Our Staff

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  • Professor Andrew Aftelak

    Head of the School of Computing and Digital Technology

    Professor Andy Aftelak is the Head of the School, Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University. He is an experienced engineer and senior executive with 26 years of service in industrial research and advanced product technology. He combines his complementary practice based skills with the educational...

  • Islah Ali-MacLachlan

    Senior Lecturer

    Islah is a Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Sound and Multimedia Technology BSc (Hons), lecturing across a broad range of subject areas including production, live sound engineering and musical instrument design. His research covers the use of signal analysis techniques applied to musical playing styles. He is also a busy...

  • Professor Cham Athwal

    Associate Head of School (Research)

    Cham Athwal is Head of Research in the School of Computing and Digital Media Technology . He teaches on the BSc (Hons) courses for Digital Media Technology , and Sound Engineering and Production . An experienced lecturer and researcher, Cham has led numerous technology transfer projects, as well as working as an...

  • Michael Bickerton


    Michael Bickerton is a lecturer on the  BSc (Hons) Film Production and Technology  course. Since 1997, Michael has been involved with Moving Image production as well as lecturing on a range of Moving Image courses (including the highly successful UK Film Council's Introduction to Screenwriting courses in the West Midlands...

  • Alan Dolhasz

    Research Assistant

    Alan Dolhasz is a researcher at the Digital Media Technology Lab (DMT Lab) within the School of Computing and Digital Technology. He first joined Birmingham City University as an undergraduate Sound Engineering and Production student. Shortly after completing his degree, he started working as a visiting lecturer, teaching...

  • Lianne Forbes

    Senior Lecturer

    Lianne is a senior lecturer with 14 years of high-end VFX film industry experience. Her focus is on forging strong links between the university and industry. Lianne plans to develop student awareness of industry practices and produce more opportunities for them to engage with industry professionals.

  • Jerry Foss

    Subject Leader

    Jerry is a Lecturer in the School of Computing and Digital Technology. He joined the University in 2005. Jerry has 30 years’ experience in telecommunications research and development in intelligent networks, data communications protocols, interactive services, media distribution, broadband access and services development,...

  • Dr David Gibson

    Associate Professor

    David worked for Marconi Electronic Devices Ltd (MEDL) as an integrated Design Engineer before obtaining his first degree (BSc Hons. 2.i Electronic Engineering and Management Science, 1989) at Keele university before returning to work at MEDL. He returned to Keele to commence on an MSc in Optical Data Recording in which he...

  • Stephen Gordon

    Senior Lecturer

    Following graduation, Stephen worked as a freelance journalist for three years to complete an NCTJ qualification. Subsequently gained experience in magazine publishing, graphic design, audio-visual production, corporate video production, and technical theatre; he is also teaching and training around these areas.   Stephen...

  • Dr Jason Hockman

    Lecturer in Audio Engineering

    Jason Hockman joined Birmingham City University in 2015 as a Lecturer in audio processing with a specialisation in music informatics. He is an electronic music producer and record label owner that has studied the origins of the technology and culture that inspired him to become involved in the music he creates. Jason holds a BA...

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