Fiona's background is in teaching a range of Digital Media and IT workshops, as well as providing one to one tuition at a vibrant Community Arts Centre in Southwark, supporting the digital creativity and social inclusion of adults with mental health needs. She has been teaching there for the past 3 years.
As well as teaching, Fiona is also a freelance web developer, providing custom web media solutions for a variety of clients in the arts. Additionally, she is a part-time Web Editor and Administrator for the largest artists’ Open Studio event in the South East.
Fiona designs and delivers weekly workshops promoting digital inclusion and IT literacy as part of CoolTan Arts’ award winning Big Lottery-funded Self-Advocacy project, for adults with mental distress.
She is currently involved with the early stages of a Europe-wide research project run by the Tavistock Institute, investigating the use of digital game-based learning to promote social enterprise skills, aimed at helping adults facing barriers to employment. She will be facilitating the pilot runs of the educational game and assisting with the software prototyping process.
Fiona is always interested in discovering ways that technology can improve people’s lives and help them explore their social and creative needs and potential. She is a lifelong learning and digital inclusion enthusiast.