Positions Held:


05/15-Date: University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol. BS16 1QY

ASSOCIATE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: CULTURAL INDUSTRIES. Working with the Head of Department to ensure strategic aims are developed and then delivered. Managing a team of academic staff, associates and working closely with other faculties across the university. Working as an advocate for the department internally, externally and with industry and academic providers. Undertaking teaching (digital media and practice areas) and research in addition to managing programme development.


01/15-06/15: Michigan State University, Erickson Hall, 420 Farm Lane, East Lansing. MI 48824

VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (Term: Jan 2015 - June 2015). College of Education & College of Communication Sciences. Working with research groups, PhD and MA students, and contributing to research cluster meetings. Invited to speak across campus and in various Colleges. Funded as part of an EPSRC project involving innovative technologies for people with autism.


03/13–05/15: Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus, Bath. BA2 9BN

SENIOR LECTURER: MEDIA AND DIGITAL CULTURES & PROGRAMME LEADER IN CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA. Responsible for delivering lectures and managing modules related to digital futures and theoretical digital media debates. Preparing lectures, course and programme reviews and ensuring students are achieving their best in practical/theory-led activity. Teaching across all levels, from BSc to PhD. Co-delivery of MSc in Creative Technology Enterprise in partnership with various industries. Working as Degree coordinator for Weston College FdA in Film Production and New Media. Appointed Programme Leader in Creative Digital Media, covering BA (Hons) Creative Media Production, BSc (Hons) Creative Computing (Animation, Software Development, Gaming) and MSc in Creative Technology Enterprise.


03/13–Date: University College Dublin, School of Education & Computer Science, SMARTlab Research Institute, Ireland. D4

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE. Involved in on-going research projects and contributing towards various research projects. Also involved in PhD teaching and supervision; including Research Methods and Research Processes.


04/11–12/13: University of Greenwich, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, London. SE10 9LS

VISITING SENIOR LECTURER: DIGITAL MEDIA & ANIMATION. Responsible for teaching and supervising practice-based undergraduate students. Courses include: Games, Animation, Design, Creative Technology, and Interactive Media.


11/12–03/13: University College Dublin, SMARTlab Research Institute, School of Education, Ireland. D4

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER & MA MODULE LEADER. Post- Doctoral Researcher as co-lead PI for an EU project: Leonardo da Vinci – Transfer of Innovation. Managing budget, leading two WPs, attending EU meetings and contributing to another four WPs. In addition, I am also a Post-Doctoral Researcher on an Enterprise Ireland funded project: Learnovate. Responsible for leading desk-research on virtual world technology. Fixed-term contracted position.


04/11–11/12: University College Dublin, SMARTlab Research Institute, School of Education, Ireland. D4

MANAGER: SMARTlab RESEARCH INSTITUTE, MA CO-CONVENOR & LECTURER: MEDIA TECHNOLOGY. Responsible for managing staff to ensure research projects, Masters and PhD programmes operate smoothly. Work closely with other UCD faculties and staff, with a view to identify potential research opportunities. Teaching on MA courses (Creative Technology innovation), providing supervision to Masters students in the School of Education and Computer Science.


11/05–05/11: University of Greenwich, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, London. SE10 9LS

SENIOR LECTURER: DIGITAL MEDIA & ANIMATION & PROGRAMME LEADER: BSc DIGITAL ANIMATION. Responsible for delivering courses on Animation and Digital Media BSc. and MSc. Preparing lecturers and materials for over 100 students and supervising final year students (both BSc and MSc/MA) in their Individual Projects. Course coordinator for both BSc and MSc/MA level courses. Elected to Academic Council by my School for term 2007-11.


04/04–11/05: Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT), Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, KT17 3DS

LECTURER / COURSE LEADER DESIGN. Developing, course leading and teaching ND Design. Responsible for delivering lecturers and tutorials for a range of modules on Media, Design and Animation courses. Teaching BSc and ND.


12/03–02/04: The Guinness Trust, 17 Mendy Street, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP11 2NZ

NEW MEDIA OFFICER. Developing and managing the Trust’s intranet, website and video conferencing. To be aware of potential New Media developments and advise on such.


02/02–12/03: St. George’s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, Tooting, SW17 0RE

3D MEDIA DESIGNER/MEDIA DESIGNER. Creating 3D Media Design using 3D Studio Max, filming and editing DV to a required standard for the school and NHS across the country. I worked with various industry graphic and editing programs.


07/01–02/02: Leeds Metropolitan University, City Campus, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3HE

LECTURER. A member of the lecturing team, teaching Multimedia Technology and supervising the Video Production module. This included presenting lectures, setting assignments and assessing student’s work.


01/99–09/01: Endomorph Music Publishing, Headingley, Leeds. LS6

FREELANCE EDITOR. Editing music videos. Having built up a professional and reliable relationship I have was contacted on a regular basis for DV editing.



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