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Jonathan Shaw

Jonathan Shaw

Director

My son asked me not so long ago what it was that I did and why? My answer… “Well, Josh I’ve pulled photography, education and technology apart since the mid 90’s.  I’m excited and inspired by the futures of photography which my recent book NEWFOTOSCAPES explores. I was thrilled to be called ‘…a quirky and eclectic thinker.’”

The lab is my answer to the ‘why’ in Josh’s question.

j.shaw@coventry.ac.uk
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Luca Morini

Luca Morini

Research Assistant

With a background in systems psychology and game ethnography, I work at the DMLL to playfully  push the boundaries of what educational institutions think learning is. I therefore try to spend most of my time playing or making games, then writing it down so that it looks like science. When not possible, I reject reality by devouring science fiction and comics.

luca.morini@coventry.ac.uk

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Sarah K-Andrews

Sarah K-Andrews

Graduate Project Activator

I have worked internationally, teaching young people about social media activism. My work has been featured on the BBC as part of the BBC Three Fresh Online documentary series. My documentary focused on my autistic friend Evan.

Focus: Video Production, Social Media, Research

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Sarah Merry

Sarah Merry

Research Assistant

My background is in information science, with a focus on the impact of the Internet and mobile technologies on society. Working at the DMLL gives me the opportunity to expand these interests into exploring the ways that technology is impacting the ways we learn and teach.

My hobbies include science fiction, real ale, and spinning (fleece into yarn, not on a bike).

sarah.merry@coventry.ac.uk

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Jacqueline Cawston

Jacqueline Cawston

Deputy Director

BBC TV graphic artist, mural painter, broadcast company owner and now Deputy Director of the DMLL, in charge of designing and directing multi £million projects using serious games, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Working with global partners from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to Robben Island Museum.

“I conceptualise innovative technology and bring together brilliant people to make it happen.”

j.cawston@coventry.ac.uk
@cawstonj

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Koula Charitonos

Koula Charitonos

Research Assistant

I love learning. I like technology. I am fascinated as to how innovative technologies empower learners and enhance learning experiences. At the DMLL I have the opportunity to draw on my studies and past experience in schools and museums and explore the impact of technologies in the ways we share knowledge and interact. I feel at home in little coffee houses and I’m at my best when traveling!

koula.charitonos@coventry.ac.uk
@ch_koula

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Sylvester Arnab

Sylvester Arnab

Reader in Games Science / Senior Research Fellow

With more than 10 years research experience in visualisation, simulation and serious games combined, I’m now based at the DMLL to champion gameful, playful and persuasive design that transforms ordinary tasks into extraordinary experiences. I research, write and evangelise about such transformations. I also love traveling to beautiful places.

s.arnab@coventry.ac.uk
@sarnab75

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Katherine Wimpenny

Katherine Wimpenny

Reader in Arts Related Research and Pedagogy / Senior Research Fellow

With twenty years experience of working in health and education I get excited about research and using innovative methodologies, particularly arts-related and participatory approaches. Working within DMLL provides opportunity to further explore and share my enthusiasm and practice in creative pedagogy and research. I also enjoy running and red wine.

k.wimpenny@coventry.ac.uk
@k_wimpenny 

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Alison Rowland
Alison Rowland

Alison Rowland

Senior Project Manager

I’ve worked in lots of different educational settings from primary to further education as a teacher, assessor and manager, and in the public sector as a research, evaluation, strategy and project manager.  My job at DMLL is to have an overview of the projects and activities, and to ensure the team runs smoothly to support advances in disruptive learning media and technologies.  

When I’m not at work I enjoy politics, music, making jewellery and walking the dog. 

alison.rowland@coventry.ac.uk

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Daniel Villar-Onrubia

Daniel Villar-Onrubia

Principal Project Lead

I work as Principal Project Lead at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab and my main interests are digital competences development, open educational practices, networked learning and internationalisation of the curriculum.

I joined Coventry University as Online International Learning Programme Manager, shortly after completing my PhD at the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford), in 2014 and then started my role at the lab in July 2015.

 

daniel.villaronrubia@coventry.ac.uk
@villaronrubia 

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Cathryn Goodwin

Cathryn Goodwin

Project Manager

My background is theatrical stage management, arts and education administration, and takes in creative entrepreneurship development, project and event management, and lecturing. My passion is the delivery of an experience, in its widest form, underpinned by preparation, planning and partnerships, successfully delivered by effective collaborative working relationships.

cathryn.goodwin@coventry.ac.uk

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Jayne Beaufoy

Jayne Beaufoy

Project Manager

A highly experienced Project Manager with a proven track record of managing Research Projects in the Higher Education sector, providing a high level of service to internal and external customers achieved by building strong professional relationships.  With over twenty years experience and now working on the Universities first H2020 project BEACONING.

Jayne.beaufoy@coventry.ac.uk
@blondie_xx75

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Debra James

Debra James

Project and Community Development Officer

My background is in the education sector, prior to working at the university I coordinated training events both in the UK and internationally. I enjoy connecting people and working in creative environments, which is what working within the DMLL, allows me to do. I studied fashion design and am passionate about all things dance and music.

debra.james@coventry.ac.uk 

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Malachi Cummings-Hall

Malachi Cummings-Hall

Student Activator

I’m a 3rd year Media and Communications student with a background of videography and photography. As a current student I enjoy being creative and taking an active role in practical group projects. In addition I also enjoy arcade games and travelling.

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Aikaterini Bourazeri

Aikaterini Bourazeri

Research Associate

I am a Research Associate with a background in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. I got my PhD degree from Imperial College London where I applied my knowledge in serious games and energy systems.  My passions are game development, data visualisation and smart interfaces. Working in an exciting environment such as DMLL allows me to use my creativity and enthusiasm.

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Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood

Project & Community Assistant

Flipped Learning, Online Education, Open Learning, Creative Pedagogies
My interests lie in developing new tools and methods of Flipped Learning. Drawing on my background in Photography, I try to translate creative practices into pedagogical adoption. I am interested in helping shape the future of online and open education within the University and beyond, and draw on a range of ideas to develop tools and resources to open up the adaptation of Flipped practices to all.

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Tyrone Bellamy-Wood

Tyrone Bellamy-Wood

Research Intern

Games Technology BSc student with seven years of experience collaborating with people from wide ranging backgrounds. A problem solver at heart. Comfortable in analytical thinking when it comes to design, with a roster of projects completed receiving high praise.

Not afraid to dive into a new experience, and will always find a way to bring the best out of them.

Games, comics and movie nut. Retired saxophonist.

woodt10@uni.coventry.ac.uk

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Helen Keegan

Helen Keegan

Principal Project Lead

My background is in both arts and sciences (music, cognitive linguistics and acoustics). Having championed the use of emerging technologies and interdisciplinarity over the past 17 years in HE, I have joined the DMLL as Principal Project Lead and I’m looking forward to developing my practice/research alongside this awesome team! I like to spend time in the mountains, preferably in countries where I can’t understand anything that anybody’s saying.

helen.keegan@coventry.ac.uk
@heloukee

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Lauren Joyce

Lauren Joyce

Media Producer

Final year media and communication student, my interests include, youth culture, subcultures, neo-tribalism and how identity is constructed through discourse. Currently about to embark on an international experience, to front audiovisuals for La Republica, the primary media outlet in Costa Rica.

laurenlucia.coventry.domains

@joycelojo

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Charlie Legge

Charlie Legge

Student Activator

Psychology student going into 3rd year, my role and interest in the DMLL work is very research-skills based, with most of my efforts going into preparing data for projects in the lab. In my spare time I enjoy running and am an avid gamer, with the occasional studying on the side.

leggec@uni.coventry.ac.uk

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Alan Richards

Alan Richards

Principal Project Lead

My career has encapsulated a multitude of roles, from electrical engineering, business improvement and long-term strategy, to lecturing in management information systems and organisational behaviour.
My passion is for innovative learning and teaching that meld business imperatives with academic endeavour to maximise student experience through practical application.

alan.richards@coventry.ac.uk

@cualanrichards

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Lauren Heywood
Lauren Heywood

Lauren Heywood

Projects and Community Assistant

My background is within visual arts, community arts and the gallery sector. I have a keen interest in open eduaction, socially engaged arts and arts-based learning practices. At the DMLL I enjoy exploring how emerging technologies can support life long learning.

lauren.heywood@coventry.ac.uk

@laurenheywood

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Samantha Clarke

Samantha Clarke

Research Assistant

For me, the passion is about bringing interest into learning through using game based techniques. In my research I am interested in developing trans-disciplinary methodologies that assist with the design of user centred play and learning mechanics in serious games/gamification. My passion at home is developing and playing games (particularly board games and DND!)

samantha.clarke@coventry.ac.uk

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Ashley Armstrong

Ashley Armstrong

Student Activator

My background is around digital media design and digital design. I am a second year digital media student working on different platforms from web coding and design to cinematography also looking into Transmedia practice where we use storytelling across different platforms.

 

 

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Jacqui Speculand

Jacqui Speculand

Principal Project Lead

Despite the differences, degrees in Social Work and IT are a great combination when working with people and technology. I worked as an information designer in the software industry for many years before moving into teaching and research. I have had a range of teaching roles, including media entrepreneurship, and am now returning to my design roots with my work in the DMLL – focussing on how students learn with technology. I love baking and take my kindle everywhere.

j.speculand@coventry.ac.uk
@jacqui_jcs

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Alex Masters

Alex Masters

Learning Technologist

My background is in multimedia design and my passions are technology and the web. I have worked for many years as a web designer, developer, and technology writer for a variety of online resources. At the DMLL I support staff, students, and academics in the use of technologies and platforms to aid learning. I’m an accomplished martial artist, Japan enthusiast, and chocoholic.

alex.masters@coventry.ac.uk

 

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