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Paul  Bourne

Paul Bourne


School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3628 ext. 3628 Room no. RM431


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.

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