School of Science, Engineering and Environment
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
- 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.