Neil Morris

Neil Morris is Chair of Educational Technology, Innovation and Change in the School of Education and the Director of Digital Learning at the University of Leeds, reporting directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Student Education.  He is a National Teaching Fellow, and has won a number of national awards for teaching excellence. Neil has a research background in neuroscience and current research interests in educational technology, online learning and blended learning. He has conducted a number of published research studies on the impact of mobile technologies on student learning and engagement and he is the co-author of Study Skills Connected, a successful textbook on using technology effectively to enhance learning (Palgrave MacMillan), and Studying a MOOC: a guide (Palgrave MacMillan). Neil has led a number of strategic technology projects at Leeds, including MOOCs for FutureLearnlecture capture, Open Educational Resources, Virtual Learning Environment and student response handsets. Neil is co-lead educator on the FutureLearn online course Blended Learning Essentials with Prof. Diana Laurillard, a project funded by the Ufi Charitable Trust. Neil recently delivered a project for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education with Prof. Linda Evans to produce an interactive toolkit on Improving student learning outcomes through strategic change for leaders involved with technology enhanced learning projects (Leadership Foundation for Higher Education).  Further information about Prof Neil Morris available here (

Recent publications

Morris NP, Lambe J, Ciccone J, Swinnerton BJ, ‘Mobile technology: students perceived benefits of apps for learning neuroanatomy’, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 32.5 (2016), 430-442 DOI: 10.1111/jcal.12144, Repository URL:

Morris NP, Ramsay L, Chauhan V, ‘Can a tablet device alter undergraduate science students’ study behavior and use of technology?’, Adv Physiol Educ, 36.2(2012), 97-107 DOI: 10.1152/advan.00104.2011

Smith K, Morris NP, ‘Evaluation of biomedical science students use and perceptions of podcasting’, Bioscience Education Electronic Journal 2014 DOI: 10.11120/beej.2014.00024, Repository URL:

Further information about Prof Neil Morris is available here.