Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Stuart McNeil,
Office Address
Department of Information Systems and Computing,
Cardiff School of Management,
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff. CF5 2YB
Work Tel: 02920 417176
Website: www.cardiffmet.ac.uk www.stuartmcneil.co

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)

Statement about Stuart McNeil:

Stuart McNeil is a Senior Lecturer for the Cardiff Metropolitan University which is part of the Department for Information Systems and Computing in the Cardiff School of Management where he is a year tutor for the BSc Software Engineering, BSc Computing and BSc Business Information Systems Undergraduate programmes.

He has previously worked within the interactive media sector for numerous years and gained awards including a BAFTA. Stuart was the Managing Director of Deft Design for 17 years and was the Education Director for ‘Pedestrian Arts’, a charitable non-profit national arts company for 13 years. Additionally, 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.

Education & Training:

2012 PGCASR (applied social research)
2012 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.

 

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

 

‘Not for Profit’ Voluntary work:

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.

 

Teaching:

2011 – Present, MSc Technology Project Management (Technology Project Management)
2013 – Present, BSc Software Engineering, BSc Computing & BSc Business Information Systems.
2012 – 2013, BSc Software Engineering, Computing & Business Information Systems.
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)

 

Head of Department for:

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

 

Year Tutor:
2014 – 2015, 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 for:

2008 – 2012, Mobile,Web & Game Design, BA/BSc (Hons)
2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Hons) Top-up
2005 – 2007, Design for Interactive Media, BA/BSc (Hons)

 

Module Leader for:

2013 – Present, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Information Systems Project Management)
2012 – Present, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Mobile Applications)
2011 – Present, MSc Technology Project Management (Technology Project Management)
2012 – Present, 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)
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)

 

Teaching for:

2012 – Present, MSc Technology Project Management (Technology Project Management)
2011 – 2012, BSc Business Info Systems (Business Applications)
2012 – Present, 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)
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)
2012 – Present, BSc Soft Eng, BSc Computing & BSc Business Info Systems (Information Systems Project Management)
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)

 

Committees for:

2005 – 2010, UWIC Wireless Network Committee
2005 – 2010, Learning & Teaching Committee (CSAD)
2005 – 2010, Computers in Art & Design Committee
2007 – 2012, LIS IT Security Group
2007 – 2012, E-Learning Process Management Group

 

External Examiner for:

2013 – Present, 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

 

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)

 

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:

2005 Design for Interactive Media BA/BSc (Hons)

 

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Cardiff School of Management, Computing Department.

Programme Director for:

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

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)

Committee member for:

2001 – 2005, Computing Department Discipline Group
2001 – 2005, Learning & Teaching Committee (UBS)
2001 – 2005, Business Information System Committee
2002 – 2005, Computers in Art & Design Committee
External Moderator for:

2003 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media HND (Bridgend College, Glamorgan)
2003 – 2005, Design for Interactive Media HNC (Bridgend College, Glamorgan)

Validation Events:

2001 Design for Interactive Media BA/BSc (Hons) Top-up

 

 

Industry Experience

1996 – 2014, Deft Design
Position: 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)

 

Representation

Chief Executive Officer of Pedestrian
Mr. James Willis
Pedestrian Gallery, 31 Rutland Street, Cultural Quarter, Leicester,
LE1 1RELE31AB
jim@pedestrian.info
0116 261 9170

 

 

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Cardiff School of Management
Professor. David Brooksbank.
Western Ave,
Llandaff,
Cardiff.
CF24 0SP
dbrooksbank@cardiffmet.ac.uk
02920 417000

 

 

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

  • 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 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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