I am a graduate of Computer Science (UEA, 1983), have worked in many large and small companies, both in the UK and abroad, including some memorable times in Holland and Saudi Arabia (quite a contrast!).
I ran a small IT consultancy for many years in Skelmersdale, trained as a secondary school teacher (Edge Hill, 2002-03), and then taught ICT in a Liverpool comprehensive school for five years. I began my Masters in e-learning in 2006, and that led me to take up my current post of Learning Technology Development Officer in December 2007. In 2010 I gained my MA in e-learning. Thus, my background encapsulates a deep understanding of information and communication technologies with a similarly deep understanding of teaching and learning grounded in many years of practice.
After four years in post I continue to think my job is one of the best in the world: I love the campus, nearly all of the work, and have great colleagues. Also, and in no small measure, I appreciate the opportunities available when working at a university.