In Sept 2014 I was awarded my PhD from University of Westminster. My thesis concerns digital content creation and sharing online, which has led to an in-depth knowledge of digital culture and the rise of social media and collaborative networks on the Internet. This, along with a recent Masters in Digital Media, has given me an up-to-date understanding of the current issues and topics within the areas of media and communication, web media, and a working knowledge of the technical aspects of the internet.
My teaching experience includes the delivery of both practice-based and theory-based learning and is supplemented by a PGCE, which I attained in 2007. Previous to this I worked as a senior moving image graphic designer and manager in broadcast television and media organisations for over 24 years. I have demonstrated throughout my working career and recent education a proven ability to think visually, creatively and academically.
2009 – 2014 University of Westminster (AHRC Funded – Doctoral Award)
PhD in Media and Communications – Passed with minor corrections.
Thesis title: Social Media: Digital content creation and sharing. A study of adults.
Doctoral supervisor: Professor David Gauntlett
2007 – 2008 London Metropolitan University (AHRC Funded – Professional Masters Award)
MA in Digital Media – First Class (Distinction)
Modules in: Principals of Digital Media, Design for the Internet, Principals of Game Design, New Media Management, 3D Animation for Multimedia, E-solutions & Digital Media Applications plus final major project.
2006 – 2007 University of East London – PGCE (PCET)
Modules in: Introduction to Teaching and Learning; Reflective Practice, Theory; Curriculum and Assessment; Supporting Learners; Reflective Practice.
1979 – 1982 Coventry University – BA (Hons.) Graphic Design – Grade 2.1
2017 ‘Work-based learning for the creative industries: a case study of the development of BA (Hons) web design and social media’, Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Emerald Publishing, Vol. 7 No. 1, 2017 pp.79-91
2015 ‘Self-Created Digital Content Sharing in Retirement’, Media, Margins and Popular Culture. Basingstoke, Hamps.: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 232–248,
2013 ‘Self-initiated (re)education of digital technology in retired content creators’, Northern Lights: Film & Media Studies Yearbook , Intellect Books. 11, pp. 51–69