After graduating with a MEng in Engineering from Cambridge University I started working as a commercial programmer working on desktop applications. After 5 years of experience my concerns about the usability of these systems led me to undertake a part-time MSc at the University of Sussex in Human-Centred Computer Systems, whilst at the same time working as a Business Systems Analyst for a large blue-chip company. I followed that with a stint of working as a programmer and analyst in various web-based systems, including working with Moodle. I became interested in group learning and behaviour, and applied to do a DPhil in Informatics to look at groups in games.


I am a research student undertaking a DPhil in the Department of Informatics as a member of the Human-Centred Computing lab group. I'm also an Associate Tutor in the same Department.

Community and Business

Professional memberships:


  • MSc Human-Centred Computer Systems (University of Sussex, 2008)
  • MEng Engineering (Cambridge University, 2001)
  • BA Engineering (Cambridge University, 2001)



  • Associate Tutor Training – Starting to Teach Sciences Spring 2011 workshop
  • Profolio course
  • Poster presentation course
  • Inbox zero and tech task lists: Getting things done. 
  • Fire warden training
  • "Write that journal article in 7 days" Workshop with Inger Mewburn.
  • Using Scrivener to write your thesis
  • "Covering your research costs" workshop