Teaching & Scholarship
I have 10 years experience in teaching games engine technology, including creating new programmes for Universities and private training providers.
I've had senior academic teaching roles at the following places:
I developed and taught on the MA Immersive Media at LJMU at the Liverpool Screen School and was also Director of the Experimental Technologies Lab in the Institute of Art and Technology. This course was designed to train artists and programmers around using immersive technology, covering VR, AR, Immersive Experiences and Virtual Production
Before that, I was a Senior Lecturer in Manchester School of Arts where I led on digital, new media, interactive and immersive media areas across a number of degrees (BA Creative Multimedia, BA Filmmaking). I was also the curriculum development lead during the formation of the new £35 million School of Digital Arts (SODA),, where I worked on interdisciplinary curriculum approaches approaches in future storytelling and digital technology, with realtime technology at the heart and core.
I have also previously taught at at Coventry School of Art and Design on the Digital Media and Culture MA and the Media Production BA . During my time at Coventry I developed a pioneering BA in Digital Media and several award winning open education products, exploring the future of digitally enhanced education at the Disruptive Media Lab.
I worked as a curriculum advisor for Host in Salford, where I am helped to set up Industry bootcamps in Gametech to help bring more Unreal and Realtime talent into the local and national industry. I have also recently worked with Nottingham Trent University as a consultant for some of their new creative degree courses.
In the past I have also been a mentor on the Raindance Postgraduate Degree in Film, accredited by Staffordshire University, as well as being an invited lecturer to the Global Media and Communication Programme at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, Warwick University, Zhejiang University of Media and Communications in China, the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. I have also been involved in digital learning projects for organisations such as the BBC, Avid, HEFCE and more.
I also run a number community events, training courses and workshops in the North West as part of the Immersive Liverpool Network