School of Creative Technologies

Staff

Mr Rod Jeffcote

  • Qualifications: FHEA, MSc, BTech (Hons), HND
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer; Deputy Head of School; Course Leader – BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technologies
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5459
  • Email: rod.jeffcote@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Creative Technologies
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries

Biography

Originally apprenticed as a mechanical engineer I entered HE as a mature student to study engineering at Plymouth Polytechnic. From there I moved into the social studies of science and technology at the University of Bradford and later at the University of Sussex where I studied at the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU).  My teaching career began in general studies in FE colleges in Warwickshire and Derbyshire before taking up a lecturing post at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1989 teaching on the BSc (Hons) Information Technology & Society degree.

Course leader for the IT & Society degree for 10 years from 1991 and promoted to Principal Lecturer in 1997. From 2001 I became co-ordinator for taught Masters programmes with the Department of Information Systems until 2005 when I joined the newly formed School of Creative Technologies.

I am currently the co-ordinator of undergraduate programmes and Deputy Head of School.

Teaching Responsibilities

Past teaching commitments have included the following subjects:

  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social and Organizational Behaviour
  • Postmodernity
  • Web Design

Current teaching commitments include:

  • Research Methods
  • Web Engineering and Design
  • Career Management
  • Co-ordination of Final Year Projects for (BSc) undergraduates

Research

Current research interests include student attitudes to education and training in the creative sector, and issues around widening participation and achievement.

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