Meet LSRI’s faculty and students. Together we strive for a rich and interdisciplinary understanding of learning.


Our StaffResearch Interests
Shaaron Ainsworth Representational learning; Technology Enhanced Learning
Peter BlanchfieldDigital games for learning
Charles CrookSocial media & collaboration; Cultural psychology of education
Pryce DavisLearning in informal settings; sense-making in the public engagement of science
Tony FisherDesign of ICT for learning, and teacher professional development
Jane MedwellHomework, handwriting and composition in primary schools
Mary OliverScience education, engagement and learning
Sarah SpeightTeaching and learning in higher education; online learning
Denise SweeneyLearning and teaching in higher education; learning design
Freydis Vogel Collaborative learning in small groups; teacher education

Honorary Professors

Our AssociatesUniversity
Katharina Scheiter,University of Tübingen and Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
Wouter Van JoolingenFreudenthal Institute, Utrecht University

Current Phd and EdD students

StudentThesis Topic
Abdullah AlturkiTowards a framework for the expansion of mobile computing in learning in Kuwait Higher Education: Challenges and opportunities
Bo Man Wong
Teachers' Experience of Using the Online Learning Platform in the Vocational Training Council
Caroline AndersonThe experiences of university students with differing epistemic beliefs in response to an intervention designed to support them in constructing arguments from multiple online documents?
Claudia Igbrude Use Your Own Device (UYOD) based Guidelines as a mechanism to enable sustainable mobile learning in a Higher Education Institution
Elaine AriciFrom e-learning to e-culture: A mentoring model for CPD implementation
Gemma RolfePrimary Computing Three Years On: How can we change the teaching of computational thinking within a primary school?
Haci YapiciUsing photography for stimulating children to develop a sense of cultural diversity through international school twinning
Ipek SaralarHow can technology enhanced learning improve turkish middle school students’ understanding of three dimensional geometry?
Jinjin Ruan
Jonathan HallsChildren’s use of teleological explanations about the natural world
Karen PinneyUsing Rubrics to Support the Development of Self-Regulated Learning for First Year Undergraduate Tourism Students
Kothar Al Harrasi
Mohd Fadzli AliAn Understanding of Blending Learning Through Action Research in a Campus-based Course in a Malaysian Tertiary Institution 
Nurjanah Binti Mohd JaafarHow do non native speakers of English read multi-representational texts?
Patricia BennThe adoption of a virtual learning environment in a teacher education college: the processes and tensions
Rachael Lehner-Mear
Robert WhyteDesigning computing interventions to support the development of children’s literacy skills
Sheila EvansSocial metacognitive regulation:How do designed student responses support problem solving

Some of our graduated doctoral students and their topics can be found here