Clara O'Shea

Associate Lecturer


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:

  • Assessment and Learning in Digital Education (Course organiser)
  • Course Design for Digital Environments
  • Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning
  • Introduction to Digital Game-Based Learning (Course organiser)
  • Understanding Learning in Online Environments (Course organiser)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


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