I am a seasoned UX professional attending conferences and practitioner courses to polish up my skills and keep on top of new technologies and developments in the field.

Management Courses

  •    Upcoming: Advanced Facilitation, Creative Facilitation Ltd., May 2017
  •    Conflict Coaching, Heidelberg Institute for Mediation, March 2017
  •    FitSM Foundation, lightweight service management standard, passed exam in July 2015
  •    Project Management, Hemsley Fraser, Feb 2014

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  •    Networking essentials, 2013
  •    Building effective working relationships, 2013
  •    Developing feedback skills, 2011
  •    Personal impact and time management, 2010
  •    Presenting with impact, 2010
  •    Conflict management, 2010
  •    Voice and speech coaching (presenting technique, body language), 2008, 2010

Technical courses and training

  •    Software Faster, Dan North Associates, 2016
  •    Modular Design Workshop, Future Learn, May 2016
  •    Excel Dashboards, Frog, Sept 2014
  •    Drupal 7, OS training, DrupalCon London, August 2011
  •    Adobe Photoshop, Mar 2012 and Jun 2013
  •    Adobe Illustrator, May 2011 and Nov 2011
  •    Adobe InDesign, Feb 2011
  •    Excel advanced course: validate & summarise, 2010
  •    Excel advanced course: formulae and functions, 2010

User Experience and related practitioner courses

  •    Data Visualisation, Tamara Munzner Day Course, June 2014
  •    Surveys that Work, Effortmark Ltd, Jan 2014
  •    Writing for the Web, Effortmark Ltd, Sept 2013
  •    Faceted Navigation, Syntagm Course, London, Feb 2011
  •    Ajax Design and Usability, Syntagm Course, London, Feb 2011
  •    Persona-Driven Design, Syntagm Course, London, Dec 2010
  •    Web & Intranet Usability, Syntagm Course, London, Sept 2010
  •    Agile User-Centered Design, Syntagm Course, London, May 2010

Conferences

  •    Web Visions, Barcelona, July 2016
  •    UX Scotland, Edinburgh, June 2015
  •    World Usability Congress, Graz, Austria, 2014
  •    UX Cambridge 2014 (facilitated a ‘think tank’ session)
  •    UX Scotland 2014 (facilitated tutorial workshop)
  •    UX Cambridge 2013 (facilitated tutorial workshop)
  •    HCID 2013, London
  •    UX Cambridge 2011
  •    UX London 2011 (Noteworthy learnings: Facilitating Workshops, Remote User Research)
  •    UX London 2010 (Interview Techniques Workshop, Fundamentals of UX)
  •    DrupalCon 2011, London
  •    ISMB/ECCB 2011, Vienna, User Interfaces/Data Visualisation Track
  •    Agile Cambridge 2010

EngD taught courses (2004-2009)

  • Research Planning and Report Writing
  • Technology Change and Environmental Assessment
  • Techniques to Aid Engineering Innovation
  • Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering
  • Intelligent Systems
    • included: knowledge engineering and control, Bayesian interference, fuzzy logic, decision support systems (CLIPS, SOAR)

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