Lucia Rapanotti

Senior Lecturer

My main research focuses on the development of design theories, methods and tools to help people tackle complex real-world problems, whether in the development of software, systems, processes or other artefacts. With Dr Jon G. Hall, also in the Computing and Communications department, I have invented the Problem Oriented Engineering (POE), a design theoretic problem solving framework.

I also research infrastructures to support disperse research communities and the apprenticeship of new researchers mediated by online technology.

In my scholarship I aim to make the Computing curriculum in schools and academia more effective and relevant to industry and society at large.

I supervise research projects at MSc, Phil and PhD levels.

Please visit my personal webpage at http://mcs.open.ac.uk/lr38 for an up-to-date account of my academic work.

Since joining The Open University in 1996, I have worked on many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with roles which span from educational software designer to academic author and editor, to module, award and programme chair. I also supervise research students on MSc, MPhil and PhD degress and I'm the Research Students Admission Tutor for my Department.

I'm currently Chair of M813 Software Development, Chair of the Virtual MPhil, and member of the M811 Information Security academic team. 

Please visit my personal webpage at http://mcs.open.ac.uk/lr38 for an up-to-date account of my academic work.

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