Brian Mather


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Administrative Roles

IT/IS support, PG teaching admin

Administrative Roles

Academic Support , PG Teaching Admin, IS/IT Support


Brian is part of the Digital Education Unit at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine, where he is responsible for e-learning development and guidance for online postgraduate programmes. He has worked in digital education since 2009 and with the University of Edinburgh since 2013.

Prior to his move into education, Brian trained as an industrial designer working in; exhibition, furniture, graphic, and web design where he developed a unique blend of skills harnessed to create engaging and innovative learning materials for students.

His current areas of interest are video production for practical skills teaching, 3D digital modelling and animation for anatomy teaching, virtual reality simulation and digital environments for online students.

Previous projects include:

  • DYNAMED Student Led Creation of a Dynamic Media Library
  • Google Glass as a teaching aid for clinical skills training
  • 3D Printing for anatomy teaching and spacial ability
  • Augmented Reality to supplement printed teaching materials.
  • Virtual Reality simulations
  • Game based learning
  • Digital Environments for Online Students

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice , University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 2 Sept 2019

Bachelor of Science, Edinburgh Napier University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001


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