People

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

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.

Dr Peter Evans

Senior Lecturer
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

Senior Lecturer in Digital Education
Michael works in digital education in Sub-Saharan Africa. His research focuses on educational mobilities, appropriate and open technologies, 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.

Professor Andrew Manches

Chair in Children and Technology
Andrew is Chair in Children and Technology 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).

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.

Professor Jen Ross

Professor in Digital Education
Jen is Centre co-director (Digital Cultures), and Associate Dean (Research Cultures) in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Jen's research interests lie in online and open education, digital cultural heritage engagement, and digital cultures and futures.

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.

Dr Cara Wilson

Lecturer in Children and Technology
With a background in Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design, Cara explores how to better support inclusion and diversity in the development of technologies which pervade children’s lives.

Jo Spiller

Director of Operations and Partnerships, 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

Javier Tejera

Senior Learning Technology and Design Advisor, Edinburgh Futures Institute

Yi-Shan Tsai

Lecturer, Centre for Learning Analytics, Monash University

Anna Wilson

Reader in Interdisciplinary Research, University of Glasgow

Effie St John

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