My role as Senior Educational Developer in CIE is primarily focused on curriculum design, learning design, and higher education pedagogies. I have a specific expertise and interest in the staff development aspects of education for sustainable development, active learning, assessment design and creative design processes in educational development.
Prior to my current role in CIE, I initially joined the University in 2002 as a Learning Technologist supporting the implementation, roll out and staff support for VITAL and associated learning technologies. I then become more focused on the pedagogical application of digital technologies through teaching on the University’s post-graduate learning and teaching in higher education staff development programmes. I designed and delivered an innovative ‘flipped classroom’ module in learning design and design thinking through these programmes. I also supported for a number of years educational staff development programmes, and early learning technology developments, at our XJTLU campus in China.
From 1999 to 2002 I worked at Salford University’s Construct IT for Business as a researcher focusing on IT benefit evaluation in large construction organisations, and business process innovation. I then moved to Salford University’s Centre for Construction Innovation as a technology/ educational developer focused on the creation of three new masters level online programmes in construction management, lean and agile construction. These programmes were developed from Construct-IT’s ‘IT in Construction programme’ – one of the first fully online programmes in the UK.
Before joining Salford University I spent 11 years in the construction industry as a Chartered Landscape Architect working for private and local government architectural, environmental planning and engineering consultancies working on a wide range of civil engineering infrastructure, green infrastructure, civic design, and community design projects in Merseyside and across the UK.