CV

Professional Associations

Academic Qualifications

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Secondary ICT
The University of Warwick
Postgraduate Award in Technology Enhanced Learning
The University of Warwick

Graduate

Bachelor of Science with honours in Computer Science
2-1
The University of Reading
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  • Event Driven Programming
  • Approaches to Problem Solving
  • Cybernetics & its Applications
  • Analysis of Cybernetic Systems
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Logic and Discrete Mathematics
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases & Information Systems Design
  • Representation and Reasoning
  • Compilers and Computer Architecture
  • Design Methodologies
  • Further Programming & Software Engineering
  • Communications and Protocols
  • Algoithms for Objects and Images
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Graphical User Interfaces and Digital Multimedia
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science Project - Computer Games for the Blind
  • Social. Legal and Ethical Aspects of IT
  • Distributed Systems
  • Object Oriented Design and Programming
  • Management for Computer Science

Secondary

Advanced Level Computing
A
Advanced Level Mathematics
B
Advanced Level Physics
B
Advanced Level General Studies
C
General Certificates in Education Maths
A
General Certificates in Education Double Award Science
2xA
General Certificates in Education Business Studies
B
General Certificates in EducationEnglish Language
C
General Certificates in Education English Literature
C
General Certificates in Education Systems and Control
C
General Certificates in Education Psychology
C
General Certificates in Education Music
C
General Certificates in Education Religious Studies
C
General Certificates in Education French
D

Continuing Professional Development

Courses

Delegating Tasks to Your Team
lynda.com
Managing Your Time
lynda.com
OmniGraffle 6 Essential Training
lynda.com
Code Clinic: Swift
lynda.com
Foundations of Programming: Design Patterns
lynda.com
Foundations of Programming - Refactoring Code
lynda.com
Foundations of Programming: Test-Driven Development
lynda.com
Foundations of Programming - Object-Oriented Design
lynda.com
iOS App Development with Swift Essential Training
lynda.com
Swift Programming Language First Look
lynda.com
iPads in Education: Deploying Shared iPads
lynda.com
HTML Essential Training
lynda.com
Think Again: How to Reason and Argue
Duke University

This course teaches students how to analyse and reconstruct arguments, how to assess arguments for deductive validity and inductive strength, and how to avoid common fallacies.

Human-Computer Interaction
Stanford University

This course analysed techniques of design such as rapid prototyping and evaluating interface alternatives, and how these practices inform the design of technology. Specific topics included mock-ups, field testing, principles of perception and evaluating designs with people.

Training events

Developing a Positive Working Culture
The University of Warwick

Creating a positive, high performing working culture within a team by:

  • appreciating the factors that contribute to a high performing working culture
  • understanding how to maintain motivation within a team
  • understanding how to promote a culture of wellbeing and high performance
  • recognising and addressing signs of stress within a team
  • considering how important emotional honesty and trust is within a team
Introduction to Report Writing
The University of Warwick
  • Identifying the purpose and structure of reports
  • Organising your time
  • Ideas for presenting data
  • Professional report presentation
  • Understanding requirements of audience
Advanced Video Filming Techniques
The University of Warwick
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
The University of Warwick
Warwick Introduction to Management
The University of Warwick
Moving and Handling Principles
St John Ambulance
Sitebuilder2: Creating Forms and Quizzes
The University of Warwick
Sitebuilder2: Adding News and Events
The University of Warwick
Sitebuilder2: Creating Dynamic Pages
The University of Warwick
Sitebuilder2: Managing Web Content
The University of Warwick
Conflict Resolution/Breakaway Techniques
Warwickshire County Council

Work History

Community Engagement Co-ordinator (Undergraduate and Teaching)
-Present
The University of Warwick
Restructured position from Teaching Grid Co-ordinator.
  • Delivering skills development and well-being support for undergraduates and teachers as well as initiatives to foster a sense of belonging amongst community members.
  • Skills development covers a variety of skills to assist with day-to-day academic life and employability (information skills and digital skills).
  • Wellbeing support also covers skills for long-term resilience as well as stress-busting activities (from origami to yoga).
  • Induction and student-led cultural events (celebrating national days from Chinese New to Shakespeare's birthday).
  • Increasing community engagement through the Window on Teaching program of workshops to disseminate best practice in teaching.
  • Line managing three staff members and supervising a further four staff members.
  • Engaging with the teaching community to increase service usage, guide service development, disseminate best practice and encourage continuing professional development.
Teaching Grid Coordinator
-
The University of Warwick
  • Redeveloped the Warwick Innovative Teaching database, greatly increasing usability and use. I took the database from virtually no usage to 633 hits/month (internal staff only).
  • Designed and implemented a bespoke Seamless Classroom (interactive classroom) to improve student experience and prototype new pedagogical possibilities.
  • Coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Teaching Grid in the library including an Experimental Teaching Space, Collaboration Area and a number of physical and digital services.
  • Increasing community engagement through the Window on Teaching program of workshops to disseminate best practice in teaching. Increased number of subscribed internal staff members by 62%.
  • Managing four staff members and a handful of temporary staff.
  • Engaging with the teaching community to increase service usage, guide service development, disseminate best practice and encourage continuing professional development.
Sales Colleague
-
DSG Retail Limited (Currys PC World)

Sold IT products and services to both consumer and business customers in a large retail store.

  • Created IT solutions tailored to customer circumstances.
  • Dealt with customer queries and complaints, processing sales and maintained the “shop-ability” of the store.
  • Specialised in Apple products.
Software Developer
-
Self Employed

Designing and creating software for iOS devices in Objective-C.

Created an app for teachers, downloaded more than 10,800 times, to help them differentiate their worksheets for different reading ages.

Senior Youth Worker
-
Forest of Arden Youth for Christ

Directed the work of the charity, providing vision, leadership, training, support and frontline delivery.

  • Managed two paid workers and a handful of volunteers.
  • Worked with churches, other charities and the council to deliver youth services primarily to the 11-25 age-range.
  • The majority of work was undertaken in the school context (both secondary and primary) with assemblies, RE lessons, youth groups and detached work.
File Preparation Administrator
-
Warwickshire County Council

Administered the process of converting the council’s paper-based personnel files into a digital system available over the internet.

The team of administrators collected, catalogued, tracked, sorted and quality assured the files as well as being a point of contact for council workers using the system.

Governor Support Officer
-
Reading Borough Council

Assisted the senior manager of governor services, overseeing the administration of the governing bodies of state schools in the area.

The role initially involved the correcting and updating of the database of all governors and governing bodies but soon branched out into other tasks such as administrating a training course and responding to governors’ queries.

Parish Youth Worker
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PCC of St Agnes and St Paul churches, Reading

Responsible for the pastoral care and representation of the youth in two Church of England parishes on an estate in south Reading.

The role involved organising, planning and running events for both the churched and unchurched youth, leading a team of voluntary youth workers, reporting to the PCC and youth sub-committee on local youth matters and taking an active role in Sunday services at the churches.

The regular events under my responsibility included an open-door youth group, an alternative to the Sunday morning sermon, a church-based youth group and a weekly football game.

Relay Student Worker
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University and Colleges Christian Fellowship

A training and discipleship year working with the Christian Union at Reading University.

This included studying theology, public speaking, meeting students one-to-one and supporting the Christian Union in their activities.