Dr Edward Anstead

Staff details

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

Edward is a Lecturer in the Department of computing. He has been working at Goldsmiths’ since September 2016. He is the programme Lead for BSc Computer Science. His current teaching focuses on Software engineering and programming, he also supervises final year projects on topics including, HCI, mobile app development, games and physical computing.

Edward's primary research focus is on Human computer interaction (HCI). He is particularly interested in how collocated groups interact with a range of technologies. Recently he has been researching the effects of E-learning and gamification on programming education.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Computer Science (Hons); 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

Teaching and Supervision

  • IS51031A: Introduction to programming
  • IS51036A: Computing Project 1
  • IS52044A: Java For Industry
  • IS52045A: Extended Java
  • IS53007D: Computing Project (Final year dissertation)

Research interests

Edward's 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.

Publications and research outputs


Dowell, John; Malacria, Sylvain; Kim, Hana and Anstead, Edward. 2015. Companion apps for information-rich television programmes: representation and interaction. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 19(7), pp. 1215-1228. ISSN 1617-4909

Conference or Workshop Item

Katan, Simon and Anstead, Edward. 2020. 'Work In Progress: Sleuth, a programming environment for testing gamification'. In: 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON). Porto, Portugal 27 - 30 April 2020.

Dowell, John and Anstead, Edward. 2017. 'Interaction with a TV Companion App as Synopsis and Supplement'. In: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Denver, United States May 2017.

Anstead, Edward; Benford, Steve and Houghton, Robert J. 2016. 'Many-screen viewing: evaluating an olympics companion application'. In: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video. Newcastle, United Kingdom 2016.

Anstead, Edward; Benford, Steve and Houghton, Robert. 2016. 'MarathOn multiscreen: group television watching and interaction in a viewing ecology'. In: Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing. San Francisco, United States 27 February - 2 March 2016.

Flintham, Martin D; Velt, Raphael; Wilson, Max L; Anstead, Edward J; Benford, Steve; Brown, Anthony; Pearce, Timothy; Price, Dominic and Sprinks, James. 2015. 'Run spot run: capturing and tagging footage of a race by crowds of spectators'. In: CHI '15: 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Seoul, Korea, Republic of 18-23 April 2015.

Anstead, Edward; Flintham, Martin and Benford, Steve. 2014. 'Studying MarathonLive: Consent for In-the-wild Research'. In: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication. Seattle, United States Sept. 2014.


Anstead, Edward. 2016. Many-screen viewing: collaborative consumption of television media across multiple devices. Doctoral thesis, University of Nottingham

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