I am Head of the School of Digital Arts (SODA) and Reader in Pedagogical Innovation. As Head I provide leadership, strategic direction and operational management for SODA.
Before SODA I was Section Leader and Principal Lecturer for Manchester Metropolitan iSchool; Research Fellow within CERLIM, the Centre for Research in Libraries and Information Management, and Research & Project Manager for MDR Partners. I am currently External Examiner for Degree Apprenticeships at Kingston University, London.
My academic expertise and leadership focus on creating and driving innovation in pedagogy and curriculum, delivery models and programmes to ensure sector leading education within creative and digital arts, including the development of degree apprenticeship programmes. As one of three academics who developed the first degree apprenticeship for Manchester Metropolitan University in 2015, the highly successful BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions, I am an advocate for new approaches to higher education that open up opportunities to those who might not otherwise study for a degree.