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Dr Bex Lewis - Academic CV (March 2011)

Dr Bex Lewis - Academic CV (March 2011)

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Dr Bex Lewis
People-focused, createscommunity
Self-motivated achiever andlearner
Committed, dedicated and loyal
& R
2009 -Present
Blended Learning Fellow, University of Winchester (UoW)
Based in the Learning and Teaching Development Unit, with a responsibility to promotethe use of all aspects of e-learning across the university, including the implementation of the Wimba suite. Committee membership, provision of workshops, responsible for onlinepresence on LTDU, teaching PGCLTHE, conference attendance and paper presentations.2010 -Present
Blended Learning Project Manager, The Big Bible Project, University of Durham
Taking the brief ‘do something new media with this Tom Wright book for Lent’. Developedinteractive housegroup materials, using social media tools, anchored around the websitehttp://bigbible.org.uk. Encouraging the involvement of others in a ‘borderlessconversation’. Initial funding forthcoming for 2011-12.
2010 -Present
Tutor, MediaLit, St John’s College, University of Durham
An annual course which offers a mix of theory, theology and practical media skills toChristians (especially pre-ordination), with a particular responsibility for the digitalelements of the course.2008 -Present
Fixed Term History/Media Studies Lecturing, UoW
Independent and team-taught modules, with teaching, seminar, and marking responsibilities:
2010-11: Media Studies: ‘Manipulating Media’ (double module, Level 4) and ‘21
CenturyMedia’ (Level 4); History: ‘Independent Study Module (Level 6)
2009-2010: 0.4 contract with History: ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ (Level 5), Creating andConsuming History (Level 4); Twentieth Century British History (Level 4); Landmark(Level 4)
2009-10: Film/Media Studies: Final Year Projects (Level 6), ‘Film History’ (Level 4);‘Introduction to Media Studies’ (double module, Level 4); ‘Design for Digital Media (Level4); ‘Researching Media Studies (Level 5)
2008-10: ‘Aim Higher’ days, focused around creating websites and blogs.
2008-09: History ‘Creating and Consuming’ (Level 4); ‘Reflecting on History’ (Level 6)
2008-09: Media Studies: ‘Researching Media Studies’ (Level 4); ‘Researching Film andMedia’ (Level 5); ‘Design for Digital Media’ (Level 4).2004 - 2011
Honorary Research Fellow, History, UoW
Awarded tri-yearly in return for evidence of, and a commitment to produce, appropriatepublications.2005 – 2006
Interdisciplinary Research Officer (CIDRA),University of Manchester
Worked with staff and students at all levels within the School of Arts, Histories andCultures to promote cross-subject research. Collated report of research interests toidentify crossovers.
Key external face of CIDRA. Organised high-profile lecture series, postgraduateprogramme, with £35,000 of budgets. Project-managed international conference ‘Warand our World’ for 2007.
Co-ordinated all aspects of the day-to-day running of CIDRA, with appropriate marketing.
Built relationships with the cultural assets of Manchester and the North-West.
Taught postgraduate sessions on ‘How to Work with Visual Material’ and ‘TimeManagement’.2004
Data Extraction, Research & Knowledge Transfer Centre, UoW
Working to a tight deadline, extracted and restructured data into a usable format.
Data used for management documentation, contributing to the successful bid forUniversity title.
Fixed Term Cultural Studies Lecturing, UoW
Taught undergraduate level modules on: ‘Photography and Advertising’, Media Studies(Level 4); ‘Research and Representation’, Media Studies (Level 5); ‘Web Design’, AmericanStudies (Level 4).
1999 - 2004
Contributor, Postgraduate Research Training Programme, UoW
Contributed elements to the evening postgraduate research training course: Presentingelements of my research; ‘Web Design for Research’; ‘Research Posters’/‘PowerPoint forResearch’
1998 – 2002
Fixed Term History Lecturing, UoW
Taught on five undergraduate history modules: Level 4 case study ‘Using Visual Images asHistorical Sources’, co-ordinator for three years; team-taught Level 4 module ‘VictorianBritain’; Level 5 module ‘New Approaches to History’ over two years; presented individuallectures related to my research project on ‘Industrial Society in Crisis’ (Level 6), and ‘The
Contact Details:
+ 44 (0) 7909 521952
Currently Based:
Winchester Bex Lewis1
United Kingdom, 1900-1997’ (Level 4). Included seminars, module guides, assessments,invigilation.
2000 - 2004
Examination Invigilation, UoW
Invigilated written examinations: large-scale examinations, re-sits, individual specialneeds exams.2002 - 2003
Research Assistant, ENEF Project, School of Education, UoW
A well-evaluated, team-based, Nuffield-funded project, providing timely statistical dataand analysis.1997 - 2000
Research Studentship for PhD, UoW
Worked to formal outlines and deadlines, wrote project proposals, produced regularreports, managed research budget. Successfully applied for further funding.
2009 -Present
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, UoW
Becoming a reflective practitioner and a more student-focused tutor, including a projectabout choice and engagement with assessments. Anticipated completion, April 2011.2008 - 2009
Life Coach, Serenergise: The London Coaching College
Professional Coaching Certification, certified by the International Coaching Federation.1997 – 2004
PhD by Research, UoW
(see abstract)“The planning, design and reception of British Home Front propaganda posters of theSecond World War”. Passed without corrections. Examiners: Lord Asa Briggs, Dr AdrianSmith (Southampton).1994 – 1997
Undergraduate Degree, UoW
BA (Hons) Combined Honours History with Education Studies: Second Class Honours(Upper Division)
2010 -Present
Creative Networker and Social Media Consultant, Twelve Baskets
Providing advice, feedback and services upon creating 'buzz' for the site, and connectingwith creatives to provide new content.
2001 –Present
Web Consultant for Small Businesses
(www.digital-fingerprint.co.uk)From 2011 onwards: social media workshops, including for the Church of England.Discuss the needs of the site with the proprietor. Suggest options. Design, structure, build,provide content, including meta-content, as appropriate. Provide documentation andtraining where possible.
www.arcauk.com (archaeological consultancy, Winchester), 2009
Worked on 2 large projects for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations:
2009 – 2011
Editorial Consultant, UoW
Restructuring, redevelopment and visual additions towww.winchester.ac.uk/learning,andwww.winchester.ac.uk/history 
A number of time-critical editorial projects across departments, including the Faculty of Education
Literature Review for a Web Accessibility project for the Learning and TeachingDevelopment Unit.
Editor for
, highlighting RIT projects, and Editorial Board on
, for studentwork.
, pilot project for the Faculty of Arts, bringing together best practice.
2009 - 2010
Social Media Strategist, Super Fun Days Out
Defining and implementing strategies for Blog, Twitter, Bookmarking for adrenalin sportsdirectory.2001 – 2005;2007
Web Content Editor/Web Developer, UoW
Completed a number of projects within tight time-frames. Discussed needs. Researchedrelated websites. Collated information for content. Designed, structured and builtwebsites. Fed back suggestions for further improvements and optimisation. Providededitorial documents and training.2005
Editorial Consultant: ‘The Art of War’ The National Archives
Provided research skills, image captioning, information and content for a high-profilewebsite:www.nationalarchives.gov/imagesofwar2001 – 2005
IT Centre Advisor, UoW
Working within a team to improve the student computing experience, providing ITsoftware support, face-to-face, through leaflets and online. Completed my ‘ECDL Expert’Certificate.
Contact Details:
+ 44 (0) 7909 521952
Currently Based:
Winchester Bex Lewis2
2001 – 2002
Effective and Usable Web Design, UoW
A funded project to discover what defines usable and effective web design, throughresearch, and interviews. Defined site structure, wrote content and guidelines.www.winchester.ac.uk/designproject.1999 - 2000
Digital Preparation for Southampton Record Series, UoW
Scanned material using optical character recognition (OCR) software, ready for theinternet.
2007 – 2008
Short-Term Projects
Tour Leader, Oak Hall. Sole responsibility for guests whilst overseas, creatingenthusiasm, implementing necessary changes at short notice, providing feedback oncompletion. Developed high level team-working skills, led daily non-denominationalworship sessions, offered pastoral care.
Writing projects: London Transport Museum; Second World War Experience Centre
Courses: Churches Media Council Conference: awarded place on ‘MediaNet Academy’;LICC ‘Toolbox’; Traveller’s Tales: ‘Travel Writing’; BusinessLink: ‘Running Your OwnBusiness’
Overseas trip planning; TEFL certification. 7-month trip: South-East Asia, Australasia,South America
I maintain a healthy work-life balance. I enjoy keeping myself fit, and my mind alert, through regular exercise,notably walking: I finished the 26.2mile overnight ‘Moonwalk’ in 2006. I am an active member of ChristChurch, Winchester. I spend my relaxation time meeting friends, travelling, online, on short courses andreading extensively.
1997 – Present: Institute of Historical Research (IHR)2008 – Present: Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)2005-2006: Association of Research Managers and Administrators2001-2006: British Web Design and Marketing Association
‘“It’s Up to You” or “Keep Calm and Carry On”: British Home Front Propaganda Posters of the SecondWorld War’, conversion of the PhD thesis to a museum-appropriate book, in preparation.
Book Chapters
‘Posters as Propaganda’ (with David Bownes), for
London Transport Posters: A Century of Art and Design
, edited by Oliver Green and David Bownes, commissioned by the London Transport Museum,published October 2008.
‘Docs on the Box - TV Medical Dramas’, Chapter for
Playing God: Ethics and Technology in MedicalDramas
, commissioned by Damaris Trust, published May 2006
Journal Articles
“The civilian ‘Problem’ of Venereal Disease in wartime – Did posters offer a solution?”, planned for
Twentieth Century British History 
Journal, in preparation.
Lewis, B., “Keep Calm and Carry On”,
The Poster Journal
, in preparation
Lewis, B. (2011) “Developing a community of practice in blended learning: theory, practice andreflection”,
Vol 3, Spring 2011, pp.29-36
Lewis, B., (2011) “Exhibition Review: The Ministry of Food”,
The Poster 
Vol 1: Issue 2 pp.215-224(forthcoming)
Lewis, B., (2010), “Icon of the Month. No 124: KCCO”
Third Way Magazine
, p54
Jessop, T., Edwards, S. and Lewis, B., (2009) “Disabled student perspectives on web accessibility”,
(University of Winchester), pp.50-57
“‘Careless Talk Costs Lives’: The Government’s Information Security Campaign on the Home Front”, in
Everyone’s War:
The Journal of the Second World War Experience Centre, No.15, Spring/Summer 2007
Digital Projects
Creation and development of http://bigbible.org.uk, since August 2010. The website is part of The BigBible Project, which ties into The Big Read 2011, an ecumenical Lent project. In March 2011, thewebsite reached a peak number of visitors of over 11000, with a regular readership of around 7000 permonth.
Contact Details:
+ 44 (0) 7909 521952
Currently Based:
Winchester Bex Lewis3

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