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Andrew K Bissett MSc, Ed.D, MBCS, CITP

Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia


Nominated as an ‘inspirational teacher’, 2011

40+ publications mostly in the area of the social and ethical dimensions of computing, along with some in software engineering and some in higher education.

Editorial board member for the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.

Steering Committee member for the ETHICOMP series of conferences 2011-15

  • About

    Education and Qualifications

    Doctorate in Education (Ed D) Sheffield Hallam University, July 2013. Dissertation title: The Business of English Universities: Business Models and Curriculum. Supervisors: Prof. Sylvia Johnson (FDS) & Prof. Stephen Ball (SBS).

    MSc Computer Studies, Sheffield City Polytechnic (CNAA) October 1987. Dissertation title: An External Data Structure Tool for Pascal.

    BSc (Hons) Electronics, University of Kent at Canterbury, July 1976.

    Previous Appointments

    Lecturer (temporary contract) in electronic engineering and IT related subjects, Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Sheffield City Polytechnic, April 1989 - August 1990.

    Research Associate (software development - CAD systems), ESPRIT 'Advanced Integrated Circuits Design Aids' project, Dept. of Computation UMIST, April 1986 - April 1989.

    Medical Physics Technician, Sheffield Area Health Authority, January 1978 - April 1986.

    Design Engineer (VHF radiotelephones), Racal Marine, Broadstairs, August 1976 - December 1977

    Software Engineering
    Social & Ethical Impact of IT

  • Teaching

    Department of Computing

    Science, Technology and Arts

    Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia

    Various concerning Management of IT Projects

  • Publications

    A list of publications is available from the institutional repository, SHURA

    Kimppa, K., & Bissett, A. (2005) The Ethical Significance of Cheating in Online Computing Games, International Review of Information Ethics, Vol. 4 - December. 31-38

    Bissett, A. (2004) High Technology War and 'Surgical Strikes', ACM Computers & Society, 32, (7) January.

    Bissett, A. (2003) Hacker Ethics in the Marketplace: the example of freeware, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 1, (1) January. 31-38

    Cooper, D., Morrey, I., Bissett, A., Siddiqi, J., Hibberd, R. and Buckberry, G. (2002) Using animation of formal specifications to validate safety properties, Journal of System Safety, Q2, June. 21-29

    Thomas, J. and Bissett, A. (2002) Meeting ethical demands in a multi-agency project, Australian Journal of Information Systems, 9 (2) May. 183-188.

    Bissett, A. and Shipton, G. (2002) Some human dimensions of computer virus creation and infection, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 52, (5), May. 899-913.

    Bissett, A. (1997) Computing professionals and the 'peace dividend', Business Ethics A European Review, Blackwells Press, 6, (2) April. 81-86.

  • Other activities

    Editorial board member for the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.

    Steering Committee member for the ETHICOMP series of conferences 2011-15.

    Organiser and Co-Chair of ETHICOMP 2011, Sheffield Hallam University.

    Track Chair for ETHICOMP 2015, De Montfort University.

    Paper reviewing panel member for Human Choice and Computers (HCC11) International conference sponsored by IFIP (2014).

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