Staff Profiles: Product Design

Zayd Abdullah Dawood

Zayd Abdullah Dawood

Academic Course Leader in Digital Media and Web Technologies

Technical and Applied Computing

I’m experienced in a range of technical and creative skills which have enabled me to develop a varied portfolio, including custom app. solutions. I graduated as the highest-graded undergraduate student from Gloucestershire in 2009 in Multimedia.

Julie Paterson

Julie Paterson

Course Leader Business Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

I manage the Business Computing field within the School of Computing and Technology. Being able to apply new skills, tools and techniques to complex business problems is a key challenge of the competitive business environment.

Andre van Rooijen

Andre van Rooijen

Academic Course Leader in Computer Games Design

Technical and Applied Computing

I don’t think there are many things more exciting than working in a multi-disciplinary team of passionate game developers. Except for the sensation of being in a store and seeing a kid walk up to the till with the game you worked on for months.

Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks

PGA in Web and Mobile Developments

Technical and Applied Computing

I am a research assistant within the creative computing team in the School of Computing. I teach on a range of modules that deliver artistic and technical knowledge, applicable to industry standards. I am also undertaking a PhD.

Dr. Ahsan Ikram

Dr. Ahsan Ikram

Lecturer

Technical and Applied Computing

Understanding and programming computers always inspired me ever since I first used one; the idea of designing the behaviour and interaction of a machine is fascinating. Computers and programming is fun.

David Liewe

David Liewe

Senior Lecturer Course Leader Integrated Engineering

Technical and Applied Computing

My interests lie in the area of Control Engineering and Human Computer Interaction. I worked as a research control engineer to develop Human Computer Interfaces for industrial applications which lead to the development of computer assisted learning and employing new interface technology for games.

Will Masek

Will Masek

Lecturer in Computer Games Programming

Technical and Applied Computing

Having worked on several AAA titles at Rebellion Developments in Oxford, I am looking forward to passing on my knowledge of game programming and design to the next generation of game developers.

Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien

Academic Subject Leader Creative Computing

Technical and Applied Computing

Like many I was inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy and the possibilities of evolving computer technologies. This helped drive my passion for developing games, 3D animation and visual effects.

Lewis Payne

Lewis Payne

Lecturer in 3D and Computer Games Design

Technical and Applied Computing

I started my career working in game development companies such as Headstrong Games and Zoe Mode. These experiences gave me valuable industry experience and knowledge and helped me to join the world of academia.

Dr. William Sayers

Dr. William Sayers

Lecturer in Games and Security

Technical and Applied Computing

Ever since I first started playing Computer Games, I’ve been fascinated by how they work. People who create games are in the business of making worlds from equal parts logic and imagination, I’m passionate about helping others join them.

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Dr. Michelle Williams

Academic Course Leader Product Design

Art

I am a course leader, active researcher in circular thinking.