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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 studied at Solent University, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Media Technology. 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 returned to Solent University in January 2013 as a lecturer in Media Technology; he teaches electronics, audio and video technologies and media formats. Between 2014 and 2016 he was course leader for the entertainment technology programme. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Digital Production Partnership and Royal Television Society. Currently Paul is studying MSc Applied Computing with a particular interest in security for high-bandwidth real-time signals.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Paul has extensive media technology experience. Click below to find out more.
    • 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.
  2. Recent publications

    Paul's recent publications include 'A Novel Approach to Grading and Generating Feedback for Practical Assessments', follow the link below to find out more...
    Bourne, P. and S. Lancastle, 2016. A Novel Approach to Grading and Generating Feedback for Practical Assessments. Presented at: International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education, Rhodes Greece, July 2016

    Bourne, P. and W. Earle, 2015. ‘IP for Broadcast’ Professional Short Course. Delivered at Solent University

    Barlow C., P. Bourne, B. Griffin, 2015. Use of virtual learning environments by students on undergraduate campus-based courses [poster]. Exhibited at: International Conference on Information Communication Technology in Education, Kos Greece, July 2015