M.Ed. University of Aberdeen (with distinction)
Class Teacher, Depute Head Teacher, 1987-1996 Kent, England
ASN Teacher, 2000 - 2005, Belfast
Class Teacher, Depute Head Teacher, 2005 - 2014, Aberdeenshire
Lecturer, School of Education, University of Aberdeen, 2014 – present
External Memberships and Affiliations
I am External Examiner for the BEd Programme at the University of Winchester.
I completed my Master's Dissertation on the factors influencing the use of digital games based learning in the classroom.
I am interested in students' use of technology to support their learning and how this might influence their use of technology in the classroom.
I am also interested in the use of technology to support learning and teaching within the university.
As Programme Director developing a new online PGCert in Educational Studies Master's Course I am interested in reseaching the pedagogy of the online learning environment.
I have worked on the SCDE team developing the National Framework for Digital Literacies for ITE.
I am part of the Erasmus+ team working in collaboration with six other universities developing the use of mobile technology in Higher Education blog.mine-project.eu
I am currently researching the factors that influence teacher's use of digital games based learning as part of their practice.
The National Framework for Digital Literacies in ITE.
Iona Cathedral Trust Learning and Technology Innovation in collaboration with Dr David Smith and Katrina Foy (University of Aberdeen);); and Hyper luminal Games LTD. www.talesofiona.com | @talesofiona (£32.5K)
Programme Director for PGCert in Educational Studies (STQ) - Online distance learning Programme at Masters‘ Level
MA1 Year Coordinator
Course co-ordinator and lead lecturer for MA1 course What Makes Us Human (ED1057)
Tutor on Primary Curriculum - Literacy PGDE/MA4
Tutor on Primary Curriculum - Social Studies PGDE/MA4
Tutor on Transferring Professional Knowledge into Practice - MA3 course (ED352A)
Tutor on Developing Professional Practice - MA3