Mr Rob Giles

Mr Rob Giles

Senior Technician

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Senior Technician


iLM LeadershipEssentials
BSC hons Media Lab Arts (2:1), Universityof Plymouth.
HNC Graphic Design
City & Guilds Graphic Design
City & Guilds 3D Draughting & Design using CAD

Professional membership

Fellow ofthe Higher Education Academy

Teaching interests

In 2009 I was promoted to Team Leaderfor Faculty of Business IT Team as Principal Computing Officer.  During this time I have become very familiarwith a wide variety of technology based solutions for teaching and learning.Each year during September we provide technology induction lectures for all new students in FoB andI also conduct various workshops for Photoshop, SimVenture and Web Design. Inaddition to these I have created and presented various student lecturesfocusing on good practice and technique for online survey building utilising acloud based software application called Qualtrics for various schools at thebequest of academic staff. Over the last two years I have had twochallenging but rewarding experiences teaching Quantitative research collectionmethods and best practice in Hong Kong and also co-delivered several researchmethodology lectures.  I am also experiencedwith digital delivery for the virtual classroom and in particular the needs ofthe distant student.

Research interests

I am currently proposing to conduct a Pedagogic Research project designed to assess and compare the effectiveness of a variety of digital delivery techniques.  

Other research

My final year dissertation focused on principles of persuasion as proposed by Prof. Robert Cialdini combined with the creation of a series of virtual environments.   The proposition was that when in an immersive state of mind, there is a heightened level of suggestibility which can be exploited with principles of persuasion. I find this area very interesting and would like it to form the basis for some further research if I get the opportunity.

Creative practice & artistic projects

I am a musician/singer songwriter and have a fully functional audio/visual studio which I use to produce a variety of multi-media productions. I have performed as a support act to Jools Holland, Toyah, Tom Robinson, The Stranglers and Uriah Heep. 


Additional information

Iam currently employed at Plymouth University as the FoBIT (Faculty of BusinessIT) Team Leader. I am responsible for all the specialist software applicationsthat are currently used in the faculty and have worked on numerous technicalbased solutions for both classroom and remote delivery. I personally andthrough my team provide information and support for Virtual and real-timecommunication platforms with on-demand interactive video content and filesharing along with traditional methods of on-line teaching enhancements such asblogs, wiki’s, interactive podcasts and classroom and remote feedback datacollection applications utilizing versatile responsive applications.