I am a Lecturer at the Open University, in the Learning Teaching Innovation Portfolio/the Institute of Educational Technology (IET).
I have specific research interests in pervasive, ubiquitous and ambient computing for technology-enhanced learning. The research combines ubiquitous computing, usability and interaction design with education and pedagogy. My wider research interests encompass CSCW, CSCL and the learning sciences; also field trip learning, museum learning, and technology-enhanced learning in environmental/earth sciences. I am also interested in the research and application of research methods within interdisciplinary research.
I have over 30 peer-reviewed publications and received funding from sources such as The Wolfson Foundation, EPSRC, the EU and Ordnance Survey. I lead the Situ8 project (www.situ8.org), which enables users to browse and capture geolocated media using mobile devices in the field.
I worked previously at the University of Nottingham, at the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI); the Schools of Computer Science and Biology; and in the Graduate School. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher.