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1976 BSc (Hons) Class (1), Computer Science, Edinburgh University
1981 PhD University of Wales (Knowledge-Based Recognition of Logic Schematic Diagrams)


Present Post
2007 – Professor, Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan

Previous Appointments
1981 – 1983 Research Fellow (Computing Officer) jointly at Edinburgh University Computer Science Department and Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
1983 – 1984 Lecturer, Mathematics Department, University of San Diego.
1984 – 1989 Programmer/Analyst, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Hubble Space Telescope Faint Object Spectrograph Project, University of California, San Diego.
1989 – 2000 Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, University of Glamorgan
2001 – 2007 Reader, School of Computing, University of Glamorgan


For more details see my research pages

Editor, The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (NRHM – formerly Hypermedia), since 1997, Taylor&Francis –


Teaching and administrative responsibilities

Leader of Submission for Computer Science and Informatics (UoA 23), University of Glamorgan for Research Assessment Exercise 2007

Academic Field leader (2000-2006): Computer Science

Leader: Hypermedia Research Unit –

Undergraduate responsibilities (joint) for modules in:
Multimedia Authoring and Development (2nd year),
Interactive Multimedia and Hypermedia (final year)

Postgraduate responsibilities: Hypermedia Systems (Masters Level)

Academic Appraiser (2002-2006): School of Computing

Postgraduate Supervision
8 successful full-time PhD completions (6as first supervisor)
4 current PhD students (1 as first supervisor)


Please see


PhD Examination
Southampton University (two), Leeds Metropolitan University,
Lund University (Opponent)
University of Glamorgan (two)

DELOS FP6 Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries,
NKOS Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services,
Co-Organisor of NKOS Workshops at European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), Lisbon 2000, Trondheim 2003 (Chair), Bath 2004, Vienna 2005 (Chair), Alicante 2006, Budapest 2007 (Chair), Aarhus 2008, Corfu 2009, Glasgow 2010.
Co-Organisor of NKOS Special Session at Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Conference (DC 2005), Madrid, 2005.
Co-Organisor of NKOS Workshop at ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Denver, 2005.

Reviewed for numerous journals and for the EPSRC, ESRC, BBSRC, Leverhulme, Council of Physical Sciences of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Served on Programme Committees for many conferences, including the ACM Conference on Hypertext, European Conference on Digital Libraries, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, International Society for Knowledge Organization Conference, International WWW Conference.



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