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    Dawne Irving-Bell, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Teaching and Learning development within the Centre for Learning and Teaching at Edge Hill University.

    She has extensive experience of working in secondary, further and Higher Education settings and is a member of The Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation at Lancaster University.

    Dawne’s research interests include the formation of learner identity, with a particular focus on STEM subject disciplines. The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoTL) and pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching,  including the use of technology (and social media) to engage and enhance learning. She also enjoys lecturing on visual thinking and advocates for technology and design education.

    Dawne is a member of The Staff and Educational Development Association’s (SEDA) Conference and Events Committee and was recently invited to join the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning's (ISSOTL) Narrative Inquiry Collaborative Writing Group.

    Dawne is the Network Lead for the AdvanceHE Connect Social Media for Learning Group, Editor of the Journal of Social Media for Learning and a member of the Scientific Committee for EuroSoTL: Building Communities through the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching which will be hosted at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK in 2021.

    Dawne is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and leads on the University’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Teaching in Higher Education Programme, and the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education Developing Practice through Pedagogic Research Module.

    In her current position Dawne chairs institutional enquiries and leads on university-wide strategies to enhance the student learning experience, including Personal Tutoring and Induction and Transitions.


    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8943-9559

    Email: belld@edgehill.ac.uk 


    Education/Academic qualification



    • T Technology
    • Technology Enhanced Learning
    • Social Media for Learning
    • L Education
    • Leaner Identity
    • STEM Pedagogy
    • SoTL
    • T Technology (General)
    • STEM

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  • 25 Citations (Scopus)
    1785 Downloads (Pure)

    Analysing Design and Technology as an educational construct; an investigation into its curriculum position and pedagogical identity.

    Bell, D., Wooff, D., Mclain, M. & Morrison, D., 13 Feb 2017, In : Curriculum Journal. p. 1-20

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    79 Downloads (Pure)

    How technology makes us human: cultural historical roots for design and technology education

    McLain, M., IRVING-BELL, DAWNE., WOOFF, DAVID. & Morrison-Love, D., 2 Oct 2019, In : Curriculum Journal. 30, 4, p. 464-483 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    62 Downloads (Pure)

    The Role of ‘Learner Identity’ and Experience-Related Beliefs in Developing Desirable Graduate Attributes

    IRVING-BELL, DAWNE., 24 Sep 2019, Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship. Diver, A. (ed.). Springer International, p. 99-111 13 p. (Employability via Higher Education: Sustainability as Scholarship).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • STEM education in the twenty-first century: learning at work—an exploration of design and technology teacher perceptions and practices

    Bell, D., Morrison-Love, D., Wooff, D. & McLain, M., 1 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Technology and Design Education. 28, 3, p. 721-737 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    71 Downloads (Pure)


    Telling our Stories: Personal Narratives and The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

    IRVING-BELL, D., Schlesselman, L., Godbold, N., Smith, H., Torcivia Prusko, P. & McSweeney, J.


    Project: Research

    Access to Impact: A Research Study

    IRVING-BELL, D., Morrison-Love, D., McLain, M. & WOOFF, D.


    Project: Research



    The Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference 2019

    DAWNE IRVING-BELL (Chair), , SARAH-JANE WRIGHT (Chair), , DAVID WOOFF (Member of programme committee), , Sue Beckingham (Member of programme committee), , Susanne Faulkner (Participant), & Scott Turner (Member of programme committee)

    19 Dec 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    An Invited Talk: The Centre for Innovation in Education, The University of Liverpool


    9 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    EdChatEU Multilingual Educational Chat


    17 Aug 201923 Aug 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesOther



  • Young Engineer of Britain

    IRVING-BELL, DAWNE (Recipient), 1992

    Prize: Other distinction