Dr. SUE TIMMIS, BEd(C.N.A.A.), PhD(Bristol)
Sue Timmis is a Senior Lecturer in technology Enhanced Learning and her work centres on educational engagement and empowerment and in particular on the role of digital technologies in rethinking learning, identity and collaborative working. Most of her work is focused on higher education and in particular undergraduate student learning and increasingly in relation to social justice and widening participation. Sue is also very interested in methodological innovation and participatory research and has developed very successful models of co-produced research in higher education where students act as co-researchers, working alongside researchers in communities of inquiry. Sue is PI on a current project combining these interests called DD-lab or digital diversity, learning and belonging.
In addition, Sue co-directs (With Dr Jane Williams) the Tel-me research programme on technology enhanced learning in undergraduate medicine at the University of Bristol. She is a co-investigator on 'Transforming education through technology enhanced assessment' or TEA which is investigating how technology can be harnessed to make breakthroughs in rethinking assessment policy and practices in schools, further and higher education. Sue is also a co-investigator on the RCUK funded SUPI (Schools-University Partnership Initiative) where she has developed her co-researcher methodology further to support engagement with children in schools, known as the Star (students as researchers) project.
Sue was Centre Director for Centre for Learning, Knowing and Interactive Technologies. from 2008 - 2014. She was a contributor to STELLAR, the EU Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning which ended in 2012, where she was a member of the Scientific Capacity Committee. She is Director of the PhD programme, teaches and supervises students on Mphil/Phd,EdD and MSc programmes.
Sue joined the Graduate School of Education in June 2008. Prior to this, she worked at the University of Bristol for 11 years, based in the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (also in Berkeley Square) where she was a Research Fellow, manager and project manager. Research projects included Victorious, an EU-funded project on higher education students’ mobility in a digital world, the SOLE project, a major study of HE and FE students' online learning experiences across six discipline areas, and eChina - a unique collaborative programme funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education and HEFCE.
Sue held a previous research post at the University of Bath and before that was a freelance interactive designer and educational consultant for several years as well as a a spell setting up and working in a worker's co-operative - Context Computing Ltd based in Bristol. In her first life she taught in secondary schools in both London and Derbyshire and was Head of Modern Languages at a comprehensive school in the London Borough of Newham.
More Information about Sue’s research can be found here.