The University of Southampton

Dr Reena Pau 

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Outreach Officer in ECS. 

Reena Pau is an enthusiastic communicator who is inspiring the next generation of computer scientists. She is passionate about introducing young people to the world of electronics and increasing the number of women entering the technology sector. Reena visits schools to run motivational sessions and full-day programmes as the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) department’s Outreach Officer. I currently co-ordinate the ECS Taster Course and Taster days to ECS. 


Pau, Reena (2009) Experiential factors which influence how female students perceive computing and computing careers at different stages in their education. University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science, Doctoral Thesis, 273pp.

Pau, Reena, Grace, Marcus and Hall, Wendy (2011) IT’S BORING: A comparison of male and female students’ experiences of ICT GCSE/ A-level and Computing A-level lessons and their impact on student motivation. School Science Review. (In Press)

Pau, Reena, Grace, Marcus, Hall, Wendy and Woollard, John (2011) Female students' experiences of programming: It's not all bad! ITiCSE 2011, Germany. 27 - 29 Jun 2011. (In Press)

Dee, Hannah M., Petrie, Karen E., Boyle, Roger D. and Pau, Reena (2009) Why are we still here?: experiences of successful women in computing. pp. 233-237 . (doi:10.1145/1562877.1562951).

Pau, Reena, Argles, David, White, S.A. and Lovegrove, Gillian (2005) Computer geek versus computer chic: IT career and IT education. 6th International Women into Computing Conference. 14 - 16 Jul 2005.

Pau, Reena, Hall, Wendy and White, Su (2007) Women in computing: how does experience influence self-perception of computing careers? [in special issue: Proceedings of the 12th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE'07)] ACM SIGCSE bulletin, 39 (3), 349-349. (doi:10.1145/1269900.1268919).

Liccardi, Ilaria, Ounnas, Asma, Pau, Reena, Massey, Elizabeth, Kinnumen, Paivi, Lewthwaite, Sarah, Midy, Marie-Anne and Sakar, Chandan (2007) The role of social networks in students’ learning experiences. [in special issue: Proceeding: ITiCSE-WGR '07 Working Group Reports on ITiCSE on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education] ACM SIGCSE bulletin, 39 (4), 224-237. (doi:10.1145/1345443.1345442).

Ridgeway, Jennifer, Walters, Robert John and Pau, Reena (2013) Diversifying computing teaching: building an online hub to promote inclusivity. 18th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, United Kingdom. 01 - 03 Jul 2013. 1 pp .

Basford, Philip, Bragg, Graeme, Hare, Jonathon, Jewell, Mike, Martinez, Kirk, Newman, David, Pau, Reena, Smith, Ash and Ward, Tyler (2016) Erica the Rhino: a case study in using Raspberry Pi Single Board Computers for interactive art. [in special issue: Raspberry Pi Technology] ELECTRONICS,, 5 (3), 1-18. (doi:10.3390/electronics5030035).


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