In helping to form the new research field of knowledge media I have a body of 60 peer-reviewed papers which can be directly associated with excellent evidence of national and international research esteem, including 30 keynotes; and prize-winning enterprise. This work comes from 22 major grants that have helped me build a personal team, which currently consists of 17 researchers, project officers and students.
In my teaching career I had a strong conventional teaching track before joining the Open University, where I have developed teaching and learning-related support systems ranging from, what is now 'classical' webcasting, to live online meetings, to innovations in podcasting. My learning support work has resulted in an iTunes U channel, which has showcased the Open University to over 5 million international users. Finally, in academic service to my University I have lead a significant 'development' agenda in direct leadership of the Knowledge Media Institute since 2007.
1983 - 87
PhD Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK.
1980 - 83
BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Warwick, UK.
Head of Centre for New Media
Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK.
Directorship is a 3 year appointment; re-appointed for 3 further years from 2010.
Professor of Knowledge Media;
Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Media;
Lecturer in Knowledge Media, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK. (Permanent).
1988 - 95
Lecturer in Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK. (Permanent).
1986 - 87
Research Associate, University of Sheffield, UK. (Fixed-term).
Current research interests centre on the theme of knowledge media for technology enhanced learning, and in particular telepresence, reflection and awareness.
e-Well being Award 2008 in the category "Better Ways of Working" for FlashMeeting technology. See: http://news.kmi.open.ac.uk/6/1000
Commendation in Research Councils UK Business Plan Competition 2008. See: http://news.kmi.open.ac.uk/6/1044