While my curriculum vitae would outline the events that make up my career, I would like this profile to present a brief narrative that weaves influences, experiences and serendipitous encounters into an emerging pattern of my academic endeavour and research interest in a scholarship that engages with the inter-disciplinary relations of various intellectual traditions from computer science to educational psychology, from philosophy to science and software and technology studies, from instructional design to literacy and media studies and informatics… a moving around the emerging area of digital humanities, puzzling over MOOCs and what does big data means to research ethics, practices, tools and methodologies.
I started 20 years ago in my journey as an academic in Higher Education. I have stayed and have known no other educational context of both study and work. I remain grateful in being educated to see the world not just through the lens of system code structures and functions - that there are multiple ways of thinking, seeing and doing.
I have assumed many roles and responsibilities – a teaching assistant, a tutor, a lecturer, a learning technologist, a curriculum designer, programme developer, supervisor, examiner, including a computer programmer and system analyst. My career journey took many twists and turns and has given me a globalised experience across continents. I have taught in the Philippines, Malaysia, UK and USA.
If I could pin down in two words the teaching and research scholarship I teach and learn to become, these would be – mobilities and literacies (for now).
2007, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Leicester, 2001, United Kingdom, MA
Senior Lecturer, Education, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present