Claire Ross, DLNET Chair
Doctoral Student, Centre for Digital Humanities, UCL
Claire is the Lead Researcher on the QRator project, and the research technical partner for the NESTA R&D fund Social Interpretation project with the Imperial War Museums.
Her research focuses on the value and impact of digital technology in museums by exploring user information seeking and interaction behaviour. Claire’s research interests looks at the nature of participation and engagement possibilities provided by digital spaces and social media and whether online interactions with cultural content provide engaging experiences for users, supporting inquiry and meaning making. Formerly, Claire held the position of E-Learning Development Project Manager working on a collaborative project with the Univeristy of Exeter and Geevor Tin Mine Museum. She is also a member of the committee for Ignite London.
Juno Rae, Committee Member and Administrator
Digital Learning Programme Coordinator, Museum of London
Juno coordinates the development and delivery of digital learning sessions and courses for various audiences at the Museum of London and is particularly responsible for evaluation and administrative aspects of the programme.
Her previous positions have included roles as a freelance educator at the Museum of London managing online learning provisions and facilitating digital learning sessions and visitor hosting at several cultural heritage sites. Juno has undertaken numerous voluntary positions, including at Royal Collection Learning, Leighton House Museum and the October Gallery. She studied BA History of Art at Goldsmiths and recently completed an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education at the University of London’s Institute of Education. Juno’s blog
Linda Spurdle, Committee Member
Digital Manager, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Linda leads on digital strategy and all public facing digital developments at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery. This includes gallery developments (the new Birmingham History Galleries), web (including the award winning Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource
), social media (twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, Posterous, etc), digitisation, etc. She is the digital lead for Birmingham in their cross partnership work on the Staffordshire Hoard
(photography, 3D digitisation, interactives, web and social media). She is also a member of the committee for the Museums Computer Group
. Linda’s blog
Alice Heywood, Committee Member
Alice has been involved in digital learning since 1995 having started out as development assistant at BBC Multimedia. In 2000 Alice joined Film Education and took charge designing and developing the website which was voted one of the top 5 media studies websites by Teachers TV. She has designed various educational websites promoting digital and media literacy for a variety of organisations including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Welsh Joint Education Committee. In 2008 Alice made the move north to indulge in her fondness for Celtic culture and joined the education team at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.
As Learning Officer, Alice has produced a number of educational resources promoting engagement with archive material through digital platforms. These include websites, video, social media and app projects. She is thrilled to have a role in promoting Scottish culture and heritage and in being able to read as many books as she likes at work.
Jane Frederick, Committee Member