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Research Profile

Dr Gary

Subject Leader: Computing

Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

  • Gary Hill is currently Head of Department: Computing & Immersive Technologies at the University of Northampton, School of Science & Technology (UK).


    • MPhil, Computer Assisted Learning – Structural Analysis & Design, Loughborough University, 1998
    • MSc, Computer Science, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 2001
    • PGCE, University of Greenwich (Garnett College) London, 1986
    • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Numerical Analysis) Swansea University, 1985


    • Head of Department: Computing & Immersive Technologies, University of Northampton, 2011-present
    • Head of Computing & Immersive Technologies, University of Northampton, 2002- 2011
    • Acting Associate Dean (Operations) University of Northampton, 2008.
    • Principal Lecturer, University of Northampton, 1992-2002
    • Senior Lecturer, University of Northampton, 1989-1992
    • Lecturer II, University of Northampton, 1987-1989
    • Lecturer II, Computing & Civil Engineering, Thames Valley University, 1986-1987

    External Examiner

    • MSc Enterprise Application Development, BSc/BEng Software Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University at SLIIT, Sri Lanka (2014-2018)
    • BSc Computer Science, University of Derby including: Mediterranean College (Athens & Thessaloniki, Greece) (2014-2018)
    • MSc Computer Science at University of Hertfordshire IST Athens (2011-2015) 
    • BSc Multimedia Technologies, Islington College, Kathmandu, Nepal (2011-2012)
    • BSc, FDSc Digital Solutions, Interactive Multimedia, Multimedia, Multimedia Technology & Applications at London Metropolitan University (2008-2012)
    • MSc Computing, Internet Technology and e-Commerce, Internet Technology, Distributed Computing Systems, Computer Systems and Networking, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Enterprise Software Engineering, Mobile Computing and Communications courses at University of Greenwich (2006-2011)
    • BSc Computing, Software Engineering, Computer Games Development, Multimedia Games Development at University of Central Lancashire (2004-2009) 
    • BSc Computing courses at Shenzhen University, Guangdong, China (2005-2009) 
    • BSc Computing courses at UDA (Spengergasse, Vienna & Leonding, Linz) Austria (2005-2009) 
    • BSc Computing, Computer Network Technology, Systems Management, Information Systems Design at DEI (Thessaloniki) Greece (2007-2009) 
    • Foundation Year at South Bank University (1998-2002) 
    • HND/C at Buckinghamshire New University (1998-2002) 
    • HNC at East Berkshire College (2001-2002)

    External Advisor

    • External Review Panel Member for Undergraduate/Postgraduate Computing, Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Sciences, University of Staffordshire (04/2013)
    • External Review Panel Member for the Field of UG Computing, School of Computer Science & Technology, University of Bedfordshire (09/2012)
    • Department for Education, Level 3 (A Level/Vocational) Qualification Reform – Roundtable Discussion – Specialist Vocational Focus Group, Sanctuary Buildings, London, (06/2012)
    • External Review Panel Member for the Field of Undergraduate (UG) Computing, School of Computer Science & Technology, University of Bedfordshire (09/2009)
    • External Validation Advisor for Franchise of BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Computing (Multimedia), BSc (Hons) Computing Network Technology to DEI Bachelor and Masters Degrees, Thessaloniki, Greece (05/2007) 
    • External Validation Advisor for the BSc Computing by Distance Learning at the University of East London (05/2006) 
    • External Validation Advisor for Franchise of BSc Computing courses at UDA (Spengergasse, Vienna & Leonding, Linz) Austria (06/2005)

    University Committees/Offices

    • Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC) 2013-2014
    • Academic Audit and Review Committee (AARC) 2013- 2014
    • Senior Admissions Tutor (2008-present)
    • Mitigating Circumstances Panel (Chair/Member)
    • Examination Boards (Chair/Member)
    • Examination Boards (Chair/Member)
    • E-Strategy Steering Group (2006-2011)
    • Course Validation Panels (Chair/Member)
    • Lifelong Learning Committee (2006-2008)
    • External Examiners’ Committee (School Representative 2003-2009)
    • Committee for Taught Programmes (School Representative 2004-2006)

    School Committees

    • School Executive Team (SET)
    • International School Executive Team
    • School Management Group (SMG)
    • School Health & Safety 
    • Quality Standards & Enhancement Committee (QSEC)
    • School Student Experience Committee (SSEC)

    Professional Membership and Advisory Bod​ies

    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
    • Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) 
    • Chartered IT Professional (CITP) 
    • Northampton Branch Committee Member of the British Computer Society (BCS) – Education Liaison Officer (2009-present).
    • Council of Professors and Heads of Computing​ (CPHC)
    • BSc Computing – Problem Solving & Programming
    • MSc Computing (Internet Technology) Java Programming
    • Field Chair for Computer Systems (BSc Computing awards in Computing, Computer Networks Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Graphics & Visualisation, Internet
    • Technology & Security, Mobile Computing, Software Engineering) (2003-2011)
    • Admissions Tutor for BSc, HND/C Computing (2000-2011)
    • First Year Leader, BSc Computing (2001-2011)
    • Course Leader, HND Computer Systems Engineering (2000-2005)
    • Course Leader, HNC Computer Systems Engineering (2000-2005)
    • Budget Holder, Computing Section (2001-present)
    • Mobile Device Application Development
    • Enterprise Application Development
    • 2D/3D Graphics
    • Graphics & Visualisation
    • 3D Computer Modelling
    • Problem Solving & Programming
    • Mobile Device Programming
    • Project Based Learning
    • Problem based Learning
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Gary Hill’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.