Professor Tim Brailsford

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About me

I am a computer scientist specialising in hypermedia, multimedia and educational technology. I have a strong multi-disciplinary background, and extensive experience working on projects that consist of both academic and business partners from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.  I have nearly 30 years of experience working at the University of Nottingham in a variety of roles (research and professional development, as well as academic).

My education is that of a biologist.  My PhD, in the University of Bristol, was on the immunology of parasitic worms.  In 1988 I joined the Department of Zoology in the University of Nottingham to continue this work as a Research Fellow.  However, I was always interested in computers and wrote a lot of my own software to help me with my research.  In the early 1990s I became interested in using this new technology to teach biology to undergraduates.  Throughout the 1990s I worked on a series of academic and commercial projects using multimedia and hypermedia in teaching.  In 1999 I was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and over the next decade I was a member of the Web Technology Research group in that department. In 2010 I got an opportunity to be seconded to our campus in Malaysia (UNMC), and I served as Head of the School of Computer Science there from 2010-2016.  I joined UWE Bristol, as Head of the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technology in April 2018.

Area of expertise

I am experienced in electronic publishing and have conducted research in various areas of hypertext and hypermedia – mostly, though not exclusively, related to education.  I am also interested in HCI and text mining.  My publications are available in Google Scholar at:​​


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