I live in Lincoln, UK with my wife and daughter and work at the University of Lincoln in the Centre for Educational Research and Development. I am also a founding member of the Social Science Centre, Lincoln.

Previously, I worked as a film archivist at the British Film Institute’s conservation centre (2002-4) and as audiovisual archivist for Amnesty International’s Secretariat (2004-8). I am a qualified film archivist, with an MA in Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia (2002). During the 1990s, I studied Zen Buddhism, first at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1993-96), and then the University of Michigan (1996-8). Between 1998-2001, I lived in Japan and acted as a conduit and curator for Japanese, European and American avant-garde film and video artists.




  • ADAM: Amnesty International’s Digital Asset Management System.
  • Bebop: Open Educational Resources for a BuddyPress social network.
  • ChemistryFM: Open Educational Resources for Forensic Chemistry.
  • DevXS: A non-stop 36hr student hackathon.
  • Eiga Arts: Avant-garde film and video in Japan.
  • JISCPress: A document discussion platform.
  • Linking You: Better URIs for the UK university sector.
  • Linkey: Improving Access and Identity Management with OAuth 2.0.
  • ON Course: An open course data project.
  • Orbital: An infrastructure for managing research data.
  • TotalRecal: Space-time data for campus life.
  • WriteToReply: An open consultation platform.