Dr Nicolas Hine

Staff details

Dr Nicolas Hine






n.hine (@gold.ac.uk)

Nick’s vocation is to seek to optimise the fit between technology and people.

Nick Hine is a Lecturer in Computing. His vocation is to seek to optimise the fit between technology and people.

This has led him to explore fundamental aspects such as how people with disabilities, older people and children use technology, and the opportunities that technology enables in their lives.

Until June 2016, he was Head of the Technology at Nash College, part of Livability, a charity providing a variety of services for people with disabilities.

This was an opportunity to apply technology to the needs of the students to enable them to engage with the college curriculum and to live with greater independence in the domestic environments.

For over 20 years Nick was a lecturer and researcher at the School of Computing at the University of Dundee.

Previously he ran a training group that worked with disabled adults to prepare them for the world of work, focussing on the use of ICT.

Academic qualifications

  • University of Dundee, Department of Applied Computing; PhD: Towards a Multimedia Communication Service for People with Disabilities 2001
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium, Master of Biomedical Engineering, Thesis: Computer Mounted Eye Gaze System as a Terminal Input Device 1993
  • 1982 University of Hull, BSc in Electronic Telecommunications Engineering 1982

Teaching and supervision

Nick is programme lead for the MSc User Experience Engineering.

He teaches the Computing the User Experience, Human Factors and Applied Topics modules. He also supervises students taking either an Academic or Field Project Thesis.