Dissertation title: Computational thinking and making in the primary setting Shukri writes: I am a Qualified Primary School teacher with over 10 years' teaching experience in primary schools, leading both Primary Science and DT subject curriculums. I completed an MA in Education in 2012, which sparked my interest in education research. In 2020, I completed an MA in Digital Media and Design with a focus on Technology Enhanced Learning and the development of educational apps for the classroom. It was my love of technology and education which encouraged me to move into EdTech where I worked over six years as an Education Content Writer and a Primary Science Subject Specialist. I have recently joined King's College London to complete my PhD in education research with the support of the Rosalind Driver Studentship. My research area is focussed on improving the STEM engagement of girls (an underrepresented group) in computational thinking through the use of making activities.