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I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2007 and have over 25 years experience of lecturing, curriculum development and Course Leadership. 

I am a Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead in the School of Creative Technologies, leading teaching, learning, and assessment initiatives. I have led the development and approval of several new degrees, and coordinated the successful industry accreditation of seven courses within our school.

I have served on course approval committees, cross-University committees and have served as a committee member, chair, and external examiner at other UK institutions. As assessment lead, I directe initiatives to refine assessment design, enhance practice and ensure compliance with quality standards throughout the teaching, learning and assessment cycle.

I am an active musician, composer, sound designer and engineer and was previously Head of the Music Department at Northbrook College, Sussex.


Research Interests

My current research is primarily centered around Digital Musicology, a field that sits at the intersection of traditional musicological study and contemporary digital and computational tools. Through this lens, I explore a broad range of topics and genres aiming to unearth new insights that inform analysis and creative practice.

My interests also encompass the technical and aesthetic aspects of Generative Music, Algorithmic Composition, Spatial Audio, Sound Design, and Music for Games, which I have had the privilege to teach and incorporate into the academic curriculum.

The fusion of these areas allows for a multidisciplinary approach, bridging gaps between traditional analysis, composition, music production, digital humanities, and modern audio technologies.


Teaching Responsibilities

My lecturing focuses on the creative use of technology, music, sound and machine learning. I lecture and lead modules in Creative Coding Practice, Generative Arts, Spatial Audio and as a Wwise certified instructor our Sound Design and Music for Games module. These modules allow me to share my research interests with students and integrate them into the curriculum.



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