Academic Experience

Professional Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) Member of the British Computer Society, Human Computer Interface group. Member of the Association for Computing Machinery – Special Interest group. Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (FRSA) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Education & Training:

2018 - 2024 Doctoral Degree (PhD) 2012 Post Graduate Certificate (Applied Social Research) 2012 Post Graduate Research Methods – Ethics Training 2008 Work Stress – A Managers Role 2007 Blackboard: Podcasting in Learning and Teaching 2007 Using Wiki’s and Blog’s – Blackboard 2006 Share Point Training 2005 Advanced Virtual Learning Environment Development 2005 Disability & Advice Training 2004 Virtual Learning Environment Development 1993-1996 University of Wales, Newport. BA(Hon’s) Degree in Interactive Arts - Subjects specialised including, Telemedia, Sound Installation Art, Media Theory & History and Site Specific Art.

 

Head of Department

2009 – 2010, Department of Creative Communications: BA (Hons) Illustration, BA/BSc (Hons) Mobile Web and Game Design, BA (Hons) Graphic Communication, BA (Hons) Music Production and Technology, BA (Hons) Media Studies with Visual Cultures, BA (Hons) Broadcast Media)

 

Year Tutor:

2014 – 2019, Level 5, BSc Software Engineering, BSc Computing & BSc Business Information Systems. 2013 – 2014, Level 4, BSc Software Engineering, BSc Computing & BSc Business Information Systems. 2012 – 2013, Level 5, BSc Software Engineering, BSc Computing & BSc Business Information Systems.  

Programme Director in Cardiff School of Technology:

2019 - 2019, Computing for Interaction – BSc (Hons) 2019 - 2019, Computing with Creative Design – BSc (Hons)

Programme Director in Cardiff School of Management:

2011 – 2012, Mobile,Web & Game Design, BA/BSc (Hons)

Programme Director in Cardiff School of Art & Design:

2008 – 2010, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Hons) Top-up 2008 – 2010, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Hons)

Programme Director in Cardiff School of Business:

2004 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Hons) Top-up 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Hons)  

Module Leader in Cardiff School of Technology:

2019 - Present, MSc Computing, MSc IT Man, (Team Software Development Project) 2011 – Present, MSc Technology Project Management (Technology Project Management) 2019 - Present, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems, BSc Computer Science, BSc Games Dev, (Research Methods) 2013 – Present, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Technology Project Management)

Module Leader in Cardiff School of Management:

2012 – 2017, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Mobile Applications) 2012 – 2018, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (E-Business Management) 2012 – Present, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Systems Development and Design) 2013 – 2014, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Human Computer Interaction) 2008 – 2012, Mobile,Web & Game Design, BA/BSc (Hons) (Design for Interaction) 2008 – 2012, Mobile,Web & Game Design, BA/BSc (Hons) (User Centred Design) 2008 – 2012, Mobile,Web & Game Design, BA/BSc (Hons) (Production Processes) 2008 – 2012, Mobile,Web & Game Design, BA/BSc (Hons) (Design for Change)

Module Leader in Cardiff School of Art & Design:

2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Design for Interaction) 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (User Centred Design) 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Production Processes) 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Design for Change)

 

Module Leader in Cardiff School of Business:

2002 – 2005, Business Information Systems, BSc (Multimedia) 2002 – 2005, Business Information Systems, HND (Multimedia) 2002 – 2005, Business Information Systems, HNC (Multimedia) 2003 – 2005, Business Information Systems, BSc Multimedia (Commercial Aspects) 2003 – 2005, Business Information Systems, MSc Human Computer Interaction 2002 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Design for Interaction) 2002 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (User Centred Design) 2002 – 2004, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Production Processes) 2002 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Design for Change) 2002 – 2004, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice)

Teaching for Cardiff School of Technology:

2011 – Present, MSc Technology Project Management (Technology Project Management) 2012 – Present, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Systems Development and Design) 2012 – Present, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Technology Project Management) 2013 – Present, BSc Software Engineering, BSc Computing & BSc Business Information Systems. 2012 – 2013, BSc Software Engineering, Computing & Business Information Systems.

Teaching for Cardiff School of Management:

2008 – 2012, Mobile,Web & Game Design, BA/BSc (Hons) 2010 – 2012, Lead Academic MBA by Distance Learning 2010 – 2012, Programme Director, BSc/HNC Computing and Information Systems (part-time programmes) 2012 – Present, MSc Technology Project Management (Technology Project Management) 2011 – 2012, BSc Business Info Systems (Business Applications) 2012 – 2018, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (E-Business Management) 2013 – 2014, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Human Computer Interaction) 2012 – 2015, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Systems Programming) 2011 – Present, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Mobile Applications)  

Teaching for Cardiff School of Art & Design

2007 – 2008, Broadcast Media and Popular Culture, BA (Audition) 2007 – 2008, Graphic Communication, BA (Real World Projects) 2007 – 2008, Graphic Communication, BA (Competitions) 2007 – 2008, Graphic Communication, BA (Web & Print) 2007 – 2008, Graphic Communication, BA (Creative Information) 2007 – 2008, Fine Art, MAP, BA (New Media) 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Design for Interaction) 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (User Centred Design) 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Production Processes) 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Design for Change) 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice) 2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Research Methods & Personal Projects) 2005 – 2006, Graphic Communication BA (Real World Projects)

Teaching for Cardiff School of Business

2001 – 2005, Business Information Systems, BSc (Multimedia) 2001 – 2005, Business Information Systems, HND (Multimedia) 2002 – 2005, Business Information Systems, HNC (Multimedia) 2003 – 2005, Business Information Systems, BSc Multimedia (Commercial Aspects) 2003 – 2004, Business Information Systems, MSc Human Computer Interaction 2003 – 2005, Retail Management BA 2003 – 2005, Retail Management HND 2001 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Design for Interaction) 2001 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (User Centred Design) 2001 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Production Processes) 2001 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Design for Change) 2001 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Entrepreneurship & Professional Practice) 2001 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Research Methods & Personal Projects)

Committees for:

2005 – 2010, UWIC Wireless Network Committee(CSAD) 2005 – 2010, Learning & Teaching Committee (CSAD) 2005 – 2010, Computers in Art & Design Committee (CSAD) 2007 – 2012, LIS IT Security Group(CSAD) 2007 – 2012, E-Learning Process Management Group (CSAD) 2001 – 2005, Computing Department Discipline Group (CBS) 2001 – 2005, Learning & Teaching Committee (UBS) 2001 – 2005, Business Information System Committee(CBS) 2002 – 2005, Computers in Art & Design Committee (CBS)

External Moderator for:

2012 – 2016,  All post-graduate studies at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology 20102012, Graphic Design BA (hons) (EADE, Malaga, Spain) 2007 – 2016, Design for Interactive Media HND (Bridgend College, Glamorgan) 2007 – 2016, Design for Interactive Media HNC (Bridgend College, Glamorgan) 2003 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media HND (Bridgend College, Glamorgan) 2003 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media HNC (Bridgend College, Glamorgan)

 

External Examiner for:

2013 - 2018, Glasgow Caledonian University, MA 3D Design for Virtual Environments 2013 - Present, Glasgow Caledonian University, BSc(Hons)/ BSc Interactive Media Development, BA(Hons)/ BA 3D Animation, BA Computer Games, BSC(Hons) Digital Design, BSc(Hons) Digital Design (3D animation and visualisation) 2014 - Present, Staffordshire University (Oman, Gulf College) BSc Computing, Software Engineering. 2014 - 2015, University of Ulster (UK), FdA Interactive Design 2011 – 2014, University of West London, BA (Hons) Dip HE Games Development 2011 – 2014, University of West London, BA (Hons) Dip HE Digital Media Production

 

Validation Panelist for:

2010 MBA (Marketing Management) (Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport) (Eygpt) 2010 MBA (Human Resources) (Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport) (Eygpt) 2010 MBA (project Management) (Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport) (Eygpt) 2010 MBA (Banking and Finance) (Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport) (Eygpt) 2010 BA (hons) Accounting and Finance (Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport) (Eygpt) 2010 BA (hons) Marketing (Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport) (Eygpt) 2010 Business Information Systems (UWIC) (Cardiff) 2009 International Business Management BA (Casablanca, Marrakech, Morocco) 2009 MBA (Casablanca, Marrakech, Morocco) 2009 Tourism Management BA (Casablanca, Marrakech, Morocco) 2009 Marketing BA (Casablanca, Marrakech, Morocco) 2008 Business Information Systems BSc (Singapore) 2008 Computing BSc & Ord (London School of Commerce) (London) 2008 Information Technology Msc (London School of Commerce) (London) 2008 Banking & Finance BSc (Singapore) 2008 Accounting BSc (Singapore) 2007 Dance BA (Cardiff) 2006 Psychology BSc (Cardiff) 2007 Business Studies BA (Dhaka, Bangladesh) 2007 Business Studies BA (Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia) 2007 Business Studies BA, (accreditation) (Madrid) 2007 Business Information Systems BSc (accreditation) (Madrid) 2007 Design for Interactive Media BA/BSc (accreditation) (Madrid) 2007 Marketing BA (accreditation) (Madrid)

Validation Events:

2008 Mobile,Web & Game Design, BA/BSc (Hons) 2005 Design for Interactive Media BA/BSc (Hons) 2001 Design for Interactive Media BA/BSc (Hons) Top-up

 

Industrial Experience

1996 – 2014, Deft Design - Managing Director Client List: 2006 BBC (New Media) Education website usability testing, 2006 BBC (New Media) Video Window usability testing, 2005 BBC (New Media) Red button usability testing, 2001 – 2006 Loughborough Students Union CD Rom Development, 2004 British Institute of Swimming

   

2000 – 2001, Kode Digital Position: Freelance Project manager/ Multimedia Developer Client List: 2000 Boomerang Television, 2000 6721, 2000 S4C Television

Accolades:

2000, BAFTA, Category, Best New Media (Boomerang Television)

   

2000, Marr Corporation Position: Creative Director Managing two New Media companies 2000 SME & Micro Company Development: FWebs 2000 Corporate Development: T2 Design

   

1996 – 2000, WH Communicates Position: TV Production Assistant/ Multimedia Developer Client List: European Commission, Foreign Office, Patent Office, Rockwool, Amec, Elf Oil, British Telecom (BT), Docklands Light Railway, East of Scotland Water, Scottish Power, Welsh Water, SWALEC, SWEB, Hyder Central Office of Information, Highways Agency, Gwent Police, Marconi, General Electric. Millennium Commission. Gwent TEC

Accolades:

1998 ‘Editing for Industry Awards’ Awarded ‘Best Internal Communications Video in the UK (Hyder) 1998 ‘British Association of Communication in Business, Electronic Publications Internal Category’ (Hyder)

 

Art Exhibitions:

1996 University of Wales, College Newport. UK. 'Corridors'. 13-29th May. 1995 Newport Leisure Centre Kingsway, UK. 'Biometrics', 22nd May. 1994 Boxmeer/Nijmegen, Karmel Convent, Holland, 22nd Sept- 15th Oct. 1994 Hilversom, Lorentz School, Holland, 5th - 30th Sept. 1994 Amersfoort, Bookshop Veenendaal, Holland, 17th -31st March. 1994 Hilversom, Broadcasting Museum, Holland, 5th February-29th April. 1991 Playhouse Harlow Essex. UK. 25th June.

 

Award Panelist / Judicial:

2007 BAFTA – Cymru – New Media 2006 Golden Pixel Awards 2006 Celtic Film Festival – New Media 2004 Golden Pixel Awards

 

Trustee & Board Directorships:

2010 – 2014, Trustee, Pedestrian Arts, National Charity 2007 – 2014, Education Director, Pedestrian Arts Limited. 2008 – 2012, Board Director, Bulb Roots, a non profit Arts Organisation 1997 – 2007, Pedestrian, a non profit National Arts Organisation 2002 – 2007, Pedestrian, Vice-Chairman 2002 – 2014, Tutor 1997 – Present, Artist

 

Externally funded projects (since January 2003)

Oct 2005-2008, Creative Partnership -Leicester, Creative Curriculum. Ashfield School. Aug 2005- Aug 2006, History of Leicester music, Heritage Fund, Leicestershire Constabulary Aug 2005, turntable radio, Remix- Bristol and bath youth music action zone, The Water Shed April 2005, PAYP positive activities for young people (Northampton, Leicester, Lincoln), Connexions. Feb 2005-2008, Creative Partnership – Coventry, Creative Curriculum, Pearlhyde School. Dec 2004- Jan 2007, Below the waterline, Arts Council – England, Music Promoters across east midlands, regional music development agencies, GOEN, Prince’s youth trust May 2003- December 2004, Tutoritool, Arts Council – England, Pedestrian.

 

 

Representation

Dean of Cardiff School of Technology Professor. Jon Platts. Western Ave, Llandaff, Cardiff. CF24 0SP jplatts@cardiffmet.ac.uk 02920 417000

   

The ‘This working stuff is really cool’ points of my career

I have been very fortunate to have some really fantastic experiences throughout my career some memorable moments would have to include: A helicopter shoot at 250 ft above ‘Tower Bridge’ with the sun flaring over the spires of London’s skyline; Having the corporate marketing tech team (London) at BT stood around my work and ask “How did you do that?”; Winning a BAFTA for ‘best new media’, when I had no idea I was even entered; Being involved with the excitement and passion of students researching and developing creative and inspirational work; Onstage at Hackney Marshes with Musicians: Ice-T, Mark-B & Blade, Biz Markie and Rodney-P; Watching a young child who had been expelled from school and excluded for the best part of his formative years, get his first qualification without realising..  

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