Dr Edward Anstead

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Computing
Email E.Anstead (@gold.ac.uk)
Twitter @edwardanstead
Dr Edward Anstead

Edward is an Lecturer in the Department of computing. He has been working at Goldsmiths’ since

September 2016. He is the programme Lead for foundation year students.

Edward’s current teaching focuses on software development and using human computer

interaction to understand key principals and issues in computing. He also teaches study skills and

supervises several final year projects.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Computer Science, University of Leicester, 2005
  • MSc Human Centred Computer Systems, University of Sussex, 2009
  • PhD Many-Screen Viewing: Collaborative Consumption of Television Media Across Multiple Devices. University Of Nottingham, 2016.


  • Introduction to programming
  • Use of computers
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science (seminars)
  • Final year Computer Science projects

Research Interests

His main research interests are in the field of human computer interaction, focusing on collaborative group practices with distributed devices. He is particularly interested in shared media, including television, video and photography. He has also published work on videographic processes and ethical data collection. More recently, Edward’s research has focused on developing auto-graded tools for teaching programming and how these can be effectively administered to students from diverse discipline.

John Dowell and Edward Anstead. 2017. Interaction with a TV Companion App as Synopsis and Supplement. In Proc CHI '17. ACM, 2264-2268. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025459

Edward Anstead, Steve Benford, and Robert J. Houghton. 2016. MarathOn Multiscreen: Group Television Watching and Interaction in a Viewing Ecology. In Proc CSCW’16. ACM, 405-417 http://doi.acm.org/ 10.1145/2818048.2820003

Edward Anstead. 2016. Many-Screen Viewing: Collaborative Consumption of Television Media Across Multiple Devices. Doctoral Thesis: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/33487/1/Final%20Thesis%20-%20Edward%20Anstead.pdf

Dowell, J., Malacria, S., Kim, H., & Anstead E., 2015. Companion apps for television programmes: representation and interaction Personal and Ubiquitous Computing http://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-015-0867-7

Flintham, M., Velt, R., Wilson, M.L., Anstead, E., Benford, S., Brown, A., Pearce, T., Price, D., and Sprinks, J., 2015. Run Spot Run: Capturing and Tagging Footage of a Race by Crowds of Spectators. In Proc CHI’15. ACM, 747-756. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2702123.2702463

Edward Anstead, Steve Benford, and Robert J. Houghton. 2014. Many-screen viewing: evaluating an Olympics companion application. In Proc TVX ’14. 103-110. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2602299.2602304

Edward Anstead, Abigail Durrant, Steve Benford, and David Kirk. 2012. Tabletop games for photo consumption at theme parks. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces (ITS ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 61-70. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2396636.2396646

Edward Anstead, Martin Flintham, and Steve Benford. 2014. Studying MarathonLive: consent for in-the-wild research. Proc UbiComp ’14 Adjunct. ACM, 665-670. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2638728.2641678

Anstead, E., Benford, S. and Houghton, R., 2013. Conceptualising Dual Screen Applications as Pervasive Experiences. In Workshop: Exploring and Enhancing the user experience for television at CHI’13

Anstead, E., 2012. Developing Living Room Display Ecologies Using a Trajectories Framework. In Workshop on infrastructure and Design Challenges of Coupled Display Visual Interfaces PPD’12 at AVI’12.