Kieron Kirkland

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Learning researcher at Futurelab working on the Ecobugs project.

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Kieron’s current work as a learning researcher includes leading the Greater Expectations project, which is exploring how digital technology can support young people to engage with their rights and entitlements. He has also published work on overcoming barriers to educational innovation, and was part of the team that developed Spark – Futurelab’s mobile exhibition which showcases new and emerging technologies that can be used to support education.

Before joining Futurelab he developed and delivered education programmes as Practitioner-in-Residence for Shakespeare's Globe, ran cognitive behavioural programmes for adult and young adult offenders with the Probation Service, and undertook research in India exploring Theatre as a methodology for social change.

Kieron is particularly interested in how digital technologies can stimulate social interaction and engage learners with their physical environment, and participatory approaches to learning. He is a member of the play and participation, and health and well being research groups. In his spare time Kieron is a Magician and practices Martial Arts.

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