Employment History

April 2014 – Present

The University of Southampton, Teaching Assistant, Analysing Eye-Tracking Data

Involves: Assisting with the teaching of the software needed to analysis the data generated by eye tracking experiments. This course is run in the Psychology department, but all of the content is also available online (Psychwire – Eye-tracking Wiki). I assisted in the creation of this content and I am present in all of the workshops to answer any questions and help with any problems.

Topics covered include: Data Viewer and data cleaning/organising/analysis using R.


April 2014 – Present

The University of Southampton, Teaching Assistant, Creating Eye-Tracking Experiments

Involves: Assisting with the teaching of the software needed to create eye tracking experiments. This course is run in the Psychology department, but all of the content is also available online (Psychwire – Eye-tracking Wiki). I assisted in the creation of this content and I am present in all of the workshops to answer any questions and help with any problems.

Topics covered include: Experiment Builder (used for both eye-tracking and non-eye-tracking computer tasks), how to set-up and run an eye tracking experiment in the EyeLink 1000


January 2014 – Present

The University of Southampton, Teaching Assistant, Introduction to SPSS for postgraduates

Involves: Teaching assistant on a crash course session for those who may already have a good research method knowledge, but have not used SPSS before (or not used it for a long time).


January 2013 – Present

The University of Southampton, Teaching Assistant, Research Methods and Data Analysis II

Involves: Attending all the workshops and assisting the students with any problems they are having with the module. I am also involved in the marking of the exams on this module.

Topics covered include: Chi-square, non-parametric tests, t-test, ANOVA, correlation, regression and how to choose the correct tests for data.


October 2012 – Present

The University of Southampton, Teaching Assistant, Research Methods and Data Analysis I

Involves: Attending all the workshops and assisting the students with any problems they are having with the module. I am also involved in the marking of the exams on this module.

Topics covered include: Experimental design and research approaches, descriptives, standard deviation and z-scores, probability and how to use SPSS to present/transform/explore data.


October 2012 – Present

The University of Southampton, Postgraduate Research (PGR) Representative, Psychology

Involves: Attending meetings and representing the research postgraduates in Psychology.


October 2011 – September 2012

The University of Southampton, Research Assistant to Dr. Denis Drieghe

Involved: Working on a follow-on project examining word skipping and the increased skipping of monosyllabic words. This involves the creation of stimuli and the running and analysis of the experiment.


June 2011 – September 2011

The University of Southampton, Research Assistant to Prof. Simon Liversedge

Involved: Creating eye tracking experiments with Experiment Builder and the running of numerous experiments including eye tracking and computer based tasks.


June 2010 – October 2010

The University of Southampton, Research Assistant to Dr. Denis Drieghe

Involved: Literature review, stimuli creation, programming of eye tracking experiments in Experiment Builder. I then ran the experiments and assisted with analysis. Finally, I was involved with preparing a manuscript for submission to a high-impact peer-reviewed journal which has been accepted for publication.


23 – 27 August 2009

The European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM), The University of Southampton, Volunteer

Involved: I worked as a steward throughout the conference. I assisting in setting up posters displays and also served as technical support during the presentations.


February 2009 – March 2009

The University of Southampton, Research Assistant to Prof. Nick Donnelly and Prof. Simon Liversedge

Involved: Data entry and coding for an experiment conducted using a perambulatory (head mounted) eye tracker. This involved many hours of precise and detailed coding of data.


September 2008 – April 2010

The University of Southampton, Hartley Library, Reception Support

Involved: Customer service. I met the needs of new students, current students, staff and members of the general public. The position involved a great deal of organisation and general knowledge to help with the quantity and variety of enquiries at the front desk.


July 2007

YourSchoolUniform.com, Web Developer, Peterborough

http://www.yourschooluniform.com/

Involved: Commuting to Peterborough to train and instruct new website maintenance staff. I passed on my knowledge from my previous employment at iSolve to the resident website developer.


April 2007 – July 2007

iSolve, Internet Solutions, Web Developer, Bournemouth

http://www.isolve-online.com/

Involved: Co-ordinated information and work flow between a web development company and a commercial website client. I maintained contact between clients via phone and e-mail, updated and maintained websites and I was involved in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). I also had to ensure all clients were happy with the website and any changes were made instantaneously. I provided good organisational skills, effective planning and the ability to react to changing demands. This position required the ability to make long term business relationships with clients and anticipate their needs and provide them with solutions. It involved extensive work with Microsoft Office, Actinic and Adobe Photoshop.


October 2006 – July 2007

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leader, Bournemouth University, Computing Course

Involved: Motivating and encouraging the students during weekly PAL sessions. It required the ability to react quickly to questions and to help students when needed and appropriate. I had to create a lesson plan and follow it through for each lesson; the topics each week were decided by the students within these classes.


Previous employment information on request (consists of supermarket and local shop work and ad hoc web design and development).