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Paul  Bourne

Paul Bourne

Senior Lecturer

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 6497 ext. 6497 Room no. JM232


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 Solent University, graduating with 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 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 as well as a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Royal Television Society and Digital Production Partnership. Paul has recently completed an MSc Applied Computing and produced his thesis on 'Quantifying the Effectiveness of First Hop Redundancy Protocols for Use in Broadcast Video Production Networks'. Part of his MSc thesis was presented at the International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications and his work has lead to other journal publications. 

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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., Palmer, N. & Skrabala, J., 20 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) Developing a Method for Measuring the Failover Times of First Hop Redundancy Within Video Networks in Recent Advances in Computational Optimization. Springer, (Studies in Computational Intelligence).

    Palmer, N., Bourne, P. & Skrabala, J., 2019, Quantifying the Effectiveness of First-Hop Redundancy Protocols in IP Networks in Numerical Methods and Applications 9th International Conference, NMA 2018, Borovets, Bulgaria, August 20-24, 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Nikolov, G., Kolkovska, N. & Georgiev, K. (eds.). Springer, p. 55-63 9 p.

    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., Bourne, P., Griffin, B 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