I am a PhD student based at Northumbria University in the Social Computing Lab. My research focus currently is on Digital Health Misinformation and the impact that can have on interpersonal relationships under the supervision of Dr Mark Warner.
My prior research has focussed on digital educational tools and social assistance applications. The main research projects I have completed so far have covered the use of gamification in programming education, and the use of visualisations to improve students’ understanding of key Computer Science algorithms.
In addition to being a secondary school teacher in the middle of a global pandemic, I have a range of development experience. The prior roles I have held include:
- Web Development Intern (2020) – Northumbria University
- App Development Intern (2020) – Northumbria University
- UX / Front-end Development Intern (2018) – NHSBSA
- Agile Development Intern (2018) – Government Digital Service
Outside of my professional life, I am a lover of all things theatre, a pianist and gamer (both computer games and board games). I have held the treasurer position in the Northumbria Computing Society (2019-2020).
- Favourite musical: Hamilton – Lin Manuel Miranda
- Favourite video game: Super Mario Sunshine – Nintendo
- Best Gaming achievement: Coming 7th in a UK Teamfight Tactics Tournament (NUEL, 2020).
- Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in Computer Science with QTS (2021) Newcastle University (facilitated through Whitley Bay School Direct programme) – Pass with QTS
- Masters (MSc) in Advanced Computer Science Northumbria University – Distinction
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science Northumbria University – First Class Honours