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Mr Simon Mahony
G19
Foster Court
Malet Place
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • Principal Teaching Fellow
  • Dept of Information Studies
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Biography
Simon Mahony is Director of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and Principal Teaching Fellow in Digital Humanities at the Department of Information Studies, University College London (UCL). He has been instrumental in the establishment and development of the highly successful and innovative graduate programme in Digital Humanities at UCL, working as Programme Director from its launch in 2011 until taking over as Centre Director in 2017. He has lectured extensively and published widely on education and pedagogy in the developing field of Digital Humanities. His other research interests are in the application of new technologies to the study of the ancient world, using new web-based mechanisms and digital resources to build and sustain learning communities, collaborative and innovative working. He is also active in the field of distance learning and is a member of the University of London’s Centre for Distance Education with an interest in the development of educational practice and the use of new tools to facilitate this. He is a member of the UCL Student Recruitment Interest Group and recipient of support from UCL’s Global Engagement Fund which has enabled his networking with Digital Humanities research centres and groups in several Chinese institutions. He is chair of the New UCL Open Education Special Interest Group and on the Project Management Team and a member of the Project Board for the UCL Open Educational Resources (OER) Repository. In addition, he is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London) and one of the founding editors of the Digital Classicist.
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Research Summary

My research interests are in the application of new technologies to the study of the ancient world, using new web based mechanisms and digital resources to build and sustain learning communities, collaborative an innovative working. I am also active in the field of distance learning and am a member of the University of London's Centre for Distance Education. In addition, I have an interest in the development of education practice and the use of new tools and technologies to facilitate this.

Appointments
01-OCT-2015 Principal Teaching Fellow Information Studies University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2013 – 30-SEP-2015 Senior Teaching Fellow Information Studies University College London, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2010 – 30-SEP-2013 Teaching Fellow Information Studies University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2006 – 31-DEC-2009 Research Associate Digital Humanities King's College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2004 – 30-SEP-2006 Research Assistant Digital Humanities King's College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2002 MA Master of Arts – Classics University of London
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