I received my first degree a BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering, University College London in 1996 and my PhD in 2000. My PhD was conducted in the Telecommunications Research Group led by Prof. Sir J J O'Reilly examining "Modelling of the performance of Optical Networks.". This project was supported by EPSRC and Marconi Research Centre, Great Baddow.
Since 2000 I was a Lecturer with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2006 and Professor in 2015. I have been director of the IGDP Communications for Industry programme and from 2010-2012 was the Postgraduate Tutor (Taught) for the department. From 2012 I was seconded to the faculty office to be director of the Integrated Engineering Programme.
My research is based around access technologies, both wired and wireless and particulary the integration of wireless services with optical access. I have also been involved in projects concerning wireless sensor networks. My research interest are in the following areas:
I have a strong interest in improving Engineering Education with a particular focus on introducing Student-Centred techniques. I have been involved in project to implement Problem based and Scenario Based learning and received a Provost's Teaching Award in 2010.