I am a Principal Lecturer and LTA Lead in Computing. In addition to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, I have an academic development leadership role where I provide support and guidance relating to learning, teaching and assessment. In 2017 I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. I am also a Fellow and Executive Committee Member of the Staff and Educational Development Association.
I am a National Teaching Fellow, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association, a Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technology and Visiting Fellow at Edge Hill University. Within Sheffield Hallam I am a member of a wide range of committees and special interest groups including the Athena Swan Committee, Social Media SIG and a mentor for a the student led Social Media for Academic Studies Group.
As an advocate of lifelong learning I co-developed an open online and cross-institution CPD course for educators and students, called Bring Your Own Devices for Learning to develop digital skills. I am the co-founder of the weekly national tweetchat 'Learning and Teaching in Higher Education' #LTHEchat.
Specialist areas of interest
My research, publications and international keynote presentations have focused on
Social Media in Business
Social Media for Learning
Technology Enhanced Learning
Business Information Systems and Technology
Business and ICT
IT with Business Studies
Entrepreneurial Theory and Practice
Dissertations (undergraduate and postgraduate)
I have also taught Professionalism and Communication Skills, Social Media Use in Organisations, Leadership and Teamwork, Professional, Communication and Digital Skills, Work Based Learning.