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My work

I apply my degrees in psychology to computing and Internet projects. I've worked as a developer, UX designer, analyst and consultant on other people's projects.

Tell Me When

I have a built a prototype of a system that makes sure I don't miss my favourite TV programmes.

I tell it what (e.g., Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled) or who (e.g., Matt Damon) I am interested in, and it lets me know when something matching my interests turn up in the schedule. [Drupal 7 on AWS]

paolability site

I am rebuilding my personsal web site and shop from scratch. [Drupal 7 on AWS]

Web site overhaul

I am working working with a journalist and editor to completely reorganise and redesign her web site. [Drupal 8]


I am maintain the web site I designed and built for the [off-site] Psychology of Programming Interest Group. [Drupal 7]


I worked for The Guardian as a UX Consultant to Use the Jobs To Be Done framework to assess research to discover high-level user needs, their daily struggle to make themselves better. I advised on an approach for how The Guardian could be an online leader in innovation in the industry.


I started a new Toastmasters club [off-site] Ascot Speakers

  • researched and negotiated a suitable meeting venue
  • organised and [off-site] opened the Demonstration Meeting
  • designed the brand identity for printed materials, including Table Topic memorandum and agenda
  • marketed through Meetup, Streetlife and printed advertising
  • recruited and orientated new members
  • recruited committee members
  • organised bespoke 'fifth Wednesday' meetings, such as practising 20-second pitches
  • invited other clubs to participate in specialist meetings
  • was VP Education, Treasurer and Sergeant at Arms in the first year
  • grew the club to over 20 members to charter


Smart erotica with men and women as sexual collaborators

I ran a successul Kickstarter campaign to print my book of erotic short stories in May 2014.