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Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor, University of Oxford

Rebecca Eynon holds a joint academic post between the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. Her research explores the relationships between education, the Internet and inequalities, and she has carried out projects in a range of settings (higher education, schools and the home) and life stages (childhood, adolescence and late adulthood). Rebecca is co-editor of Learning, Media and Technology.

She is co-author of Teenagers and Technology (Routledge, 2013) and Education and Technology: Major Themes (Routledge, 2016). Her work has been supported by a range of funders including BECTA, the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Commission, Google and the NominetTrust. She held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship exploring the links between Internet use and social mobility in Britain (2013-2014).

Prior to joining Oxford Rebecca held positions as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, City University; as a Research Fellow, Department of Education, University of Birmingham and as a Researcher and part-time Lecturer, Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester.At the OII Rebecca teaches on the MSc Social Science of the Internet and at the Department of Education she is co-course convenor for the MSc Education (Learning and Technology). At both departments, she supervises DPhil students interested in learning, education and / or digital and social inequalities.

Selected Publications
Eynon, R.E., Deetjen, U. and Malmberg, L. (2018) Moving on up in the Information Society?, The Information Society. 34 (5) 316-327.Davies, H. and Eynon, R. (2018) Is digital upskilling the next generation our ‘pipeline to prosperity’?, New Media and Society. 20 (11) 3961-3979.Davies, H., Eynon, R.E. and Wilkin, S. (2017) Neoliberal gremlins? How a scheme to help disadvantaged young people thrive online fell short of its ambitions, Information, Communication and Society. 20 (6) 860-875.Eynon, R. and Geniets, A.(2016) The digital skills paradox: how do digitally excluded youth develop skills to use the internet?“, Learning, Media and Technology. 41 (3) 463-479.Eynon, R. (2013) The rise of Big Data: what does it mean for education, technology and media research? Learning, Media and Technology 38 (3) 1-3.Eynon, R. and Malmberg, L. (2012) Understanding the online information-seeking behaviours of young people: the role of networks of support. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 28 (6) 499-588.Eynon, R. and Helsper, E. (2011) Adults Learning Online: Digital Choice and/or Digital Exclusion? New Media and Society 13 (4) 534-551.