Nicola is Digital Librarian at Glasgow Metropolitan College and is responsible for the delivery and development of online services.
Fionnuala Carmichael is Manager of the JISC RSC Scotland South & West. Previously, Fionnuala was deputy manager and e-advisor with responsibility for staff development and training. With a background in Psychology and English, before joining the RSC in 2001, Fionnuala held a number of roles in the secondary, further & higher education sectors including teaching, IT training and technical systems in library and information services.
Duncan is currently Academic Liaison Librarian at Glasgow School of Art, an HE institution and one of only three Small Specialist Institutions in Scotland. His role includes the provision of training and workshops to readers, supporting research activity, collection development and management, and the development of online service delivery. In particular, he is interested in the application of new technologies, including Web 2.0, to the learning and teaching process, and maintains a number of blogs and other services for his readers. Recently he launched InfosmART, the GSA's innovation suite of information skills tutorials. Duncan has held a number of roles in the HE, FE, charity and museums sectors, and before coming to GSA he was IT Librarian at Glasgow Metropolitan College, and prior to that Digitisation Manager at the Scottish Civic Trust.
Fulton Dunn is Staff Development Manager at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. Prior to this Fulton was Head of School for Computing and Mathematics at the college. He has been in Further Education for 18 years.
George Howie is Learning Resources Manager at Glasgow College of Nautical Studies with responsibility for Blended Learning.
Colleen Hurren is Learning and Teaching Technologist at Cumbernauld College. She started her FE career as a Lecturer in Communication and Media before moving (stealthily) to learning technologies.
Colleen has been involved in a wide range of e-learning projects with organisations such as Scotland's Colleges, University of Stirling, SQA, Learning and Teaching Scotland, Learning Connections, Scottish Enterprise, PLATO Learning and Volunteer Development Scotland.
Derek Law was appointed Chair of the Board of JISC Advance in November 2008, which commenced trading in August 2009.
Previously Derek was the Senior Officer for the Information Resources Directorate and University Librarian at Strathclyde University from 1999 until October 2008. Before joining Strathclyde, Derek held appointments at King's College London and at the universities of Edinburgh, St Andrews and Glasgow. He was awarded the Barnard Prize for contributions to Medical Informatics in 1993, Fellowship of King's College London in 1997, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1999, an honorary degree by the Sorbonne in 2000, the IFLA medal in 2003 and Honorary Fellowship of CILIP in 2004.
Alison is a Historic Scotland Teaching Fellow for the School of Built Environment at Glasgow Metropolitan College; a four year appointment involving a mixture of teaching and research relating to conservation, repair and maintenance. This aims to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn about traditional building skills as well as new build technology. She teaches on courses relating to town planning, urban design, architectural conservation, sustainability and the built environment and integrates e-learning materials throughout these courses. Alison is also involved in developing and strengthening links between Historic Scotland and Scottish colleges through working on joint projects and helping students gain first hand knowledge of traditional buildings through site visits. Prior to her appointment in her current role Alison worked in Local Government in Scotland and England in conservation and town planning.
Jason joined JISC Legal in 2004 as the Service Manager. JISC Legal's role is to ensure that legal issues do not become a barrier to the development and adoption of new information and communication technologies in the UK further and higher education sectors. Jason's job is to efficiently allocate the Service's resources to the many demands on its expertise, to lead in terms of the Service's front line work, and to contribute to the development of its strategy.
Jason studied English Law and French Law at University College London in the dark and distant past. In 1994 he became a lecturer in law, specialising in European law, consumer law, and then IT law, and his ten years' experience in higher education included a stint as head of department. In 2004, he moved on to join JISC Legal, and has been assisting the further and higher education sectors in his current role since. In 2008, he added an LL.M. in IT and Telecoms Law from Strathclyde University to his qualifications.
Particular interests include copyright law, access management legal issues, e-commerce law, gadgets, Dundee FC, travel, Girls Aloud, and haggis wontons (his culinary speciality).
Margaret McKay is an eAdvisor for Accessibility & Inclusion at the JISC RSC in Glasgow.Previously, she worked at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing (now Glasgow Metropolitan College) where she was responsible for establishing and managing the Support for Learning Division. Margaret started her professional career as an Occupational Therapist with Greater Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Health Boards. In the past she has also served as Vice Chair of the Renfrewshire Association for Mental Health, as a member of the Scottish Branch Committee of SKILL: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities and as Chair of the RSC UK Access and Inclusion Role Group. Over the years, she has also been involved with the Division of Health and Social Care at Glasgow Caledonian University and the Dept of Occupational Therapy at Queen Margaret University College as visiting lecturer.