Biography

ABOUT ME

I am Senior Manager Operations and Quality at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS), working globally with CA Education and Professional Learning. I am a Senior Teaching Fellow at The University of Glasgow and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I’ve been teaching for 16+ years within mixed educational and policy settings as a Principal Teacher, two years seconded to The Scottish Government as National Data Lead for post-16 learning and five years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow.

I was previously Head of Digital (Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching) at the School of Education and Programme Validator for the Digital Schools Awards Scotland. I was national adviser on digital learning and teaching to Education Scotland and The Scottish Government, working in partnership with HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel.

PREVIOUS / CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • The University of Glasgow – Chair of the BTechEd Hons Programme Committee
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Fellow of the GU Recognising Excellence in Teaching
  • Associate Member of Association of Learning Technology
  • UNESCO International Bureau of Education
  • UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education
  • International Advisory Board for The Global Education Conference
  • Scientific Committee for the International Conference on Education and New Developments
  • Social Media & International Conference Education Technology Programme Executive
  • General Teaching Council Scotland
  • Higher Education Representative – Scottish Technology Teachers Association
  • Pascal International Observatory
  • The Scottish Society for Psychical Research
  • The Scottish Government iACT (GIRFEC) National Advisory Board
  • Chair of The Scottish Government National Steering Group 16+LC Data Management
  • Chair of The National Community of Practice for Data Governance
  • Schools MCMC Implementation Group

EXPERIENCE AND PORTFOLIO

  • Senior Lecturer Professional and Digital Learning with the University of Glasgow (2017 to present).
  • Programme Leader with The University of Glasgow (2013 to 2017).
  • University Teacher and Lecturer with The University of Glasgow (2012 to 2016).
  • Excellence for All Coordinator for Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council (2011 to 2012).
  • 16+ Learning Choices Data Lead with The Scottish Government (2009 to 2011).
  • Principal Teacher of Pupil Support / School Development with Clackmannanshire Council (2007 to 2009).
  • Teacher of Design and Technology with Clackmannanshire Council (2004 to 2009).
  • Teacher of Design and Technology with Perth and Kinross Council (2001 to 2004).
Twitter Commentary
  • Webinar: Artificial Intelligence: How ‘new thinking’ is changing the world
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a profound impact on our society over the next 20 years. It’s important to ask how we are going to use it. It’s arrival will bring many positives, and possibly many negatives, such as: military…Read more ›
  • CA North America Magazine Launched
    This new monthly digital magazine is dedicated to the news and views of our members; a sizeable portion of our US and Canada members work in business and financial services, with many at management level, and we are focusing our…Read more ›
  • Technology Education: Do we have a PR crisis?
    It has been a long-standing commentary that resides with teachers around the country, that technology education suffers at the hands of science and mathematics. I have heard many jokes since I began my teaching career in 1997, as a student…Read more ›
  • Next speaking event: Learning Through Technology
    Learning Through Technology (6th June 2017) Technology Innovation Centre (University of Strathclyde) The Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy for Scotland was published in September 2016. The report outlines how important young people consider the use of digital technologies as a…Read more ›
  • #EduTechScot Conference 2017
    The Scottish Government’s STEM Education and Training strategy points to the important role STEM Education & Training has to play if we are to fully realise aspirations for all children and young people to have the skills and confidence needed…Read more ›
  • Annual Survey Of The Use Of Digital Technology / Glow
    Education Scotland carries out an annual survey of school staff and pupils to find out more about their use of digital technology in general and Glow in particular. This has been run most years in the last decade and it…Read more ›
  • Education needs to move beyond tablet devices – a perspective on mixed reality #NDLW17
    The education technology landscape has changed considerably over the last few years. Emerging devices and new approaches to learning are at the fore of new teaching pedagogy, with an increased focus on the use of digital technology in the classroom.…Read more ›
  • Social Media in Education #NDLW17 #DigitalDifference
    Originally published via Efficiency Exchange. Re-written for National Digital Learning Week 2017. As a lecturer, I have the opportunity to explore many new technologies and new pedagogies. Through my work, I’m able to visit primary and secondary schools throughout the…Read more ›
  • The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?
    I’m writing to you on behalf of the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London to invite you to attend an international event on Saturday, May 6 called “The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation?” I’ve reached out to you…Read more ›
  • Speaking at #EduTech17 #EduTechScot @futurescot_news
    I will be presenting at EduTech 2017 this coming May, discussing the role of digital technologies in learning, with a specific focus on the Digital Schools Awards, accredited by Education Scotland and supported by HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and…Read more ›
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