Gavin has worked in education since 1988, as a teacher, materials developer, IT manager and web/user interface designer. His blend of pedagogical and technical skills has taken him around the world – primarily for the International House World Organisation, but also for the British Council and other entities – helping them to bridge the gap between their training and teaching portfolio and their technical needs.
Until the end of 2003 he held two posts: the first as Head of the New Technologies Department at International House Barcelona, and the second as Lead Developer for the online training centre Net Languages. In 2003 he left to set up the Consultants-E (an online training and development agency – http://www.theconsultants-e.com) and has worked as the Project Director since then. His work involves project planning and delivery, as well as the Consultants-E EduNation presence in Second Life.
Apart from his work with the Consultants-E, he is the web manager for a wide range of educational organisations and is a past Coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Teachnologies Special Interest Group, as well as editor of its newsletter – The CALL Journal. His other work for IATEFL includes the management of the Associates website and discussion form (PAL). In 2007 he was elected Honorary Secretary.