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I am an Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University.  I run the taught postgraduate provision in the area of design and am a researcher in the Centre for Creative Practice.

My research centres on digital technology and the arts, both as a medium within creative practice and as a tool for engaging with arts collections.  My work centres around Digital Storytelling and Physical Computing and where these two subjects meet.  I am particularly interested in the boundary between the real and the virtual.

I work with an international team on the notion of Blended Experience, a framework for designing experiences that work sympathetically between the physical and the digital.


I make working interactive products that help expose our relationship with technology.  I also work with organisations creating bespoke interactive experiences.

I was a BT apprentice. BT sent me to college on day release and I got into University where I gained a BSc Computer Science and Management Studies.
I was a publisher.  During my final year at University, I started a publishing company. We founded 2 magazines; The Lock and Sleaze Nation. Sleaze Nation was considered to be influential.
I was a hipster. I spent the late nineties starting various digital projects that had very short lives, DJing badly and generally being a stereotypical Shoreditch type.
I was a retailer. I was recruited by Urban Outfitters when they first started in Europe and worked there for some time.
I started a family.
I studied again.  I gained an MA in Digital Media at London Metropolitan University who then gave me teaching work.
I worked in a prison.  My first teaching job was showing women prisoners who had never seen the Internet how to build web sites.
Now I'm an academic.  I have a PhD titled Appropriating Interaction.
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