Lecturer in Computer Science
Lecturer and Researcher in Computer Science, I am an expert in Learning Technologies, Advanced Human Computer Interaction and Computer Programming. Having taught large classes at all levels in Higher Education for over fifteen years, I am skilled in course and module design, course marketing and engagement and pastoral care of students. My practical teaching skills are highly rated by students and I take a pragmatic approach to problem solving. I am an accomplished researcher with an up to date record of publications which support my academic work and always innovate in both my teaching and research activities. I lead teaching innovation by example within my subject group and encourage colleagues and students to expand their traditional approaches to pedagogy.
I began my career in the mid 1980's as an Electrical Engineering technical apprentice for the international Oil and Gas Company, Schlumberger Limited. Following this I studied Electrical Engineering to the level of BEng (Hons), and then studied for an MSc in Computational Physics.
I came to Salford as a lecturer in 1998 following a three year Research Assistantship on a successful large scale Framework 4 European Union project (IMMP) investigating deployment issues with broadband multimedia services. I am especially interested in usability of state-of-the art technology such as the Internet, mobile devices, social media and future digital media.
Currently course (Programme) Leader for BSc Multimedia and Internet Technology and subject group Communications Officer responsible for social media and public engagement of our subject group.
Subject specialties include: Web Page Design HTML5 & CSS3, Windows Programming with C# .Net 4.0+ including Windows 8 and XAML, Human Computer Interaction, Client Server Computing, Web Site Design, Communications Systems, 3D Games Programming.
Supervising MSc and PhD research students.
User Experience, Human Computer Interaction, User Interface design, Web technologies, Surface computing.
Qualifications and Memberships
BEng (Hons) in Electronic Computer Systems
MSc Computational Physics
I am a professional member of the British Computing Society and hold the status of Chartered IT Professional.
Griffiths, L & Aspin, R & Ogden, R 2012, A pro¿le of the future: what could HTML 5 do for HE by 2015?, in: '2012 ALT Conference "A confrontation with reality"', Association for Learning Technology, Manchester, UK, pp.49-57. Conference details: 2012 ALT Conference "A confrontation with reality".
Mooney, J & Griffiths, L & Patera, M & Driscol, P 2012, An electronic tabletop “eTableTop” exercise for UK Police Major Incident education, in: 'Proceedings of The 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)', IEEE Computer Society, Rome, Italy, p.tbc.
Griffiths, L 2011, Flexible Learning in an inflexible society, in: 'Proceedings of The 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT)', IEEE Computer Society, Athens, USA, pp.246-274.
Griffiths, L & Smith, P 2011, 'Media Touch Surface for live broadcast viewer submitted content interaction', Exhibited at: 9th European Conference on Visual Media Production, London, United Kingdom, From 08/11/2011 To 10/11/2011.
Mooney, J & Driscoll, P & Gouldsborough, I & Patera, M & Griffiths, L 2011, 'Prior E-learning, “PrE-learning”, Anatomy: local delivery of the postgraduate Emergency Medicine curriculum', Exhibited at: Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2011 International Conference, Vienna, Austria, From 29/08/2011 To 31/08/2011.
Mooney, J & Driscol, P & Griffiths, L 2010, Pandemic planning: from paper to pixels, in: 'ALT-C 2010 'Into something rich and strange' - making sense of the sea-change', Nuffield Press, Nottingham, UK, p.33.
Mooney, J & Driscol, P & Griffiths, L 2010, Major incident tabletop exercises: "The Next Generation", in: '10th International Association For Medical Education, AMEE 2010', An International Association For Medical Education, Glasgow, UK.
Griffiths, L & Mooney, J & Driscol, P 2010, Major incident tabletop exercises: a high tech, low cost evolution, in: 'British Trauma Society Annual Scientific Meeting', British Trauma Society, Manchester, UK.
Mooney, J & Driscoll, P & Griffiths, L 2010, '12/12 school kids enjoy Emergency Planning gaming', Exhibited at: The Annual national conference of the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) "Learning From Each Other: Civilian And Military Emergency Care", International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK, From 13/09/2010 To 15/12/2010.
Mooney, J & Driscoll, P & Griffiths, L 2010, 'Upgrading Emergency Planning Tabletop Exercises', Exhibited at: The 13th International Conference on Emergency Medicine, Singapore, Singapore, From 09/06/2010 To 12/06/2010.
Mooney, J & Driscoll, P & Griffiths, L 2009, 'Major Incident Tabletop Exercises: A High Tech, Low Cost Evolution', Exhibited at: Autumn conference of the College of Emergency Medicine, London, UK, From 16/09/2009 To 18/09/2009.
Traxler, J & Griffiths, L 2009, IWB4D - Interactive Whiteboards for Development, in: 'Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development', http://www.ictd2009.org/documents/ICTD2009Proceedings.pdf, Doha, Qatar. Conference details: Third International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, held at Carnegie Mellon Qatar in Doha on April 17-19, 2009 .
Griffiths, L 2008, A Poor Man's Interactive WhiteBoard: Using Nintendo's Wii to deliver interactivity on the go, in: 'Proceedings of , ALT-C 2008. Rethinking the digital divide', Association for Learning Technology, Oxford, Leeds, UK. Conference details: ALT-C 2008. Rethinking the digital divide, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
Griffiths, L & Chen, Z M 2007, Investigating the differences in web browsing behaviour of Chinese and European users using mouse tracking, in: 'Proceedings of HCII 2007: 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction', Springer, Beijing, China. Conference details: HCII 2007: 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Beijing, China.
Keegan, H & Griffiths, L & James, M & Whittle, S 2006, The ESMOS project and an SMS pilot study with international exchange students, in: 'E-Competences for Life, Employment and Innovation', EDEN, Vienna, Austria, pp.176-181. Conference details: EDEN 2006.
Griffiths, L 2005, A Poor Man's Personal Response System: Investigating the use of Bluetooth enabled mobile phones as part of a classroom response system, in: 'Proceedings of 12th International Conference, ALT-C 2005. Exploring the frontiers of e-learning - borders, outposts and migration', Association for Learning Technology, Oxford, Manchester, 2005. Conference details: ALT-C 2005.
Griffiths, L & James, M 2005, Campus-wide implementation of SMS text services within a Blackboard VLE, in: 'Proceedings of 12th International Conference, ALT-C 2005. Exploring the frontiers of e-learning - borders, outposts and migration', Association for Learning Technology, Oxford, Manchester, UK. Conference details: ALT-C 2005.
Griffiths, L & Thornhill, S & Tsolakis, P 2005, Video for the masses: a further study into the effectiveness of low quality streamed video, in: 'Proceedings of HCII 2005: 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction', Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc (LEA)
, Las Vegas, USA. Conference details: HCII 2005.
Griffiths, L & Thornhill, S & Tsolakis, P 2003, Video for the masses: Measuring the educational effectiveness of very low bit-rate video streams, in: 'Gray, P., Johnson, H., & O'Neill, E. (Eds), Proceedings of HCI2003: designing for society Volume 2.', Research Press International, Bath, Bristol, UK. Conference details: HCI2003: Designing for society.