Current PhD students
Recent PhD students
Masters teaching


Current PhD students

James Lamb: Meaning beyond words: multimodal assessment practices in the humanities and social sciences

Noreen Dunnett: Learning in videogame environments

Christopher Hambley: Space, power and the Media Hub

Clara O’Shea: Gaming, learning and social kinds


Recent completions

Peter Evans: The impacts of social media applications on the theory and practices of work based learning

Philippa Sheail: The ‘edgeless university’ and the ‘extensible self’: institution and identity in online distance education

Michela Clari: In the hands of the user: changing patterns of participation and learning through the digital collections of the Commission on the Ancient and Historical Museums of Scotland

Jeremy Knox: Critical posthumanist perspectives on the open educational resources movement

Jen Ross: Online reflective practices and performances in Higher Education

Lulu Mahai: An ethnographic comparison of rural and urban students’ experiences of the Open University of Tanzania


Masters teaching

I teach and supervise mainly on the MSc in Digital Education at Edinburgh.



I am one of the team who ran the E-learning and Digital Cultures MOOC on Coursera. I also helped with the National Museums Scotland MOOC Photography: A Victorian Sensation.