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.

You can email me on Jo.Spiller@ed.ac.uk

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Knowledge Sharing Schools

Working with partner schools to support the development of a data skills curriculum across the Edinburgh city region