Dr Louise Connelly

Senior E-Learning Developer


From Dec 2018-Nov 2020, I am seconded, as Senior E-Learning Developer, to the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. This role involves the development of a range of educational resources, including CPD courses, mobile apps, videos, interactive online activities, and websites. I am Principal Investigator and involved in a number of research projects which focus on digital education; digital footprint; social media use in learning & teaching; and animal welfare.

From 2015-2018, I was based in the Digital Education Unit, at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, as Senior E-Learning Developer, where I was responsible for providing e-learning development support for a number of online postgraduate MSc programmes; pedagogical advice; and instructional design. I provided support to students and staff on e-professionalism and managing an effective digital footprint/online identity via workshops, lectures, and one-to-one clinics.

Previously, as Head of Digital Education at the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh, I provided pedagogical advice to a wide range of University colleagues and engaged with research and external activities in the field of digital education and social media.


  • MSc Dissertation Supervisor
  • Guest tutor on a number of online MSc programmes (2015-), providing lectures and support on research ethics and online research.
  • I developed (2015-2016) and taught on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, 'Online Learning Environments' course - Institute for Academic Development.
  • Guest tutor on the MSc Digital Education (Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning course) - School of Education, HSS (2014-2016).


  • MA (Hons) Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • MSc Information Management & Library Studies, Robert Gordon University
  • PGDip Digital Education, University of Edinburgh
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

  • SFHEA - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • ITIL - IT Infrastructure Library
  • Prince2 Project Management
  • Certificate in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists, CMALT

Responsibilities & affiliations

Co-convenor of the Human Ethical Review Committee (HERC) at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Research summary

Principal Investigator for the PTAS funded 'Managing Your Digital Footprint' project (2014-2015). The research aimed to investigate students' digital footprints and use of social media.

Co-investigator for the PTAS funded project "A live pulse": Yik Yak for Understanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Edinburgh (2016-2017).

In addition, I am interested in social media usage and the possible implications for teaching and learning; as well as research, ethics and social media.

Research activities

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