Birmingham, United Kingdom
I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Education at Birmingham City University where I lead on the PGCE and Teach First programmes for initial teacher training at Secondary level. In November 2012 I was appointed as a Computing at School ‘Master Teacher’ and a year later became the Regional Coordinator for the CAS MT programme in the West Midlands. As of September 2015 I jointly run the CAS West Midlands Regional Centre helping to coordinate all training and development activity across the West Midlands. Prior to this I was an ICT and Computing teacher for 11 years, 7 of these as Head of Department.
Prior to my teaching career I worked in several related fields from Control System design for manufacturing companies through to Network Infrastructure implementation as part of an IT outsourcing company. I have a BEng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PGCE in Secondary ICT. I am currently working towards my PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.