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Prof Carey Jewitt
UCL Knowledge Lab
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
23-29 Emerald Street
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  • Professor of Learning and Technology
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education


PhD ‘A multimodal framework for technology mediated learning’, Institute of Education (IOE), University of London (2003, funded by ESRC))

M.Sc. Social Research Methods (with Distinction, 1996), Sociology Department, The University of Surrey

BA Fine Art and Media, Northumbria University

Institutional roles 

2016 -  2018    Director UCL Knowledge Lab

2011 – 2014                Head of Department, Culture Communication & Media, IOE

2009 – 2011                Deputy Director, IOE London Knowledge Lab

2007 – 2012                Director of Research, IOE Centre for Multimodal Research

Research and Journal Review Boards

Founding editor of the journal Visual Communication. 
Editorial board membership: BJET, Educational Review, Linguistics and Education, Digital Culture & Education, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy; and International Journal of Learning (RMIT). I review articles for a number of other journals.
Editorial Board Sage Publishers, Media and Communications Video Collection
Member: ESRC Peer Review College, UK; Member: Review Committees, Australian Research Council, Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ministry of Education Singapore, Norwegian Research Council, Swedish Research Council, National South African Foundation.

Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary

My research interests centre around four areas of specialization:

  1. Multimodal interaction
  2. Innovative methodologies
  3. Digitally mediated interaction and communication
  4. Interdisciplinary research
  5. Touch


I have conducted over 20 national and international funded research projects on multimodal communication, interaction and learning: 10 as Principal Investigator (PI), with a total value of £5.4 million, including:

PI: IN-TOUCH: Digital Touch Communication, ERC Consolidator Award, €1,990,000, 2016-2021

PI: MODE ‘Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Environments’, ESRC, £1.34 mil., 2011-15, with Dr J. Bezemer,    Prof. G. Kress, & Dr S. Price (IOE)

PI: MIDAS ‘Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts & Social Sciences’, ESRC Methodological Innovation Programme, £188,000, 2013-14, with Dr K. Walker (Royal College of Art), Prof. S. Broadhurst (Brunel), D. Atkinson (Royal College of Fashion) & Dr. S. Price (UCL)

Co-Investigator (Co-I)/ UK Coordinator: DIGI-MED ‘Global Perspectives on Learning & Development with Digital Video-Media’, Marie Curie IRSES, €220.000, 2012-14, with Dr M. Kontopodis, Roehampton

Co-I: Digital Museums, UCL partnership fund, £20,000, 2013-14, with Dr T.Moussari & Dr S.Price (UCL)

Co-I: Geo-Sci-Teach, Joint Information Systems Committee, £69,000, 2010-11, with Dr S. Price, Dr D. Davies (UCL) & Dr G. Roussos (Birkbeck, University of London)

PI: Innovative Teaching & Learning Research, Microsoft, £165,600, 2010-12, with Dr N. Selwyn (IOE)

PI: Research Councils of UK Academic Fellowship, 2005 – 2010 (£160,000)

Co-I: Investigating Student Access to Changing Multimodal Texts and Pedagogies, National Research Foundation Council South Africa, £31,000, 2009-11, with Dr A. Archer, University of Cape Town, SA

Co-I: Sociolinguistic-Ethnography & Changing Society, ESRC, £99,900, 2007-9, with Profs. Ben Rampton (Kings College London) and Jan Blommaert (Tilburg University, Netherlands) 

Postgraduate Research:

I am interested in supervising students with interests in: multimodal research, touch based communication and interaction, studies using and investigating video-based research, the use of technologies for learning and multimodal identities research that takes a long view of technology.

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