About

Hello, my name is Nick. By education I am an electronic engineer with a career in teaching, training and web developing. In addition I also write magazine articles on computing topics as well as being a keen local historian with several published books and articles.

Professional work

I am an experienced teacher/lecturer (PGCE) and have taught in HE & FE on topics including networking, website design and development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL), programming (C, JavaScript, PHP), object oriented programming (OOP with C++), and systems software to BTEC First, National Diploma and Higher National Diploma (HNC / HND) and City & Guilds courses.

Voluntary work

I am actively involved in the community having been a volunteer for several organisations including Thatcham Vision, Heartstart Thatcham, the Peter Allen Memorial Lectures and Thatcham Historical Society. These have included a number of community projects, teaching CPR, educating pupils and the community about CPR, defibrillators and local history. Educating has been done via talks, radio shows, courses and classes.

Education

I obtained a PhD with research conducted in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath. My main research involved developing noise reduction and preprocessing methods for digital images and video using Mathematical Morphology. The research also delved into ‘Psycho-visually Lossless‘ preprocessing for digital images.