Dr Russell Campion

Head Of Department - Associate Professor

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I started at the University in 1990, studying a BA, then MRes, and finally a PhD before going into full-time teaching. I currently run the Department of Computing. Previously I have managed the Information Systems group at Stafford before this was separated to form a new academic grouping.

In the past I have held main roles of overall taught postgraduate award leader for both computing and engineering awards at Stafford and Stoke, as well as overseas. I was also award leader for the undergraduate BSc Multimedia Computing degree (helping set this up as our first multimedia / web award) and route leader for MRes Human-Computer Interaction. My role of taught postgraduate award leader involved me reviewing all our awards and module
provision and validating ten new titles, with eight related directly to areas of multimedia, web, and interactive systems, namely Computer Games Software, Computer Games Design, Mobile Computing, Mobile Computer Systems, Forensic Computing, Web Development, Web Multimedia, Multimedia Computing, Information Systems, and Knowledge Management.

I have developed 35 modules as module leader (mainly related to multimedia, web, or interactive systems design and programming). Delivery of these has mainly been through traditional, but more recently seen the addition of distance learning approaches (I have developed 4 distance learning modules as part of the MSc programme). Related to external projects I was involved in one funded by SOCRATES that developed a website to teach students at a distance multimedia. On a further practical level I was for two years responsible for managing the old Computing Schools web presence. I also led the setting up of the School’s first purpose built advanced media editing lab, and separate usability testing facilities to enhance student learning experiences.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science
  • MRes in Computing Science (Specialist in Human-Computer Interaction)
  • BA (Hons) Interactive Systems Design
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MBCS (Member of the BCS)

Expertise

  • Digital Applications
  • Mobile Computing
  • Games Development
  • Computing Methods
  • Usability and UX Design and Evaluation
  • Web based applications
  • Multimedia / Digital Media
  • Animation and Video Production
  • 3D modelling

Research interests

I read for a PhD in Digital Multimedia / Web Systems Design and Development. The work was titled “Triumph: A multimedia / web design method for task requirement formulation, media integration, device combination, and practical implementation design issues”. The research was driven by the realisation that digital multimedia / web development had thus far been informed by designer intuitions. The aim of the research was to remedy this problem, creating a comprehensive method including tools and practical techniques. The research investigated; task requirement’s design, media selection and integration at the interface, device combination with media, and the address of practical design issues.

I am currently supervising four first supervision PhDs and six second supervisions in the field of e-learning application design, digital media design, mobile education systems, RFID data representation, and health informatics.

In terms of publications I have 30 including conference papers and journals based mainly on digital multimedia and web based subjects with a smaller number on educational systems and mobile computing. I also have a chapter in a book related to task design based on my own TRIuMPh method. Apart from publications of my own I am a named reviewer for Wiley books and appear in the forward section in several web / multimedia texts.

Related to research grants I have been principal investigator on a £300,000 Teaching Company Scheme that researched mobile computing technology for use in navigation systems, and been involved with other schemes that resulted in papers and negotiated learning MSc’s. I have worked on external enterprise projects, and collaborated on research grants with others designing and implementing multimedia solutions, including the School of Health’s ‘Teenwise’ project.

Other projects have included leading a small SURI grant related to the use of mobile computing in education. Related to the universities ECSEC project I worked on a consultancy project which resulted in the development of distance learning digital multimedia / web course material for uses in SMEs.

Publications

Article

ADEDUGBE, Oluwasegun, BENKHELIFA, Elhadj, CAMPION, Russell, al-obeidat, feras, bani hani, anoud and Jayawickrama, Uchitha (2019) Leveraging cloud computing for the semantic web: review and trends. Soft Computing - A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications, 24. pp. 5999-6014. ISSN 1432-7643

SAGGAH, Alaa, CAMPION, Russell and STANIER, Clare (2018) A COLLABORATIVE GAMIFICATION DESIGN FRAMEWORK IN AN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT. ICERI2018 Proceedings, 2018. pp. 2410-2414. ISSN 2340-1095

ADEDUGBE, Oluwasegun, BENKHELIFA, Elhadj and CAMPION, Russell (2018) Towards cloud driven semantic annotation. Proceedings of IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA, 2017-O. pp. 1378-1384. ISSN 2161-5330

Alsulami, Majid Hamdan, ATKINS, Anthony, CAMPION, Russell and Alaboudi, Abdulellah Abdullah (2018) An enhanced conceptual model for using ambient assisted living to provide a home proactive monitoring system for elderly saudi arabians. Proceedings of IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA, 2017-O. pp. 1443-1449. ISSN 2161-5330

SAGGAH, Alaa, CAMPION, Russell and STANIER, Clare (2018) AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER IN GAMIFIED LEARNING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS. EDULEARN18 Proceedings, 2018. pp. 7700-7708. ISSN 2340-1117

Nagro, S. and CAMPION, Russell (2018) A method for multimedia user interface design for mobile learning. Proceedings of The Computing Conference 2017, 2018-J. pp. 585-590. ISSN 978-1-5090-5443-5

Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding

Saggah, Alaa, ATKINS, Anthony and CAMPION, Russell (2020) A Pedagogical Game Design Document (Ped-GDD) to Promote Teachers’ Engagement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In: Proceedings of Fifth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 1184 . Springer. ISBN 978-981-15-5859-7 (In Press)

Saggah, Alaa, ATKINS, Anthony and CAMPION, Russell (2020) The role of game developers in a collaborative pedagogical game design. In: 12th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. EDULEARN20 Proceedings . Edulearn. ISBN 978-84-09-17979-4

AlRashid, Awad, ATKINS, Anthony and CAMPION, Russell (2018) Developing A Guideline for Hospital Tracking and Monitoring Systems Evaluation. In: Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Computers in Management and Business. ACM Press, pp. 74-78. ISBN 978-1-4503-6423-2

CAMPION, Russell and Nagro, Suimaa (2016) A Method for Multimedia User Interface Design for Mobile Learning. In: Education and pedagoical Sciences. World Academy of Science and Technology.

Conference or Workshop Item

Saggah, Alaa, ATKINS, Anthony and CAMPION, Russell (2020) A Repository Collaboration Model to Gamify Education Using Synergistic Digital Hub. In: World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability (WS4 2020), 27th - 28th July 2020. (In Press)

Nagro, S. and Campion, R. (2017) A Method for Multimedia User Interface Design for Mobile Learning, Computing Conference 2017 - Computer Science Conference - London, July 18-20.

Nagro, S. and Campion, R. (2017) A Method for Multimedia User Interface Design for Mobile Learning, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences Vol:4, No:2, 2017

Alsulami, Majid Hamdan, ATKINS, Anthony and CAMPION, Russell (2016) The Use of Smart Watches to Monitor Heart Rates in Elderly People: A Complementary Approach. In: 13th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications AICCSA 2016, At Agadir, Morocco.

Alyami, Awad, CAMPION, Russell and ATKINS, Anthony (2016) Performance Improvement in Hospital Management using RFID and ZigBee Technologies for Tracking and Monitoring Patients and Assets in Saudi Arabia. In: IIER 64th International Conference on Science, Innovation and Management (ICSIM), 10-11th July 2016, New York.

ONYEKABA, Chigozie, CAMPION, Russell and ATKINS, Anthony (2016) VALIDATION OF A MEDIA SELECTION FRAMEWORK THROUGH PRACTICAL USE. In: EDULEARN16, 4-6th July, Barcelona.

Alyami, Awad, CAMPION, Russell and ATKINS, Anthony (2016) TRACKING AND MONITORING PATIENTS AND ASSETS IN SAUDI ARABIA’ HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT. In: 14th-international-conference-e-society-2016, 9-11th April 2016, Portugal.

ONYEKABA, Chigozie, CAMPION, Russell and ATKINS, Anthony (2016) A FRAMEWORK FOR MAPPING MULTIMEDIA TO EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS. In: INTED2016, 7-9th March, Valencia Spain.

CAMPION, Russell and Nagro, Shimaa (2015) Nagro, S. and Campion, R. (2015) Research and Development of Methodology, Tools, Techniques and Methods to Analyze and Design Interface, Media, Pedagogy for Educational Topics to be Delivered via Mobile Technology, ICMBE 2015, 17th International Conference on Medical and Biomedical Engineering, Istanbul, July 18-19. In: Conference, 18th July 2015.

Campion, R. (2004) HCI and where it fits in books, BCS Interfaces, BCS HCI Specialist Interest Group, London, Spring 2004

Campion, R. J., Crum, G. P. and Liu, K. (2000) TRIuMPh: A Method for Multimedia Interface Design, ICSSEA Int. Con., Software & Systems Engineering and their Applications, Paris.

Uden L, and Campion R (2000) Integrating modality theory in educational multimedia design. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2000), Learning to Choose and Choosing to Learn. Coff's Harbour, Australia, December 11-14.

Campion, R. J and Uden, L (2000) Modality Theory in Educational Design, ICC Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 12-15.

Campion, R. J. (2000) Modelling Task Requirements for Multimedia Applications: The TRIuMPh Method, in User and Task Analysis Design for Computer Systems, London, John Wiley & Sons, May, 2000.

Arndt, W, Ashman, H, Campion, R, Massen, R, Nugues, P, De Paepe, T, Revenu, M and Sharp, B (1998) Multimedia by Multimedia: A European Inter-university Project, Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication dans les Formations d’ingenieurs et dans l’Industrie, Paris, December 11.

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