Programme Leader BA(Hons) Animation
I am an Electronic Artist and Filmmaker based in Leeds, predominantly using screen based virtual worlds and game platforms since 2005, to explore multi-user interactive artworks and education experiences.
My research into serious games – was jointly with University of Leeds, Department of Earth and Environment - producing a virtual mapping game for the Geology Dept. I have co-presented this project at conferences including ALT-C in September 2015 and JISC Digifest 2017. The project won a Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research 2016. It also was shortlisted for the Guardian Higher Education Awards - Digital Innovation 2017
Previously I was a lecturer at Leeds Arts University ( formerly known as Leeds College of Art ) for 15 years, teaching across HE Courses in Animation, Design for Digital Media, Photography & Digital Imaging, Visual Communication and MA Creative Practice.
As a freelancer I have created visuals and animated video backdrops theater, arts installations and community shows including Ya Devi - at the Stage, Leeds - May 2015 - an Arts Council funded Dance Theatre show devised by Devika Rao. She was also involved in film-making and projection aspects of Mermaids Tale, an immersive theater project at Bramley Bath's November 2015, devised by Yorkshire Life Aquatic, and funded by Arts Council and Heritage Lottery.
I focus on the Storytelling, Producing, Creative Direction & Visual Language, Post Production, Motion Graphics, Collaboration aspects of the course
Serious Games, Virtual Worlds,Experimental & Animated Documentary, New Technologies VR/AR, Animation Pipelines
Qualifications and Memberships
MA Film & TV Drama (Direction) – Northern Media School, Sheffield
PG Dip Film & Tv Drama (Post Production) – Northern Media School, Sheffield
PG Cert – E-Learning, University of Sheffield
BA(Hons) Interactive Arts, Newport College of Art & Design
Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy
Virtual Worlds Project: Geological mapping and field skills
publication date Nov 19, 2015 Geology Today
ArcGIS to Unity: a design pipeline for creation of 3D terrain in serious egames for geology
publication date Nov 19, 2015 publication Geology Today