Helen Keegan

Helen Keegan is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Interactive Media and Social Technologies at the University of Salford in the UK. Her expertise lies in curriculum innovation and the development of new pedagogies through social and participatory media. She plays a key role in staff and curriculum development, specialising in emerging technologies, online communities, digital identity and digital literacy. She has led and participated in numerous research projects involving educational media (EPSRC, JISC, BBC, FP7, EU Socrates-Minerva and LLL) in capacities ranging from researcher to academic director. Her research focuses on social networking and social software, and the interplay between formal and informal learning. Alongside authoring and consulting, Helen is a recognised international speaker in the area of digital media and learning, delivering regular seminars and workshops on digital identity, digital culture and learning innovation. Recent invited presentations have included BBC Global News and the EPSRC. She sits on the editorial and review boards of journals including the British Journal of Educational Technology, the Journal of the Association for Learning Technology and the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments. Helen is also an executive board member of the Digital Cluster – a centre of excellence which combines and leads on high quality research, enterprise and teaching in the areas of informatics, digital media, and new and convergent technologies.