Academic Positions

  • Present 2015


    Robert Gordon University, School of Computing

  • 2015

    Teaching Assistant

    Robert Gordon University, School of Computing

  • 2015 2014

    Research Assistant

    University of Dundee, School of Computinf

  • 2014 2010

    PhD Student

    University of Dundee, School of Computing

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2014

    Ph.D. in Computing

    University of Dundee

  • B.Sc2010

    BS.c (Hons) in Applied Computing

    University of Dundee

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2017
    W3C Silver Access Group
    I am an invited member of the W3C Silver Task Force. The purpose of this group is to begin work on the next major update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This next update intends to be applicable to the accessibility of content 'beyond' the web and therefore includes aspects such as mobile device accessibility and the accessibility of content relating to IoT.
  • 2017
    Carnegie Vacation Scholarship - Supervisor
    I am supervising Ms Cara Henderson over the summer on a project examining the use of recolouring to aid people with dyslexia in coding environments. I'm very excited to work with one of our undergraduate students on a research project that can potentially have a great impact to the lives of many computing students. I am additionally co-supervising projects being carried out by Mr Graham Stead and Ms Zak Rycko.
  • 2016
    SICSA Short Theme Chair - Game Accessibility
    I co-chair the SICSA short theme on games accessibility with Dr Michael Heron at RGU. This SICSA Knowledge Exchange Short Theme aims to investigate this issue, creating collaborations between games designers and academia in an attempt to examine the future of video game accessibility. It has wider implications for multimodal interaction, where more advanced and sophisticated accessibility will be of interest and use to a wider gaming community
  • 2016 Onwards
    Interface Business Innovation Voucher Scheme
    I have been involved in a number of projects that are a collaboration between industry and academia. These projects, funded by Interface, focus on creating industrial impact through academic expertise. Companies I have worked with on these projects include FireSpec, SpaceIPX, and Skillfluence.
  • 2016
    Carnegie Vacation Scholarship - Supervisor
    I was supervisor on a project carried out by Ms Kirsty Noble over the summer of 2016 that examined the use of projection mapping as a method to increase the accessibility of board games. This work was very successful and resulted in a paper published within ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing. We're now looking at expanding this work and how ir relates more broadly to the use of mixed reality methods and accessibility.
  • 2013
    ACM Student Research Competition - Conference Winner

    During my PhD I recieved First Place at the CHI 2013 Student Reserach Competition for work based on my thesis.

    The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees.

    Judges include professional computer scientists attending the conference activities. Each student will be evaluated by a minimum of three faculty members, none of whom are affiliated with the student's university.