Resume

Resume

An outline of experience, plus further information including a PDF download of my current CV.

Academic

  • PhD in emerging technologies with real world informal learning activities, gained in 2021 (Melit)
  • Guest lecture at Royal college of Art, London, UK
  • Guest speaker at University of Oxford AI in education lunchtime sessions
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and extra curricula initiatives at London Metropolitan University, 2006 - 2015 & 2019-2020
  • Technical Lead and Student Development, providing technology and media work experience for students working with real client projects in web and digital media at London Met, cross faculty
  • Study Unit Lecturer, devising, validating & leading MA study unit at University of Malta
  • Guest lecturer, various sessions at University of Malta, BEd & MEd

Subject areas and topic scope

  • Teaching multimedia, digital media, media & communications and emerging technologies in education
  • Working with students as partners and change agents using digital media, social media and hallway methodology

Technical

  • Content Management System Web development since 2000, including ExpressionEngine, Drupal, WordPress incl. Multisite, Joomla, Moveable Type, flat file CMS Flatpress and Grav
  • Recent work with Jekyll & Liquid for a github pages site
  • CMS custom functions, scripts and templating across various software packages
  • Work with RSS & XML
  • Knowledge and use of RDF such as Open Graph, Twitter cards, Google Schema, Dublin Core
  • Working with video for web and social media, using Adobe Premier Pro and iMovie
  • Some work with Inkscape, other open source development and design software
  • Working with 'smart enough' mobile apps in urban civic learning contexts (HP Reveal, Maps, Derive, DB Pedia, Blippar, Web AR etc). This work also included interactive mapping using free and open apps and scripts.

Additional

  • Audio work with Reason, Ableton Live, audio editing and sampling software, Mackie desk and various software and synths (mostly personal interest)
  • Early days - work with Macromedia/Adobe Flash, incl. website design, CD Rom presentations and portfolios, and 2D vector animation

Research and UX

  • Academic Interviewing, semi and non scripted including academic transcript analysis
  • Market Research qualitative interviewing, extensive experience
  • Website User Experience qualitative interviewing, extensive experience
  • Carrying out several large scale website usability and user experience evaluation studies
  • Website and user journey design and development including needs analysis, scoping, interface wireframes, tech requirements, personas, super-user collaboration
  • Information and navigation design
  • Functionality testing
  • Detailed user requirements gathering & user experience data gathering, including:
    • extensive experience in semi structured conversational interviewing (see above)
    • focus groups
    • card sorting
    • comparison analysis
    • questionnaires
    • hallway methodology
  • General qualitative analysis techniques; thematic analysis, phenomenography, content analysis
  • Some use of quantitative analysis in usability studies
  • Nvivo, Taguette software, basic SPSS

Further information