Eileen is currently researching ways of sharing good practice in online learning in higher education. In particular, she has been exploring the Learning Designer as a means of representing exemplary pedagogical practice in Moodle. Eileen also works individually with teaching staff to find ways of developing their online learning designs, to support and enhance their practice and to share the results with others.
Eileen has a background in sociology and media studies, and have published widely on the body, sport and exercise.
She moved into education and technology after 20 years' experience of teaching in higher education, and bring both her pedagogical and sociological interests to the field.
She continues to work with a number of other Universities in a research and/or teaching capacity, including Syracuse University, Brunel University and Laureate Online Education/University of Liverpool.