Prof Helen Sharp


Telephone: +44 (0)1908 653638

I am Professor of Software Engineering in the Computing and Communications Department of The Open University, and Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship and Enterprise in the Faculty of Maths, Computing and Technology.

My main research interest focuses on the human and social aspects of software engineering, leveraging my expertise in both Interaction Design and Software Engineering. In particular, I am interested in the practice of software engineering and therefore have established and maintain a wide range of industrial collaborations.

I am joint author for one of the leading HCI text books and co-founder of the Agile Research Network. Currently, I am academic chair for XP2016, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and a member of the advisory board for IEEE Software.

Selected publications are listed below.