Last updated: December
2013; retired: October 2014
Old, Open-Plan Bath Contact
My email is
all have spam filters these days, surely hiding email addresses is
If you are an undergraduate or otherwise unused to emailing
academics, you might want to read these
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Please send all surface
to my department's
address. Anything more creative, direct or sensible
(like mentioning my "office" in the East Building) is unlikely to work.
A semi-surface alternate that also winds up in the department office
fax: +44 (0)1225
My office phone is +44 (if you are abroad) or 0 (if you are not)
38 39 34. However, I really prefer to be emailed.
I am in my office, I'm probably having a meeting with someone, and
sometimes I go away for a long time and don't check
messages. The only thing
better than email is a face-to-face meeting...
From 2011 until at least 2014, the Computer Science staff is "temporarily" in open plan
offices, so students and visitors are no longer allowed to visit us
at our desks, browse our books, co-develop ideas with us on our
whiteboards, or do anything honestly academic like that*. Instead, you have to go to computer science
reception (carefully not bothering the only two administrators still left
to us there)
and phone us from the phone on the desk. This is probably a bad
idea unless you have already made an appointment with me, since I can't
actually concentrate in open plan and am seldom there.
*After complaints from my more experienced personal tutees, I have managed to balance some of
my dinosaurs near the window of the staff office, so you can at
least look at them even if you can't play with them anymore.
Scheduling an appointment
During term (and sometimes out of term) I schedule regular appointments you
can book an
appointment slot. If you need to see me
before my next available slot, please email me. If it's very urgent, the
Computer Science office, my
PhD Students and my "real" (non limited-profile) Facebook friends all
have access to my mobile phone number (Facebook: look under "about" on my
page author: Joanna