- Primary position:
- Senior Lecturer
- Other positions:
- Chair of the Digital Economy University Strategic Research Group (DEUSRG)
In recent years I was Principal Investigator on the AHRC RTISAD project, and co-investigator on the eMob aboriginal consultation multimedia project, JISC Institutional Data Management Blueprint, and the Roman Port Networks Project. In addition to the on-going projects mentioned below I am also funded by JISC on the DataPool project which is developing a data management framework for the University of Southampton.
I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, on the editorial boards of JOOCH and Internet Archaeology, and a member of the scientific committees of a range of conferences including CAA and VAST. At Southampton I am Chair of the DE USRG and Director of sotonDH. I have an interest in educational technologies and am involved in on-going projects to enhance the student experience at Southampton, including work on multi-touch learning environments, social media tools for collaborative learning, virtual fieldwork, digital aspects of the Portus Field School. You can learn more about my interests at my website.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
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I am focused on inter- and multi-disciplinary research methods and their impact on academic practice. These are loosely structured around University-wide interests in interdisciplinary digital practice (within the DE USRG), at a more local level in the digital humanities (within sotonDH) and cultural heritage computing, and within the department of archaeology on archaeological computing (with ACRG). These three areas interact and I enjoy working across disciplines and indeed institutions.
You can learn more about my research at my Digital Economy page.
The Portus Project is guided by two main objectives. Firstly, it seeks to build a better understanding of Portus itself, as well as its relationship to Ostia, Rome, and the rest of the Mediterranean. Secondly, it aims to develop techniques that will enhance the ways in which highly complex classical sites can be investigated and recorded, and evaluate the impact of those techniques.
PARNASSUS is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Southampton, UCL and the University of Bristol that is investigating the adverse environmental effects and adaptation measures needed for the protection of cultural heritage from climate change impact.
The PATINA project explores Personal Architectonics Through Interactions with Artifacts. It is a 3 year project funded through the EPSRC and the AHRC through the RCUK Digital Economy Initiative. This project involves partnership from Microsoft Research, Nokia Research and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
- ARCH6100: Constructing Virtual Pasts (co-ordinator)
- ARCH6082: Computer Aided Design for Archaeologists (co-ordinator)
- ARCH3033: Computational Approaches to Archaeology (co-ordinator)
- HUMS2007: Being Human: Critical thinking in the Digital Humanities (co-ordinator)
I am currently supervising PhDs on the following topics:
- Digital simulation of domestic occupation in the Greek Neolithic
- Cuneiform and the Semantic Web
- Physically accurate rendering and Roman polychromy
- Archaeological fieldwork, hierarchies and disruptive technologies
- Visitor route design, pathways and digital mobile guides
- Visualising the Port of Pozzuoli
- Mobile tools for visitor education
- Survey methods and the simulation of Winchester Cathedral
I am also a supervisor in the Web Science Doctoral Training Centre and advise a range of students here and in other areas.