About

Hello, my name is Ben. I recently completed my Ph.D at the University of Dundee.

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I graduated with a First Class (Honours) B.Sc. in Applied Computing from the University of Dundee in 2012.

After taking a short break from academia to travel around Australia, I returned to Dundee in 2014 to begin my PhD in Computer Science (HCI) supervised by Dr David Flatla. My PhD research focused on working with people with hearing loss to develop technology to enhance their acquisition of speechreading (commonly called lipreading). I successfully defended my thesis in December 2017.

Sessional Lecturer, University of Dundee

Jan 2018 – Aug 2018
Dundee, United Kingdom

Courses Taught:
  • AC22006 - Physical Computing (Lecturer)
  • AC12001 – Introduction To Data Structures And Algorithms (Tutor)
  • AC11003 – Java Online (Tutor)

Associate Lecturer, University of Dundee

Jan 2014 – Aug 2017
Dundee, United Kingdom

Courses Taught:
  • AC11003 – Java Online – Online Tutor & Marker – 2017
  • SS03009 – Applied Computing – Lecturer & Marker – 2017
  • AC21010 – Data Visualisation – Lecturer & Marker – 2016 & 2017
  • AC22006 – Physical Computing – Lecturer & Marker – 2016 & 2017
  • AC11001 – Introduction to Software Development – Marker 2014 & 2015
  • AC12001 – Introduction To Data Structures And Algorithms – Marker 2014 & 2015

Conference Committee's

  • Program Committee (PC) Member, Late Breaking Work: CHI 2018

Academic Paper Reviewing: 2014 – Present

  • Special Recognition Award for Reviewing: CHI 2017 Papers and Notes
Venue – type (# of papers) Total (27):
  • CHI 2019 - Full Papers: (2)
  • CHI 2018 - Late Breaking Work: (3)
  • TACCESS 2017 - Journal Paper: (1)
  • CHI 2017 - Full Papers: 2017 (1)
  • Graphics Interfaces - Full Papers: (1)
  • CHI 2017 - Student Research Competition: (1)
  • DIS 2017 - Full Papers: (2)
  • DIS 2016 - Works In-Progress: (4)
  • ASSETS 2015 - Full Papers: (5)
  • CHI 2015 - Full Papers: (1)
  • CHI 2015 - Works In-Progress: (1)
  • Mobile HCI 2014 - Demonstrations and Mobile Experience (1)
  • ASSETS 2014 (Second Reviewer) - Full Papers (4)


I have two brothers who are equally talented, Dave who is an artist & 3D animator/modeler and Edd who makes awesome indie games.

Keep an eye on my Instagram to follow my surfing and travelling antics.