I am a Research Associate (post-doc) at Newcastle University in the Digital Interaction research group. I currently work as part of the Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) project, which is funded by the the RCUK Digital Economy Program. My SiDE research primarily explores the the design of interactive technologies that support expression amongst people with additional needs. However, I am also involved with a range of other research projects that explore topics including: originality in digital art, reflection in design education and notions of liveness in interaction design.
I recently completed a PhD that explored the design of innovative interactive technologies for live performance. This research involved design-led studies of VJing and improvisational electronic music practice. Other research interests of mine include tabletop, multi-touch, tangible, tactile and reconfigurable user interfaces. Most importantly though, I love to build stuff. If you would like to find out more about my current and past research, please take a look at some of my publications and projects.
Outside of the lab I like electronic music, getting outside (especially on skis), and having a good time with my friends.