Teaching & Supervision

I have more than 15 years of experience teaching at third-level covering mainly subjects such as Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, CSCW, Qualitative Research Methods and Theories of the Information Society. 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 on a variety of modules within the Information Systems Subject Group, Department of Computing, mainly covering aspects related to 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), and the EUSSET International Summer School on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.

I am currently co-supervising 3 PhD students:

  • Sophie Glazik (SHU) (as 2nd Supervisor), Sophie is researching the potential of participatory approaches to IT procurement for clinical settings.
  • Ghayda Al Juwaiser (SHU) (as Director of Studies), Ghayda is researching how social media is used by Saudi women to represent and communicate their identity. Ghayda passed her viva voce examination in May 2019 and she is currently working on minor revisions to her thesis.
  • Caroline Claisse (SHU) (as 2nd supervisor), Caroline is researching novel forms of engaging visitors in museums through participatory tangible experiences. She passed her viva with minor revisions in January 2019, and she is on course to graduate in the Autumn of 2019.

I have supervised 5 PhDs to successful completion:

  • Mariana Salgado (as external supervisor), “Designing for an Open Museum”, University of Art and Design, Helsinki (Finland) December 2009
  • Marc McLoughlin, “Designing for Public Interaction: Extending, Applying and Reflecting on the Principles of ‘Assembly’”, University of Limerick, August 2011
  • Nora O’ Murchú, “Designers as Curators, Users as Designers: A Reflective Study of Hacking to Extend Interaction Design Practice”, University of Limerick, August 2012
  • 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
  • Laura Maye (as external supervisor), “Investigating the Practices of Cultural Heritage Professionals Integrating Digital Technologies in a Small Museum”, University of Limerick, January 2017.

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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