I am a Lecturer in Open Media in Coventry University School of Art and Design. Teaching across a range of specialisms including emergent digital media platforms, digital culture, web and multimedia production mainly involving film and documentary production.
I am involved in developing and initiating some of the university’s pioneering work in emerging digital platforms. This includes content partnerships with Apple’s iTunes U and Youtube Edu that have substantially enhanced the global reputation of the University and resulted in millions of downloads and interactions with our open access content. When combined, these projects have helped to set free hundreds of teaching and research resources onto the web. I also have published academic work within the area of digital culture and have provided digital media consultancy work to major Universities in China and South Africa. On top of this I have spoken at a number of UK and international conferences within the area of open and web-based digital media within education. I have been highly commended and recognised for this work at National Awards.
I have also been involved in digital media related projects for a wide range of companies and organisations including the BBC, BT, HEFCE, Virgin Radio, NHS, the FA, Sport England, Coventry City Football Club and SMEs- including a number of EU, UK Research Council and JISC funded projects. When I have time, I also like to volunteer myself for a number of creative community and charity based projects within the West Midlands region.
I have a first class honours degree in Communication, Culture and Media and have undertaken a variety of short courses in multimedia, web technology, video journalism, copyright and research methods. Before my current role I worked as Creative Multimedia Manager for Coventry University, as a researcher and project officer at the Centre for Media Arts and Performance and prior to this have I have freelanced with a range of media organisations including Granada TV and the BBC.
I am particularly interested in supporting people for community and charity based multimedia production needs
Creative Multimedia Manager
Overseeing, managing and producing digital media projects for Coventry University. Including inventing CUTV and CU on iTunes U project which have received millions of views in the last 3 years