I am University Academic Fellow in digital learning. Before joining the University of Leeds I was a Research Associate at the Institute of Education in London and a researcher at Futurelab, a non-for-profit research organisation that explored the potential of digital technology in formal education. My background is in social psychology and I hold a PhD from the University of Bath. My doctoral research focused on the relationship between identity and learning in online communities.
I am interested in educational technology and my background is in social psychology, sociology and cultural theory. I have published about a variety of topics including teacher beliefs, the datafication of education and the use of video games in schools. I am also interested in recent trends in "massively open" education, mostly from a sociological and material-semiotic perspective.