Drew on a beach, hat and sunglasses

This site documents of my project based learning and creative play.

When I am not making things, I am mostly dancing on roller skates.

I am currently taking a career sabbatical, previously I was the Associate Head of Department for Design and Technology at UWE Bristol, UK. I lectured across 13 different specialist subjects in Product Design and Design Engineering. Before academia, my professional work was in Innovation, Product Design and Design Engineer.

I have a Masters degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art, and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

I taught a range of dance and movement skills, skating, juggling, object manipulation and dancing over the last 35 years.

Expertise & Experience

Design Engineering

  • Innovation
  • Design Engineering
  • Mechanisms and Structures Design Engineering
  • Electromechanical Design
  • Robotics
  • Making working prototypes


  • Product Design and Innovation
  • Industrial Design
  • Design for manufacture
  • Design Process
  • Design Management


  • Leadership
  • Recruitment
  • Mentoring
  • Personal Development
  • Support for staff


  • Solidworks
  • Grasshopper 3D
  • Rhino CAD
  • 3D Printing
  • Arduino
  • Circuit Python
  • Physical Computing
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Creative Coding


  • Metal Lathe
  • Technical Sewing
  • House building
  • Kinetic Art
  • Photography

Movement & Dance

  • Roller Skating
  • Roller Dance
  • Swing Dance
  • Lindy Hop
  • Charleston
  • Object Manipulation
  • Juggling
  • Bicycle Design
  • Cycling
  • Kites

Teaching & Learning

  • Learning through play
  • Theory and practice of learning
  • Learning physical skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Lecturing
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring

On The Web

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