R., Irving, C., Smith, C., Smith, S. (2013, June ). Can pay, should pay? Exploring paid and unpaid work opportunities from employer and student perspectives. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement Themes, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh.

    Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., Smith, S. (2013). Jabber-based Cross-Domain Efficient and Privacy-Ensuring Context Management Framework. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), 4, (5), .

    Smith, S., Smith, C. (2013, July). Building Employer Partnerships: a regional placement perspective. Paper presented at HEA Annual Conference, University of Warwick .

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