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Louis Major


Senior Research Associate

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  • PhD (Computer Science, Keele University), MSc (IT, Keele University), BA (Hons) (Law & History, Keele University)

Membership of Professional Bodies & Associations

  • Association for Learning Technology (ALT), Associate
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA), Member
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA), Fellow


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Louis is a Senior Research Associate interested in EdTech's role in the future of education, in particular, how digitial technology can enable new models of education and the development of ‘future skills’ such as dialogue and creativity.

His work in the Faculty includes:

Louis is interested in methods for research synthesis and has led a number of systematic reviews. He has also led design-based research (DBR) to develop technology and pedagogy, and is particularly interested in how DBR can help to close the gap between education practice and theory.

Previously, Louis was named researcher on the Digitalised Dialogues Across the Curriculum project (2016-). Examples of his other research includes investigating the role of Tablets in schools and the use of digital video to support teacher professional development. Louis’ PhD (2009-13) involved evaluating the effectiveness of digital tools to support the learning of computer programming.

Before joining the Faculty in 2013 as a Research Associate, Louis was a Research Assistant for the Lifelong Learning Network (based at Staffordshire University) and Sessional Lecturer and Teaching Assistant at Keele University.

Academic Area/Links

  • Digital technology in education
  • Digital education futures
  • Dialogue and other ‘complex competencies’
  • International education
  • Systematic reviews, methods for research synthesis & design-based research
  • Teacher leadership & professional development
  • Computer science education

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Course Involvement

  • Undergraduate Tripos: Research & Investigation
  • PGCE: Researching Pupil Perspectives
  • MEd/MPhil: Researching Practice; Research Methods Sessions (RMS); Education, Globalization and International Development
  • Practitioner Professional Development: Dialogue in Education; Teaching Advanced Mathematics

Louis is currently co-supervisor to three doctoral students in the Faculty.


See Google Scholar, and ResearchGate.