In 2006 I began to explore uses for location-based media and continue to actively do so, with a focus on applications relating to the Cultural Heritage sector
Since 2011 I have worked on projects to develop technology to encourage sustainable consumption of energy
I have completed several non-academic branding and design projects
From 2011 onwards I have taken opportunities to use my experience to support other creative researchers, practitioners and organisations
In the MRL from 2009-2010 and Horizon from 2012-2013 I worked on projects that tried to make use of data left behind when we use the web
From 2010-2011 I worked within Horizon's transport theme
My work from 2005-2010 revolved around opportunities arising when mobile and situated devices are connected
Who am I?
In 2010 I was seconded to the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute at University of Nottingham. Following this I moved into my current role as a Research Fellow where I have studied uses of technologies to enable smarter transport and responsible energy consumption.
In 2009 and 2010 I was a part-time then full-time Research Associate in the Mixed Reality Lab in the University of Nottingham's School of Computer Science. I worked on projects related to my PhD, particularly on use of mobile devices to support city visiting.
From 2005-2009 I carried out doctoral research in the University of Nottingham School of Computer Science, based in the Mixed Reality Lab, under the supervision of Boriana Koleva and Tom Rodden. In 2010 I submitted my thesis titled A Framework to Guide the Design of Environments Coupling Mobile and Situated Technologies completing my PhD (subject to typographical corrections submitted in the following month).
I completed my BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in the University of Nottingham, graduating with a First degree in 2005. My work included a personal research and development project, Content-based Indexing and Retrieval for the World Wide Web; I produced a web-based system to classify, index and then allow access to images, using wavelet transformations to extract the salient visual features, binary search trees to efficiently index, then PHP to allow traversal of those trees.
I attended Colchester Royal Grammar School for both my GCSE and A-Level courses, leaving the CRGS 6th Form in 2002.