About Me (CV)

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WORK HISTORY

2013-current Digital Communications manager

Forest Research

2011- 2013      Digital Media Manager

Capability Scotland

Digital Marketing and Communications

Website Architecture review (project manager)

Content for all digital output

E-zine management

Online Magazine management

Intranet management

Extranet management

Ongoing management of Website, Social Media and all digital output

Digital Media Strategy

Social Media engagement strategy

CMS management (Umbraco/Joomla)

2009-2011     Team Leader: Web and New Media

Fixed Term contract

The City of Edinburgh Council

Management of the team (three people)

Management of relationship internal and external stakeholders

Produced and managed Elections 2010/2011 Twitter map

Promotion of culture change within the Council

Chair of Intranet management group, Web 2.0 group

Policy development for the use of Web 2.0

Facilitating the transition to a new content management system

Managing change and transition for social media apps to new CMS (Jadu)

CMS management (Hyperwave/Jadu)

2007-2009    Web Learning Officer

Fixed term contract

National Museums Scotland

Project Manager for Online interactive projects:

Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories

Museum on the Move Online

Iron Age Scotland

Managed external suppliers, including procurement process

Managed relationship with LTS for GLOW

2006- 2007 Senior Content Producer

BBC Scotland – New Media, Learning and Communities

Managed relationships with external suppliers including tendering process

Managed a team of 8, including developers, coders, designers and assistant producers

Co-managed a team of 25

Managed a large budget

Developed scope for E-learning project based on the UK curriculum

Produced innovating learning resources using Flash 8.0 and video integration

Extensive experience with and VLEs and SCORM compliances

2005-2006 E-Communications Officer

Historic Scotland

Managed internal/external stakeholders

Helped develop a forward web strategy in line with the government’s strategy to advance Scottish heritage

Managed large content management system

Oversaw new website architecture

Produced online resources

CMS management (Livelink)

2004-2005 Senior Content Producer

Kestrel 3D, Visualisation Services

Project manager ‘The 3D Passport Scheme for Artworks’

Marketing strategy for product development

Producer of resources for Learning and Teaching Scotland e-learning website

Content Manager for root database for the forthcoming ‘Scottish Sports Hall of Fame’ exhibition at the National Museums Scotland

Web Accessibility Officer

2003-04 Content Producer/Editor

Kestrel 3D, The Multimedia Team
Development of resources for Learning and Teaching Scotland e-learning website

Consultant on multimedia and e-learning policy in museums for the Scottish Museum Council report

Report on best practice guidelines on multimedia for the Council of Europe project ‘Significant Moments in European History’

Company website evaluation

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Whilst pursuing my postgraduate degrees, I have supplemented them with voluntary work and short projects to gain the necessary practical experience. Below is a sample of such work.

2003 Web Evaluator

The Petrie Museum, London

Contract work to evaluate the educational effectiveness of the Petrie web site.

2003 Web Evaluator and Researcher

The Museum of London
Evaluation of the multimedia applications of the museum. Examined sample visitors to understand the learning effectiveness of users interfaces used in the museum multimedia.

Research for web features.

Producer of Italian version of the museum site.

2003 Content Producer

Department of Earth Sciences, UCL, London

Developed the website to accompany the exhibition ‘Infinite Possibilities: the Past, Present and Future of Earth Sciences at UCL.’

2003 Assistant for Special Events in Education

The British Museum, London

2001 Content Producer

University of Maryland, USA

E-learning project of the translation of a 17th century Italian

manuscript on sculpture into English. The project included an

interactive annotated bibliography and image links.

2000 Project manager

The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA

Project Managed the website to accompany the exhibition ‘Gerrit Dou, Master painter in the Age of Rembrandt.’

1999- 2000 Content Producer/Web Manager

The Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity, University of Maryland, USA

Managed external suppliers, including tendering process

Content Developer and Web Manager of the website for a research consortium based at the University of Maryland.

Marketing and promotion of the consortium through the web.

Web Editor duties.

Site increased to an average 3,000 hits per month.

User traffic data analysis

E-learning resources development

Web CT manager for educational courses.

EDUCATION

2011, Certificate, Leadership and Management, Stevenson College, Edinburgh

2003 M.A. Museum Studies, University College London

Dissertation: User Interfaces in Museum Multimedia: Effective Design and New Solutions. Study conducted through case studies and personal evaluation of different types of multimedia in London’s top museums focusing on effective interface design and human-computer interaction.

  2002 M.A. History of Art, University of Maryland, USA

2000 Diploma in Web Design and Development,  University of Maryland, USA

1999 B.A. History of Art, Rollins College, USA

Summa Cum Laude

Senior Thesis: Developed the first interactive, web-based senior thesis. The project involved creating a basic database of painters and paintings of Dutch Masters of the Golden Age. Received Honours in the Field of Study for the project.

1998 Archaeological Field School, University of Manitoba, Canada

Lepti Minor, Tunisia

1997 A.A. Design, Valencia Community College, USA

ADDITIONAL COURSES

Accessibility and Usability for Public sector websites (2005)

Writing for the Web (2002/2005)

Managing Complex New Media Project (2006)

ADDITIONAL

Italian native speaker

Association of Learning Technologists – Member

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