Interactive Learning

ESRC Festival of Social Sciences: CyGamBIT at Parkstone Grammar School: A Success Story

Emily Rosenorn-Lanng
Dr Jane Henriksen Bulmer
Stefan Kleipoedszus
Sam Ware
Davide Melacca
Stevie Corbin-Clarke
3rd November 2023

We are thrilled to share that our CyGamBIT project was a hit at the Cyber Day at Parkstone Grammar School on Tuesday 31th October. 

We had the chance to showcase our game-based learning tool to 80 sixth form students from five schools in Bournemouth. The students enjoyed playing CyGamBIT and learned about cyber security concepts and skills in a fun and engaging way. They also heard from experts from ESET, SeqQuest, C3iA, and Bournemouth University, and learned more about the careers and future of cyber.

We would like to thank Charlotte Smith from CyNam (Cyber Cheltenham) and Mark Mortell from Parkstone Grammar School for inviting us to participate in this event, which is part of the CyberFirst programme supported by the National Cyber Security Centre. We would also like to thank our project leads Jane Henriksen-Bulmer and Emily Rosenorn-Lanng, and our project team Sam Ware, Stefan Kleipoedszus, Stevie Corbin-Clarke and Davide Melacca for their hard work and dedication. We are grateful for the support and guidance from the CyberASAP InnovateUK programme and the KTN, which helped us develop and refine our game.

We are proud to be part of this interdisciplinary research and collaboration, which aims to inspire and educate the next generation of cyber professionals. We hope to continue our work and reach more young people with CyGamBIT in the future.

Meet the author(s)

Emily Rosenorn-Lanng

Researcher
Emily Rosenorn-Lanng is a researcher and project manager at the National Centre for Cross Disciplinary Social Work (NCCDSW) at Bournemouth University. She has over 19 years of experience in conducting and managing various research projects in health and social care, local government, tourism and heritage sectors. She specialises in quantitative research methods, game-based learning, generative AI, cybersecurity, and accessibility. She is also pursuing a part-time PhD in game-based learning in Cyber Security education. She has published several research papers and reports on topics such as mental capacity, cyber fraud, child mortality, leadership development, and more. She has also participated in the InnovateUK cyberasap program, a pre-accelerator for cyber security start-ups.
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Dr Jane Henriksen Bulmer

Principal Academic
Jane is a Principal Academic in Computing and a member of the Bournemouth University Cyber Security Research group (BUCSR) and BU’s Computer Emergency and Response Team (BU-CERT). Her research focus is on privacy and security, exploring how privacy and security can be incorporated into organisational decision making by design and default. She has successfully completed her PhD on Incorporating Contextual Integrity into Privacy Decision Making: A Risk Based Approach, which developed a comprehensive privacy risk assessment framework to help organisations effectively assess privacy and make informed decisions about privacy risk before processing or sharing data.
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Stefan Kleipoedszus

Deputy Head of Department and Senior Lecturer
Stefan is a qualified social worker with more than 20 years of experience of working with children in different contexts, including safeguarding and disabilities. As a researcher, Stefan takes a great interest in children living in (secure) care, ways of improving protecting the welfare of children and the way social workers make difficult decisions under uncertainty.
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Sam Ware

Software Developer
Sam is our Technical Research Assistant. Sam graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Games Software Engineering and now works full time on the technical development of CyGamBIT.
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Davide Melacca

Technical Research Assistant
Davide graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Game Technology and he brings a unique set of technical skills and game design experience to the team.
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Stevie Corbin-Clarke

Research Assistant
Stevie Corbin-Clarke is a research assistant in the Department of Social Work and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University. She graduated with a degree in Primary Education (BA Hons) from the University of Chichester in 2017 and joined BU shortly after. She works across multiple research centres, including the NCCDSW and The Centre for Seldom Heard Voices and Marginalized Communities. She has a passion for qualitative research methods and engaging with vulnerable groups and sensitive issues.
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