Design, Education, Technology

Professional profile.

Danny has recently moved to James Cook University in Queensland, Australia as the Head of Blended Learning and Innovation.

Previously he was Curriculum Development Manager at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi and Senior Lecturer at the University of Canberra where he convened the Graduate Cert in HE and led the development of learning spaces on campus. This included the INSPIRE centre, refurbishment of student commons, collaborative classrooms and informal learning zones. Danny is an invited speaker at many learning space conferences and has delivered workshops to several Australian Higher Education networks.

Whilst in Canberra Danny won several major research awards for innovation in teaching and learning. He was the principal lead for ‘ARstudio’ a two year innovation and development grant from the Australian Government, Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). The ‘ARStudio’ team delivered national events and ran numerous workshops that explored the potential for augmented and mixed reality in education. They co-developed mobile applications with business leaders and entrepreneurs and presented work through international conferences. The final report is available on the OLT website.


  • MA Creative Media Practice2008 - 2010
    Bournemouth University, UK
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education1992 - 1993
    Edge Hill University, UK
  • BA(Hons) Fine Art - Time Based Media1989 - 1992
    University of Central Lancashire, UK


  • Head of Blended Learning and Innovation2016
    James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
  • Curriculum Development Manager2014 - 2016
    Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, Abu Dhabi
  • Senior Lecturer of Education2012 - 2014
    University of Canberra, Australia, Canberra
  • Associate Director of Learning Environments (secondment)2012 - 2014
    INSPIRE Centre, Australia, Canberra
  • Academic Developer2009 - 2011
    Univerity of Canberra, Australia, Canberra
  • Instructional Designer2003 - 2009
    Zayed University, UAE, Dubai
  • Education Technology Consultant2000 - 2003
    Mindspan, UK, Manchester
  • Lecturer, Course Manager1994 - 2000
    Stockport College, UK