Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy, PFHEA, 2019. 

  • For PFHEA, a sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and development has to be demonstrated.

Outstanding Impact of Research on Society and Prosperity Award, Research Excellence Awards, The Open University, 2018.

  • The research programme investigated how wearable monitoring technologies can contribute towards supporting active and healthy ageing. The project team at The Open University included Dr Duncan Banks, Dr Caroline Holland and Dr Ana-Despina Tudor. Our collaborators were Age UK Milton Keynes, Carers MK and Samsung UK.

Virtual Reality Research Award, Google, 2016-2018.

  • The award was given to investigate the pedagogical effectiveness of Google Expeditions (mobile virtual reality field trips). This project was conducted in collaboration with UK’s Association for Science Education, Geographical Association and Field Studies Council.

Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year, Times Higher Education Award for The Open Science Laboratory, 2014.

  • I was one of the five Principal Investigators on this Wolfson-Trust funded project and led the 3D Immersive Environments Strand at The Open University.

Gitte Lindgaard Award for the best paper at the OZCHI 2011 conference, 2011.

Highly Commended Award Winner at Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, 2010.

  • The paper is titled ‘An empirically grounded study on the effective use of social software in education’, and is published in the Emerald Group’s Education and Training Journal. Available at:

Teaching Fellowship, Centre for Open Learning of Mathematics, Science, Computing and Technology (COLMSCT), one of the HEFCE funded Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs), The Open University, 2008-2009.

  • Project: ‘Investigating 3D multi user virtual environments for their pedagogical effectiveness’.

Best Paper Prize in the in the track: Direct and Database Marketing at the Academy of Marketing Conference, 2006.

  • The paper is titled ‘Channels, consumers and communication: Online and offline communication in service consumption’. Available at:

BT Research Fellow, BT plc, Adastral Park, UK, 2003-2004.

  • The project related to ‘Social, organisational and cultural attractors in (B2C) E Commerce environments (B2C: Business to Customer)’.

BT Research Fellow, BT plc, Adastral Park, UK, 2001-2002.

  • The project related to ‘Maximising Usability of E‑business Sites for Effective Customer Relationship Management’.