Tuesday, 19 February 2008

A little about me...

My main interests today are in public policy issues surrounding the Internet, as well as the more technical fields of information security, networking and general Internet regulation.

I have been involved with technology from a young age when I was given the opportunity to work at a local computer store at the age of 14, soldering parts and building ‘286’s’. Following this experience, I developed a strong interest in information and communication technologies, taking a diverse and varied academic route to my current PhD position.

My first big step was enrolling on an Engineering and Computer Science course at an undergraduate level, where I initially studied the Internet through the lense of development of the technical infrastructure, and the study of various standards, applications and constrains. This lead to a growing curiosity in engaging in the social science dialogue of the Internet sciences, which was the focus of my MA dissertation entitled ‘The Global Governance of the Internet: Context, ICANN and a Case Study of the Domain Name System Root’. The completion of the dissertation lead to an interest in investigating and learning more about the regulatory and legal challenges – the focus of my PhD thesis.

Monday, 18 February 2008

My First Blog!

well this is it... its taken some time to actually getting around to setting it up.. but its here!