Qualifications & Certifications

2015: In progress Masters in Online & Distance Education (IET, Open University)
2014: FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
2007: QTS via Graduate Teacher Program (Saffcom DRB)
2005: BSc (Open University)
2005: Certificate Web Applications Development (Open University).
1995: HND Film and TV Production at Bournemouth Film School (BPCAD).

Industry Training


Consultancy and CPD

2013 Regional CPD for OU associate lecturers - "Making Online Tutorials Effective"
2013 Technology department CPD for OU associate Lecturers - "OU Live Pedagogy"
2011 – 2012 Royal Society Computing in Schools Project - Advisory Group membership for "Shutdown or Restart" report on the state of IT and computing education in England
"Moodling in Secondary Education" at UK Moodlemoot 2007 & 2008

Higher Education

Open University
2013-: Associate Lecturer, TT284 Web Technologies
2011-: Associate Lecturer, TU100 My Digital Life
2008-2011: Associate Lecturer, M150 Data, Computing and Information

Secondary Education

University of Cambridge International Examinations
2012- : Examiner - GCSE Computing Studies
Linton Village College
2007-2012 : KS4 IT Coordinator, Head of Media Studies

Visual Media

1995-2003 Freelance: Film & TV Industry

Screenwriter: Summary
Carlton TV: Researcher ITV's Millennium programme "Year of Promise"

Worked within team of five researchers:

Working Title Films: Researcher

Worked with writer and director on feature film:

Thames TV: Director "The Bill"

Visualised popular police series scripts and brought to screen within deadline.

In Brief:

Print Media

1999 The Economist Newspaper: Systems Analyst

The Economist is published weekly worldwide. Contracted to cover maternity leave (contract subsequently extended).

1996-1997 The Guardian Newspaper: Systems Manager

The Guardian/Observer newspapers are published daily. Worked within team of six managers covering 20/7 rota:

1987-1993 The Independent Newspaper

Started working at the paper six months after launch as a systems manager. Regularly promoted throughout employment.

1992-1993 Press & Public Relations Executive

In two-man team reporting directly to the Editor/Chairman.

1990-1992 PC Development Manager within R&D Group

Worked in the financial, managerial and advertising departments of the company as well as editorial and pre-production:

1989-1990 Colour Systems Supervisor

Scitex colour system was installed in order to enable pre-production of the newspaper's Saturday colour supplement. The achieved aim was to reduce the industry's colour supplement lead-time from six weeks to three days.

1987-1989 Systems Manager

Worked within a team of six managers covering an 18/6 rota.

In Brief: publishing industry experience pre-1987

Skills Summary