Community

I am involved in both the national and international academic community for Computer and Web Science. As part of this I have organised a number of workshops and events, and served many times on Program and Organising Committees. I am also involved in a number of projects outside of academia.

Roles

I am the current Vice-Chair of SIGWEB, the ACM Special Interest Group on the Web – which sponsors and co-sponsers a number of key conferences in the field, including Hypertext, Web Science, and UMAP. Our goal is to build the SIGWEB community, and find new ways in which the organisation can bring benefit to its members.

Events

I have been involved as a Chair or Co-chair in organising the following events:

Committees

I have been on the Program Committee of the following events

  • Hypertext 2017 (ACM International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia)
  • ICIDS 2016 (The International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling)
  • ICALT 2014 (The 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies)
  • SocInfo 2013 (Fifth International Conference on Social Informatics)
  • ICALT 2013 (The 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies)
  • SocInfo 2012 (Fourth International Conference on Social Informatics)
  • Linked Learning Workshop (held at ACM Web 2012, LiLe2012)
  • IADIS e-Learning 2012 (EL 2012)
  • Hypertext 2012 (ACM International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia), Narrative Connections track
  • WSE 2011 (13th IEEE International Symposium on Web Systems Evolution)
  • SocInfo 2011 (Third International Conference on Social Informatics)
  • e-Learning 2011 (IADIS International Conference on E-Learning)
  • SocInfo 2010 (Second International Conference on Social Informatics)
  • SWEL@AIED’09 (Workshop on Ontologies and Semantic Web for E-Learning at the 14th Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education)
  • EuroIMSA 2009 (The IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications)
  • WikiSym 2009 (The 5th International Symposium on Wikis)
  • Hypertext 2009 (ACM International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia)
  • WikiSym 2008 (The 4th International Symposium on Wikis)
  • WMSCI 2008 (The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics)
  • EuroIMSA 2008 (The IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications)
  • CHI 2007 (ACM International Conference on Computer Human Interaction)
  • elearning 2007 (IADIS International Conference)
  • ICALT 2007 (The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies)
  • SWEL 2006 (International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning )
  • MIS 2005 (International Metainformatics Symposium 2005)
  • Hypertext 2004 (ACM International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia)
  • AAHTSOE 2004 (Workshop on Applying Adaptive Hypermedia Techniques to Service Oriented Environments)
  • Hypertext 2003 (ACM International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia)
  • MIS 2003 (Second International Metainformatics Symposium)
  • MIS 2002 (International Metainformatics Symposium 2002)
  • Hypertext 2001 (ACM International Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia)

Journals

I have been a reviewer for the following journals:

Books

I have been a reviewer for the following book publishers

  • Pearsons (On the topic of Java Programming)
  • Wiley (On the topic of C++ Programming)

External Examiner

I have acted as an external PhD examiner for:

  • The Open University (2016)
  • Trinity College Dublin (2014)
  • The University of Manchester (2010)
  • The University of Sheffield (2010)
  • The University of Nottingham (2008)
  • The New Jersey Institute of Technology (2006)

And have reviewed undergraduate programmes for:

  • University of Bournemouth (2017)

Memberships

I am a member of the following organisations:

  • ACM (The Association for Computing Machinery)
  • SIGWEB (ACM Special Interest Group on Hypermedia and the Web)

Awards

I have recieved the following awards:

Personal Projects and Websites

I am a committee member and the webmaster for Swindon Sands, a local charity that is very close to my heart and that offers practical help to parents and families who have lost a baby.


The top image is a community mural created by Sarah Body, an Australian artist, at Tactile Arts in 2015