Dr Philippa Sheail

Library and Information Strategy Coordinator / Lecturer in Digital Education


I am a Lecturer in Digital Education, based at Moray House School of Education and Sport.  I am a member of the Centre for Research in Digital Education.  My research interests are interdisciplinary, based in the area of digital and higher education, but drawing on organisational theory, cultural geography, and social theories of time.  I teach on the MSc in Digital Education.

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MA (Hons) English and Scottish Literature - University of Edinburgh

Diploma in Computing - Open University 

MSc in E-Learning (with distinction) - University of Edinburgh

PhD in Education - University of Edinburgh

Responsibilities & affiliations

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). 

Postgraduate teaching

MSc in Digital Education:

  • Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning
  • Course Design for Digital Environments
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation supervision

Project activity

  • 'Data bodies in the library: interdisciplinary methods for understanding the future library as both ‘data lab’ and cultural institution' https://www.de.ed.ac.uk/project/data-bodies-library
  • 'Library of Our Time': Research project with the University Library on student use of library facilites, services and resources http://www.de.ed.ac.uk/project/library-our-time
  • SRHE Prize for Newer Researchers 2014: 'Global gatherings and digital divides: internationalisation and the digital in higher education'

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