Biography

  • Senior Research Associate, Computer Graphics, University of East Anglia (since 2003) 
  • Project Manager for the Urban Modelling Group, School of Computing Sciences, UEA. 
  • BSc in Computing Science (First Class Honours), University of East Anglia (1998-2001) 
  • Cert. Ed.  (1971-1974) Trent Park College of Education (now Middlesex University)
  • Expertise in Computer Graphics (OpenGL with C++, 3DStudioMax,  Java3D), Scientific Visualisation  and Virtual Reality
  •  Experience in C++,  Assembler (68000), HTML, Java , UNIX, Javascript, Maxscript, PERL

Major Previous Employment

Teacher of Art and Physics , John Hampden School, High Wycombe (1975 - 1977) Teacher of Art, East Barnet School,  East Barnet, Herts (1978 - 1998)  

Languages

French Language Speaker (Maternal language – French subsidiary subject at the UEA)  

Leisure Interests and Activities: 

Music (guitar, melodeon, violin, singing and songwriting),  History, Archaeology, Travel,  Cycling, Current Affairs including environmental and global concerns

Career History

Currently

  1. Co-investigator EPSRC funded project ‘i-Connect’ - investigating the impact of physical interventions on walking and cycling. Creating VR models to investigate the effects of different promotional materials on behaviour change.  (Partners:- Universities of Cambridge, Southampton, Loughborough, Strathclyde, and UWE, Bristol)
  2. Medieval Norwich – a virtual reconstruction, in collaboration with the Norfolk Archaeology Unit, the School of History, UEA, and Norwich HEART –currently focusing on the development of ‘the religious city’. 
  3. Norwich Castle – A Royal Palace – a virtual reconstruction, part of a European project on Norman Castles – reconstructing Norwich Castle in C13th. 
  4. The construction, development and transformation of the medieval timber framed buildings of New Buckenham in collaboration with Dr Adam Longcroft and the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group. The creation of models of individual buildings and the creation of generic timber framed building computer program.
  5. Centre for East Anglian Studies - Committee member –    

All Publications

Bill, E., Baker, G., Mutrie, N., Ferguson, N., Drinkwater, D.

(2012)

Are 3D intervention materials useful to promote increased levels of active travel/physical activity in Glasgow workplaces?,

in UEL (Stratford).

(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Tight, M., Timms, P., Banister, D., Bowmaker, J., Copas, J., Day, A., Drinkwater, D., Givoni, M., Gühnemann, A., Lawler, M., Macmillen, J., Miles, A., Moore, N., Newton, R., Ngoduy, D., Ormerod, M., O’sullivan, M., Watling, D.

(2011)

Visions for a walking and cycling focussed urban transport system,

in Journal of Transport Geography

19

(6)

pp. 1580-1589

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Drinkwater, D.

(2009)

Making a Virtual City - The Process and the Problem,

in Street-level desires, Pedestrian mobility and the regeneration of the European city centre.

ISBN 9090231676

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Brand, C., Bull, F., Cooper (Bristol), A., Day, A., Drinkwater, D., Mutrie, N., Ogilvie, D., Powell, J., Preston, J., Rutter (LSHTM), H.

(2009)

IConnect - an integrated approach to measuring and evaluating the physical activity, travel and carbon impacts of interventions to improve the connectivity of infrastructure for walking and cycling in the UK,

(Poster)

(Published)


Laycock, S., Laycock, R., Drinkwater, D., Day, A.

(2008)

Real-time visualisation of multiple time dependent reconstruction hypotheses for a cultural heritage site,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Laycock, R. G., Drinkwater, D., Day, A. M.

(2008)

Exploring cultural heritage sites through space and time,

in Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage

1

(2)

article no. 11

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brand, C., Bull, F., Cooper, A., Day, A., Drinkwater, D., Mutrie, N., Ogilvie, D., Powell, J., Preston, J., Rutter (LSHTM), H.

(2008)

iConnect – an integrated approach to measuring & evaluating the physical activity, travel and carbon impacts of interventions to improve the connectivity of infrastructure for walking and cycling in the UK,

in ANNUAL CONFERENCE & MEETING OF HEPA EUROPE.

pp. 67

(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

  1. Interreg IV European Project - ‘Liveable City’ – models of some of the most significant examples of architecture in Norwich.
  2. Interreg IV European Project - ‘Spatial Metro’ - Project manager and Spatial Metro Board member. Project focused on improving city centres for pedestrians and cyclists.  The work consisted of the creation of  3D VR models of the whole of Norwich city centre and interactive interfaces to view the images and animated walkthroughs generated from the models. Also included participation in workshops at partner cities of Rouen, Delft, Koblenz and Zurich, (lighting, signage, spatial planning, pedestrianisation, cycling in cities).  Workshop leader on 'Developing Interfaces' for viewing information for pedestrian visitors. 
  3. Co-investigator on the EPSRC funded project ‘Visions 2030’ – investigating the future of walking and cycling in urban areas. Creating virtual alternative urban models to explore the future of walking and cycling via public consultation and discussions. (Partners- Universities of Oxford, Leeds, Manchester and Salford)  

Other recent work

  1. 3D visualisations of pedestrianisation projects for Norwich City Council
  2. 3D visualisations for commercial redevelopments
  3. Heritage Virtual Reality reconstructions including:
  • Norwich Cathedral  and Norwich Cathedral Close – during different  historic periods 
  • St Andrews Halls – current and various periods (1200,1300,1450,1600,1750,1850)
  • Saxon Norwich  and Medieval Norwich – the city walls and the whole city within the walls including Norwich Castle Motte and Bailey – the lost monasteries of  the Whitefriars, Greyfriars and Austin Friars ; and the College of St Mary’s.
  • Dukes Palace – 1650 - 1710
  • Norwich Market  and Norwich Guildhall – reconstruction of different periods, plus interface web pages
  • Work done in collaboration with Norwich Cathedral, the Norfolk Archaeological Unit, the School of History, UEA ,and Norwich HEART.

Publications

Contributor to the following recent papers and presentations:  

Exploring cultural heritage sites through space and time, R. Laycock, D. Drinkwater and A. Day, ACM Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage 1 (2) (2008), pp. 1–15

"Real-time visualisation of multiple time dependent reconstruction hypotheses for a cultural heritage site"; Laycock, S.D., Laycock, R.G., Drinkwater D.M. and Day A.M., , VAST: International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage, Braga, Portugal, December, pp 93-100, 2008.  

'Making a Virtual City - The Process and the Problems' : David Drinkwater ;  in "Street-level desires, Pedestrian mobility and the regeneration of the European city centre". Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Faculty of Architecture  (BK),  ISBN: 9090231676

Visions of the role of walking and cycling in 2030; Tight, M., Banister, D., Drinkwater.D., Day, A., et al. (2009a). Visions of the role of walking and cycling in 2030. Paper presented to: Walk21 Conference, New York University, New York, NY, USA, October 2009.

Visions of walking and cycling in 2030;  Tight, M., Banister, D., Drinkwater.D., Day, A., et al. (2009b).. Paper presented to: RGS-IBG Conference, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, August 2009.

iConnect - an integrated approach to measuring and evaluating the physical activity, travel and carbon impacts of interventions to improve the connectivity of infrastructure for walking and cycling in the UK, poster by presented by Christian Brand (Oxford), Fiona Bull (Loughborough), Ashley Cooper (Bristol), Andy Day, David Drinkwater (UEA), Nanette Mutrie (Strathclyde), David Ogilvie (Cambridge), Jane Powell (UWE), John Preston (Southampton) and Harry Rutter (Oxford ) the United Kingdom Public Health Association Annual Conference, Brighton, 25th March 2009

iConnect – an integrated approach to measuring & evaluating the physical activity, travel and carbon impacts of interventions to improve the connectivity of infrastructure for walking and cycling in the UK (Sustrans' Connect2), ANNUAL CONFERENCE & MEETING OF HEPA EUROPE, GLASGOW, 8-10 SEPTEMBER 2008.

iConnect - an integrated approach to measuring and evaluating the physical activity, travel and carbon impacts of interventions to improve the connectivity of infrastructure for walking and cycling in the UK, poster presented by Christian Brand (Oxford), Fiona Bull (Loughborough), Ashley Cooper (Bristol), Andy Day, David Drinkwater (UEA), Nanette Mutrie (Strathclyde), David Ogilvie (Cambridge), Jane Powell (UWE), John Preston (Southampton) and Harry Rutter (Oxford)

Visions for a walking and cycling focussed urban transport system : Journal of Transport Geography : Dr. Miles Tight, Paul Timms, David Banister, Jemma Bowmaker, David Drinkwater, et al ; Journal of Transport Geography 19 (2011), pp. 1580-1589

Are 3D intervention materials useful to promote increased  levels of active travel/physical activity in Glasgow workplaces?  Emma Bill (1), Dr Graham Baker (2), Professor Nanette Mutrie (2), Dr Neil Ferguson (1) Mr  David Drinkwater (3) - University of Strathclyde (2) University of Edinburgh (3) University of East Anglia, Cycling & Society - symposium hosted by the UEL (Stratford), 3rd September, 2012