Anna Wilson is a Lecturer in Lifelong Learning in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She is a member of both the Professional Education and Teaching Qualification for Further Education teaching teams. Her research focuses on informal and formal learning needed to adapt to a complex and fast-changing world. She has a strong interest in the intersections between ethics, digital practices and sustainability. This has led to two complementary research foci:
(i) the ways in which technological artefacts can shape ecologies of practices, including learning opportunities and experiences
(ii) expanding the conception of data to include stories and fictions that express values, aspirations and fears.
She is primarily an empirical researcher who likes to experiment with methodological and theoretical developments.
Prior to this, Anna was a nuclear physicist who worked in the US, UK and Australia, ultimately working at the Australian National University for over 12 years. In that context, she won two national teaching awards and co-led a national project on undergraduates' experiences of research. Anna completed her second PhD in Education at the University of Stirling in 2016 and joined the University as a lecturer in 2017.