Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist, Durham University


Sue left school with a few O levels. She returned to college to study maths as a mother of four at the age of 26, progressing to a degree, followed by a PhD in Software Engineering at London Southbank University.

Career History

Senior Research Associate and Honorary Professor at University College London; UK Government Advisor; Founder of #techmums; Tech evangelist and inspirational speaker.


Sue believes technology, despite its bad press, is an amazing tool that can help us save the planet and empower people. Through her initiative she aims to create 1 million #techmums by 2020, teaching them how to design apps, code in Python, stay safe online, use social media and office skills.

Sue is a social media convert and has used Twitter to help save Bletchley Park, crowdfund her book about Bletchley, and connect with millions of people.


Sue believes IT is the best career and that every job now involves technology in some way.  She suggests exploring technology in lots of different ways.

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