I am currently a Horizon Research Fellow and a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. From March 2015, I’m re-joining the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University as a Lecturer in Educational Technology.

Most of my time is spent on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. I am particularly focused on the design and evaluation of novel systems that support creativity and collaboration in formal and informal learning, and at home. See publications.

Previously I worked at the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, on the Open Learning: Bridge to SuccessDigital Scholarship  and Out There and In Here projects.

I am also module convenor for G64ICP: Introduction to Computer Programming and G64IPD: Introduction to Computer Programming and Development.

I recently co-organised HomeSys 2014, and also guest edited a special issue of Interacting with Computers on Studying Technology in the Home. I am also co-organising an ACM GROUP 2014 workshop: The Morphing Organization. Previously I co-organised the ACM CSCW 2014 Workshop: Structures for Knowledge Co-creation Between Organisations and the Public, and the ACM CHI 2013 Workshop: Methods for Studying Technology in the Home amongst others.

My PhD Thesis was entitled: Understanding Creative Interaction: A Conceptual Framework for the Design of Interactive Systems for Creative Activities. The thesis asks how can we understand creativity in a way that can be applied to designing interactive systems for activities such as musical composition or filmmaking. There is some information about prototype systems developed for my PhD and otherwise here.