Jo Spiller

Strategic Programme Director, Data Education in Schools


I am working alongside Judy Robertson and the Data Education in Schools team with overall responsibility for the operational and strategic development of the programme. This eight-year programme is part of the Data-Driven Innovation Skills Gateway aiming to establish and grow a data science and skills curricula within the Primary and Secondary schools of the city region.

Prior to joining the Data Education in Schools, I was Head of eLearning Services within the University and have previously worked as both a teacher and a data professional. I have also been a partner on several global education development projects through the Global Health Academy and the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. 

In addition to my main role on the programme, I am also an MSc research student within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, focussing on Edinburgh 1869-73 and have been an integral part of the University team working to recognise the ‘Edinburgh Seven’ in the 150th anniversary year of women matriculating at a British University.

Outside of work, I am a board member of the LSPCA UK which supports the development of veterinary education in Malawi and like to go wild swimming in the sea and Lochs around Scotland.

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