Jenni Doonan

Business Development Manager, Data Education in Schools

I am working alongside Judy Robertson supporting the Data Education in Schools project and the University of Edinburgh’s partnership with Mid Lothian Council in developing Scotland’s first STEM School.

I am responsible for building industrial partnerships between the Data Education in Schools project and companies in diverse industries to ensure we bring real-world and relevant data led learning into the classroom.  I am Chartered Engineer with 15 years of experience in Europe’s biggest space projects. Since 2016 I’ve worked in STEM education, partnering with schools to deliver STEM learning in primary schools. In supporting the development of Scotland’s first STEM school I hope to be able to use my previous professional engineering experience to deliver long-term and sustainable changes to STEM education in Scotland.

In addition to my engineering qualifications I have an MSc Education, Public Policy and equity and have research interests in Initial Teacher Education  (ITE) with a focus on primary education and STEM. 

Related news

Imagining Data Town

26 Jul 2019


Young people with robot

Copyright Lesley Martin

The Data Education in Schools project held three 'Data Town' events in May / June which brought together young people from across the City Region (Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Fife and Borders), to consider what a 'Data Town' of the future might look like. 

Centre Report 2019

30 Apr 2019
Digital Education 2019 report

We are delighted to share our 2019 annual report (pdf link) setting out the extent of our activity this year.  With a particular focus on the impact of our work, this report includes a new visualisation of our work bringing together the many activities of the Centre for Research in Digital Education.

Thanks to all the many colleagues, students, schools, partners, co-researchers and friends who make our work possible!