Hi, I’m Jon Nicholson. I’m a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science within the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics at University of Brighton‘s Hastings Campus. I’m a member of the University’s Visual Modelling Group and the Ontology Engineering with Diagrams project. I was included as an early career researcher in the University’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 submission to Computer Science and Informatics. My research interests are primarily in software engineering, visual modelling, and data science.
My PhD is in Computer Science, which I received from the University of Essex (2011). I studied under Professor Raymond Turner and Dr Amnon H. Eden. My PhD was funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Training Award. I achieved an MSc with distinction (2006) and first class BSc Hons (2005) in Computer Science, winning a prize for best final year project, both from the University of Essex.
I have been teaching since 2006, but became a lecturer in 2011. In 2013 I received a postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Brighton. At the same time I became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My current teaching centres around web and mobile programming. I was course leader for BSc (hons) Digital Games Production for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Previous to joining the University of Brighton, I was a Consultant Developer for SchoolsICT where I worked on their ZiLink Platform. I am involved in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and am interested in working on more industry collaborations.