niall winters
reader  in learning technologies
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Image of Niall Dr. Niall Winters is a Reader in Learning Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab (LKL), Institute of Education, University of London and Deputy Head of the Department of Culture, Communication and Media. His main research interest is in the participatory design of mobile interventions for medical and healthcare training. The current focus of this research is two-fold: supporting the training of Kenyan community health volunteers in child development and investigating the use of mobile technology to support postgraduate medical education in London teaching hospitals. Niall is a member of the Strategy Planning Group of the London International Development Centre and of the TEL Scoping and Review Group of Health Education England.

Niall was previously a RCUK Academic Fellow at the LKL and was Programme Director for the MA in Education & Technology and Programme co-Director of the MSc in Learning Technologies. He holds a PhD in Computer Science (2002) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and a BSc (D.Hons) in Computer Science and Experimental Physics (1997) from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His PhD addressed how to store and search large datasets of images. The primary application was vision-based mobile robot navigation.  He  has held visiting research positions with the Everyday Learning Group at Media Lab Europe in Dublin, and the Computer Vision Lab at Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon.

You can follow Niall on twitter: @nwin

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Latest news

  • Our new mobile web app for training community health workers is currenlty being trialled by AMREF in Kibera and Makueni Counity, Kenya. Keep an eye our blog for more details over the coming month.
  • Consultant Educational Supervisors are designing mobile-based training tools as part of our HEIF project. The next stage is to trial implementation of these tools in training hospitals in London. More details soon.
  • The development of our mobile tool to support reflective practice by postgraduate medical trainees has finished and will enter trials in the next month.
  • Recent blog posts:, Guardian re-posting and iHeedCrowd
  • Forthcoming: A new book on Practical Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology, co-edited with Harvey Mellar, Yishay Mor and Steven Warburton (Sense Publishers).
  • Just out: Our new co-edited book: The Routledge Handbook of Design in Educational Technology

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