I am a Lecturer in Digital Media Technology at the School of Computing and Digital Technology, Birmingham City university. I joined BCU in February 2020 from Solent University in Southampton.
I received my PhD degree in music technology and composition from Birmingham Conservatoire and a Master’s degree in Digital Arts in Performance. My research interests focus on human-computer interaction, gesture interaction, interactive systems, user experience, sensor technologies, electronic music performance and new media compositions. In particular, my research examines how vibrotactile and haptic feedback experience can advance interactive systems as well as how it can be used as a communication tool in the arts and real-world applications.
Before joining BCU, I was a Research Fellow at Solent University. I worked as the leading researcher for the IMAGINE project (2016-2018), a Virtual Reality diagnostics tool for marine engineers, as well as developing my research. I have created a bespoke system, Vibrotactile Armband (VARM) for haptic communication and interaction between dances and stage performers. Another research project looks how ultrasound technology can provide haptic sensations to support audio spatialization in a VR environment.
As a music technologist, I am developing interactive systems and work as sound-engineer for composers and ensembles such as Hilda Paredes (Mexico/UK), Yuval Avital (Italy), Grup Instrumental de Valencia (Spain), Court-Circuit (France), Meitar Ensemble (Israel).