I am a part-time doctoral student at the University of Edinburgh and an online tutor on the MSc in Digital Education, on the 'Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning' and 'Introduction to Digital Game-Based Learning' modules. I also deliver guest workshops on game-based learning to undergraduates on the Education degree at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. My colleague Stuart Nicol and I introduced Minecraft onto the Masters in Digital Education programme, firstly as a digital environment for learning on IDEL and secondly as a 'sandbox' game on the IDGBL course.
My current research interests are in the area of digital environments and engagement in learning. I'm particularly interested in videogame environments and their relationship with formal learning environments in secondary schools. I hope to submit my thesis by the end of 2019.
The working title for my PhD research is: Re-imagining disengagement from learning: the sociomaterial practices of classrooms and digital game spaces.
Supervisors: Professor Sian Bayne and Dr Hamish Macleod.
I have a blog where you can read more about my research and access a couple of my conference presentations which are coming up in October (Interweaving Conference) and November 2019, the SERA Conference.
You can also follow me on Twitter @comcultgirl or contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.