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Paul  Bourne

Paul Bourne

Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3628 ext. 3628 Room no. RM431

Biography

Paul’s interest in media technology stems from working as a theatre technician where he was involved in live sound production, studio recording and theatre lighting. As a keen electronics enthusiast he obtained a position within the algorithms team at Snell and Wilcox, which first introduced him to the world of video for broadcast.

Paul subsequently applied to Southampton Solent University and graduated in 2009 from the BSc (Hons) Media Technology programme. He spent several years working as a firmware design engineer for Ericsson Television across their range of broadcast compression and transmission equipment. His position involved designing bespoke features for legacy products, investigating and rectifying faults caused by hardware limitations and accelerating the development of future devices.

Paul joined Southampton Solent University in January 2013 as a lecturer in media technology; he specialises in media electronics and audio and video technology, whilst also teaching audio systems and media formats.

Paul is a member of the entertainment technology team. 

Industry experience

Hampshire County Council: Casual theatre technician.
Snell and Wilcox: Pre-university trainee.
Shooting Partners Ltd: Technical support for international broadcasting convention.
Various outside broadcasts: including BBC Children in Need, BBC Eastleigh 100, Glade Festival.
Ericsson Television: Firmware design engineer.

Taught courses