Personal profile


I am a Collaborative Partnership Leader for a number of Mass Communications Programmes, a Principal Lecturer in Media and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), specialising in website design and responsive design for mobile devices. I have extensively researched in the area of smartphone use for mobile navigation of short walks and in 2015 presented my conference paper, “Country Walks: A multimedia and cloud computing approach to navigating short country walks.” At the Technology, Knowledge and Society conference at the University of California, Berkeley.

In 2016, I designed an app for incoming students on the Mass Communications Programme. The app was successful in providing students with a set of tools for navigating their first weeks on campus and included a full reading list, a student handbook, a calendar of events and links to academic services. This innovation was so popular that other programmes are now forward planning for the introduction of their own apps for the beginning of the next academic year.

Other academic expertise

I am currently the Collaborative Partnership Leader for the following programmes:

BA(Hons) Mass Media & Communications dual award at INTI (Nilai) International University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BA(Hons) Mass Communications award at INTI Subang College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BA(Hons) Mass Communications award at INTI Penang College, Penang, Malaysia

I am also a accredited as a Microsoft Innovative Educator

Other Professional Experience

2014-2019                              Mass Communications Programme Leader

2004-2007                              Principal Designer of own company Peter Thomas Associates

2004                                         Award Winning Conceptual Exhibit ‘Do Androids Dream’ Future Gardens Exhibition. Butterfly World

2000-2004                              Principal Designer of Design and Landscape Centre

1999                                         Award Winning Exhibit ‘Gardens of the Future’ Chelsea Flower Show

Illustrations/Artwork appear in the following Publications


“The RHS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDEN DESIGN”, C.Young (ed.) (2009) Dorling Kindersley, London

“THE ORGANIC GARDENER’S HANDBOOK”, M.Littlewood (2007) The Crowood Press

“NATURAL SWIMMING POOLS A Guide for Building”, M.Littlewood (2006)

“NATURAL SWIMMING POOLS Inspiration for Harmony with Nature”, M.Littlewood (2005) Schiffer Publishing Co.USA

“LANDSCAPE DETAILING VOLUME 4 WATER” M.Littlewood (2001)The Architectural Press, Oxford

Publications (as Academic Publisher)

 “Proceedings of the University of Hertfordshire Relevance Theory Workshop”, M.Groefsema (ed.) Peter Thomas and Associates,  Chelmsford .


Education/Academic qualification

Design, BSc(Hons) Landscape & Garden Design

Design, Media, MA by Research, Country Walks: A multimedia approach to navigating short country walks

External positions

External panel member, Validation of BA (Hons) Liberal Arts, London South Bank University

22 Nov 2016

External panel member, Revalidation of BSc(Hons) Landscape & Garden Design, Writtle University College

1 Jul 2004


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