Dr Neil Gordon


Faculty of Science and Engineering


+44 (0) 1482 465038

Neil Gordon has research interests at the interface of mathematics with computer science, particularly in the areas of finite geometry and its applications.

He has also been an advocate for the effective development and use of technology for teaching, especially in higher education, and has worked on a number of projects with the Higher Education Academy.



Research Interests

  • Finite geometry and applications, including error correcting codes
  • HCI, gamification and computer-based instruction
  • Computer algebra
  • Safety and reliability analysis
  • Telehealth
  • Technology enhanced learning and information systems

Research groups

  • Research lead of VE and HCI research theme (formerly Computer Gamification and Instruction group)


L. Al-qora'n, N. Gordon, M. Walker, S. Sharvia, S. Kabir, 2014, 'A Safety Analysis Approach to Clinical Workflows: Application and Evaluation', International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 11/2014.

M. Brayshaw, A. Butterfield, N. Gordon, J. Nganji, L. Wen, (2014), 'Investigating Heuristic Evaluation as a Methodology for Evaluating Pedagogical Software: An Analysis Employing Three Case Studies', Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 06/2014; pp. 25-35.

E. Edifor, N. Gordon, M. Walker and Y. Papadopoulos, 2014, 'Using Simulation to Evaluate Dynamic Systems with Weibull or Lognormal Distributions', Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 06/2014; 286:177-187. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07013-1_17

N. Gordon, M. Brayshaw and T. Al'Jaber, 2016, 'Heuristic Evaluation for Serious Immersive Games and m-Instruction', in Learning and Collaboration Technologies, pp. 310-319, Springer

N. Gordon and M. Brayshaw, 2015, 'Requirements Capture Analysis for MOOCS in Higher Education', in Furthering Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses, Anabela Mesquita (ed), Paula Peres.

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Quantitative Methods for Computing
  • Commercial Games Development Process
  • Component Based Architectures
  • Sustainable Computing

Research PhDs

Dr Gordon welcomes applications in

  • Finite geometry and its applications, coding theory
  • HCI, gamificaion and education

Completed PhDs

  • Edifor, E. Quantitative analysis of dynamic safety-critical systems using temporal fault trees. University of Hull. 2014
  • Al-Qora'n, L. SAFE-FLOW : a systematic approach for safety analysis of clinical workflows. University of Hull. 2015

Current PhD supervisions

  • Tareq Al'Jabber
  • Simon Grey


Teaching awards and accolades

  • Principal Fellow of the HEA

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • Joint BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics. University of Hull. 1990.
  • PhD Finite Geometry and Computer Algebra. University of Hull. 1994

External roles

  • Chair of WebPA user group

Awards and accolades

  • University of Hull Teaching Fellow award, 2004.