BA (Hons), PhD, PGCertHE
Simon joined Middlesex in 2001, having taught at various universities in the USA. He teaches in the Information Systems area of Computer Science, and has served as programme leader for various courses in the Department. Simon specialises in computer ethics, and is interested in the social, legal and professional issues involved in designing, implementing and using ICTs. Recent research has looked at the ethics of smart phones, social networking services, and intelligent environments. Simon brings an inter-disciplinary perspective to bear on his teaching and research, drawing on an academic background in communication and cultural studies. He gained his doctorate from the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University, and has published research on popular music, youth culture and arts policy. He also draws on practical experience of working in the music industry as a publicist for independent record labels.
Simon Jones (2016) “Teaching Smartphone Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society-Special Issue on Ethicomp 2015, Vol 45 No. 3, pp. 445-452, ACM New York.
Simon Jones (2016) “Doing the Right Thing: Computer Ethics Pedagogy Revisited”. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol 14 No.1, pp. 33-48.
Simon Jones, Sukhvinder Hara and Juan Augusto (2015) “eFRIEND: An Ethical Framework for Intelligent Environments Development”, Ethics and Information Technology, Vol. 17 No.1, pp. 11-25.
Penny Duquenoy, Simon Jones and Barry Blundell (2008) Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Computing, Cengage.
Penny Duquenoy, Simon Jones and Harjinder Rahanu (2005) Social, Legal and Professional Issues of Computing, Middlesex University Press.
Simon Jones and Russell Pearson (2004) Information Technology in Organisations, Middlesex University Press.
Simon Jones (1995) "Rocking the house: Sound System and DJ cultures" Journal of Popular Music Studies, vol 1, no 2.
Simon Jones (1993) "Crossover Culture: Popular music and the politics of 'race'" Stanford Humanities Review, vol 3. no. 2.
Simon Jones and Thomas Schumacher (1992) "Muzak: on functional music and power" Critical Studies in Mass Communication, vol. 9, no. 2.
Simon Jones (1990) "Music and Symbolic Creativity" in Paul Wills (Ed.) Common Culture: Symbolic Work at Play in the Everyday Cultures of the Young, Open University Press.
Simon Jones (1989) "Black music and young people in Birmingham" in Flemming Rogilds (Ed.) Every Cloud has a Silver Lining: Studies in Cultural Sociology, Akademisk Forlag.
Simon Jones (1988) Black Culture, White Youth: The Reggae Tradition from JA to UK, Macmillan.
I have 30 years of teaching experience in higher education in the UK and the USA. As a programme leader and e-learning author, I’ve been responsible for developing several new courses and modules, and creating both online and offline teaching and learning materials. I’ve long been interested in ways to enhance student engagement in the learning process through learner-centred approaches that include small group work, project-based coursework, and innovative forms of feedback and e-assessment.
While at Middlesex, I’ve taught a broad range of courses in information systems and computer science, including:-
I have previously taught a range of communication studies courses at different universities in the USA, including:-
Jones, Simon (2016) Black culture, white youth: the reggae tradition from JA to UK. Bassline Books, London. ISBN 9780995611108 (Published online first)
Jones, Simon (2015) Teaching smart phone ethics: an interdisciplinary approach. In: Ethicomp 2015, 7-9 Sep 2015, De Monfort University, Leicester, UK.
Jones, Simon (2016) Doing the right thing: computer ethics pedagogy revisited. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 14 (1). pp. 33-48. ISSN 1477-996X
Jones, Simon (2011) Simon Jones, Black culture, White Youth: the Reggae Tradition from JA to UK. In: White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race. Duncombe, Stephen and Tremblay, Maxwell , eds. Verso, London, New York, pp. 216-220. ISBN 9781844676880
Jones, Simon and Augusto, Juan Carlos and Hara, Sukhvinder (2014) eFRIEND: an ethical framework for intelligent environment development. In: The 7th ACM International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments: PETRA 2014, 27-30 May 2014, Rhodes, Greece.
SUCCESS (SecUre aCCESSibility for the internet of things)
Funded by: CHIST-ERA
Project Start Date: October 2016
A research pilot in the healthcare sector, developing Internet of Things monitoring techniques for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease that are human understandable, can be certified by automated techniques, and provide for dynamic security and risk evaluation.
Principal Investigator: Dr Florian Kammüller
Co-Investigator: Prof Juan Carlos Augusto
Research Participants: Prof Richard Bayford, Dr Simon Jones, Dr Taolue Chen