Professor Liz Falconer

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MPhil, A Dip Archaeology, PFHEA, CMgr, MCMI
  • Position:Emerita Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Department:Vice-Chancellor's Office (VCO)
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261

About me

I am Emerita Professor in Technology Enhanced Learning at UWE and I now practice as a private consultant in virtual heritage, working with creative partners and stakeholders to create virtual reality simulations of ancient and historical places. I am also a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Archaeology and Anthropology at Bournemouth University. I was previously Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning and Director of the Education Innovation Centre at UWE; prior to that, I was Director of the Centre for Distance Education at the University of Bath, having started my academic career as a lecturer at the University of Salford. I have departmental management experience in both private industry and HEIs and am a Chartered Manager and member of the CMI. I was a finalist in the National Management and Leadership Awards in 2013 and am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I have over 30 years' experience as a lecturer, researcher, professor and manager in HE, and an established international publication record in the field of education research. I am on the editorial board of the British Journal of Educational Technology and I review papers for a wide range of journals and conferences in technology and education. 

Area of expertise

My current area of research is in learning in immersive virtual environments and virtual worlds, majoring upon situated and contextual learning in immersive virtual environments to enhance our understanding of hidden or obscured heritage. I have worked with colleagues in a wide range of academic disciplines, including forensic science, law, history and heritage, business and management and a range of subjects allied to medicine, to help them to successfully embed appropriate learning technologies in their teaching practice. I've managed and taken part in research and consultancy grants from private industry and public bodies, including Hewlett Packard, Reading University, EU, HEFCE and HEA, and most recently was Principal Investigator on an AHRC/EPSRC funded project at Bournemouth University to develop a virtual simulation of Avebury Henge in Wiltshire, in partnership with immersive virtual reality companies and the National Trust. 


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