I am a designer with over two decades of experience in the area of interaction, animation and moving image design, including teaching, research and development, project management, knowledge transfer and public engagement. I am currently Professor of Technology and Inclusion and Director of the Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design (CARIAD). CARIAD is a multi-disciplinary centre, bringing the disciplines of the arts, sport and psychology together to work on applied research projects with stakeholder partners.
My current research examines the relationship between self-awareness, agency and the experience of enchantment within special education contexts. I established a Special Interest Group, within Cardiff Met FabLab, with the goal to develop co-production models that enable teaching professionals to use digital fabrication as a means to articulate the methods, validity and scope of digital engagement within the expressive arts for marginalised and disengaged learners.