Suzy Atfield-Cutts

Dr Suzy Atfield-Cutts

  • Lecturer in Computing
  • Poole House P426, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Suzy Atfield-Cutts is a lecturer on the computing courses at Bournemouth University. Most recently Suzy has gained her PhD by developing a taxonomy to guide practitioners in the use of video feedback. Formerly a Systems Administrator/Commercial Producer & Presenter in radio, and a Software Trainer for legal practice software, she came from industry as an undergraduate studying BSc(Hons) Software Engineering Management and became a Demonstrator in the department. Later she gained a PGCert in Education Practice and became a lecturer on completing her PhD. Suzy's research focuses on computing education, and programming in particular.


Suzy's research has covered several areas of computing education. Her PhD was to develop a taxonomy to guide practitioners implementing video feedback (BU 2020). Prior to that work has been published on audio feedback, peer assisted learning, and experience-based learning. Also the Adaptive Multimedia Presentation System (AMPS) was designed to support learning. Most recently, born out of necessity, work was published on applying technologies and practices in the rapid shift to remote learning.


Journal Articles





  • Atfield-Cutts, S., 2017. Towards A Framework for the use of Video as Summative Assessment Feedback to Address the Specialised Pedagogical Requirements of Teaching Computing. In: Bournemouth University , SciTech Post Graduate Research Conference 2017.


  • Atfield-Cutts, S., 2017. Video as assessment Feedback - presentation. Bournemouth University SciTech PGR Conference 2017: Bournemouth University. Published.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Principles of Programming - level 4
  • Software Engineering - level 5

Internal Responsibilities

  • Athena SWAN Self Assessment Team (SAT), Computing and Informatics
  • Academic Adviser, UG Computing and Informatics courses
  • First Year Tutor, Computing UG Courses, Software Systems
  • Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) coordinator, Computing and Informatics
  • Admissions Coordinator, Computing and Informatics


  • PhD in Computing Education (Bournemouth University, 2020)
  • PGCEP in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2013)
  • BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering Management (Bournemouth University, 2000)


  • Bournemouth University Learning and Teaching Fellowship (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • Best Presentation by a Student at INSPIRE conference 2013 (BCS, 2013)
  • Best Paper Award - Bournemouth & Poole College Annual Research Conference 2011 (Bournemouth & Poole College, 2011)
  • Best Paper - MMedia 2010 - Second International Conference on Advances in Multimedia (IARIA - International Academy, Research & Industry Association, 2010)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Bournemouth University, 2009)