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Dr Steve Wright BA (Hons), MSc, PhD

Dr Steve Wright BA (Hons), MSc, PhD

Learning Technologist

Furness Building
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 594492


Faculty of Health and Medicine

Research Interests

My work:

I work developing materials and providing learning technology support to staff and students across the Faculty of Health and Medicine. I am a certified ATLAS.ti trainer and have developed a series of workshops on using QDA software (ATLAS.ti and NVivo) for qualitative research in 2015.

I work to ensure that the we deliver a quality programme and support for our distance learning programmes through the Moodle VLE and via Webex and Panopto for synhcronous seminars and events, and to priovide opportunities for peer assessment and class interaction in face-to-face lectures via WebPA and student response systems. I also convene the induction module with a focus on good academic practice. I work closely with academic members of staff in setting up and running their learning activities and modules. I'm also keen to experiment with and assess the potential of new technologies and systems to support learning and research.

Research interests:

I completed my PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning in 2014.

I am interested in mobile work, mobile methods and developing theory around the use of technologies in complex, fluid mobile environments and research methods for exploring these. I draw extensively on actor-network theory, ethnomethodology and ethnographic methods. I have undertaken small-scale research projects into mobile learning in informal learning communities. 

Previous Work and Research

I have previously worked with the Department of Management Leadership and Learning on the HEIF funded Leadership For Sustainability Learning Network through the Managament Leadership and Learning departmentand the Leadership for Sustainability the Dept Educational Research as Learning Technologist setting up the Doctoral Programme in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning and as learning technologist (maternity cover) for the Dept. Linguistics on their MA in Language Testing (By Distance) and MA in English Language (By Distance) programmes in 2009. I ahve also supported the Networked learning Conference.

I have an MSc in TESOL from the University of Stirling in which I specialised in Computer Applications for Language Learning. I have previously worked for the BBC as an Interactive Course Developer and as a web designer in the UK, South Africa and Australia.


Accounting for taste: Conversation, Categorisation and Certification in the Sensory Assessment of Craft Brewing

Wright, S. 07/2014 Lancaster: Lancaster University. 278 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Mobile learning and immutable mobiles: using iPhones to support informal learning in craft brewing

Wright, S. & Parchoma, G. 2014 The design, experience and practice of networked learning. Hodgson, V., de Laat, M., McConnell, D. & Ryberg, T. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 241-261 21 p. (Research in Networked Learning)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter


Supporting creativity in craft brewing: a case study of iPhone use in the transition from novice towards mastery

Wright, S., Parchoma, G. & Short, B. 09/2013 In: International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning. 5, 3, p. 52-67 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Accounting for taste: conversation, categorisation and classification in sensory judging.

Wright, S. 11/01/2013

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper



Technologies for learning?: an actor-network theory critique of ‘affordances’ in research on mobile learning

Wright, S. & Parchoma, G. 11/2011 In: Research in Learning Technology. 19, 3, p. 247-258 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article


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