By day, I manage the recording and production studios and technical equipment facilities at the University of Salford. By night, I've been known to freelance.
I'm a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the British Computing Society and the Institute of Science and Technology. Amongst other things I'm also an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and an Avid Certified Pro Tools Operator.
My specialist subject is studio infrastructure and systems design, particularly the integration of networked and computing technologies. My academic background is in Psychology, where my focus was on human-computer interaction and auditory perception.
Tinker time usually boils down to very simple microcontroller hardware design or software for embedded systems, though this has to compete with family and snowboarding, which often win. I also appear to have become a bit of a computer security geek in recent years.