Research team

University of Bristol

Prof. Paul Howard Jones
Paul’s area of interest is applying our understanding of cognition and neuroscience to enhance child and adult learning.  His research explores the benefits offered to education by emerging technologies, aided by a critical consideration of underlying cognitive processes.

Dr Neil Ingram
Neil Ingram trains secondary science teachers in Bristol. He has over twenty-five years experience of teaching biology, psychology and ICT in secondary schools. He has research interests into how ICT can be used to promote teaching and learning in schools.

Dr Katie Blakemore
Katie Blakemore comes from a science teaching background and provides research support for the sci-napse project.

Manchester Metropolitan University

Prof. Nicola Whitton
Dr Nicola Whitton is Professor at the Education and Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research focuses on digital innovation in learning and teaching and, in particular, games and learning in the context of Higher Education. Her research interests include interaction design, the impact of motivation and engagement, active learning design and the pedagogy of play.

Prof. Cathy Lewin
Cathy Lewin is a Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Technology, Innovation and Play for Learning (TIPL) research group. She has over 15 years of experience of the evaluation of technological innovations in primary and secondary schools, much of which has had a major impact on educational policies.

Dr Sarah McNicol
A former school librarian, Sarah has worked on a range of studies in the fields of student attitudes towards Open Educational Resources and technology-enhanced learning; e-learning for researchers; and learning collaboratives in the NHS.

Peter Whitton
Peter Whitton is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Technology and has a background in design. Peter supplies technical an web support to the project.