The DLNET Committee

Committee Members


Martin Bazley, DLNET Chair 

Digital Heritage Consultant, Martin Bazley & Associates

Martin Bazley

Martin is Director of Martin Bazley & Associates.Following 7 years’ experience in teaching and a year in publishing, Martin worked for 7 years at the Science Museum, London as Digital Projects Manager in the Learning Unit and for 3 years as E-Learning Officer for SEMLAC (later MLA South East). His specialisms include design, development and evaluation of online learning resources and offline learning opportunities based on digital technology, as well as staff training and consultancy on websites and trends in digital technology within the cultural sector.  



Stuart Berry, Committee Member (#DLNETChat)

Heritage Centre Manager, Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust

Stuart Berry - Pembroke Dock

Stuart is manager of a small independent museum, Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, overseeing all aspects of the charity on a very small budget.  He started his museum career at Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust performing a variety of collections and interpretation focused roles working there for four years. Following a two-year period working in Taiwan as a TEFL teacher, he went on to spend eight years at the National Coal Mining Museum for England working in the Education Team.  He has also spent time as a freelance consultant, and has been in his current role since 2016. He has experience of video-conferencing, e-marketing, website, blog, and its social networking.  He is interested in looking at ways to improve the ways that the audience can engage with the Museum and its collections both on and off-site, using a range of digital tools.


Helen Ward, Committee Member (Website)

Deputy Head of Education, Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology

 Helen Ward pic for DLNETHelen has been at the Ashmolean Museum since 2007. An experienced museum learning professional, Helen has extensive experience of programming, audience development, gallery interpretation, evaluation, project management, managing HLF funded projects and strategic planning. Helen also leads on digital learning for the Ashmolean Education team. This includes managing an extensive collection of online resources for teachers, developing and delivering projects and representing learning within wider Museum digital activity. Prior to this, Helen worked at MLA East Midlands and worked with museums and archives on the development of 2 websites for teachers, emsource and Learn with Museums (both sadly no more!). Helen began her career as a secondary history teacher.

Stephen Allen, Committee Member (Events)

Head of Learning & Programmes, National Museums Scotland

S Allen pic-1Stephen Allen has worked at National Museums Scotland since 2005, having previously worked in a range of museums including National Portrait Gallery, London Transport Museum, Brent Museum and the Royal Armouries.  He began his career as a secondary teacher and is a former Chair of GEM and board member of the Museums Association and engage. Stephen is responsible for learning provision across National Museums Scotland and is heavily involved as the lead for audience advocacy in the on-going major redevelopment of the National Museum of Scotland.  He and his team are responsible for developing and delivering learning programmes and events across all National Museum Scotland sites, as well as through community engagement, outreach and digital learning.  His combination of blind optimism and occasional despair is summarized by his continued dual support of Everton and Hearts football clubs.

Jenny Kidd, Committee Member
Jenny KiddJenny is a Lecturer at Cardiff University in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. She researches with and alongside a variety of cultural organisations (see with a particular interest in digital media, participation and ethics. She has published research on museum games, on-site interactives, digital storytelling, social media and digital archives, and has been involved at the sharp end in the creation of innovative heritage experiences. Jenny is the author of Museums in the New Mediascape (Ashgate 2014) and is herself formerly a web designer and editor. 
Alec Ward, Committee Member (Membership)

Museum Development Officer Digital & Communications, Museum of London

Alec works for the London Museum Development team, based at the Museum of London. As the Museum Development Officer for Digital and Communications, he leads on the ‘Digital Futures’ programme and provides support for London’s non-national museums in all areas of digital tech and practice. Within the Digital Futures programme, he delivers a number of different training sessions for London’s museums, from creating digital 3D models to developing a social media strategy. Alec is passionate about inspiring people about the potential of digital, particularly for engaging audiences, both on and offline. You can find Alec on Twitter, @thatmuseumguy.


Izzy Bartley, Committee Member 

Digital Learning Officer, Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds Museums & Galleries

Izzy BartleyIzzy started at Leeds Museums and Galleries in 2017 and manages the website, which hosts free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations.  She also works on digital interpretation and learning across the service’s nine sites.  Prior to this, Izzy worked in the commercial sector, for companies specialising in heritage interpretation design and digital media.  Her teaching career started on an 80 year old converted rice barge on the river in Bangkok and has included working in multi-cultural Hill Tribes and the deserts of Sudan, as well as (cold) classrooms in England.  Izzy is particularly interested in interactive digital media, the application of AR to heritage education and the intersection between physical and digital.