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Gail Ollis

Gail Ollis

Nowadays I am a lecturer in programming and cyberpsychology at Bournemouth University. But that’s my accidental second career. I was a commercial software developer for two decades and became so obsessed with the human aspects of the job that I took a psychology degree to investigate further. In 2019 I finally completed my PhD research in psychology of software development. I have boundless enthusiasm for future projects that would benefit from my rare interdisciplinary combination of psychology knowledge and practical programming experience. I can’t see myself ever becoming a full-time researcher, though. Working with students can sometimes be frustrating and I have never worked longer hours, but it’s the most fulfilling work I have ever done.