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 RCUK Digital Economy Program. My SiDE research primarily explores two themes: the design of interactive technologies for people with additional needs and supporting the capture of, and reflection upon, experiences of participatory arts workshops. I am also involved with a range of other research projects that explore topics including: supporting creativity in the consumption of live events and media, originality in digital art, reflection in design education and notions of liveness in interaction design.
Prior to working as a Research Associate, I 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.