I will be leaving Bournemouth University in early October, to take up the post of Senior GIS Cartographer at the Cartographic Unit of Southampton University in November.
It is an amazing opportunity, and I’m really excited about the chance to do more of what I love, creating maps and images, supporting academic colleagues’ research and keep engaging with new technologies and techniques to push spatial information “out there”.
Over the last 8 years Bournemouth University has supported my career, acted on my ideas and I was privileged to work with some amazing colleagues.
I’m most proud of three things from my time at BU:
- Google Seeing Beneath Stonehenge: A great example of a team project that provided innovative ways for the public to engage with archaeological research.
- Bournemouth Archaeology: I set this up with a colleague in 2005. I haven’t been directly involved for the last few years, but it’s gone from strength to strength.
- BUGIS Consultancy: Setting up another outside facing consultancy has provided valuable experience in the highs and lows of working as an intrapeneur in a large HE institution. In particular, creating and running the GIS for Environmental Managers CPD short course was probably one of the most rewarding work experiences I’ve had.
My time at Bournemouth University is only memorable thanks to all the staff and students who I have worked with over the years; I am grateful for all their support, help and encouragement and I wish everyone the best for the future.