Skip to main content

The Academic Technology Team

Click on a name to browse that staff member's profile, job role and contact details. If you have any general enquiries you can contact the team using academictech@warwick.ac.uk

Amber Thomas

Role: Service Owner, Academic Technology Team

Expertise & interest:

  • Developing our academic technology service!
  • Innovation in digital provision in teaching and research
  • Open approaches: open research, open access, open education, open licensing
  • Emerging models of scholarly communication on the web
Craig Summerton

Role: Academic Technology Officer

Expertise & interest:

  • Supporting Moodle, MyPortfolio (Mahara) and other Warwick learning technologies
  • Assisting Moodle users in the efficient use of the VLE
  • Online learning and instructional design
Jim Judges

Role: Senior Academic Technologist

Expertise & interest:

  • Using Moodle & MyPortfolio (Mahara) to support and enhance teaching & learning
  • The use of online Communication and Collaboration tools
  • Online teaching & learning
Kerry Pinny

Role: Academic Technologist

Expertise & interest:

  • Usability, accessibility and user experience design
  • Moodle and Mahara
  • Online learning and academic technology
Robert O'Toole

Role: Senior Academic Technologist

Expertise & interest:

I am a PGCE qualified teacher, Warwick Philosophy graduate, National Teaching Fellow, WATE winner, with an MSc in Knowledge Based Systems from the School of Computing and Cognitive Science, Sussex University. Download my short CV.

My PhD research was on "Fit, Stick, Spread & Grow: Transdisciplinary Studies of Design Thinking for the Remaking of Higher Education".

  Extended Classroom Gold Award    
Ross Mackenzie

Role: Senior Academic Technologist (Monash Warwick Alliance)

Expertise & interest:

  • Development and delivery of e-learning at large scale
  • Organisational change associated with deployment of e-learning
  • Open source technologies (particularly Moodle)
  • Interoperability standards
Shahid Mahmood:

Role: Academic Technology Officer

Expertise & interest:

  • Consultancy in the use of Technology Enhanced Learning tools
  • Assist the Moodle user community in the efficient use of the VLE
  • Support ePortfolio (Mahara) & eStream
  • Online learning and instructional design
  • Web content management and development
Steve Ranford:

Role: Senior Academic Technologist

Expertise & interest:

  • Designing and implementing effective systems and workflows for academic practice
  • Requirements gathering, technology sourcing and selection
  • Use of video, multimedia and visualisation to communicate research.
  • Developments in the application of 'big data', the semantic web and linked-data in academia
  • Data modelling, storage and manipulation
  • Ubiquitous computing, mobile and responsive design
  • Web development (I work mainly with javascript libraries, json, xml ajax, css and ruby on rails)
Tim Hollies

Role: Academic Technologist

Expertise & interest:

I am a Warwick graduate from the Department of Computer Science recently employed in Digital Humanities. I am particularly interested in how historical data can be stored and retrieved efficiently in order to build responsive and flexible data-driven applications that can engage the public and aid research. Within Digital Humanities I have worked primarily on the 'Hispanic Liverpool' project run by Kirsty Hooper.