Damian brings with him to UTS a wealth of knowledge after working in primary and secondary schools for a period of 20 years in various states and territories around Australia.
As a university lecturer, Damian worked at UTS from 2000 onwards as a casual tutor, teaching ICT to prospective primary school teachers. During this period he also taught at UWS teaching ICT and action research to prospective primary school teachers and at the Australian Institute of Music teaching ICT to budding musicians. During 2008 he worked as a full time lecturer at Macquarie University in the Primary Education Program teaching Creative Arts.
Damian is focusing on the use of digital technologies in both primary and secondary schools and on teaching and learning in the tertiary sector with his research. The use of spaces to support learning, both physical and online and the ethical implications of this are areas Damian is investigating. He is also interested in project-based learning and how this is being implemented in schools. His current research is situated around a STEM focus.