Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
Teaching and supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.
The societal and educational implications of the complex relationship we have with technology and our gendered identity. Issues of social exclusion related to technology in particular the gender implications. Other interests include E-learning and educational policy, management of information systems.
Sheila is particularly interested in supervising dissertations in topics which cover issues of gender and technology; these may be with regard to computers, mobile phones, the library of the future, learning in the future or other related issues. Also topics relating to gender in the workplace as well as other management issues, covering organisational behaviour and information systems development.
2010 French, S. The replication and reinforcement of gender divisions in Organisations: The silencing of emotional work in the discipline of Computing. Gender Work and Organisation Conference, Keele June 21st-23rd 2010.
2009 French,S. Organisational Discourses: Tackling Gender Inequality in the Media Industries. 2nd digital cultures workshop: social media publics #digcult09, Salford University, May 2009
2009 French, S. What has ‘mothering work’ got to do with anything in Computing? EOI Istanbul, www.eoi-conference.org July 2010.
2006 Rooksby, E (2006). Information Technology and Social Justice, Idea Group French, S. Chapter: Discourses in gender and technology: taking a look through a feminist gaze.
2006 French, S. and Saxon, D. (2006). "Exploring Experiences of Females on Technology Courses in UK Colleges." In Trauth, E.M. (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, Idea Group , Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
2005 French, S. Saxon, D. Johnson, H “I was told it was a lad’s course”: Reflections of Women taking a technology course (2005) Title, paper presented at Women in Computing Conference, The Gender Politics of ICT, Greenwich University , 14-16th July, 2005, London.
2005 French, S (2004) Double Trouble in the Academy: Taking ‘positions’ in the discipline of Computing. Gender Work & Organisation Conference, Keele University, England, 22nd July – 24th July, 2005.
2005 French, S. and Richardson, H (2005) 'Opting out? Women and on-line learning' ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society Vol 34 Issue 5 March 2005
2004 Richardson, H.,French, S.(2004) Exercising different choices-the gender divide and government policy making in the ‘global knowledge economy’. The Ethicomp Journal 1 (1) on line at www.ccsr.cse.dmu.ac.uk/journal
2003 French, S. (2003).Gender Equity and the use of Information and Communication Technologies in the Knowledge Economy: Examining Discourses in Computing and Information Technology. Paper presented at The World Forum on the Information Society, Geneva 2003
2003 Gunn, C., McSporran, M., MacLeod, H. and French, S. (2003). Dominant Or Different? Gender Issues In Computer Supported Learning. JALN 7(1), online- www.aln.org/publications/jaln/jaln/C7n1/index.asp, Last visited 2/07/03.
2002 Gunn, C., French, S., MacLeod, H., McSporran, M. and Conole, G. (2002). Gender issues in computer-supported learning. Alt-J 10(1), 32-44.
2002 Gunn, C., French, S., MacLeod, H., McSporran, M. and Conole, G. (2002). A response to the critique of gender issues in computer-supported learning. ALT-J 10(2), discussion pages 80-82.
2002 French, S. (2002). Gender Equity and the use of Information Communication Technologies in the knowledge economy: taking a feminist poststructuralist approach. 2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society, Raleigh, North Caroline, IEEE Catalogue Number sCH37293.
2002 Richardson, H. and French, S. (2002). Exercising Choices: the gender divide and government policy making in the global knowledge economy. 6th International Ethicomp Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.
2001 ALT Conference, Edinburgh September 2001- Discussion Panel on ICT’s & Gender with Hamish Macleod, Cathy Gunn, Mae McSporran, Grainne Conole
2000 S French, H Richardson. (2000) Education On-Line; Whats in it for Women? Women, Work & Computerisation, Edited by E Balka & R Smith , Kluwer Academic Publishers - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - IFIP TC9 WG9. 1 Seventh International Conference June 2000, Vancouver, Canada.
1999 French, S and Richardson, H. 'Developing a Framework for implementing Flexible Learning: a co-operative approach between Learning Technologist and Lecturer.' In The proceedings of the ALT-C99 conference. The 6th International conference of the Association for Learning Technology. 21st-23rd September 1999.
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