Room Number: NW322
I joined Aston University as Reader in Photonics in May 2001 and was promoted to Professor in June 2012. Prior to joining Aston I had spent 10 years as a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in the Physics Department at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
My higher education was obtained at the University of Oxford (BA in Physics at St. Catherine’s) and the University of Kent (PhD in Physics) and I have also spent time as a postdoc in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford and in industry with GEC Research in Great Baddow, Chelmsford.
I teach on modules EE1ESE and EE1DAE, which are integrated to form the core of the first year Electronic Engineering programmes. I also contribute to the final year module on Network Product Design, where I give a laboratory course on MIDI technology.
I am interested in teaching innovations that have the potential to encourage greater student engagement. To this end I introduced problem based learning in the second year analogue electronics course and together with my colleague Dr. Kate Sugden have transformed the teaching of electronics in the first year to a practical and project based activity, introducing students to electronic design at an early stage.