I have been Academic Quality Lead for the Department of Computing since 2015. This role involves maintaining awareness of national, university and local requirements for ensuring that courses meet their defined standards. I advise teams on their planning applications, liaise with External Examiners, and help students understand their duties and responsibilities.
Prior to this I have served as Programme Lead for Postgraduate and Undergraduate degrees in business-oriented computing (2011-2015). This involved forward planning of the curriculum, new module design or helping colleagues update teaching content, monitoring student experience.
Between 2008-2011 I was the Subject Group Leader for Business Computing. This involved direct line management of a team of around 20 academic tutors. I did capability planning, staff recruitment, mentoring and issue resolution.
In the early 2000s I was heavily involved with multimedia, and taught jointly on technical and on Arts based courses. I was senior technical officer in a national project to develop interactive education using then very new digital television techniques.
During the 1990s I was Course Leader of a unique course, taught jointly with Bordeaux University. We taught a mixed group of French and British student, with me teaching computing in French. I am pleased to still be in contact with a number of graduates, and am delighted to how they are now working all over the world.
Since then I have served other universities as External Examiner, and worked with Huddersfield, Cork, Lannion (France), Brighton, Paris, Abertay, Hertfordshire, Edge Hill and Wrexham. I have also assisted around ten other universities in course planning and validations, including Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Nepal.
Specialist areas of interest
Data Warehousing, Big Data, Data Analytics