As Senior Technical Demonstrator I supervise the Technical Demonstration team providing practical teaching support across the School.
I design and deliver practical lessons and workshops to many of the Masters courses, including the MA Journalism Broadcast, News and Magazine and MA International Journalism Broadcast, Documentary and Multimedia courses. The media skills I teach include audio/video recording and editing, photography, digital storytelling and social media. I produce instructional manuals and other teaching aids for students and staff. I also publish online 'How To' guides on my blog - How do I…? I can do - a learning, teaching and technology blog with user guides, information, tips and reflections.
During the Spring semester I teach Citizen Media: Digital Storytelling as a Masters optional module. In 2016 I developed and set up a community storytelling project, Ystrad Stories, in the Rhondda, South Wales. The project used the paintings of Rhondda artist Ernest Zobole to prompt personal stories. Participants contributed 17 stories with an exhibition held at the Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales from June to Dec 2016.
I have a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning focussing the final project research on pre-learning methods to enhance learning. In 2008 I led a multi-School/Division project to research the effectiveness of classroom management systems. The project received £10k Innovative Teaching and Learning funding in 2008 which led to implementation across eleven Schools and Divisions across Cardiff University.
I have also led a number of projects within the School, such as implementing a newspaper production system and a digital publish system for publishing to mobile devices.
I have recently completed an MA in Arts Practice (Fine Art) at the University of South Wales and have a BA (Hons) Fine Arts from the University Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC - now Cardiff Met) specialising in photography. My interests include photography, storytelling, video, audio, classroom teaching technology and e-learning.
Shazography - http://shazography.wordpress.com/
Website showcasing my art practice
Member of the executive committee for the Contemporary Art Society for Wales
Board member of Breaking Barriers Community Arts organisation
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy