Meet the Team

TrueTube

Videos, Lesson Plans & Assemblies for RE, PSHE & Citizenship

Meet the Team

Stuart

Stuart Porter

Head of Digital

Peter

Peter Weil

Executive Producer and CEO CTVC

A graduate of the University of Bedfordshire, Stuart's career spans numerous areas of the broadcast arena. A spell as Studio Co-ordinator at stop-motion animation company FilmFair saw him playing with Wombles and balancing Health & Safety and equipment registers.

Stuart moved into Drama in the early 2000's with several years as Executive Assistant at Shed Productions. As a freelance Co-ordinator and Assistant Co-ordinator, Stuart has worked on several big budget dramas for ITV and BBC and one off documentaries for BBC, World Service and Channel 4.

Stuart joined CTVC in 2007 to co-ordinate the teams of film-makers creating content for TrueTube. As the project has developed, Stuart has taken on a more technical and managerial role, also taking responsibility for driving TrueTube into the educational arena.

Stuart has led CTVC's involvement in three EC FP7 projects and one UK TSB project: SARACEN(FP7) - a scalable peer to peer 2D and 3D video streaming platform; PURSUIT(FP7) - building a publish-subscribe model for a future information centric internet; REVERIE(FP7) – an immersive 3D environment connected with social networks; PARTEC(TSB) looking at persistent metadata storage within the visual field of video streams.

tel:     020 7940 8495
email: stuart@truetube.co.uk 

 

With a broadcasting career spanning over 30 years, Peter began his career at Granada as a researcher on World In Action, University Challenge and Granada Report for ITV, followed by a stint at the BBC producing and directing programmes for Panorama, Newsnight and Nationwide. Peter has launched an Indie (Barraclough Carey North), a BBC department, (BBC Youth), several significant broadcast series including Open Air (BBC1) and the People’s Parliament (C4) and edited primetime shows including Wogan, That’s Life and Children In Need.

In 1998, Peter joined the educational network Discovery as Vice President, Programming and Production for the UK and Europe and ran a succession of channels for Discovery . He was promoted to Discovery’s corporate headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA four years later as General Manager, Animal Planet International. In 2005 Peter he became Senior Vice President, Content for Discovery Latin America’s nine networks.

Peter returned to the UK in 2007 and brought his passion for broadcasting into the 3rd sector, joining the Media Trust charity with responsibility for both the Community Channel and all Media Trust productions. In May 2009, Peter took up the reins as CEO for CTVC.

Bob

Bob Ayres

Senior Education Producer

Ioannis Doumanis

Technical Researcher

Bob has fifteen years’ experience as a secondary school teacher in Kenya, Birmingham and East London. He was a Head of Religious Education for the last ten of those years, both teaching and learning from the multi-faith environment of the school.

Bob has also flirted with freelance writing, providing narration scripts for BBC Audiobooks, and one day he will finish writing a children’s book.  

He has been fortunate enough to combine his twin passions of education and writing to become, inevitably, an Education Writer. He is responsible for many of the teaching resources on the TrueTube website, and draws on his experience in schools to advise on Religious Education and all matters pedagogical.

He believes that education should make people more human. Students should have the opportunity to learn about, and learn from, each other’s stories and beliefs. TrueTube provides a platform for doing just that.

Bob loves long walks in the country, plays the guitar very badly and is obsessed with Doctor Who (the classic series, naturally).

tel:      0207 940 8496
email:  bob@truetube.co.uk

 

Ioannis has a PhD in Computer Science with specialisation in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Serious Games from the University of Middlesex in London. He has twelve years of academic experience in Higher Education, including six years of Research and Development (R&D) experience in projects supported by both academia and industry. He has worked with conventional and emerging technologies, Virtual Environments, computer vision, web technologies, and in all stages of a project’s lifecycle.

Ioannis loves games and interactive experiences for mobile and desktop application, and joined CTVC in May 2014 to lead Usability Testing and Field Trials research work on the FP7 project REVERIE.

Currently Ioannis is developing the field trials for POINT (H2020) and supporting leading usability testing with TrueTube users to help us improve the website and develop new products.

tel:     020 7378 3216
email: ioannis@truetube.co.uk