By day, I manage the recording and production studios and technical equipment facilities at the University of Salford. I'm an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator, Avid Certified Pro Tools Operator, a member of the Institute of Science and Technology and also of the British Computing Society.
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 auditory perception and human-computer interaction.
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.