I have well over two decades of experience as a manager in Higher Education, providing services to academic colleagues. For many years I have operated at a senior management level where I have contributed to strategy and policy decisions.
I have successfully managed people, projects and services to develop and deliver innovative IT and learning technology solutions - including the development of teaching and learning spaces.
I have led a number of major technology roll outs. I am a veteran of two VLE replacements at Sunderland. I implemented ‘new’ SunSpace when I joined and five years later steered the move to Canvas. At Durham I led the roll out of an institution-wide web content management system. At Essex I selected and implemented the VLE WebCT and QuestionMark Perception, a leading objective testing system. At Aberdeen, the courseware I produced was used by a consortium of UK universities.
At Essex I was very involved in ensuring that teaching rooms and lecture theatres were suitably equipped and that teaching staff were using the facilities to engage their students. I helped to specify the informal and formal learning spaces in Durham University’s Calman Learning Centre and led the IT and AV portion of the build project.
I have a degree in Animal Ecology, PG Cert in Biological Computation and a PG Cert in Educational Technology.
I have ITIL Foundation Certificate (IT Service Management) and I am a Prince 2 Practitioner. I have completed several MOOCS for my professional development.
I began working at the University of Sunderland in 2011. Previously I worked at Durham, Essex and Aberdeen universities.
Providing Teaching Room Services - Good Practice and Standards (JISC)
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Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching (CELT)
CELT, Second Floor, St Peter’s Gate, St Peter’s Campus, Charles Street, Sunderland, SR6 0AN