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 final thesis was approved in November 2017, and the award is due to be conferred at the next graduation ceremony in July 2018.


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.



Karate Hull

Shukokai Karate – 2nd Kyu (Brown Belt 2 tags) – 2015

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

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

Teh’s Institute of Tukido

Tukido – 8th Kyu (Yellow Belt) – 2001

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

Silver Award – 2001

Scottish Canoe Association

Kayaking – 1 Star – 2000

Trinity College London

Guitar – Grade 4 – 1998