Professor Steven Bradley
BA MSc PhD PGCAP SFHEA
|Professor in the Department of Computer Science||MCS 2027||+44 (0) 191 33 41754|
After studying maths and then Computer Science, Steven joined Durham University in 1997 as a lecturer in Computer Science. From 2004-2013 he was a part-time teaching fellow, spending the rest of his time on web consultancy, mainly on research projects across the university. From 2013 he was a full-time teaching fellow in the department of Computer Science and has been an Professor (teaching) since 2020.
Other skills and qualifications
Steven likes playing musical instruments and singing, and holds many music qualifications including Grade 1 Violin (with merit). He is qualified in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting as well as Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm. In sailing he holds the RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification and acts as personal sailing advisor to Guy Gordon, the Highland Vet, having previously held the rank of patrol leader of the Penguins in the 19th Tynemouth 9th Tyne Sea Scouts.
- Computer Science education
- Knowledge representation and student learning
- Citizen science
- Natural Language Processing
- Real-time systems
- Children’s hospice service data mapping project 2011/12
- Mapping Unit
- 2019: Best Paper Award Koli Calling 2019: For "Addressing Bias to Improve Reliability in Peer Review of Programming Coursework"
- 2019: QAA Institutional Reviewer: Steven was an institutional reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) ;from 2019 to 2022.
- 2018: Chair, UK ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education (SIGCSE): The UK and ;ACM SIGCSE ;aims to provide a national forum for the examination and exchange of research and practice related to the learning and teaching of computing. ;
- 2017: Excellence in Learning & Teaching Award: Awarded by Durham University in June 2017
- 0000: External Examining: Prof Bradley was external examiner at Oxford Brookes from 2018 to 2022, and external examiner at the university of Kent from 2022. He has also acted as external for several PhD examinations.
Chapter in book
- Becker, Brett A., Bradley, Steven, Maguire, Joseph, Black, Michaela, Crick, Tom, Saqr, Mohammed, Sentance, Sue & Quille, Keith (2023). Computing Education Research in the UK & Ireland. In Past, Present and Future of Computing Education Research. Apiola, Mikko, López-Pernas, Sonsoles & Saqr, Mohammed Springer. 421-479.
- Gajbhiye, Amit, Al Moubayed, Noura & Bradley, Steven (2021). ExBERT: An External Knowledge Enhanced BERT for Natural Language Inference. In Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2021 30th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Bratislava, Slovakia, September 14–17, 2021, Proceedings, Part V. Farkaš, Igor, Masulli, Paolo, Otte, Sebastian & Wermter, Stefan Springer. 12895: 460-472.
- Gajbhiye, Amit, Winterbottom, Thomas, Al Moubayed, Noura & Bradley, Steven (2020). Bilinear Fusion of Commonsense Knowledge with Attention-Based NLI Models. In Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2020. Farkaš, Igor, Masulli, Paolo & Wermter, Stefan Springer. 12396: 633-646.
- Bradley, Steven & Akrida, Eleni (2022), Narrowing and Stretching: Addressing the Challenge of Multi-track Programming, English, Rosanne *Stewart, Craig Computing Education Practice 2022. Durham, England, ACM, 1-4.
- Morrison, Briana B., Quinn, Beth A., Bradley, Steven, Buffardi, Kevin, Harrington, Brian, Hu, Helen H., Kallia, Maria, McNeill, Fiona, Ola, Oluwakemi, Parker, Miranda, Rosato, Jennifer & Waite, Jane (2021), Evidence for Teaching Practices that Broaden Participation for Women in Computing, Proceedings of the 2021 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. ACM, 57-131.
- Bradley, Steven (2020), Creative Assessment in Programming: Diversity and Divergence, Durham, England, ACM, 1.
- Bradley, Steven (2019), Addressing Bias to Improve Reliability in Peer Review of Programming Coursework, Koli Calling 2019. Finland, ACM, New York, 1-19.
- Gajbhiye, Amit, Jaf, Sardar, Al-Moubayed, Noura, Bradley, Steven & McGough, A. Stephen (2018), CAM: A Combined Attention Model for Natural Language Inference, in Abe, Naoki Liu, Huan Pu, Calton Hu, Xiaohua Ahmed, Nesreen Qiao, Mu Song, Yang Kossmann, Donald Liu, Bing Lee, Kisung Tang, Jiliang He, Jingrui & Saltz, Jeffrey eds, IEEE International Conference on BIG DATA. Seattle, United States of America, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., 1009-1014.
- Gajbhiye, Amit, Jaf, Sardar, Al-Moubayed, Noura, McGough, A. Stephen & Bradley, Steven (2018), An Exploration of Dropout with RNNs for Natural Language Inference, in Kurková, V., Manolopoulos, Yannis, Hammer, Barbara, Iliadis, Lazaros S. & Maglogiannis, Ilias G. eds, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 11141 ICANN 2018: 27th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks. Rhodes, Springer, Cham, 157-167.
- Bradley, Steven & Church, Stephen (2018), Collaborative Creative Computing, London Computing Education Research Symposium. London.
- Bradley, Steven (2016), Managing Plagiarism in Programming Assignments with Blended Assessment and Randomisation, in Sheard, Judy & Suero Montero, Calkin eds, 16th Koli Calling Conference on Computing Education Research. Koli, Finland, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, NY, 21-30.
- Hsing, P.-Y., Bradley, S., Kent V., Hill R., Whittingham M. & Stephens P. (2015), Monitoring Wild Mammals in County Durham with a Citizen Science Web Platform, ICCB 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology. Montpellier, France, Montpellier.
- Bennett, K.H., Bradley, S., Glover, G. & Barnes, D. (2003), Software evolution in an interdisciplinary environment, in O'Brien, L. & Gold, Nicolas eds, STEP Software Technology and Engineering Practice, 11th. International Conference. Amsterdam, IEEE Computer Press, 199-203.
- Fox, Maria, Long, Derek, Bradley, Steven & McKinna, James (2001), Using Model Checking for Pre-Planning Analysis, AAAI Symposium on Model-based Validation of Intelligence. AAAI.
- Steven Bradley & Alexandra Cristea (2019). Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Computing Education Practice. Computing Education Practice, Durham, UK, ACM.
- Hsing, Pen-Yuan, Hill, Russell, Smith, Graham, Bradley, Steven, Green, Sian, Kent, Vivien, Mason, Samantha, Rees, Jonathan, Whittingham, Mark, Cokill, Jim, MammalWeb citizen scientists & Stephens, Philip (2022). Large-scale mammal monitoring: the potential of a citizen science camera-trapping project in the United Kingdom. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 3(4): e12180.
- Hsing, P.-Y., Coghill, L., Ryder, J., Austin, M., Dooley, S., Ellison, A., Fenwick, C., Garland, M., Humphrey, P., Proudlock, H., Robson, A., Steer, C., Turnbull, L., Kent, V.T., Bradley, S., Hill, R.A., Ascroft, R. & Stephens, P.A. (2020). Citizen scientists: school students conducting, contributing to and communicating ecological research – experiences of a school–university partnership. School Science Review 101(376): 67-74.
- Hsing, P.-Y., Bradley, S.P., Kent, V.T., Hill, R.A., Smith, G.C., Whittingham, M.J., Cokill, J., Crawley, D., MammalWeb Volunteers, & Stephens, P.A. (2018). Economical crowdsourcing for camera trap image classification. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 4(4): 361-374.
- Rees, S.W., Bruce, M. & Bradley, S. (2014). Utilising Data-driven Learning in Chemistry Teaching: a Shortcut to Improving Chemical Language Comprehension. New Directions 10(1): 12-19.
- Onyett, Steve Linde, Karen Glover, Gyles Floyd, Siobhan Bradley, Steven & Middleton, Hugh (2008). Implementation of crisis resolution/home treatment teams in England: national survey 2005–2006. Psychiatric Bulletin 32(10): 374.
- Johnstone, David & Bradley, Steven (2005). Opportunistic scheduling in a constraint-rich world. ACM SIGBED Review 2(2): 19.