Sam is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at Queensland University of Technology. His teaching area of focus is foundational skills, and large engineering classes. Sam's research involves machine learning and textual analysis techniques for application in educational contexts. Part of this involves being able to summarise and visualise student written text, which formed a large portion of his PhD. He was previously part of the evaluation team at QUT and is a Senior Fellow and Associate Fellow (Indigenous) of the UK Higher Education Academy.