CV

Digital learning design and production

Experience

June 2022 - Current
Durham University

Senior Digital Learning Developer

As a senior member of the digital learning team, I have a leadership role within the department, and help to plan, prioritise and project manage for the team. I will also be involved with fostering a community focused on digital development and its scholarship across the University. As a developer, I also advise on the pedagogy and design of online education material, and produce high quality learning experiences for students and staff.
October 2020 - May 2022
Durham University

Digital Learning Developer

As a member of the digital learning team, I advise on the pedagogy and design of online education material. I work with academic and professional services staff to plan, produce and project manage the production of online learning. As a member of a small team, I also co-design the processes and procedures that we follow as a team, embedding accessibility, flexibility and quality in our work. I am also an active member of the wider DCAD community, and take part in development and scholarship activities. I have recently taken on the co-ordination of the DCAD Development Events Group.
May 2015 - October 2020
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Learning Technologist

As part of the senior team within Digital Learning & Media at The Christie, I directly line managed two learning technologists and provided support and guidance to junior staff across the rest of the team, including deputising for the Digital Learning Manager when necessary.

I worked on a range of programmes across various projects, working with SMEs and project leads to develop learning objectives, plan learning and produce interactive learning and other media. This role was eclectic and required a flexible skillset and educational and technical expertise.

I led on the maintenance and administration of the Moodle LMS systems in use, providing expert consultancy on the support, capabilities and maintenance of the systems.

August 2019 - February 2020
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Technology Enhanced Learning Manager

This role involved interim management of the TEL team during a period of change in the department. I directed the improvement of processes across our multiple workstreams, and provided leadership and guidance to the whole team, including directly line managing five staff members. My tenure in this role saw improvements in relationships, communication and collaboration, with developments in whole team practices and an optimistic view of the future of the department.
May 2012 - August 2015
Victim Support

Locality Trainer - East & West Midlands and Wales

I delivered face to face training on a range of subjects related to crime, criminal justice and emotional support to staff and volunteers who ranged in age from 18 to 75, typically in groups of 9-24 people.

Subjects included safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, sexual violence, support skills, domestic abuse, criminal justice processes, equality and diversity and working with young people. I also wrote and developed training for face-to-face delivery, and have attended training in e-learning design, in the form of courses in instructional design and Articulate Storyline.

I was selected to undertake a concurrent role of e-learning designer due to my previous background in graphic and web design. I was subsequently involved in developing and testing award-winning national e-learning programmes from specification and first concept, through to upload and go-live.

Education

2016-2020
University of Manchester

MA Digital Technologies, Communication and Education (Distinction)

I completed the MA part-time over three years, and was awarded a Distinction based on my grade for both individual modules and my dissertation.

The taught modules have developed my expertise in pedagogy, digital literacies, learning design and multimedia development, and my capacity to conduct research in education.

My dissertation was project-based, and comprised the design, development and evaluation of an online community of practice space for radiologists with an interest in PET/CT scan reporting.

2003-2006
Glasgow Caledonian University

BA Communication and Mass Media (Distinction)

Tools

Creative

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Affinity Designer
  • Blender 3

Technical/Educational

  • Articulate Storyline
  • Articulate Rise
  • Moodle
  • Blackboard

Hardware

  • DSLR Cameras - Photo and Video
  • Canon C100 - Videography
  • Mics and field audio recorders
  • Green screen
  • Basic lighting

Certificates

Technical Skills

Moodle

90%

HTML / CSS

70%

Blackboard

60%

JavaScript

30%

Education & Design Skills

Digital learning

90%

Interactive learning design

90%

Graphic Design

85%

Print Design

75%