Niall Winters is Associate Professor of Learning and New Technologies at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College. He is joint convenor, with Dr Rebecca Eynon, of the Learning and New Technologies Research Group. His main research interest is in understanding how educational interventions can help to address inequality, especially for people who are marginalised, by focusing on how technology can support the strengthening of education and training capacity, particularly in health.
More specifically, Niall works to design, develop and evaluate technology enhanced learning (TEL) interventions that support the professional development of learning practitioners, primarily healthcare workers in the Global South and in the UK. He is motivated by the need to improve TEL intervention design to provide new insights into learning practices, in support of equitable access to educational opportunity. Niall’s research is interdisciplinary in nature. Niall was previously a Reader in Learing Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin and has been a visiting researcher at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon and MIT Media Lab Europe.
Mel Jewell is JNC qualified in Youth and Community work with 10 years’ experience working specifically with disengaged and marginalised young people.
Having broken the cycle of deprivation in her own life, she is passionate about creating opportunities for young people to develop, and raise aspirations to develop, their skills to their true potential.
Anne Geniets is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and a Research Member of Common Room at Kellogg College. She is a psychologist with a research focus on health, poverty, social justice, and technology in low resource settings.
Paige Mustain is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Coming from a communication background, her research lies at the intersection of education and digital inclusion/exclusion. Interested in the relationship between technology and inequality she focuses on the political economy of information and communication technology (ICT) development initiatives in the realm of education.
Paula Fiddi is a DPhil student at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. She obtained her Masters degrees in Computer Science & Systems at the University of Washington (UW), USA in 2014. While at UW, she served as the President of Women in Computing Sciences, where she coordinated seminars and meet-ups with companies like Amazon and Intel. She had her undergraduate degree with honors in Computer Science from the Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria in 2010.
Her research interests are in human centred computing, security, gender issues in ICT and S.T.E.M education. Paula is passionate about ICT education for kids and young adults, which led to her volunteering teaching services to Intel’s Club House (Programming for girls) in Tacoma, USA and Coderdojo@BellsTech, Nigeria (a community service arm of Technology Innovation Labs).
Ashmita Randhawa is a DPhil student in the SKOPE Research group at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. Her thesis is focused on understanding the role of Studio Schools in technical education, utilizing a policy enactment framework, following STEM policy.
She graduated from Boston University in 2008 with a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering, after which she worked in Research & Development for 6 years. It is here that she decided to make the leap from formulation chemistry to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education policy after having worked on programs involving increasing diversity in STEM in schools. She received her Master’s from Boston University in 2015 in Education Policy.
Tracey Denton-Calabrese completed her DPhil in Education at Oxford as a member of the Learning and New Technologies Research Group. She earned an M.A. in Instructional Technology & Media from Teachers College at Columbia University and has worked as a teacher and technology curriculum coordinator. Her research interests include school culture, school reform, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in formal and informal settings, and issues of digital equity.
Isobel Talks is passionate about the potential of tech to do ‘good’ for the world. She has an MSc in Gender from the LSE and consults on Gender, Technology and Development projects for organisations such as Girl Effect. Alongside her research work, Isobel also facilitates empowerment workshops for girls in schools across London with the charity Fearless Futures, and is a member of GeekGirl, Women in Robotics and Code First: Girls. She loves adventures, and has an Ecuadorian butterfly named after her.
Emily Winstanley is a Senior Development Executive at the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford. Emily has been key to the successful funding of go_girl.