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Lecturer in Education, University of Stirling

Ben Williamson is a Lecturer in Education in the School of Social Sciences, having previously worked at the University of Exeter and Futurelab.

Ben's research focuses on education policy and educational technology from a critical, sociological perspective. He has led the ESRC-funded Code Acts in Education project ( and is a contributor to the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub ( His specific research interests are in:

Think tanks and policy labs in education policy
Computer coding and digital making in the curriculum
Big data systems & data science methods in education
Education in smart cities
Commercial education technology companies & venture philanthropies
Digital citizenship & data literacies


  • –present
    Lecturer in Education, University of Stirling