Academic qualifications

PhD – Computing

University of the West of Scotland, 2018

Thesis title: “Integrating web-based Virtual Learning Environments with immersive Multi-User Virtual Environments”.

My PhD followed-on from my original involvement in the SLOODLE project as a research assistant. My focus was on usability issues affecting the integration of web and virtual world technologies in e-learning, aiming to act as a foundation for future pedagogical research. My supervisors were Dr Daniel Livingstone and Prof Malcolm Crowe.

BSc. Hons (1st Class) – Computer Games Technology

University of Paisley, 2007

I thoroughly enjoyed this 4-year course as it gave me an opportunity to learn a great deal about the technical aspects of games programming, while also offering the freedom to explore various related fields. Topics studied included C++, maths, parallelism, artificial intelligence, 3d graphics, animation, software testing, and management.

I was awarded the University Court Medal for Distinguished Academic Performance on 3 consecutive years of the degree.

Music qualifications

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

Singing – Grade 8 – 2002
Piano – Grade 7 – 2001
Music Theory – Grade 5 – 1997

Trinity College London

Guitar – Grade 4 – 1998