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Jackie Campbell

About Jackie Campbell

Jackie is the Course Director for the MSc Data Science, BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology, BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions. Her teaching areas focus around data - databases, data analytics, database security and data science.

Jackie had a varied career in the computing sector before gaining a role at the university, undertaking roles in IT support and testing, then moving into database development, systems analysis and team leading. Later she worked as a database consultant specifically on data warehousing projects.

Her passion for data has driven her teaching areas drawing on interesting stories and case studies to provide context and application to the subject. She is an expert in enquiry based learning which involves presenting 'the problem' to the students to explore, research and find solutions for. In this way the students are able to own their learning and the pace at which they work whilst investigating real issues. As a senior teacher fellow she uses technology and team-teaching techniques extensively.

Current Teaching

Jackie teaches on:

  • BSc Computing
  • BSc Business Information Technology
  • BSc Computing Forensics
  • MSc Data Science (new for 2018)

Modules include:

  • Database Systems
  • Advanced Databases
  • Business Analysis
  • Final Year Production Project
  • Data Warehouse Approaches

Research Interests

Jackie is working towards a Doctorate in Education (EdD), researching computing students and their employment strategy. This research informs how we are able to support students in finding work and understand the role of education in their career aspirations. We are particularly keen to ensure students have plenty of opportunity to meet employers and work alongside them in the work place, placements, hackathons, industry visits and summer internships are all part of this.

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