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Research Statement


The focus of my research is the application of tools and technologies to lead new disruptive practices and systems for many application areas.  The main application areas I work with are Health & Training and Industry & Automation.  I am particularly interested in how virtual and augmented reality technologies can be used in these areas and how they can change the future practices within such areas. I have over fifteen years’ experience working within the fields of software engineering, sensor fusion and real time software development and I have over ten years’ experience working within the areas of virtual and augmented reality and multi sensorial systems.   


My main teaching interests within the School are in the subject areas of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Virtual & Augmented Reality. 


During my research career I have been PI and CI on several national and European funded grants.  I am actively engaged with external professional bodies and I am currently a professional registration interviewer for the IET. I have been and continues to act as an expert evaluator, recorder and Vice Chair for various calls in H2020, FP7 and FP6.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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