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 learning, digital cultures and futures, and online reflective practices.

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 Zayba Ghazali-Mohammed

Research Associate
Zayba is a Research Associate on the Move2Learn project at the Centre for Research in Digital Education. Her research interests include cognitive development of young children’s scientific understanding.

Jamie Menzies

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

Dr Philippa Sheail

Lecturer in Digital Education
Phil is Programme Director for the MSc 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 Claire Sowton

Project and Communications Manager (CRDE), Project Manager (Move2Learn)
Claire works in two roles in the Centre for Research in Digital Education. Her recent research has focused on digital and mobile approaches to engagement and evaluation of cultural experience, including the AHRC Artcasting project.

Dr Yi-Shan Tsai

Research Associate (SHEILA)
Yi-Shan is a co-investigator of a cross-European project – SHEILA (Supporting Higher Education to Integrate Learning Analytics) and a member of the Learning Analytics Policy Task Group at the University of Edinburgh.

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

Business Development 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
Ryan Baker - Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania

Maha Bali

Associate Professor of Practice, Center for Learning and Teaching, American University in Cairo

Amy Collier

Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Middlebury College, Vermont

Dave Cormier

Head of Student Engagement and Retention at the University of Prince Edward Island

Shane Dawson

Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh; Professor of Learning Analytics, University of South Australia

Tara Fenwick

Emeritus Professor of Professional Education, The University of Stirling

Karen Gregory

Lecturer in Digital Sociology, School of Social and Political Science

Petar Jandric

Professor of Informatics, Zagreb University of Applied Sciences

Simon Kelley

Professor of Isotope Geochemistry and Head of the School of GeoSciences at Edinburgh University

John Lee

Professor of Digital Media, University of Edinburgh

Velda McCune

Senior Lecturer in the Institute for Academic Development

Nick Prior

Head of Sociology, School of Social and Political Science

Dave Reay

Chair in Carbon Management & Education, School of Geosciences

Susan Rhind

Chair of Veterinary Medical Education, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Carolyn Rosé

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Sergi Roura Planas

Dr of Didactics and TEFL at the English Department in the Faculty of Education of the University of Girona and University Rovira i Virgili (Catalonia, Spain)

Angelina Russo

Professor, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra

Chris Sangwin

Chair in Technology Enhanced Science Education, School of Mathematics

Nishant Shah

Professor of Communication Studies and Media Culture, Leuphana University

George Siemens

Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh; Professor and Director of LINK Research Lab, University of Texas, Arlington

Jonathan Silvertown

Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and Chair in Technology Enhanced Science Education, School of Biological Sciences

Chris Speed

Chair of Design Informatics, Edinburgh College of Art

Bonnie Stewart

Coordinator of Adult Teaching at the University of Prince Edward Island