Director of Edtech Lab
David’s role is to identify how the School can best take advantage of educational technology in its teaching and then encourage and enable this to happen. David uses his specialist knowledge in the field to encourage innovation and ensure that the School has capacity in specialist areas.
Deputy Director of Edtech Lab
Marc is the Deputy Director of the Edtech Lab at the Business School. His role is to facilitate the use of learning technology across all programmes within the School, and is currently focused on the development of the School’s learning platform; the Hub and Online Global and Blended Executive MBA programmes.
Marc holds an International MSc in E-Learning, Multimedia and Consultancy, BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, a PgCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and is also a Fellow of the HE Academy.
Principal Learning Technologist
Karlie O’Hara is the Head of the Learning Design and Evaluation team within the Edtech Lab to develop high-quality learning experiences. Karlie leads the strategy for learning design across online and blended programs at the Business School, most recently the blended Executive MBA and the Global Online MBA program.
Karlie joined the Business School in 2008 after working in the Investment Banking sector as a developer and business analyst for Lehman Brothers and Nomura. The Edtech Lab provided the perfect place to develop her passion for technology, business, education and innovation.
In her role, Karlie works alongside academic staff to provide consultancy and guidance to identify opportunities for innovation in online learning and transform teaching for online delivery. She manages a team of Digital Learning Specialists to develop and deliver high-quality learning experiences and implement evaluations to measure their effectiveness.
Karlie holds an MSc in Computing from Imperial College and a BSc in Management Sciences from the London School of Economics and is interested in applying her corporate and professional experience and instructional design expertise to enhance online teaching through the use of learning analytics, simulation and data visualization.
Head of Learning Design
Sarah has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Otago in New Zealand and an MA in Metaphysics from the University of Leeds. Sarah started her career as a Research Scholar at Boston University, before returning to London as a Learning Designer and Commissioning Editor for Epigeum, a leading provider of online learning for Higher Education Institutions worldwide and a spin-out from Imperial College London.
After four years at Epigeum, Sarah moved to the Edtech Lab at Imperial College Business School, first as a Senior Online Learning Designer and then as Manager of Online Learning Design. Sarah is responsible for managing the Learning Design team, leading on the design and delivery of online and blended programmes and building expertise to ensure that the School is at the forefront of innovation in technology-enhanced education.
Outside of work, Sarah loves reading, experimenting with plant-based recipes in the kitchen and hanging out with her partner’s vivacious eight-year-old daughter.
Senior Online Learning Designer (maternity leave)
As a senior online learning designer, Julie is involved in the design, delivery, and evaluation of online and blended modules for MSc, MBA, and Undergraduate students, as well as executive education clients. She works with faculty, teaching assistants, programme teams, developers and media specialists to create and deliver a great online learning experience for students. She uses an evidence-based approach to inform design choices and improve student satisfaction.
Previously, she worked as a teacher and tutor for 6 years. She worked at Mittal Steel and KPMG, at the Alliance Française of Swaziland, and at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC. She obtained an MSc in Learning Technologies at Birkbeck College / Institute of Education and joined the Edtech Lab at Imperial College Business School in 2013 to support the digital aspects of campus-based programmes. While working on online modules, she helped create simple tools to help students think about their learning, give feedback, and ask for help in a timely manner.
She understands how the use of digital tools can help enhance teaching and learning from a pedagogical, technical and usability perspective, and she is passionate about helping teachers create great online learning experiences for students.
Senior Online Learning Designer
Angela has been working in the field of online education since 2011, when she started an online teaching business. She has a B.A. in Translation Studies, and is currently pursuing a M.Ed. in E-Learning Research from the National Distance Education University. As well as holding a CELTA teaching qualification, Angela is an accredited DELE examiner at Instituto Cervantes.
Her career in E-Learning began in 2016, when she joined language expert Olly Richards in the creation of an online Spanish academy. At first, her role as a SME involved aspects of course design and delivery, but after a year it evolved to include course coordination and project management duties.
At the Edtech Lab, Angela works as a Senior Online Learning Designer, and is responsible for designing and delivering online and blended programmes. As part of her job, she also participates in research activities aimed at improving online education and providing better learning experiences for students.
Online Learning Developer
Janaina works closely with programme teams and staff to build, populate and update online course areas to ensure that they meet the standards and structure adopted by the Business School. Janaina is the first point of call for all online learning environment support issues and FAQs, as well as requests for the use of in-class technologies.
Online Learning Media Producer
Chris works for the Edtech Lab as an Online Learning Media Producer. He thoroughly enjoys working with academics to personalise teaching in online spaces; he works towards creating short, relevant media which link to real-world practice. Over the last few years, he has developed Imperial College’s first ever fully online degree, the Global MBA. More recently, he has been producing Imperial College’s first series of MOOCs for the edX learning platform, a blended Executive MBA and an online MSc in Business Analytics. He’s taken the lessons from the previous projects to create even richer media experiences for students.
Chris likes to keep abreast of the latest developments in the wider eLearning community so that he can adapt to the changing landscape of technology-based learning. Chris is currently studying for a PGCert in Learning Technologies, focusing on new approaches to learning design and theoretical perspectives of technology-enhanced learning and pedagogy.
Chris is always keen to collaborate and share experiences, so please don’t hesitate to contact him!
Online Learning Media Producer
Andrew has a BA (Hons) in Documentary Film and Television from the University of South Wales and also carries a PGCE (PCET) qualification from Cardiff University.
Andrew has considerable experience in all aspects of video production – particularly within the commercial sector. As well as being a practitioner, Andrew has also partnered with universities, colleges and businesses to deliver training in media production.
Andrew joined the Edtech Lab in July 2018 and is currently part of the video/media production team.
Dr Nai Li is an Educational Researcher at Edtech Lab, Imperial College Business School. She is mainly involved in the Research and Evaluation programme that helps with developing, implementing and evaluating innovative educational technologies and pedagogies.
Prior to joining Imperial, she worked in both commercial and higher education sectors. She worked for more than 5 years at the Open University where her research interests focused on learning analytics, online learning and quantitative research methods. She also worked as Research Director at Ipsos-MORI China, Research Fellow/Research Associate at University of Oxford, and Senior Researcher at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London.
She obtained her PhD in Educational Technology from Institute of Educational Technology, the Open University, UK.
Senior Online Programme Manager
Gavin has worked in education since 2008, joining Imperial College Business School in January 2018 from the London School of Economics where he had spent eighteen months working in programmes and operations for the TRIUM Global EMBA Program. Previous to this, Gavin had spent four years working on Executive Education programmes at London Business School. Gavin has a BA in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Hull.
Gavin is responsible for leading the programme administration and management of Imperial’s online programmes. This includes establishing and embedding best practices and innovation in online learning, provide outstanding learning experiences to students and evaluate the success of new approaches to ensure online delivery of programmes is fit for purpose.
Online Programme Manager
Matt is an experienced manager of both online and on-campus academic and professional programmes. He has coordinated the delivery of degree courses and student welfare initiatives at the University of Westminster and at King’s College London.
He is currently responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the online MSc in Business Analytics.
Senior Online Developer
Phil has a BSc in Business Information Technology from the University of Northumbria and is currently studying for a PG Cert in Learning Technologies from the University of Leicester.
Phil joined the Edtech Lab in February 2015 and has been involved with all aspects of the team’s work, including media production, technical development and instructional design.
Phil is currently responsible for project management of the Edtech Lab, ensuring coordination of activities and high-quality output from the team.