Dr Christine Sinclair

Honorary Fellow


I previously worked in educational development in three other Scottish universities.  I was particularly interested in student experiences of new environments, and found out about them through becoming a student myself. My PhD thesis (2004) was an insider perspective on students engaging in mechanical engineering.

I became a student on the MSc in E-learning (now Digital Education) in 2006. I graduated from this in 2010 and was delighted to join the staff of the programme in 2011.

Postgraduate teaching

  • Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning
  • Course Design for Digital Environments
  • The Digital Student Experience
  • Thesis Preparation (EdD)

Current PhD students supervised

  • Christopher Hambley- Spatial theory and the Media Hub

Research summary

  • Dialogue
  • Digital environments
  • Academic Writing
  • Student learning
  • Teaching

Current and recent research

  • MOOCs - teachers' perspective
  • Academic writing/literacy