John is currently working toward a PhD in "Attention in Telepresence" while working as Research Facilities Manager developing the full potential of the octave 14 channel immersive VR platform and the 40 megapixel multi-modal research platform in MediaCityUK. His specialities include:
As Research Facilities Manager based at the University of Salford's MediaCityUK campus, John is responsible for ongoing development, technology transfer, and PhD investigation on, the University's multi modal research platforms on the MediaCityUK and main Peel Park campuses.
Current work includes upgrading the Octave research platform, and design and procurement for the world-class Egg system at MediaCityUK, a hybrid research facility and front of house presentation and interaction suite.
Past roles have included ThinkLab Technical Director and Virtual Reality training consultant.