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My research interests sit at the crossroads of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Educational Technology. I’m particularly focused on the design and evaluation of novel systems that support creativity and openness in learning. See publications for more details.
I am an Accessibility Specialist for IET, and also an Open Media Fellow. The OU has a mission to widen participation and success in education, and through these roles my work involves understanding how we can offer the most effective learning opportunities to the most people.
Previously I was a Horizon Research Fellow and Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, working on projects including ArtMaps, Understanding the Multiscreen Household, and Stories of User Appropriation. Before that, I was a researcher at the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, on the Open Learning: Bridge to Success, Digital Scholarship and Out There and In Here projects. Before that I completed my PhD research in Computer Science at the University of Bath, studying how computers can be designed to support creative interaction.