Morag graduated from Heriot Watt University with an Honours Degree in Physics and is now a Chartered Physicist. She started her career in industry as an Optical Designer in Barr & Stroud Ltd, and subsequently accepted a lecturing position in the Department of Physical Sciences at GCU. In this post, she developed specialist knowledge in the technology of Weights and Measures and as a result was invited to become a National Examiner in Legal Metrology for the Trading Standards Institute, a position which she held for ten years. In 2002 Morag moved to the newly formed Department of Creative Technologies, which is now part of Computer, Communications and Interactive Systems (CCIS) where she contributed to the development and delivery of a new suite of programmes designed to equip graduates for employment in the Creative Industries. Morag has a particular interest in Community and Public Engagement activities (C&PE), and was formerly a C&PE Fellow in the School and in this role has facilitated student-led projects delivered in Schools intended to reduce the digital skills gap. Morag's Doctorate is in educational research and she has expertise in learning design and research interests in knowledge sharing and creativity.
Morag is currently Assistant Head of Strategy for Learning and Digital Futures, and Director of the Computing, Engineering and Built Environment Learning Development Centre.
Morag is a member of the Audit and Court Governance & Nominations Committees.