CARDS people

CARDS leaders co-ordinate in their respective specialisms and collaborate on a number of cross-disciplinary initiatives.

Head of Centre

Rich Picking

Dr Rich Picking, Bsc, Msc, PhD, FBCS

Human Computer Interaction, Technologies for Assited Living, Cyber Security

Rich is a Reader in Human-Computer Interaction at Glyndwr, directing CARDS research into various aspects of interface accessibility and usability, with a particular emphasis on design for the elderly or disabled.


Associate Heads of Centre

Creative Branch:

Stuart Cunningham

Dr Stuart Cunningham, BSc, MSc, PhD, FBCS CITP, MIET, MIEEE

Audio compression techniques

Stuart is Academic Leader for Creative Industries, Media and Performance at Glyndwr. He has research interests in all things music and audio related.



Applied Branch:

Vic Grout

Professor Vic Grout, BSc, PhD, FRSA, CMath FIMA, CEng FIET, CSci CITP FBCS, SMIEEE ...

Computational mathematics, Combinatorial optimisation and Network algorithms  

Vic is Professor of Network Algorithms, Academic Leader for Computing and Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise.  He has various research interests in Internet technologies and processes.



Peter Excell

Professor Peter Excell, BSc, PhD, CEng FIET, CITP FBCS, FHEA, AFRSPSoc, SMIEEE ...

Computational Simulation for Wireless Systems 

Peter is Professor of Communications and Dean of the Institute of Arts, Science and Technology.  He has various interests in computing futurology.

CARDS Group Leaders

Stephen Kenyon

Stephen Kenyon teaches across a variety of disciplinary areas including; Media, Film, Video Game analysis and design, and approaches to New Media. He is reading for a PhD at Aberystwyth University, Dept. of English and Creative Writing, with research interests focused upon user engagement within multiple aspects of interactive digital narrative forms.

His research interests cover: The shifting role and use of narratives through ‘traditional’ forms; How we understand and learn within technological spaces; Technological effect and migration of the modern media-literate ‘user’; Identity and technology; Adaptation  - and the shift in textual and narrative forms

John McClenaghen
John McClenaghen's research is concerned with in-depth exploration of the relationships between the studio art practice of professionals and learning & teaching. We enable students to establish a relationship between creating artworks - studio practice - and trying to make sense of that practice - critical reflection.
Dr Susan Liggett

I am an artist researcher interested in painting, film and arts health. My interests stem from my PhD study (University of Wales 2008) into the creative processes of 5 contemporary painters. I became interested in the numerous sites involved in the production of painting and devised a conceptual framework for the creative process that locates the notion of 'psychological Resonance' in relation to artworks. This research led to a collaborative practice with the artist film maker Karen Heald. Together we work on research projects in the field of arts in health. In 2013 our project titled In-between-ness: Using art to capture the changes to the self during antidepressant treatment concluded with an exhibition at Oriel Sycharth and a website ( The research involved artists working creatively with patients who use video to create artworks for exhibition. The project also provided data for analytical research into notions of self during the treatment of depression.

I have a PhD from the University of Wales 2008, an Post Graduate Diploma in Painting (MA) from the Royal Academy Schools London 1994 and a BA(Hons) from Nottingham Trent University 1989.

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