I joined the University of Lincoln in 2005 after spending 5 years as a Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. In 2006 - along with Dr Duncan Rowland - I co-founded the Lincoln Social Computing Research Centre (LiSC) which I now direct. I was promoted to Reader in 2009 and Chair in 2011. I also spent 6 months in 2010 as Acting Head of Computer Science. I have authored or co - authored over 70 peer reviewed articles, papers, and book chapters and held peer-reviewed grants worth £1.5 million from sources such as EPSRC, the EU, Microsoft Research and UK charities.
Director of Lincoln Social Computing Research Centre (LiSC) Director of Research (School of Computer Science) REF UoA Coordinator (Computer Science)
PhD (Surrey) (1996)
B.Eng (Hons) (Newcastle) (1990)
2010-2012 – EPSRC Grant EP/I000615/1, £463,840 “ENACT: Exploiting social Networks to Augment Cognitive behavioural Therapy”. Partners include Loughborough and Sussex Universities.
2010-2012 – HEFCE Leadership, Governance and Management Fund £75,000 – “Electro-Magnates: Using social technology and gaming to positively affect energy usage behaviour in higher education and the local community”. Partners include Lincolnshire County Council.
2010-2012 – EU LLP LEONARDO £55,400 (value of grant at Lincoln) “Learn2Lead “. Partners include University of Naples, and University Jaume I.
2009-09 – Lincolnshire PCT- £7,800 “Changing individual and group behaviour through social gaming”.
2008-09 – Lincolnshire County Council - £30,000 “Intergen: Measuring aspects of fun in inter-generational gameplay”.
2008-09 – EU LLP LEONARDO £64,548 (value of grant at Lincoln) “DREAD-ED – Disaster Readiness through Education“; partners include University of Naples, TILS, Ahlstrom, and University of Duisburg-Essen.
2006-10 – EU IST FP6 Coordinated Action £200,000 (value of grant at Lincoln) “PASION – Psychologically Augmented Social Interaction Over Networks “; partners include Telecom Italia, Eindhoven University of Technology, Goldsmiths College, Helsinki University of Technology, Siemens, University of Bielefeld, & University of Padua.
2008-09 – East Midlands Ambulance Service £25,833 “Digital tools for recording and visualizing ambulance performance”.
2006-2009: EPSRC CASE £79,000, “Real-Time Multi-Objective Optimal Design of Turbine Blades Using Genetic Algorithms”.
2006-10: EPSRC CASE, £81,000, “Social computing for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome”.
2006-07 Microsoft Research, £69,000, “Using analyses of human-animal social interactions to inform human interactions with ambient technologies”.
2006-07 Strategic Promotion of Ageing Research Capacity SPARC, (Joint BBSRC/EPSRC Programme to pump-prime ageing related research in the UK), £29,000 “Multi-modal augmented reality for aging in place“.
2003-05 Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland travel grant (£1,400) to support the development of dog-behaviour/HCI work.
2001-04: EPSRC grant GR/R25309. Value £66,840. “Understanding the Usability of Stereoscopic Augmented Reality”