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Andrew Mabbott: Profile

This is brief summary of my CV. Contact me for more details.


Web Developer, Intelligent Positioning (Current)

Intelligent Positioning is a leading provider of SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) consultancy, using a data-driven approach to ensure clients retain page-one positioning in the major search engines.

Java Developer, Brandwatch (May-December 2008)

Brandwatch allows companies to monitor how their brand is discussed online, tracking mentions and sentiment within professional and social media via a web-based dashboard.

PHP Developer, OLMlets, University of Birmingham (2005-2006)

OLMlets allows university students to track their progress via a simple Open Learner Model presented in a range of formats. Course instructors supply test questions are are able to define misconceptions.

Teaching Assistant, University of Birmingham (2003-2006)

Worked as a lab assistant for courses in databases, multimedia, embedded software, educational technology and user modelling. Also supervised project students and gave lectures during a period of staff absence.


2003-2008: PhD (Educational Technology), University of Birmingham

The focus of my PhD was user choice in viewing and interacting with open learner models. In order to investigate my ideas, I developed Flexi-OLM, an online self-assessment tool for students learning C programming.

More details on my research page

1999-2003: MEng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), University of Birmingham

Years one and two were spent covering basic maths and electronics while the third and fourth year allowed me to pursue my interest in human-centred system deisgn and software development through courses in educational technology, usability, speech proceessing, object-oriented design and computer networking.

For my group design study I worked with five other engineers to create a web-based system to enable researchers to remotely access microwave equipment in the EECE department. My final-year design project was to create a filter design package, the results of which can still be seen on the University of Birmingham website at http://www.eee.bham.ac.uk/edt/filter/FilterDesignPage.html.