Professor Judy Robertson

Chair in Digital Learning

Background

I am a computer scientist and learning technologist with an interest in interdisciplinary research. I am generally interested in methodologies for designing technology with and for children. I design and evaluate educational technology in real-world classroom settings by applying a user-centred design approach and rigorous methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative. I have explored the educational benefits of computer game authoring, and more recently examined the extent to which location-based games can increase school children’s physical activity. I was recently lead editor for the book "Equal Bite: Gender Equality in Higher Education" which is a crowd sourced recipe book about the University of Edinburgh's journey towards fairer working conditions for all. I am currently working on approaches to teacher education in computational thinking and data science.

Qualifications

BSc Hons in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (1st class) - University of Edinburgh

PhD in Artificial Intelligence - University of Edinburgh

 

Responsibilities & affiliations

 I am a Senior Member of the ACM and a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

No

Current PhD students supervised

Mustafa Ciftcioglu

Giorgi Amirkhanashvili

Amy Rodger (Informatics)

Vidminas Vizgirda (Informatics)

 

Past PhD students supervised

Stuart Gray- Investigating the effectiveness of an active smart-phone game as a tool for measuring, tracking, and improving executive function in children

Eder Paula- Educational Robotics approaches developed in formal and informal educational settings and the influence in young learners’ career interest in STEM

Valentina Andries- Play Technology in a Children's Hospital

Research summary

  • Artificial Intelligence in Education  and critical AI Literacy
  • Data science education
  • Research methodologies with a realist slant

Past research interests

Technology for behaviour change Design, development and evaluation of serious games for education and health, primarily with children

Project activity

Data Education in Schools: https://ddi.ac.uk/interviews/judy-roberston-data-education/

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