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Rachel Brooks

LECTURER IN CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

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. Chevron icon

Biography

I find the ever changing software and hardware inspires me to learn as much as teach, aiding my research as a PhD student. I have worked as part of a small pioneering app development company, designing and developing educational mobile apps. I was inspired to learn to create mobile apps through my placement with CM Group, where I worked in the UK and US, developing bespoke eLearning and mLearning SCORM complaint packages. More recently I have moved into the world of virtual reality as part of my PhD research.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons): Multimedia Web Design, University of Gloucestershire, 2012

Awards

COMX12 Community Engagement Award

Teaching & Research

Teaching

Rachel teaches and assists on a range of Undergraduate modules with the School of Computing:

Digital Media Design and Development

Introduction to Web Development

Creative Skills for Design

Multimedia Web Development

Human Computer Interaction

Research

Rachel's research focus is on the development of a new cohesive virtual reality, gesture-based interface, which can be utilised to measure user's dexterity, particularly hand mobility and motor controls. Virtual reality hardware being implemented is the Leap Motion controller, which also directly interlinks with her teaching in HCI.