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


Invited Talks:

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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Email: nigel[dot]newbutt[at]uwe[dot]ac[dot]uk

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