Seda Battilani

e-Learning Developer


Seda is an e-Learning Developer in the Digital Education Unit at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine. She is mainly responsible for e-learning development and guidance for online postgraduate programmes that are part of the Data-Driven Innovation project.

Seda has seven years of experience as an e-learning developer, educator and researcher across K12 as well as academia, and various industries including learning & development, social media management, and academic proofreading and translation. She holds an MSc in Applied Linguistics (University of Edinburgh) and a PhD in TESOL/Education (University of Stirling).

Her research mainly focuses on multilingual communication and co-learning inside and outside pedagogical settings.


PhD TESOL, University of Stirling

MSc Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh

BA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Istanbul University

Responsibilities & affiliations

EB-EDI Engagement Lead

Conference details

“Landscaping as process”: co-learning cultural competence in the semiotic assemblage of the Turkish barber”, “Linguistic Landscape Workshop 13”, Hamburg, 8 September 2022

“The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey: language education and how grassroots initiatives can help”, “Foundation for Endangered Languages XXV Annual Conference: Endangered Languages and Diaspora (Special theme: The State and Study of Arbëresh as an Endangered Diaspora Language)”, Tirana, 6 December 2021

“Migration to Scotland: translanguaging practices and semiotic repertoires at a Turkish barber,” Languaging in Times of Change: International Conference, the University of Stirling, Scotland, 26-27 September 2019

“Lost in translation?: Medium of instruction at higher education institutions in Turkey,” 13th Annual Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Lancaster University, England, 12 July 2018

Invited speaker

“Dil ötesi uygulamalar: Çoklu dil kullanımına radikal bir bakış açısı (Translanguaging: a radical framework for multilingual communication)”, “Ling Days”, İstanbul Aydın University, Online, 23 June 2021

“Geçmişten Bugüne Dil Aktivizmi (Language activism yesterday and today)”, İstanbul Kafkas Kültür Derneği (İstanbul Caucasian Culture Association), Online, 14 March 2021

“Geçmişten bugüne dil aktivizmi (Language activism yesterday and today)”, Tehlike Altındaki Diller için Dijital Aktivizm Eğitimi (Digital Activism Workshop for Endangered Languages), Laz Institute, Online, 12 February 2021

“Migration to Scotland: translanguaging practices, semiotic repertoires and identities at a Turkish barber,” Language in Context Research Group, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 24 January 2020