Biography

ABOUT ME

I’m Senior Education Manager for Quality and Services at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), working globally with CA Education. I lead student services, digital learning and operations within the Education Division. I’m 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).
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