Clara O'Shea

Teaching Fellow


I teach on the MSc in Digital Education and am a member of the Centre for Research in Digital Education.  

My research interests are interdisciplinary, informed by my background in psychology and science and technology studies and situated within the digital education context. I'm particularly interested in the formation of  learner identities in collaborative, digital environments and in playful approaches for teaching and learning.


BA (Hons) HIstory/BSc Psychology,  The Australian National University

MA Online Education, The University of Southern Queensland

MSc Science and Technology Studies, The University of Edinburgh


Responsibilities & affiliations


Centre for Research in Digital Education, The University of Edinburgh

Teaching Fellow, The Higher Education Academy

Postgraduate teaching

MSc in Digital Education:

  • Digital games, play and the psychology of learning (Course organiser)
  • Critical issues in digital education
  • Course Design for Digital Environments
  • Assessment and Learning in Digital Education (Course organiser)
  • Dissertation supervision

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


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