What has he ever done?

These are the highlights of my career to date (in chronological order):

PROGRAMMES & PROJECTS

  • G-Nation.co.uk– Youth volunteering magazine-site run by the The Giving Campaign (Producer, 2002)
  • HansardSociety.org.uk – Hansard Society corporate website (Producer, 2003 – 2007)
  • HeadsUp.org.uk – Forum website where young people and MPs deliberate on political events, policies and legislation (Producer and Moderator, 2003 – 2005)
  • TellParliament.net – Site hosting online consultations by Parliamentary select committees (Producer and Moderator, 2003 – 2006)
  • HousetoHomelive.com – Interactive exhibition website (Producer, 2004)
  • DiabetesDialogue.org.uk – Forum site for APPG on Diabetes (Producer and Moderator, 2004 – 2005)
  • OnlineSurgeries.co.uk – Site hosting realtime MPs surgeries (Producer, 2005 – 2006)
  • DigitalDialogues.org.uk – Series of 20+ forums, webchats and blogs commissioned by central government departments to facilitate public engagement exercises (Producer and Moderator, 2005 – 2008)
  • JamiesBigVoice.com – Homelessness policy blog maintained by Jamie McCoy and Crisis (Technical developer, 2005 – 2006)
  • MockElections.co.uk – Citizenship Education resource for UK schools (Executive Producer, 2005)
  • DemocracySeries.org.uk – Forum website focussing on the development of democracy in 21st Century (Producer, 2006)
  • Im-Local.net – Citizenship Education resource for English schools and local councils (Executive Producer, 2006)
  • CitizenCalling.com – Site used to host select committee evidence submitted by mobile phones (Producer and Moderator, 2006)
  • WorkJam.org – Social network site to facilitate discussion by community of young people of work-related themes, built for British Council (Producer, 2007)
  • P4tF.org.uk – Blog-based site to distribute the Parliament for the Future project report and encourage discussion of the themes of the report (Producer and Author, 2007)
  • LordsoftheBlog.net – Outreach blog maintained by Members of the House of Lords (Executive Producer, 2007)
  • Dogdigital.co.uk – Corporate agency site (Producer, 2008)
  • Scotprem.com – Portal for the Scottish Premier League (New Business win and Strategic Lead, 2008)
  • Metropolitan-training.com – Further education college business training prospectus (New Business win and Producer, 2008)
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence/Workforce Channel – Strategy and development plan for online resource for social care professionals (Lead strategist, 2008)
  • DCSF/Young people and alcohol consultation – Development and delivery of online elements of consultation (Consultant and project manager, 2008)
  • COI/’Improving Government Online’ – Social media based consultative review (Producer and evaluator, 2009)
  • Directgov/Social Media Campaigns 08/09 – Social media based brand marketing campaign (Consultant, 2009)
  • Department of Health/Pandemic Flu – Digital media communications response to swine flu outbreak (Consultant, 2009)
  • Cabinet Office & COI/POI Taskforce Recommendations Implementation – Development and delivery of digital engagement guidance for civil servants (Researcher and Producer, 2009)
  • FCO.gov.uk – Website platform for Foreign & Commonwealth Office and its overseas posts and missions (Technical director, 2010 – 2012)
  • FCO Blogs – Platform for FCO officials and Ministers to provide detailed insight into the work of the department in the UK and overseas (Technical director, 2010 – 2012)
  • FCO Annual Report on Human Rights – Platform to enable digital publishing, distribution and engagement of department’s activities to promote human rights abroad (Technical director, 2011)
  • GOV.UK
  • bath.ac.uk
  • mygov.scot
  • beta.gov.scot

PRESENTATIONS

  • UNDP/Law University of Lithuania – ‘Young People and Online consultation’ at Public Online Consultations Conference (May, 2004)
  • Electoral Commission – ‘Build Your Own Politician’ at Liberal Democrat Party Conference (September, 2004)
  • DfES – ‘Embedding ICT@Secondary: Citizenship’ Conference in Newcastle (December, 2004)
  • Hansard Society – ‘The Web, Young people and Participation’ at Young People do It Online seminar (March, 2005)
  • British Council – Young People and Citizenship Online Working visit to Recife, Brazil (April, 2005)
  • British Council – Café Society Video conferences with Turkey, Georgia, Chile and Bulgaria on ‘Young People, Technology and Democracy’ (September, 2005)
  • Headstar/Hansard Society – ‘Democratic Deficit – digital divide and participation’ at UK eDemocracy Conference (September, 2005)
  • York University – ‘P2P Politics: Young people and policy deliberation online’ at Logged On but Disaffected? Young People, Citizenship and ICTs Symposium (September, 2005)
  • De Montfort University – ‘Use of Online Consultation in Parliament’ at Can e-democracy re-engage the public? Conference (October, 2005)
  • Oxford Internet Institute/Berkman Centre – ‘Blogging in Parliament’ at The Internet and Democracy in Eastern Europe Symposium (December, 2005)
  • Goldsmiths College – Political Blogging in the UK (December 2005)
  • Government Communications Network – ‘Digital Dialogues – ICT for consultation’ for eCommunicators Network (February and October 2006, and February 2007)
  • Napier University – Parliament and Online Consultation Seminar (April, 2006)
  • Wellcome Trust – ‘Participation Online’ at Engaging Science (April, 2006)
  • Initiative ProDialog/Politik Digitale – eDemocracy in the UK (June, 2006)
  • British Council – ‘Alternative Media’ for visiting students (August, 2006)
  • Scottish Parliament – ‘Democratic Innovations’ for Festival of Politics (August, 2006)
  • Headstar/Hansard Society – Chair of ‘eDemocracy in the UK’ and ‘Political parties and the internet’ seminars at UK eDemocracy Conference (October, 2006)
  • Institute for Public Policy Research – ‘Citizen Calling’ at ‘Young people and the use of new media technologies’ (December, 2006)
  • Oxford Internet Institute – ‘Digital Dialogues – Government, Citizens and Online Policy Deliberation in the UK’ at ‘Engaging with the ‘Google Generation’ (December, 2006)
  • Apple UK – Ten Political Websites That Matter (January, 2007)
  • World Trade Group – ‘Transformational Government and Political Engagement’ Keynote Speech, eGov Summit 2007 (March, 2007)
  • Constitution Unit – ‘Blogging Unfolding’ at ‘Blogging and Democracy in the UK’ seminar (March, 2007)
  • Public Administration Select Committee – Putting People First? inquiry evidence session (March, 2007)
  • Editorial Intelligence – How will the internet change politics? (March, 2007)
  • Council of Europe – ‘Digital Dialogues – Government, Citizens and Online Policy Deliberation in the UK’ at ‘Symposium on E-democracy: new opportunities for enhancing civic participation’ (April, 2007)
  • Government of Canada – ‘Digital Dialogues – Government, Citizens and Online Policy Deliberation in the UK’ (May, 2007)
  • Parliament of Canada – eDemocracy in the UK (May, 2007)
  • United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs/International Parliamentary Union – Keynote presentation to Global Centre for ICT in Parliaments symposium (May, 2007)
  • Oxford Internet Institute – ‘Parliaments and ICT – You can lead a horse to water but can you make it surf?’ at ‘Parliaments and the Digital Age’ (June, 2007)
  • UNDESA/IPU – ‘Are legislators and citizens ready for new technologies?’ at World e-Parliament Conference (October, 2007)
  • Headstar – Chair of ‘The people’s voice or a waste of time? The value of online petitions’ and ‘Electronic voting: an unnecessary risk?’ seminars at UK eDemocracy Conference (November, 2007)
  • Urban Learning Space – Keynote at ‘Democracy 2.0 – Bringing Innovation and the Social Web to the heart of governance in Scotland’ (September, 2008)
  • Crown Prosecution Service – ‘Digital Engagement in Government – An overview’ at internal seminar (June, 2009)
  • Institute of Development Studies – ‘Terrorist attacks and server stacks: Digital diplomacy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’, part of Sussex Development Lectures series (March, 2011)

ADVISORY ROLES

  • Youth Voting Network – Advisory panel (2003 – 2004)
  • All Party Parliamentary Group for eDemocracy – Secretariat (2003 – 2005)
  • Channel 4 – Political Awards Advisory panel (2003 – 2006)
  • Parliamentary Press Gallery – Schools Writing Competition Advisor (2003 – 2005)
  • Office of the Deputy Prime Minister – Local eDemocracy National Project Steering Group (2004 – 2006)
  • Parliament in the Public Eye Commission – ICT Advisory Group (2005)
  • Bristol City Council – Campaign Creator Steering Group (2005 – 2006)
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations – Third Sector Foresight Expert Panel (2005 – 2007)
  • New Statesman – New Media Awards Judging Panel (2006)
  • Politics Online – Contributing Editor (2006 – 2007)
  • International Centre for Excellence in Local eDemocracy – UK Strategic Advisory Board (2007)
  • Cabinet Office – Social Media Review, External Advisor (2007)
  • Ministry of Justice – Innovations Fund Selection Panel (2007)
  • ESRC/Manchester & Southampton Universities – ‘Civic Behaviour’ Project Steering Group (2008)
  • Cancer Research UK – ‘Mobile Innovation’ Consultation Group (2012)

ARTICLES & REPORTS

  • Learning and Skills Development Agency – ‘Dealing with controversial issues in Citizenship’ in Citizenship News (April, 2004)
  • Young People Now – ‘Should 18-year-olds be able to stand as election candidates?’ (April, 2004)
  • Hansard Society – Political Blogs – Craze or Convention? (July, 2004)
  • VoxPolitics.com – Guest blogger over the 2005 General Election campaign (March – May 2005)
  • Young People Now – ‘Young People have serious reservations about ID cards’ (April 2005)
  • Crisis/National Council for Voluntary Organisations – ‘Stepping into the blogosphere’ in Weblogs – a powerful voice for campaigns? (July, 2005)
  • Hansard Society – ‘Diving in the shallow end’ in Spinning the Web – Online Campaigning in the 2005 General Election (July, 2005)
  • The Guardian – ‘Heads up for democratic renewal’ in Guardian ePublic supplement (February, 2006)
  • Hansard Society/Oxford University Press – ‘Thin Democracy? Parliamentarians, Citizens and the Influence of Blogging on Political Engagement’ in Parliamentary Affairs (May, 2006)
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations – Consultation and Campaigning in the age of participatory media (October, 2006)
  • Ministry of Justice/Hansard Society – Digital Dialogues, Interim Report (December, 2006)
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations – ‘Commons in Cyberspace’ for ‘How online communities can make the net work for the VCS’ (April, 2007)
  • Hansard Society/Electoral Commission – Citizen Calling Evaluation Report (April, 2007)
  • International Centre for Excellence in Local Edemocracy – ‘Digital Dialogues: The Lowdown’ (May, 2007)
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations – ‘Tomorrow’s Technology Today’ in View (May, 2007)
  • Ministry of Justice/Hansard Society – Digital Dialogues, Second Phase Report (August, 2007)
  • Routledge – ‘Chattering Classes – moderation of deliberative online forums in Citizenship Education’ in Young people, Digital Media and Politics (September, 2007)
  • Hansard Society/Oxford University Press – ‘Convergent Evolution: The Development of Online Engagement in Westminster and Whitehall Through the Use of Online Forums’ in Parliamentary Affairs (January, 2008)
  • Parliament of Canada – ‘Parliament 2.0 – Harnessing Participatory Media to Counter Disengagement’ in Canadian Parliamentary Review (October, 2008)


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