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James McDowell

Faculty Student Experience Manager

James McDowell

FASS Building

LA1 4YL

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594133

Research overview

Dr James McDowell leads the Student Experience team in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He has oversight of quality assurance and employability activities across the Faculty, and is responsible for the enhancement of student satisfaction and retention.

 
James's research interests fall broadly within the field of technology-enhanced learning, with a special focus on the uses of technology to improve inclusivity for learners affected by dyslexia and Asperger's Syndrome. James is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Lead Assessor for the Asociation for Learning Technology's professional accreditation scheme, CMALT.

PhD supervision

Dr McDowell is happy to be involved in PhD supervision in the broad area of technology-enhanced learning, and would be interested in hearing from propsepctive doctoral researchers looking to explore uses of video to enhance learning, assessment and feedback, and uses of technology in the area of inclusivity (with a particular focus on dyslexia and autistic spectrum conditions).

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