We are the teachers in IT Services. You can find out about the courses we teach and support at:
Below is a short bio for each of us:
Teaching Manager, IT Learning Programme
Dave spent twenty-five years as a researcher and software developer with a major research and engineering organisation before changing direction and qualifying as a teacher. After three years teaching in Further Education, he joined IT Services (then OUCS) as an IT Teacher in 2003. He specialises in presentation design in all its guises (digital and print), and teaches presentation skills, document and poster design and digital imaging. Read more on his LinkedIn profile
Senior IT Teacher
Pamela teaches several strands in the IT Learning Programme, including designing & building databases, EndNote and academic word-processing. She manages the Research Skills Toolkit, supporting research students (collaborating with the Bodleian Libraries). She designed and manages the ITLP Portfolio, our discovery tool where you can find a wealth of study materials to develop your IT skills http://portfolio.it.ox.ac.uk .
Her earlier career was in engineering, with blue-chip industrial companies, technical consultancy and running a small business. Her commitment in teaching and consulting is to enable people to use technology to get their jobs done, efficiently and to a high standard.
Steve has been teaching for 6 years at ITLP and specialises in online presence, web design and digital media. He continues to manage the Digital Media User Group, a platform for discussion and networking about the university’s use of digital media across its activities. Steve has spent the last 2 year specialising in web design skills which has led to the delivery of new web publishing courses and will shape future development of this strand. He has also developed the online presence strand of teaching, guiding students and staff in their use of digital tools and web presence to promote their professional activities. Steve aims to be a reflective practitioner in his teaching and he regularly reviews his personal experience of teaching as well as the wider issues that are experienced within the profession. You can find more about Steve at:
Steve began coding at the age of 12, in the days when 20K of memory was thought to be plenty. After working mostly in the civil service and the finance sector Steve had an epiphany and decided to do what he was really motivated by, helping people and technology get along better. He retrained as a teacher, then pursued a Master’s and a DPhil. He has been teaching IT and researching people and technology, ever since.
Traci has recently joined the team, before joining she has for the last 10 years worked as a Computing Lecturer, Course Leader and Tutor in Further Education, where she has taught a range on courses including BTEC Level 2 & 3, Apprentices level 3, AS/A2 ICT and Foundation Degree Students. She has written a new Foundation Degree in Computing course in conjunction with Oxford Brookes, her teaching knowledge covers Excel, Access, Database Design, Business Computing, Web Design (HTML/CSS and Dreamweaver) and Information Systems.
AV and Teaching Rooms Technical Co-ordinator, IT Learning Programme
Mark joined the IT Learning Programme in April 2007 as a courses officer, within a few years he then took over the Thames Suite room bookings. The role often involved providing technical support in the Thames Suite lecture rooms. In October 2014 Mark moved across to the Teaching Team and became AV and Teaching Rooms Technical Co-ordinator. Other than AV equipment, he specialises in Social Media, Android, Windows and Mac Operating Systems.