Personal profile


I am a principal lecturer and academic lead for the School of Film, Media and Communication. I have extensive experience in post-production (I am a professional Avid instructor), teaching and learning, and television acquisition and delivery. I have worked for a range of UK and International broadcasters, production companies and corporate companies (Meridian, Channel 4, Wyatt Media and Oasis, etc) before joining the University of Portsmouth as an academic.

I became an Avid Certified Instructor in 2011, and in 2012 embedded the Avid curriculum within Level 4 and 5 taught units. Students can utilise this learning by taking an accredited Avid User Exam for Avid Media Composer version 8.4.

I am involved in our Faculty television channel (CCI TV) and I am closely involved in the delivery of industry skills, the production of weekly live TV programming and outside broadcast recording which all form the heart of a unique and exciting student experience.

in 2018 we were awarded the NewTek National Award for Best UK Content for the Live OB - The Mary Rose Live: Human Endeavours by BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting students at University of Portsmouth, and I received NewTek UK Tutor of the Year. 

In 2019 we received two NewTek National Awards for the TV programes NHS70 Live (winning Best Live Broadcast) and The Wymering Manor Investigation (winning Best Factual Content)

In 2020 I was awarded a VC Award for my contributions to CCI TV, various civic engagement activities, and for various industry collaborative projects. 

Research Interests

  • Development of web decisions trees to aid pedagogy
  • Holistic approaches to industry and HE collaborations
  • HE Live Broadcasting Transmission
  • Digital archiving via media creation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

SFHEA, Advance HE

Award Date: 14 Dec 2022

Master of Science, Creative and Professional Practice, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 31 Jul 2013

PG Cert, Learning and Teaching in HE, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 31 Mar 2005

BA (Hons), Media Communications, University of Portsmouth

Award Date: 22 Aug 1996

External positions

External Examiner, University of Cumbria

1 Sept 202231 Aug 2025

External Examiner, Buckingham New University

1 Jun 20181 Jun 2022


  • L Education (General)
  • Television
  • Media
  • Avid
  • Post-production
  • Broadcast
  • live TV
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Industry


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