Work History

Work History

Geologist

Geological Investigations Ltd

  • Full time employment as a Geologist with a Site Investigation Company, experience includes on-site supervision of a small drill team, running of a test laboratory, including the supervision of laboratory assistant.  Practical experience was gained in the full range of laboratory testing,  soil and rock logging to BS5930, 
  • The production of factual reports, taken from client liaison, desktop study, collation, analysis of geotechnical data and production of final report. 
  • Involved with projects ranging from small-scale residential buildings, culvert schemes and a number of contaminated and derelict sites.

Engineering Geologist

Strata Surveys Ltd

  • Full time employment as an Engineering Geologist, main duties Phase I and Phase II investigations including desktop surveys, the scheduling of lab testing, collation and analysis of geotechnical data, production of final factual reports and some interpretative design. 
  • Many of these pertained to the investigation of landfill, brownfield sites and industrial contaminated sites, mining investigations and some slope stability analysis projects.
  • This involved the use of dedicated software programs such as SID(site investigation database) and Surfer used for the interpretation of contaminated ground and groundwater monitoring.
Jul 2013 - Present

Owner

E-TeachUK

Owner E-TeachUK, founded in 2013, provider of affordable, rapid e-learning solutions for your business. Specialising in Moodle and Adobe Captivate. Nearly twenty years experience in F.E. and H.E. provision, past Senior Lecturer and author of several manuals on Moodle and E-Learning.

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014

Learning Developer

Nicholas Associates

Learning Developer for Nicholas Associates. To develop and deliver learning and development interventions to a high quality standard and according to NA protocol.

Sep 1994 - Jul 2013

Senior Lecturer

Wigan and Leigh College
  • Senior Lecturer responsible for the teaching and development of A levels in Geography, and higher level courses including HNC Civil Engineering “Geology and Soil Mechanics”,and Foundation Degree level programmes in Environmental Science.
  • Designed and written several HND modules subsequently adopted by EDEXCEL for their HND Environment Management course.
  • Extensive IT skills and was appointed as the “E-Leader” VLE Faculty Champion; this has involved producing online staff development, one to one mentoring of staff in the use and development of e-learning, with a particular emphasis on Moodle.
  • Production of blended e-learning packages for the Civil Engineering Department in conjunction with the Higher Education Learning Skills Agency.

Education

Education
Sep 2012 - Present

Masters

University of Huddersfield

  • Masters in e-learning and multi-media. Studying the use of learning technology and the enhancement of learning.
  • Research project "engaging uses of VLEs"
Sep 1992 - Sep 1994

Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)

Manchester University

  • Certificate in Education for Further Education Teachers.

Skills

Skills

planning organisational

communication (written)

communication (verbal)

lecturer

Moodle

e-learning

Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications

Moodle Teacher Certificate

Synergy Learning Ltf