I am currently employed as an Academic Support Specialist at the Scarborough Campus of the University of Hull, where I teach a number of subjects to undergraduate students as well as being involved in research activity. I am also involved in the Education programme. I teach on the module Psychology of Internet Behaviour
My interests are fairly wide ranging, from the academic to the positively silly. I have been editing Wikipedia, in my own small way, since April 2006. I think of myself as WikiGnome so I enjoy wandering around, making little changes here and there, trying to make Wikipedia a slightly better place, one edit at a time: a kind of wiki version of Kaizen, if you like. I am a WikimediaUK member
I also administer a Mediawiki install for the Malta Music Memory Project.
My research interests began in the realm of software and web engineering, and determining objective quality metrics for the construction of web-based systems and applications. I took part in the Fourth International Workshop on Web Systems Evolution, held in Montréal, in Canada in October 2002. As a result, I have an interest in mark-up languages, web technologies and server-side programming.
More recently I have begun working on a collaborative project to develop a cultural repository for the Malta Music Memory Project (M3P). This work has led to me embarking on PhD study to create a framework for linking social media to longer term repository archival and management, and understanding some of the cultural mechanism that might help this to happen. The initial stage has used MediaWiki, though I intend the next stages of my research to involve examining the interface between MediaWiki and social media networking tools, like Facebook and Twitter
At the Scarborough Campus of the University of Hull, in the School of Arts and New Media. I teach across a variety of subjects, including Interaction Design, Information Systems, Web Systems Management, and cyberpsychology
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