Much of my interactive media work has been in the fields of education, culture and society. Notable positions include:
Head of Online, UK Parliament (Oct 05 – Jul 08)
Responsible for the overall management and redevelopment of the UK Parliament website and corporate intranet. Main duties included setting the vision for and planning redesign of the public-facing website; recruiting a new team of web producers, editors and designers; commissioning content and services from external suppliers; promoting a user-centred design approach through representing the interests of website and intranet users at a senior management level. You can read an overview of the work on the Civil Service Live Network.
Development Producer, Culture Online (Aug 04 – Sep 05)
Managed projects for Culture Online, a Department for Culture, Media and Sport initiative to increase access to, and participation in, arts and culture. These included Icons of England (an online resource exploring the English cultural landscape), My Art Space (tools to enable students to collect physical objects from cultural venues using mobile phones), SoundJunction (a ground-breaking and award-winning online music resource) and Web Design Challenge (a national design competition for schools).
Freelance Consultant (May 02 – Jul 04)
New Media Manager, Channel4 Learning (Jun 00 – Sep 01)
Responsible for management and development of Channel 4′s formal education website for schools and teachers. Tasks included developing technical and design guidelines and putting project management processes in place, managing the in-house production team, and commissioning content from third parties.
Web Producer, BBC Education (Mar 97 – May 00)
Responsible for production and management of websites for audiences ranging from pre-school to adult. Projects included KS2 ReviseWise (revision service) and Computers Don’t Bite (IT skills).