Became a Professor of computer science and technology after leaving school at 16 and fleeing an unsafe home.
After dropping out of school due to family challenges, fleeing a violent home life and becoming a single mother of three, Sue defied the odds. Sue rose to the highest ranks in academia and founded multiple industry-leading initiatives to help women get into technology roles. She raised £4.1 million to save the Bletchley Park site, where 75% of the 10,000 staff had been women. She is now a Professor of Computer Science at Durham University, where the number of female engineering students has doubled. Sue was awarded an OBE In 2016 for her services to technology.