Our Research Community


Nuria Camps

Nuria is undertaking a Ph.D. by publication and her research interest relates to new technology and teaching and learning, distance learning and virtual learning environments. Previous research activities include gender imbalance within the oil and gas sector and STEM education within schools.

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Khristin Fabian

Khristin is a Senior Learning Technologist at Perth College UHI and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Computing Education Research, within Edinburgh Napier University.

Her research interest includes educational technology, mathematics education and student transitions.

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Dr Seán McLaughlin

Seán's background is in popular music and cultural studies - though previous research projects have looked at Scottish folk music and professionalisation, curriculum for excellence in FE, and songwriting in post-compulsory music education. He has been involved in neo-Marxist critiques of UK popular music programmes, and is an active song-writer and performer - with particular research interests in popular music education, institutions, mediation and creative practice. 

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Dr Patrick O’Donnell

Patrick is the Research Coordinator at Perth College UHI and his research interests include:  learner transitions; learning spaces; education policy formation, interpretation and enactment; institutional cultural change; teacher professionalism; vocational education; curriculum design, teaching and learning.   

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Dr Kyle Smith

Kyle's research interests include: literature, cultural studies, history and education.

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Dr Efstathios (Stathis) - Alexandros Tingas

Stathis' research interests extends from applied mathematics to computational fluid dynamics (CFD), such as: asymptotic analysis/model reduction of multiscale systems; high fidelity modeling and analysis of turbulent reacting flows (flame-flow/turbulence interaction; engine pre-ignition/(super) knock; pollutant/flame/ignition control; turbulent flame structure and topology; MILD combustion); refinement and calibration of chemical kinetics mechanisms; development of simplified (skeletals) and reduced (non-stiff) kinetics models; asymptotic analysis on biological (multiscale) systems (emphasis on brain metabolism); asymptotic analysis of non-autonomous systems of ODEs and chaotic systems. 

Dr Steven Timoney

Steven has undertaken a variety of heritage interpretation projects and research into different aspects of interpretation practice. His wider research interests include: interpretation of cultural heritage; the visitor experience at heritage sites; public and community archaeology; and social geography - particularly landscape and societies past and present.