Stuart McNeil is a Senior Lecturer for the Cardiff Metropolitan University, within the Department of Applied Computing and Engineering in the Cardiff School of Technologies where he is a Senior Lecturer for the Computing for Interaction – BSc (Hons) Degree, Computing with Creative Design – BSc (Hons) Degree, BSc Software Engineering , BSc Computing and BSc Business Information Systems Undergraduate programmes. Additionally, Stuart is the Module Leader for MSc and BSc Technology Project Management. Stuart is a Member of the British Computer Society, Human Computer Interface group; Member of the Association for Computing Machinery – Special Interest group and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Stuart has previously worked within the interactive media sector for numerous years and gained awards which included a BAFTA. Working with some international organisations and some of the UKs leading companies, such as: The European Commission; Foreign & Commonwealth Office; The Patent Office (Intellectual Property Office UK); Central Office of Information; GEC Marconi; General Electric (GE); Rockwool; Amec (Wood); Elf Oil (Total); British Telecom (BT); Docklands Light Railway (DLR); East of Scotland Water; Scottish Power; Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW); South Wales Electricity Board (SWALEC/SSE); South West Electricity Board (SWEB/Western Power); Hyder(Arcadis); Highways Agency; Gwent Police; The Millennium Commission.
Stuart’s industrial experience focused on developing creative solutions to the interactive problems of their trade, this real-world experience ignited a drive to attain the highest of standards in design practice. Stuart was the Managing Director of Deft Design for 17 years , this experience proved foundational in the understandings of directing a company and managing creative and highly skilled projects and teams.
Additionally, Stuart was a founding charity director and trustee of ‘Pedestrian Arts’ Charitable Non-Profit National Arts Company for 13 years.Judicially, Stuart reviews papers for and is a member of the British Computer Society, Human Computer Interface group and has been a Judge for BAFTA, The Golden Pixel Awards and the Celtic Film Festival . Additionally, Stuart has held numerous External Examiner and Moderator roles at many universities around the world, these have seen him attain a global perspective into Computing and Design.
Software Engineering; Information Systems Design and Analysis; Affective Computing; Human-Computer Interaction; Human Factors; Design Computing; Technology Project Management;
… and critically the undefined places between all of these.