Professor Liz Falconer

About me

Liz Falconer is Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning and Director of the Education Innovation Centre at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. She is responsible for leading the technology enhanced learning (TEL) strategy in the university. She publishes in national and international journals and speaks at international conferences on subjects related to TEL, majoring upon situated and contextual learning in immersive virtual environments to support simulation and practice-based learning. She has managed and taken part in research and consultancy grants from private industry and public bodies, including Heinz, British Aerospace Defence, Hewlett Packard, Reading University, EU, HEFCE and HEA, amounting to approximately £16m. Liz has departmental management experience in both private industry and HEIs, is a Chartered Manager and member of the CMI and was a finalist in the National Management and Leadership Awards in 2013. Liz is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Area of expertise

Prior to joining UWE as E-learning Development Coordinator in 2003, Liz was Director of the Centre for Distance Education at the University of Bath. Prior to that appointment, Liz was a lecturer at University of Salford, where she was part of the Research Centre for the Built and Human Environment, which received 5* ratings in two successive RAEs. Her current area of research is in learning in immersive virtual environments and virtual worlds. Liz reviews papers for a range of learning technology and virtual world journals and conferences, and is on the editorial board of 3 peer-reviewed journals. She reviews and is a rapporteur for projects in TEL-related subjects for ESRC.

My Publications