Laura R. Pinkerton

DPhil Researcher in Education, University of Oxford

Laura Pinkerton's research at Oxford University's Department of Education centres on the interplay between technology, social boundaries, and power relationships in children's lives.

She has worked on various edtech studies in the UK and the US, from smaller-scale qualitative work at the Oxford Internet Institute, to evaluative RCTs at SRI International in the Silicon Valley. Her first degree was in sociology and she holds an MSc in Education (Learning and Technology) from Oxford University.


  • 2014–2017
    Research assistant, University of Oxford (Oxford Internet Institute)
  • 2012–2014
    Research analyst, SRI Education (Center for Technology in Learning)
  • 2008–2010
    Research assistant, University of California (New Teacher Center)


  • 2015 
    University of Oxford, MSc in Education (Learning and Technology)
  • 2009 
    University of California, Santa Cruz, BA in Sociology with Honors

Professional Memberships

  • British Education Research Association (BERA)
  • Learning and New Technologies Research Group (LNTRG)