Brock's research at the London Knowledge Lab focuses on development of design techniques for Information Visualisation, using qualitative research methods. Additional areas of interest are technology-enhanced education, participatory design, and sketching. He has lectured on Human-Computer Interaction, Design Prototyping, and e-Commerce, and regularly chairs the International Symposium for Design and Aesthetics in Visualisation. Brock has academic training in digital imaging and photography, human-computer interaction and computer science, together with commercial experience in information graphics and in computer network management. He also creates electronic interactive art, and collaborates with contemporary artists on interactive installations.