Dr Philippa Sheail

Lecturer in Digital Education

Phil Sheail is a Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, and Programme Co-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.  In 2014, Phil was awarded a Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) newer researchers prize to fund the research project, ‘Global gatherings and digital divides: internationalisation and the digital in higher education’.  She completed her PhD in 2015 with a thesis titled 'Time-shifting in the digital university: temporality and online distance education'.

Phil is currently developing research in the library sector, with a particular interest in practices of organising in a library context.  Her latest reserach project is Data Bodies in the Library developed in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Library and the National Library of Scotland.

Email:  p.sheail@ed.ac.uk

Call on: 0131 651 6238

Or write/visit here:
The Moray House School of Education
The University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ


What makes a library? Understanding the future library as both ‘data lab’ and cultural institution.

Exploring the relationship between library users, library spaces and resources.

A teaching philosophy for online education.

Ways of supporting online dissertation students in higher education.