Dr. Billy Wong (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) spoke to fellow researchers and practitioners on Tuesday 5th January 2021 as part of Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Computing education research series.

Together with his colleague, Dr. Peter Kemp from King’s College London, the seminar discussed concerns around the participation and attainment of underrepresented students in computing education in England.


A blog of the seminar by Dr. Sue Sentence, Chief Learning Officer at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, can be read here.

The relevant papers from these talks are below:

  • Kemp, P. E. J., Wong, B. and Berry, M. G. (2019) Female performance and participation in computer science: a national picture. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 20 (1). 4. doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3366016
  • Wong, B. and Kemp, P. E. J. (2018) Technical boys and creative girls: the career aspirations of digitally-skilled youths. The Cambridge Journal of Education, 48 (3). pp. 301-316. ISSN 1469-3577 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2017.1325443
  • Wong, B. (2017) ‘I’m good, but not that good’: digitally-skilled young people’s identity in computing. Computer Science Education, 26 (4). pp. 299-317. ISSN 0899-3408 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/08993408.2017.1292604


For more information on Dr. Wong’s research, visit his staff profile page here. You can also follow him on Twitter here.