People

Centre Director, Professor Sian Bayne
Co-Director, Data Education in Schools - Professor Judy Robertson
Co-Director, Children & Technology – Dr Andrew Manches
Co-Director, Digital Cultures – Dr Jen Ross
Co-Director, Data Society – Dr Jeremy Knox

Dr Jeremy Knox

Lecturer in Digital Education
Jeremy is co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education (Data Society) and a Lecturer in Digital Education. His research interests include critical posthumanism and new materialism, and the implications of such thinking for education and educational research.

Dr Andrew Manches

Senior Lecturer
Andrew is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Sciences and Director of the Children and Technology group. He is a past ESRC Future Research Leader and now leads the UK side of a $2.4million Science Learning+ project with the US (Move2Learn).

Dr Jen Ross

Senior Lecturer in Digital Education
Jen is Centre co-director (Digital Cultures), and academic lead of the Digital Cultural Heritage Research Network. Jen's research interests lie in online and open education, digital cultural heritage engagement, and digital cultures and futures.

Dr Seongsook Choi

Senior Lecturer
Seongsook is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Institute of Education, Community and Society in the Moray House School of Education and Sport. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary engagement and the development of analytical tools for mapping interactional patterns.

Dr Peter Evans

Senior Teaching Fellow
Pete works in the community media and cultural sectors, especially in formal and non-formal learning initiatives. His research interests are in social media and workplace learning.

Dr Rory Ewins

Lecturer in Digital Education
Rory leads on the course ‘Digital education in global context’ and leads and co-tutors on ‘An introduction to digital environments for learning’. His interests include online identity and its implications for academics.

Dr Michael Gallagher

Lecturer in Digital Education
Michael works in digital education in development contexts in collaboration with INGOs and universities largely in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. His research focuses on educational mobilities, mobile technology, and the impact on local knowledge practices and communities.

Dr Dimitra Kotouza

Research Fellow
Dimitra works on the Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Biology, Data Science, and the Making of Precision Education' and has a research interest in the nexus between science, technology and the governance of social reproduction.

Jamie Menzies

Research Assistant
Jamie is the Research Assistant on the Move2Learn Wellcome Trust Institutional Translational Partnership Award (WTiTP) project

Paul Nisbet

Senior Research Fellow
Paul is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of CALL Scotland. His research interests include digital examinations and inclusive digital technology.

Dr Philippa Sheail

Lecturer in Digital Education
Phil is a Lecturer in Digital Education. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, based in the area of digital and higher education, but drawing on organisational theory, cultural geography, and social theories of time.

Dr Ben Williamson

Chancellor's Fellow, Edinburgh Futures Institute
Ben is based in the Centre for Research in Digital Education though affiliated to Edinburgh Futures Institute. Ben's research examines the intersections of digital technologies, science, and data with education policy and governance.

Jenni Doonan

Curriculum & Partnerships Manager, Data Education in Schools
Jenni works on the Data Education in Schools project establishing business links across industries.

Jo Spiller

Strategic Programme Director, Data Education in Schools
Jo works on the Data Education in Schools project with overall responsibility for the operational and strategic development of the programme

Ryan Baker

Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania

Amy Collier

Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Middlebury College, Vermont

Kobi Gal

Reader in Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Intelligence

Karen Gregory

Senior Lecturer in Digital Sociology, School of Social and Political Science

Petar Jandrić

Professor of Informatics, Zagreb University of Applied Sciences & Visiting Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton, UK

John Lee

Professor of Digital Media, University of Edinburgh

Velda McCune

Deputy Director of the Institute of Academic Development

Carolyn Rosé

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Chris Sangwin

Chair in Technology Enhanced Science Education, School of Mathematics

Chris Speed

Chair of Design Informatics, Edinburgh College of Art

Yi-Shan Tsai

Lecturer, Centre for Learning Analytics, Monash University

Effie St John

Telepresence robot
Effie is keen to explore how the role of telepresence robot informs supports campus engagement.