Staff in the Department of Computing

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Gwendolin Barnard

Student Office Assistant - Research
Gwen.Barnard (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7865

Gwen is the first point of contact for postgraduate research students including those students registered on the MPhil/PhD Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI).

She helps students with any administrative queries and assists the research activities of the department by supporting the management of grants and other funding sources. She works part-time on Mondays (9.00-12.30), Tuesdays and Fridays (full days).

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Catherine Bellamy

Research Manager
c.bellamy (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7717 3104

Catherine manages the department’s research portfolio, UK, EU and international research projects. She manages projects funded by the European Commission Framework Programme, both in the pre- and post- award management stages. Her expertise lies in financial management, work programme management, report writing, proposal writing, project administration, dissemination, event organisation and contractual management.

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Anna Clow

Technician
a.clow (@gold.ac.uk)

Anna works as part of the Tech Team where she provides technical support for the digital fabrication facility ‘HatchLabs’. Her main roles include managing the space, maintaining machinery and equipment and providing technical support to its’ users.

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Nicky Donald

Assistant Support Technician
n.donald (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7896 2127

Nicky maintains and upgrades equipment for the Computing department, and help staff and students with computer issues. He also works with other departments and private sector partners to deliver projects including art installations, formal dinners and prototype mixed-reality performances.

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James Hampson

Student Office Coordinator
james.hampson (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 020 7896 2735

James deals with enquiries from current and prospective students and provides administrative support to the Computing department.

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Dr Rose Hepworth

Department Business Manager
r.hepworth (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7869

Rose is the Department Business Manager for Computing.

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Mrs Karen Hodgson

Facilities Coordinator
k.hodgson (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7858

Coordinates the department's finance and facilities enquiries.

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Konstantin Leonenko

Manager of Creative Facilities
K.Leonenko (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7896 2127

Konstantin's work involves developing infrastructure for facilities management, and making sure equipment and systems are working. He supervised the construction of our new digital fabrication lab. He has a B.Eng in Industrial Automation and an MFA in Sonology, and was the founder of Ukraine's first FabLab. He is also an inventor, DJ and MOOC addict.

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Kärt Luik

Programme Manager (International Progammes)
k.luik (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7340

Kart is the Programme Manager for International Programmes for the department.

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Eilidh Macdonald

Industry Employability Champion
E.Macdonald (@gold.ac.uk)

Eilidh has joined the department as Industry Employability Champion to help grow employability opportunities for students and to increase collaboration with employers and Industry Advisory Panels. She acts as a key interface between the Computing department and industry, developing opportunities for placements, internships and other collaborations with employers.

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Pete Mackenzie

Department Technician
p.mackenzie (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7896 2127

Peter is an all-round technician who has worked across all the major areas of the creative arts industries. With a background in shows, tours and exhibition work, Peter has worked for the likes Barbican Centre London, Frieze Art and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. He specialises in very technical and advanced AV installations, most often involving bespoke applications of computing and technology.

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Mr Eamonn Martin

Systems Administrator
e.martin (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7091

Eamonn maintains and supports Windows, Unix and Linux servers and associated hardware and software for the department, and develops the in-house student/course management system and associated database-backed, web-based user interfaces.

Eamonn Martin's role includes:

All system administration tasks involved in maintaining and supporting Windows, Unix and Linux servers and associated hardware and software for the Department of Computing.

Development of an in-house student/course management system and associated database-backed, web-based user interfaces. Maintenance of the departmental website, including the development of a secure departmental intranet system for staff and students.

Research interests

Algorithms, neural networks, MIDI, Java.

Current research

  • Systems and network integration and administration.
  • Web-based database application development.
  • Program transformation and analysis (eg. using Grammatech CodeSurfer)
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Lauren Shropshire

Executive Support Officer (Online Programmes)
l.shropshire (@gold.ac.uk)

Lauren provides general support to the Online Programmes Development Team

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Inga Tillere

Department Business Manager (maternity cover)
i.tillere (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 020 7717 3104

Inga is the Department Business Manager for Computing (maternity cover) until November 2019.

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Nkem Umezurike

Technical Support Officer
N.Umezurike (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7896 2127

Nkem deals with enquiries from current and prospective students, and provides systems support to the Computing department. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Physics and has considerable systems administration experience in areas of back-up, managing windows server infrastructures and data-centre. He has previously worked in tech companies including GroupM, Bloomberg, Relocom and Payment Sense.

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Thomas Webster

Technician
t.webster (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 896 2127

Tom provides technical support to the department. he solves problems, maintains and repairs equipment, and assists with system administration. He has an MSc in Computing and maintains a small music studio. He was part of a small group that developed and delivered the Open Ware Laboratory audio computing platform. He is a qualified and experienced electrician.