Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

PhD Research Student: Supporting the Sustained Use of Bespoke Assistive Music Technology

  • Dates: December 2017 – Present
  • Research Group: Performance Without Barriers, Queens University Belfast

Employment

Product Designer.

  • Dates: December 2011 – December 2017.
  • Responsibilities: Designing music technology products within a multi-disciplinary team. Persona and use case creation. User and product research. User experience testing. Wireframing. Rapid prototyping. Creation of design and requirements documentation. Communicating design intent with the wider company through regular presentations. Mentorship of placement students. Scrum master.
  • Employer: Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd.

Quality Assurance Engineer.

  • Dates: December 2011 – December 2013.
  • Responsibilities: Functional testing of Focusrite and Novation hardware and software products for both the maintenance of existing products and new products under development. User acceptance testing. Liaising with external beta testers.
  • Employer: Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd.

Music Technology Product Specialist.

  • Dates: September 2007 – December 2011.
  • Responsibilities: Sales and technical support. Product demonstration. Liaising with distribution companies. Merchandising. Monetary duties. Stock control/warehouse duties.
  • Employer(s): Andertons Music, Dawsons Music.

Part-Time Support Worker.

  • Dates: July 2004 – May 2008.
  • Responsibilities: Caring for children with disabilities. Organising and overseeing play activities. Creating observation based reports. Liaising with parents and carers.
  • Employer: Mencap Children’s Services

Education

MSc Creative and Computational Sound (Merit)

  • Dates: September 2006 – September 2007
  • Primary Subjects: Real-Time Sound Systems. Software Design for Sound. Sonic Technology in Context. Sound Composition and Realisation. Synthesis and Processing. Website Design for Interactive Environments.
  • Institution: University of Portsmouth.

BA (Hons) Music Technology (First Class Honours).

  • Dates: September 2005 – June 2006.
  • Institution: Thames Valley University.

HND Music Production (Distinction).

  • Dates: September 2002 – June 2004.
  • Institution: Farnborough College of Technology.

ND Music Technology Music (Merit).

  • Dates: September 2000 – June 2002.
  • Institution: Farnborough College of Technology.

Skills

Musical.

  • Currently studying Jazz piano.
  • Piano ABRSM Grade 6 2010.
  • Music Theory ABRSM Grade 6 2010.
  • Guitar ABRSM Grade 3 2011.

Inclusive Music and Assistive Technologies

  • Foundations in Assistive Technology Level 5 2019.
  • Music and Disabled People: an introduction to real participation in music. Drake Music September 2014.
  • A two-day introduction to Music Therapy. Roehampton University April 2010.

Technical.

  • Python programming.
  • C++ programming. City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma. May 2011.
  • Electronics Hobbyist. Experience with Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

Social.

  • Experienced public speaker. Toastmasters member January 2015 – March 2016.