Teaching & Supervision

I have 20 years of experience teaching at third-level covering mainly subjects such as Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, CSCW and Qualitative Research Methods. I have taught various other subjects under the broad umbrella of human-centred computing. I have also been a visiting professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Masters in Advanced Techniques for Interactive Communication, from 2004 to 2006.

I am currently teaching in the SHU Department of Computing, mainly covering aspects related to research methods, critical thinking, and dissertation planning and tutoring. In the past, I have taught modules for the Department on understanding information systems in use and contextualising information systems development within organisations and the social world.

I have given several invited lectures at other institutions, including the Limerick School of Art and Design (Ireland), the University of Siena, the IUAV University of Venice (Italy), the EUSSET International Summer School on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, and the CSCW Asia Winter School.

I am Postgraduate Research Tutor, Computing as part of the Industry & Innovation Research Institute PGR Team.

I am currently co-supervising 2 PhD students:

  • Sophie Glazik (SHU) (as 2nd Supervisor): Sophie is researching the potential of participatory approaches to IT procurement for clinical settings.
  • Debs Wilson (University of Winchester, as external supervisor): Debs investigates the role of digital media design practitioners in developing interactive multimedia for heritage sites.

I have supervised 7 PhDs to successful completion:

  • Dr Mariana Salgado (as external supervisor), “Designing for an Open Museum”, University of Art and Design, Helsinki (Finland) December 2009
  • Dr Marc McLoughlin, “Designing for Public Interaction: Extending, Applying and Reflecting on the Principles of ‘Assembly’”, University of Limerick, August 2011
  • Dr Nora O’ Murchú, “Designers as Curators, Users as Designers: A Reflective Study of Hacking to Extend Interaction Design Practice”, University of Limerick, August 2012
  • Dr Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho, “Technologically-Mediated Nomadicity in Academic Settings: Understanding Tm-N as a Dynamic and Emergent Process”, University of Limerick, August 2013
  • Dr Laura Maye (as external supervisor), “Investigating the Practices of Cultural Heritage Professionals Integrating Digital Technologies in a Small Museum”, University of Limerick, January 2017.
  • Dr Caroline Claisse (as 2nd supervisor), “The Augmented House: Crafting Tangible Interaction in House Museums”, SHU, January 2019.
  • Dr Ghayda Al Juwaiser (as Director of Studies), “Saudi Women’s Identities and their Online Practices across Social Media Platforms”, SHU, May 2019.

I have also supervised research and taught Masters’ dissertations and several undergraduate Final Year Projects.
If you are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies under my supervision, feel free to get in touch. Sheffield Hallam University invites submissions yearly for a number of funded PhD scholarships. For more information, please see the SHU Research Degrees page.

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