Matthew Poole

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Computer Science education research
Block-based programming environments

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I am Associate Head (Curriculum) in the School of Computing.

Research Interests

My main research interests are the pedagogy of introductory programming at school and university, particularly through the use of block-based programming environments. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD, MRes or undergraduate project in this area, then please contact me.

Other interests lie in computational science, including modelling and efficient simulation of electrical activity and arrhythmias in heart tissue, and applying computational intelligence techniques to problems in biomedicine and systems biology.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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