Vice Chairman and Treasurer
Jonathan Westlake MBCS
Jonathan is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Staffordshire University Business School and a part-time lecturer in the Dept of Computing. Other vocational work includes being an external examiner with a number of award bodies/universities and a regular media commentator on all things information technology
Richard Gosling MBCS
Since hearing Sir Clive Sinclair talk about the home computing revolution in 1980 and obtaining my first computer the following year (a ZX81) I have had a keen interest in all aspects of IT.
Since then my career has led me through IT support, software development and data science. Along the way I've worked on projects for automotive manufacturers, tier one banks and government departments.
My main interests are in ethical use of data, emerging technologies and helping others to reach their full potential in the IT industry.
Early Careers Officer
Hi everyone, I'm the early careers officer for BCS Stoke-On Trent and Staffordshire Branch. I have been on the committee in various roles since 2019. I started working with the BCS while working on the committee of the Keele BCS Student Chapter and Hack Keele.
To give some professional background. I studied at Keele University for both my Undergraduate and Postgraduate education. For my undergraduate studies I studied computer science (BSc) between 2019 to 2021. Whilst for my postgraduate I studied AI and Data Science (MSc) between 2021 and 2022.
I’m currently working in the ONS Data science graduate scheme in the Government Office for Science. where I am working and training as a Data Scientist.
Education Liasion Officer
Sandra Woolley FBCS
Sandra Woolley is a Fellow of the BCS. She chaired the 2022 BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference at Keele University where she is the Computer Science Research Director, the Deputy Chair of the Central Research Ethics Committee and the Deputy Director of the Digital Society Institute. She leads the Future Systems Research Group and teaches Computer Animation and Multimedia, and topics in 'Ethics, Professionalism and Real-World Case Studies in Computer Science'. Her research encompasses digital heritage including VR/AR and 3D virtual reconstruction of fragmented artefacts, and health technologies including wearables, sensing systems and assistive devices.
Sharon Dempsey MBCS
Specialist Group (SG) Liaison Officer
STEM Liaison Officer
Webmaster and Social Media Officer
Craig Hannon RITTech MBCS
I am a technical lead for a software consultancy where I lead a team of software engineers, and have around 15 years experience within the IT industry working in both blue chip and SME based settings. I graduated from the University of Salford with an undergraduate BSc Hons in Multimedia and Internet Technology and then completed a Masters of Enterprise (Technology). I have been a member of the BCS for around 3 years and am also a member of OWASP and the IET. I have a strong passion for Software Engineering and DevSecOps and most of my recent years has been spent within this specialism. I largely develop API based solutions on the Microsoft Stack. I have joined the BCS to promote professional ethics and personal development.