Learning Technologist

Division: Institute of Global Health and Development

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Laurie Blair (BA, PGCert) is a Learning Technologist in the Institute of Global Health and Development.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Funded Projects

Laurie currently works in the Institute of Global Health and Development developing postgraduate online learning programmes to enable those working in health and development globally, to study and gain qualifications. This is an Erasmus+ project in collaboration with The Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam and the University of Bergen.

Previous to this, she was part of the research and teaching team in the Consumer Insight Centre. Her main role included research for consumer organisations, curriculum development and teaching (both online and face to face), at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

For 9 months she was seconded to the Centre for Academic Practice. Here, she converted face to face module curriculum for the PGCert in Professional and Higher Education into an online programme. This allows our international students to study from their home country.

Teaching and learning insight into online experiences, both for learners and educators.

Research Grants & Contracts Funding:

Innovative e-learning & teaching through strategic partnerships in Global Health Education (Erasmus)                                                                                                                                                           

Working with The University of Bergen, Norway and KIT in The Netherlands, IGHD is developing a unique MSc Global Health programme, where students only have to be on site for 3 months rather than a full year, with the rest of the course delivered online. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain a Masters degree by studying with three leading European Universities in the field of global health in an initiative that, as well as providing a firm grounding in theory and policy, will enhance employability by equipping participants with key skills for implementing global health programmes