Full CV (updated 16 November 2015)
My main research focus is on understanding how people learn in the workplace in knowledge-intensive organisations and within emerging digital work practices such as crowdwork, and how people currently use or could potentially use digital technologies to enhance their learning. I have over 100 publications including two books.
I have been a (Co-)Principal Investigator of over 15 collaborative, multidisciplinary and multisectoral research projects. Main funders included ESRC, Shell, BP, Energy Institute, and the UK Higher Education Academy.
I have used a range of methodologies: mixed-method; design research; Change Laboratory; Social Network Analysis; narrative and biographical methods, some supported by microblogging technologies such as Twitter and Yammer; and Course Scan (a method I co-developed with Betty Collis).
My research has been predominantly empirical, but I have also produced conceptual reviews and case scenarios. I (co-)designed and validated several data collection instruments and instrucational design models, (co-)developed software prototypes, and translated research outputs into practitioner-focused toolkits and guidelines.
I am currently Acting Director of the Caledonian Academy and Full Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University. I co-founded the Academy in 2006. Prior to joining Glasgow Caledonian University, I was Associate Director and Research Fellow at the International Centre for Research on Learning at University of Dundee. In 2000-2005 I held research assistantships and visiting lectureships at University of Twente in the Netherlands and European Business School in Germany and worked as Research Analyst at Shell Learning and Leadership Development in the Netherlands.
I have a PhD in Educational Science and Technology (2006, University of Twente, Netherlands, where my advisor was Professor Betty Collis); an MSc in the Design of Educational and Training Systems (1998, University of Twente) and an MA in Romance-Germanic Philology (1997, Yerevan State University, Armenia).