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

Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia

Summary

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

    Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences

    Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia

    Various concerning Management of IT Projects

  • Publications

    HABGOOD, M. P. Jacob (2011). Maintaining an ethical balance in the curriculum design of games-based degrees. In: BISSETT, Andrew, WARD BYNUM, Terrell, LIGHT, Ann, LAUENER, Angela and ROGERSON, Simon, (eds.) Ethicomp 2011 : the social impact of social computing : Proceedings of the twelfth international conference. Sheffield Hallam University Press, 202-209.

    BISSETT, Andrew and KIMPPA, Kim (2010). Conrad, Kant and computers : porfessional duty and IT. In: ETHICOMP 2010 (12th International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technology) : The "backwards, forwards and sideways" changes of ICT, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, 14-16 April 2010. (Unpublished)

    BISSETT, Andrew (2009). Academics as entrepreneurs : the changing nature of academic professionalism. In: Academic futures : inquiries into higher education and pedagogy. Newcastle Upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars, 111-126.

    BISSETT, A.K. (2009). Academics as entrepreneurs: the changing nature of professionalism in higher education. In: KING, V., (ed.) Academic Futures. Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Press., 111-124.

    BISSETT, Andrew and KIMPPA, Kim (2008). Gold farming. In: ETHICOMP 2008 (10th International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technology) : "Living, Working And Learning Beyond Technology", University of Pavia, Mantua, Italy, 24-26 Sept. 2008. (Unpublished)

    SHIBL, Rania, FIELDEN, Kay, BISSETT, Andrew and PAIN, Den (2008). Trust and clinical information systems. In: DUQUENOY, Penny, GEORGE, Carlisle and KIMPPA, Kai, (eds.) Ethical, legal and social aspects of medical informatics. Hershey, Pa., Medical Information Science Reference, 48-64.

    BISSETT, Andrew (2008). What are Universities for? In: Researching academic visions and realities : academic writing, conceptions of leadership, emergent pedagogies. Coventry, iPED, 59-65.

    BISSETT, A. and SHIPTON, G. (2000). Some human dimensions of computer virus creation and infection. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 52 (5), 899-913.

    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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