|relevant dates||work done
Re-envisioning CHOICES as a general purpose system to bring people together based on extensible and reusable questions and answers, including value-rich questions. Currently looking for co-operative partners.
Conceived and delivered prototype of new approach to collaborative development of ideas and careers, provisionally called SEE-SAW
|2011 – 2013
||Leader of European Expert team writing an information model and bindings for
InLOC: Integrating Learning Outcomes and Competences.
|2009 – 2010
||Member of 4-person European Expert team writing guidelines and a European Standard (EN 15981) for
European Learner Mobility.
|2008 – 2010
Information systems lead on HEFCE-funded employer engagment HE5P project with
Centre for Recording
Achievement (Higher Education, Employee and Employer Engagement through E-Portfolios).
|2008 – 2009
||Managed two rounds of
Portfolio InterOperability Projects
for CETIS and JISC, resulting in the
|2007 – 2009
||Wrote book Electronic Portfolios: Personal information, personal development and personal values, published in 2009 by Chandos, now an imprint of Elsevier.
|2007 – 2008
||Worked on ioNW2 project investigating representation of National Occupational Standards
and related skills and competencies.
|2000 – 2001
Part of team conceiving, formulating, specifying and starting to develop
a radically new software product range, based on CHOICES,
combining human information and technical insights
for start-up company (on a venture equity basis). Lack of support, post 9/11, led to disbanding by 2002.
Delivered e-business strategy advice to 27 small businesses under a
contract from Business Link Merseyside, under the scheme which was known as
|1997 – 2000
Government-commissioned development project for
recording and profiling student employability skills,
along with evidence and achievements.
Joint author of the ideas; chief information architect
and interaction designer, managed IT systems development.
|1997 – 1999
||E-commerce course authoring and development for
the Internet Centre for Merseyside Business.
Researched e-commerce and developed a pioneering course
|1996 – 1999
||Developed prototype of CHOICES, a two-way matching program
initially imagined for commercial exploitation.
||Worked as part of a team at Loughborough University building
an innovative interface for BT Research Labs.
Involved generating ideas and implementing them in PostScript.
||During "gap" year worked for the Ordnance Survey effectively
doing small consultancy jobs for the Deputy Director, Planning and Development.|
|relevant dates||work done
|2015 – now
||Co-founder and Partner, Cetis LLP,
a co-operative Limited Liability Partership taking forward the
work of CETIS. Major responsibility for administration and accounting.|
|2008 – 2015
||University of Bolton,
Institute for Educational Cybernetics,
majority time post as Senior Researcher and Learning Technology Advisor,
e-portfolio, for JISC-CETIS as it was.|
|1999 – now
||Self-employed information systems consultant.|
|1996 – 1999
University of Liverpool
(was part of the Department of Computer Science):
lecturer: research; writing and
delivering training courses to business and unemployed.|
|1994 – 1996
||European Commission Joint Research Centre,
Ispra, Italy: post-doctoral researcher in cognitive science.|
|1991 – 1994
Lecturer in Business Computing.
Taught human-computer interaction (author of undergraduate module);
systems analysis and design principles.
Administered admissions for the department's main MSc course.|
|1978 – 1986
||Teaching physics, maths etc.;
also self-employed as tutor and hypnotherapist.|
|relevant dates||qualifications and institution
|1987 – 1991
||PhD, University of Strathclyde,
"Modelling cognitive aspects of complex control tasks".
In Computer Science department, supervised by a psychologist,
worked with AI researchers.|
||Post-Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, Bristol Polytechnic:
distinction (top in year).
Subjects included systems analysis and design,
|1977 – 1978
||Post-Graduate Certificate in Education
(for secondary school physics teaching),
University of Oxford.|
|1974 – 1977
||BA Physics and Philosophy, University of Oxford|
|1969 – 1974
||Scholar at Winchester College