I joined Cetis in 2008 as a Learning Technology Advisor. I have been involved in supporting JISC funded innovation programmes in educational technology in UK HE, e.g. the UKOER programme and also the JISC Observatory to investigate technology trends and the innovative use of technology in the higher and further education sectors in the UK and internationally. As a senior researcher in IEC, I have also been involved in the EU funded “TEL-Map” project which was to support stakeholders in the UK HE and EU school sectors to develop their shared vision and roadmaps to achieve the desired future for technology enhanced learning in the future.
Previous to Cetis, I have worked as a research fellow at the School of Education at Queens University of Belfast and was involved in developing an educational resource repository for the General Teaching Council of Northern Ireland.
I gained my PhD in Education and a Masters degree in Computer Based Learning at Queen’s University of Belfast. My PhD research was to look at ICT policies and practices in education in China, which I conducted a survey on the use of computers in Chinese schools and a series of interviews with policy makers, ICT experts, school principals and teachers.