Education 2011 MA Writing, Sheffield Hallam   University
1984 PhD in English Language Sheffield   University
1979 MA Cantab
1976-1979 Sheffield University, Sheffield
1972-1975 BA Hons in English (Class 1)
Kings College, Cambridge
Employment 2007 Head of Programme Area (Research):   Cultural, Computing and Communications Research Institute, SHU
2006-2008 Senior Academic: Human Resource Lead,   responsible for Staff Experience. Faculty of ACES, SHU
2003-2006 Head of Art, Design, Communication   and Media, Hallam University
1996-2005 Reader in Communication, Hallam   University
1991-1996 PL, Communication Studies, Hallam   University
1988-1991 SL, Communication Studies, Sheffield   City Polytechnic
1979-1988 Lecturer II, Communication Studies,   Sheffield City Polytechnic
1976-1979 Part time tutor in English Literature   and Language at Sheffield University
Secondment Oct 2002-
April 2003
Seconded by invitation to Analytical   Services, DfES, managing research and evaluation projects
(Key project: £750,000 evaluation of Curriculum Online)


Professor of Communication, Sheffield Hallam University, 2005
Horace Hockley Award from the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators for services to technical communication education, 2005

Membership of Professional Bodies

European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction
Founder member of UK Computers and Writing Association
Writing Development in HE