Dept of Computer Science & Information Systems
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7HX
Phone: 020 7079 0720
Office: 259, Malet St
Office Hours: Email for an appointment
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I'm Programme Director for the Foundation Degree in IT in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London.
I joined the Department in 1998 as a Teaching Assistant and worked on the BSc, MSc and ITApps programmes before taking up my current post in 2004.
My main responsibility is the work-related aspects of the degree, in particular the Year 3 Work-related Project module. I also teach the Introduction to Database Technology and Fundamentals of Information Technology modules for the Foundation Degree and IT Applications programmes.
My research interest is in the area of natural language processing and computational linguistics, in particular spellchecking for dyslexics which was the subject of my PhD (completed in 2007).
Prior to my PhD I obtained a BA American Studies and English (Hull) and an MSc Computing Science (Birkbeck).
Outside College my main interests are photography, travel, walking, writing and Buddhism as well as a lot of other things that I can never find time for.