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Employment & Roles

2013 - Present

Reader in Interaction Design

Queen Mary, University of London

2010 - 2013

Senior Lecturer

Queen Mary, University of London

2001 - 2010

Lecturer

Queen Mary, University of London

2002 - 2006

Director and Founder

Optic Experience Design, London

2001 - 2002

Consultant

Darestep (Cap Gemini Ernst & Young), London


2018 - Present

Lead, Sonic Interaction Design Lab, Centre for Digital Music

Queen Mary, University of London

2017 - Present

Director, EECS International Joint Ventures

Queen Mary, University of London

2016 - Present

Director, EPSRC+AHRC Media and Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training

Queen Mary, University of London

2014 - Present

Visiting Professor of Interaction Design

Hunan University, China

2014 - 2018

Lead, Interactional Sound and Music, Centre for Digital Music

Queen Mary, University of London

2009 - 2013

Director of Admissions EECS

Queen Mary, University of London

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Teaching

Graphic User Interfaces, Multi-person Interaction and Sound

I have extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses with consistently positive student feedback - in 2011 I was short listed for a Drapers Award for Excellence in Teaching. I have taught courses on Graphic User Interfaces and Computer Mediated Communication, and supervise projects on Interactive Music and User Interface Design. I supervise undergrad and masters projects which focus on multi-person interaction with and through sound.

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  Awards

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QMUL Public Engagement Award Winner 2017
Awarded to the Connected Seeds and Sensors Team
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AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge Winner 2015
Awarded to Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC)
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QMUL Public Engagement Award Winner 2015
Awarded for collaboration with Hunan University China
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QMUL Public Engagement Award Finalist 2015
Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC)
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International Conference on Auditory Design Best Paper Award Winner 2015
ICAD Award for Sonifications for Digital Audio Workstations
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Creativity and Cognition Best Paper Honourable Mention 2009
CC09 Creativity and Cognition Berkeley Art Museum USA
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British Computer Society Recognition of Service Award
Awarded for long-standing service to the British Computer Society
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BCS-HCI Best Paper Honourable Mention 2012
Awarded at BCS Human-Computer Interaction 2012
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BCS-HCI Best Interactive Experience Winner 2011
Awarded for innovation and collaboration on Graffito
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Drapers Award for Excellence in Teaching Short List 2011
Short listed for delivering high quality teaching at QMUL
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ACM Recognition of Service Award Winner 2010
For long standing service to the Association of Computer Machinery
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ASSETS Best Work from UK Researchers Award Winner 2008
Awarded at BCS-HCI Conference on Assistive Technologies

Education

2002 - 2004

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Queen Mary Westfield College, University of London

1994 - 1998

Ph.D. in Computer Science (HCI): A Framework for Modelling Video Content

Queen Mary Westfield College, University of London

1993 - 1994

Advanced MSc in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Queen Mary Westfield College, University of London

1990 - 1993

BSc (Honours) in Computer Science, First Class

King's College, University of London

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PhD Examinations

I have examined PhD candidates at: University of London (three), University of Technology Sydney (three), University of Sussex, University of Cambridge, University of Helsinki and University of Central Lancashire.