Curriculum Vitae

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.

Higher Education

1983 - 87

PhD Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK.

1980 - 83

BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Warwick, UK.

Appointments and Experience

2007
2000


Director
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.

2011

Professor of Knowledge Media;

2000

Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Media;

1995

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).

Research and scholarship

 

Research interests

Current research interests centre on the theme of knowledge media for technology enhanced learning, and in particular telepresence, reflection and awareness.

Awards arising from Research

2008

e-Well being Award 2008 in the category "Better Ways of Working" for FlashMeeting technology. See: http://news.kmi.open.ac.uk/6/1000

2008

Commendation in Research Councils UK Business Plan Competition 2008. See: http://news.kmi.open.ac.uk/6/1044

 

 
 

Contact

Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University,
Milton Keynes,
MK7 6AA,
United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0)1908 655763
Fax: +44 (0)1908 653169

 


 



 

 
 
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