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    David is the BSc Web Design and Development, MComp Web Design and Development and BSc ITMB(information technology for Business) Program Leader and a Senior Lecturer in Computing; specialising in web design and development and accessible web systems.
    He is the Academic lead on the Enterprise Project team, where students gain valuable industry work experience, working on designing and building business systems and websites for real-world clients, whilst continuing their studies.
    David graduated with a BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems in 2003 from Lancaster University and went on to an MSc in Computing and Information systems at John Moores University graduating in 2006. His research interests are in the field of how users interact with the web and more specifically in information retrieval and user experience. His teaching interests and responsibilities lie around educating students in web technologies and programming languages as well as employability. During his Masters, Studies David worked full time as an Associate Tutor for the Computing Department at Edge Hill College. Before joining Edge Hill David spent years working as an Electrical engineer and as an SAP Web Portals Consultant. He is currently studying for his PhD in Information retrieval.
    David has led courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subjects such as Foundations of Computer Science, Web design and Development, Search Engine Optimisation, Object Orientated Programming for the web, Server and Client Side Scripting, Professional Portfolio Development, Designing for Web Standards, Fundamentals of User Experience Design and Usability Testing and Data Analysis to name but a few. He is proactive in the development, and redevelopment, of programmes within the department. He also pro-active in embedding industry experiences and knowledge into the modules and courses within the Computer Science Department. This involves advocating the use of live industry led briefs for coursework, organizing industry guest speakers and industry visits as well as encouraging students to take sandwich placements and part-time work with industry/course relevant companies.


    David is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a Member of the Web Standards Group.

    Research interests

    • Digital humanities
    • Information Retrieval
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Development of Web Systems
    • User Experience Design


    • Web design and Development
    • Fundamentals of User Experience Design
    • Server and Client Side Scripting
    • Usability Testing and Data Analysis
    • Professional Web Portfolio
    • Project Supervisor

    Education/Academic qualification

    Computing and Information systems, MSc, Liverpool John Moores University


    Business Information Systems, BSc, Lancaster University



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