Mr Brian Mather

Senior E-Learning Developer


Brian is a Senior eLearning Developer in the Digital Education Unit at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine, where he is responsible for e-learning development and guidance for online postgraduate programmes. He has worked in digital education since 2009 and with the University of Edinburgh since 2013.

Prior to his move into education, Brian trained as an industrial designer working in; exhibition, furniture, graphic, and web design where he developed a unique blend of skills harnessed to create engaging and innovative learning materials for students.

His current areas of interest are video production for practical skills teaching, 3D digital modelling and animation for anatomy teaching, virtual reality simulation and digital environments for online students.

Previous projects include:

  • DYNAMED Student Led Creation of a Dynamic Media Library
  • Google Glass as a teaching aid for clinical skills training
  • 3D Printing for anatomy teaching and spacial ability
  • Augmented Reality to supplement printed teaching materials.
  • Virtual Reality simulations
  • Game based learning
  • Digital Environments for Online Students


Postgraduate Certificate (Academic Practice), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Bachelor of Science (Industrial Design), Napier University, Edinburgh

Responsibilities & affiliations

Academic Support , PG Teaching Admin, IS/IT Support

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