Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Education Studies and Technology (Future Life), University of Glasgow

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at The University of Glasgow. My focus is on futurism: education, technology and future life. I am a member of the UNESCO-IBE Community of Practice for Curriculum Development and Degree Programme Leader for Technology Education. I am a Programme Validator for the Digital Schools Awards - supported by HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel (accredited by Government).

My research, writing and speaking themes are based on:

- Global catastrophic risk, existential events and the role that education has within utopian, dystopian and mytopian society;

- The impact of emerging technologies on society, from a moral, ethical and technological perspective;

- Macrostrategy, resilience and the future of humanity through policy, leadership and management;

- Social media and interactive platforms for online and located collaboration;

- Society, technology and learning, including but not limited to virtual worlds, augmented reality and machine intelligence;

- Pedagogies of Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT)
eSports and Competitive Gaming;

- Teacher Education and Craft, Design, Engineering and Graphics.


  • 2013–present
    Head of Digital Learning, University of Glasgow
  • –present
    Lecturer in Education Studies and Technology, University of Glasgow
  • 2013–present
    Degree Programme Leader for Technology Education (Hons), University of Glasgow
  • 2016–present
    Programme Validator for Digital Schools Awards, HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel
  • 2009–2012
    National Policy and Data Lead, The Scottish Government
  • 2004–2007
    Principal Teacher, Clackmannanshire Council
  • 2001–2004
    Teacher of Design and Technology, Perth and Kinross Council


  • 2017 
    University of Glasgow, MEd Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • 2014 
    University of Glasgow, PGCAP Higher Education
  • 2001 
    University of Strathclyde, Education


  • 2017
    Multiple Publications, Visit my website for details

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Multiple Accounts
    Funding Source:
    Multiple Sources

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Fellow of the University of Glasgow (RET)
  • Member of the UNESCO-IBE CoP for Curriculum Development
  • Member of the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Experts Forum
  • Associate Member of the Association of Learning Technology
  • Higher Education Representative of the Scottish TTA