I am a Professor of Human-Robot Interaction at the school of Engineering and Computing, the University of Hertfordshire. I am a member of Adaptive Systems Research Group. I have coordinated two EC-funded FP7 projects: ACCOMPANY and SCRIPT while contributed to a further 3 projects: CORBYS, LIREC and ROBOSKIN.
I am a former member of the THINKlab, at University of Salford, UK, 2006-2008 where I held the position of Technical Director and was a member of Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research (CRHPR). Prior to that, I worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering Studies (CREST), Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, where I was involved with the i-match project, working with Prof Garth Johnson, 2003-2006.
From 2000 to 2003, I worked as a Research Associate at the school of Cybernetics, the University of Reading, UK, where I worked with Prof Harwin and a pan-European team of researchers in developing the GENTLE/S robot for neurorehabilitation. Prior to these, from 1990-1999, I have been involved in different software/hardware engineering capacities, varying from hardware technician (1990) to junior programmer, senior programmer, system analyst and senior system analyst(1999).
I am a member of KT-Equal network, European Robotics Research Network (Euron), Health Technologies KTN, Electronics, Sensors and Photonics KTN and on the steering committee for the special interest group in Autonomous Systems in this knowledge transfer network (EKTN).
I also work as a member of BSI/ISO AMT/00-/2 Committee concerning “robots and robotic devices” standards.