Professional Memberships and Invited Talks:
Fellow: Higher Education Academy (2007 – Date) [FHEA]
Fellow: The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (2013 – Date) [FRSA]
Member: IEEE (2012 – Date) [MIEEE]
Member: British Computer Society (2009 – Date) [MBCS]
Co-founding Member: BCS SIG: Games and Animation (2010 – Date)
Academic and Grant Reviewer: Higher Education Academy (2009 – Date), inc. NTFS, SFHEA, Collaborative Proposals and bids (including: reviewing over 35 grant applications and 16 National Teaching Fellowship applications)
Academic Associate HEA: Working as a consultant on assessment and feedback related activities on an ad hoc basis
2016: Invited conference presentation, National Autistic Society and Technolgoy Conference 2016 (Feb 2016) Link
2015: Keynote Conference for Business Technology and Special Needs; Autism and Computing (Games and Animation)
2014: Keynote 6th International New Media Art Week (iWeek): Communication preferences in virtual worlds by young people with autism; what do we know and what questions should we be asking?
2013: CoderDojo (A global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology): Panel Member for Education Stream, National Conference, Slane Castle (April 2013)
2011: COSPATIAL (EU FP7 project): A Brief Review: The use of virtual environments for improved communication (Dec 2011)
2011: National Autistic Society (UK): Developing Virtual Worlds for use by Children on the Autism Spectrum (Nov 2011)
2011: University College Dublin: Exposing gaps in knowledge: autism and virtual environments (Feb 2011)
2010: University of Greenwich: The role audio feedback can play in HE and teaching contexts (Nov 2009, Nov 2010, Nov 2011)
2010: British Computer Society: A Brief Review: assistive technology and autism (Dec 2010)
2010: University of East London: Research paradigms and Research methods (Oct 2010)
2010: University of East London: Autism and the Impact on Individuals (July 2010)
Interviews In Press:
Autism Eye, (Dec 2014): Technology and Autism [link to article here]
Imagine Magazine (Aug 2011): National profile of final year animation students’ work.
Computer Arts (Oct 2006): ‘How to choose a design course’, Interview with Nick Spence about Degree course choices.
Computer Arts (April 2006): ‘University Challenge’, my review / feedback to 3 of my students work, coupled with feedback from an industry expert.
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