Innovative Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) professional offering a vast experience of TEL and E-media technologies and their appropriate application in education, rather than just the use of technology for technology’s sake. Wide ranging experience of contract based project work, project management and team management in both the systems engineering and multimedia development arenas in the UK and abroad. A confident communicator, with excellent presentation and mediation skills enabling the establishment and maintenance of good working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all organisational levels. Capable of expert dissemination of technological and pedagogic best practice empowering others to engage a common framework that meets the strategic requirements of the organisation. A highly organised, incisive and imaginative thinker capable of problem resolution, self management, team interaction, flexibility, self and peer motivation. Extensive IT experience, with special interest in accessible web development, the use of mobile technology to serve e-learning requirements and the development of bespoke e-media resources to meet teaching needs.

Personal Details

Date of Birth:  23/03/71.                                  Nationality:  British                                                Marital Status:  Married

Home Address:  98, Tiverton Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2RZ.   

Work History

Work History
Feb 2013 - Present

E-Learning Officer

Centre for Academic Practice (CAP), Loughborough University, Loughborough.

Ongoing support to the School of Science and the School of sport, Exercise and Health Sciences to promote the use and validity of e-learning both technologically and pedagogically, including:

  • School, group and individual (academic, administration staff and student) support of centralised e-learning systems to ensure common technology and pedagogic 'best practice' is employed to meet organisational strategic aims, whilst ensuring subject specific relevance and individuals empowerment. Additionally provide support to both staff and students from different backgrounds with diverse teaching skills and learning requirements respectively.
  • University Administrator for TurnItIn similarity checking service, and Grademark online marking system. Involvement with University working group on Minor Academic misconduct and Academic Scholarship (use of TurnItIn). Loughborough University representative at TurnItIn UK User Group.
  • Development and ongoing evaluation of School Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) usage policies and review of School uptake of existing core e-learning systems, in-line with strategic aims.
  • Development of guidelines, processes, policies and resources to support staff and students in the use of core e-learning systems. Including employing short term 'work arounds' where system integrations either do not exist, or do not function as required, whilst planning, discussing and / or communicating the requirements to eliminate these integration 'short-falls'.
  • Provision of support, training and technology enhanced solutions for several support departments including the Language Centre, Registry and Student Support Services, using 'best practice' approaches and centralised systems where ever possible.
  • Research and evaluation of e-learning tools, technologies and methodologies to support and enhance centralised e-learning systems.
  • Regular involvement with School based Teaching and Learning Committees and E-learning Network Groups, ensuring the communication of common 'best practice' to and between Schools, and reporting back of School initiatives, developments and requirements.
  • Secretary to Quality enhancement and Assurance Sub Committee.
  • Secretary to Open Learning Management Group.
  • Responsible for development, branding and maintenance of Centre for Academic Practice (CAP) website, including promotion of CAP internally and externally.
  • Involved with development and delivery of e-learning aspects of the PGCAP programme run by the Centre for Academic Practice, including the presentation of innovative teaching methods to course 'students' to potentially maximise their teaching efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provision of technology enhanced learning support to several Loughborough University 'Teaching Innovation Award' winners and involved with commercialisation of at least one project through to a marketable 'app'.
  • Involved with technological and pedagogic aspects of MOOC development on both the FutureLearn platform and the in-house VLE. Pioneered a methodology / ways of working for MOOC conversion to the VLE Moodle platform.
  • Development and maintenance of 'Design for Usability' website for Design School, including a review of the potential commercial application of the design principles which form the content of the site.
  • Fulfilled role of Probation Advisor for Centre for Academic Practice Intern.
  • Ongoing technical input to LUMEN programme, delivering gap year maths support to 200+ post A-level students prior to going to University.
  • Development of computer aided assessment tests for academics, and training to empower staff to create their own.
Aug 2011 - Feb 2013

Faculty E-Learning Officer

Teaching Centre, Loughborough University, Loughborough.

Ongoing support to the School of Science and the School of sport, Exercise and Health Sciences to promote the use and validity of e-learning both technologically and pedagogically, including:

  • Development and evaluation of in-house Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to suit School of Science and School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences requirements, including faculty wide, group and individual training on the use of the VLE and its functions / activities, lecture capture, peer assessment and other centralised systems as required. 
  • Research into technical and pedagogic relevance of Web 2.0 services to support core systems.
  • Development of computer aided assessment tests for School academics, and associated training to empower staff to create tests themselves.
  • Responsible for development, branding and maintenance of Loughborough E-learning / Teaching and Learning and Copyright blogs, and School based websites related to research, innovation, and direct student support.
  • Jointly responsible for development and implementation of new Teaching Centre website using Terminal 4 CMS.
  • Provide e-learning support to New Lecturers Course (NLC) including re-development of NLC online presence in the VLE.
  • Development of guidelines, processes, policies and resources to support staff and students in the use of core e-learning systems. 
  • Development / transition of Bestmaths software to a scalable online learning resource using Flexpage on the Moodle platform - LUMEN (Loughborough University Mathematics for Engineers), and for re-branding associated online and printed materials.
Jan 2005 - Aug 2011

Online Learning Development Officer

Loughborough University, Loughborough.

Development of bespoke online learning resources using Authorware, Flash, Dreamweaver, CourseGenie, and other associated e-learning tools.  The provision of pedagogy advice to academics to enable the creation and use of suitable accessible resources for online teaching.  The creation of faculty websites using html, PHP, ASP, JavaScript and MySQL.  Undertaking of technology / pedagogy research to support online learning e.g. web and podcasting and interactive classrooms.

Involved in a wide HEFCE funded project taking 3 years to replace the current in house Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with Moodle an open source VLE. This involves liaison with university staff members at all levels from Senate down to individual academics, the development and installation of the Moodle environment, the development and application of sound pedagogical methods and tools, the conversion of existing online materials to suit the Moodle environment, and general day to day project management functions involved in the implementation of Moodle within the Science Faculty.

Responsible for the development and implementation of Bestmaths software to enable Gap year students to improve and test their mathematics before starting an undergraduate degree. Development of software for PC and Mac, and creation of associated websites. 

Oct 2002 - Dec 2004

Research Associate

AMSTC(Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology Centre), Loughborough University. Loughborough.

EU funded Stage 5 Research Project - “CICLOP – Computer Integrated CLosing OPerations.

Development of a two level scheduling architecture for implementation at end user, and pilot plants across Europe. Self run project, involving liaison with other projects members across Europe.  Extensive European travel, software development, and progress reporting.  Involved with administrative running of project including cost statements and Technical Implementation Reports.

Developed Bespoke websites for AMSTC, and Sustainability groups at Loughborough, including the development of publication material for conferences and trade shows.

Jan 2001 - Oct 2002

Head of Implementation Unit

BYG Systems Ltd, Nottingham.

Responsible for team of 6 Authorware developers. Involved in day to day management of team, reviews and appraisals, career progression and disciplinary action. Additionally involved as technical support for Authorware development. 

Jan 2001 - Oct 2002

Resource Manager

BYG Systems Ltd, Nottingham.

Responsible for weekly scheduling and task allocation for in excess of 40 people, covering all productive departments. Involved in resource management prioritisation with operations manager, and control of resource allocation for pre-sales work. Additionally responsible for long term planning of resources, and determination of resource short falls over a 3-6 month planning horizon.

Oct 2000 - Oct 2002

Project Manager

BYG Systems Ltd, Nottingham.

Responsible for project management and budgetary control of multimedia training projects for CD and intranet delivery ranging from £20k to £100k.

May 2000 - Oct 2002

Senior Authorware Developer

BYG Systems Ltd, Nottingham.

Development and implementation of bespoke multimedia training for CD and intranet delivery, using Macromedia Authorware. Aided further development of in-house Courseware Development Environment. Additionally involved with technical support of other projects, cost estimations and best coding practice procedures. 

Oct 1999 - May 2000

Authorware Developer

Maxim Training Ltd, Brighton.

Development of bespoke multimedia courseware, for training applications, using Macromedia Authorware. 

Sep 1997 - Oct 1999

Research Associate

Loughborough University, Loughborough.

EPSRC funded Realising Our Potential Award(ROPA) Research Project:“ Attribute Engineering - a system level approach to design and manufacture of complex products.” Development of an attribute engineering based system level model for integrated product-process design(IPPD) for complex manufactured products. Use of QFD strategies to aid analysis and systems engineering environment software(Cradle).

Mar 1997 - Sep 1997

Research Associate

Loughborough University, Loughborough.

British Aerospace funded research Project:“ Dimensional Control Awareness Training Program” Developed a multimedia based training aid for BAe product and manufacturing engineers based on current ANSI standard, to give an overview of Dimensional Management and Dimensional Control issues. Macromedia Authorware used.

Jul 1994 - Mar 1997

Research Associate

Loughborough University, Loughborough.

Ford  Motor Company funded research Project:“ Flexible Fixture Design Methodology” Development of flexibility framework to describe the application of manufacturing flexibility to existing body construction organisations and their product and process development cycles. Development of a Visual Basic Manufacturing Flexibility Analysis Tool for enhancing flexibility in body construction tooling and facilities.

Jul 1992 - Oct 1993

Manufacturing Engineer / Production Manager PA

Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd, Loughborough.

Industrial training experience with switchgear manufacturer.  Roles undertaken:

  • Development of tooling and fixture database using OMAC system.
  • Closure of onsite tool room and deployment of tooling to outside suppliers.
  • Personal assistant to production manager. Responsible for chasing shop floor shortages for assembly work, and tooling distribution between company sites.


1990 - 1994

B.Eng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering & Management (1st Class)

Loughborough University, Loughborough.

Final Year subjects: Computer Aided Design, Robotics and Automation Technology, Polymer Technology, Advanced Materials Processing, Manufacturing Planning and Control, and Quality.

Final Year Project “The Advocation of DFM and Adhesive Technology Using Computer Aided Learning

Development of a presentation tool to simulate the operation of an adhesives selection software, based on Permabond CAT Selection database.  Project performed for Pera International in collaboration with Permabond Adhesives.


Diploma in Industrial Studies

Loughborough University, Loughborough.

Attained during year out placement (1993) with sponsoring company Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd, Loughborough.

1982 - 1989

Secondary Education

Shenley Court Comprehensive, Birmingham.

GCE A-Levels: Design and Technology(B), Physics(C), Maths(D).

GCE AO-Levels: Maths(B),General Studies(B).

GCE O-Levels: Maths(B), English Language(A), English Literature(B),                                      French(A), Physics(B),Chemistry(A), Design(B),Technical Drawing(A).


Dec 2014 - Present

PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Practitioner Level

QA LTD (on behalf of AXELOS)

Practitioner level PRINCE2 project management qualification.

Dec 2014 - Present

PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) Foundation Level

QA LTD (on behalf of AXELOS)

Foundation level PRINCE2 project management qualification.

Additional Information

  • Full clean U.K. Driving Licence.
  • Working knowledge of French and German.
  • CREST “Creativity in Science and Technology” Gold award, for engineering innovation.
  • Run own Web development company Graphixa Web Solutions.
  • Run own artwork businesses and sculpture business
  • Involved in volunteer work for Shuttleworth Clark Foundation.



Charles Shields, Head of Online Delivery

Youth Sports Trust,
3 Oakwood Drive,
Loughborough University
LE11 3QF.

Tel: 01509 226676

Philip Wilkinson-Blake, Director of IT and E-Learning

School of Business and Economics,
Loughborough University,
Epinal Way,
LE11 3TU.

Tel: 01509 223134

Sandie Dann, Associate Dean of Teaching

School of Science,
Loughborough University,
Epinal Way,
LE11 3TU.

Tel: 01509 222568