Tracey Madden

Learning Technology Advisor


Tracey joined Information Services in 2018 to work on Learning Design and service support. As well as facilitating ELDeR (Edinburgh Learning Design Roadmap) workshops, she provides support for those incorporating learning technology into their teaching.

Before joining Edinburgh, Tracey held appointments in UK higher and further education, supporting curriculum design and staff development, including the use of learning technology. As part of the UK Physical Sciences Centre, she worked on national projects in such areas as OERs (open educational resources) and e-portfolios.

The majority of Tracey's professional education experience has been in online education, and has included roles such as tutor, facilitator and instructional designer. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Digital Education enabling her to combine her background in pedagogy and technology.

With an interest in accessibility and inclusion within learning design, Tracey contributes to Edinburgh's PgCAP on the topic of Universal Design, for which she also provides facilitated sessions for all staff and has developed an online course. 

Tracey has mentored staff pursuing their AdvanceHE (then HEA) Fellowship for ten years, including several years as an Assessor for her institution. Since gaining her Senior Fellowship, she has been mentoring staff as part of the Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA).


Postgraduate Teaching  Certificate (Technology)

PhD mass spectrometry

BSc (Hons) Physics & Computer Science

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Project activity

Contributed section on Universal Design for Learning in 'Educational Developers Thinking Allowed'.