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Dr Louise Connelly

Senior E-Learning Developer, Online Learning Advisor, OLL Tutor

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Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma, University of Edinburgh
Digital Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Aspects of the Self: An analysis of self reflection, self presentation and the experiential self within selected Buddhist blogs
Master of Science
Information Management & Library Studies
Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh
Religious Studies

Professional Qualifications

ITIL - IT Infrastructure Library
Prince2 Project Management
Certificate in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing
Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists, CMALT


I'm a Senior E-Learning Developer in the Digital Education Unit at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.  I'm responsible for e-learning development of a number of online postgraduate programmes; pedagogical advice; and instructional design. I provide support to students and staff on e-professionalism and managing an effective digital footprint/online identity via workshops, lectures, and one-to-one clinics. I lead and co-lead a number of research projects on digital education; digital footprint; social media use in learning & teaching; and animal welfare.

Previously, Head of Digital Education at the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh, where I provided pedagogical advice to a wide range of University colleagues and engaged with research and external activities in the field of digital education and social media.

Research Interests

Principal Investigator for the PTAS funded 'Managing Your Digital Footprint' project (2014-2015). The research aimed to investigate students' digital footprints and use of social media.

Co-investigator for the PTAS funded project "A live pulse": Yik Yak for Understanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Edinburgh (2016-2017).

In addition, I am interested in social media usage and the possible implications for teaching and learning; as well as research, ethics and social media.


Guest tutor on a number of online MSc programmes (2015-), providing lectures and support on research ethics and online research.

I developed (2015-2016) and taught on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, 'Online Learning Environments' course - Institute for Academic Development.

Guest tutor on the MSc Digital Education (Introduction to Digital Environments for Learning course) - School of Education, HSS (2014-2016).


Administrative Roles

Co-convenor of the Human Ethical Review Committee (HERC) at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Research outputs

  1. Novel dog welfare app launched

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  2. Digital Footprints and how to create an effective online presence

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. Research ethics

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  2. Annual Meeting for Teachers of Statistics in Medicine and Allied Health Sciences

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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Research projects

  1. Dog welfare assessment

    Project: Other ProjectOther (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)

  2. Student transitions: academic support for online distance students

    Project: Other ProjectOther (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)

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