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My job

I am currently employed by West Dean College of Arts and Conservation where I run Technical Resources which encompasses all teaching and workshop facilities as well as managing IT for the organisation.

Prior to West Dean I worked 2012—2018 at University College London as ‘Spaces & Audio Visual Service Owner’. The role was to act a source of expertise in learning space design and use. I lead on AV Strategy for Learning Spaces, devising technical standards for UCL teaching and student learning spaces. End-to-end supplier management including developing invitations to tender, procurement, and regular service reviews.

Before UCL I worked 2003—2011 at the University of Surrey as a ‘Senior Learning and Technology Adviser’.

My interest in ‘learning technologies’ had evolved through parallel interests in learning, design and technology. I have worked full-time within education since 1991, starting as a lighting and sound technician and then progressing to head a media services department. In 2001 I took on my first full-time teaching role leading a multimedia course. I taught for two years at two different colleges.

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Between October 2000 and January 2004 I undertook a Masters Degree in ‘Design for Digital Media’ at the University of Portsmouth. The course took a very creative approach to digital media and encourages students to explore beyond what could be termed ‘new media’.

An early example of the work I undertook on the course involved the design and creation of collection of photo-realistic, immersive, environments within which the user navigated by the use of gestural movements. The work was titled ‘SynchroniCity’ and a record of the installation can be seen at (Please note this link is to a mini-site created in 2001, the accessibility of which does not comply with the accessibility statement of this site.)

Part way through the course I was forced to defer the final semester for two years whilst I undertook a PGCE course (a national requirement when teaching in further education). When rejoining the course in 2003 I decided to change the focus of my study to reflect the field I worked within at the time.

The final project I produced for the course was called:
Design guidelines for effective e-learning materials

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I undertook the ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Education’ in ‘Post-Compulsory Education and Training’ between October 2001 and May 2003. Initially I studied on a course for the award of City & Guilds 7307 Part I and Part II. Attaining these qualifications allowed me to enrol onto the second year of the PGCE run at Kingston College on behalf of the University of Greenwich.

The PGCE gave me a good grounding in academic theory which I have continually developed whilst working within universities.

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