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Dr Russell Butson

DipTchg, BA, PGDipArts, MA, PhD

Phone: +64 3 479 5789
Location: Dunedin

About Russell

Butson-photoRussell is a senior lecturer in higher education/educational technology. His research is focused on the learning that takes place within the university setting. He is currently leading a research program that incorporates innovative topics and methods to explore, understand and change our conceptions and approaches to academic learning. He is a pioneer in the use of digital devices and sensors to capture naturally occurring psychological, physiological and environmental data. His research explores the impact and opportunities that the digital revolution affords the academic development of faculty and students.

Areas of Expertise

• Science of Learning in Higher Education
• New Research Methodologies/Methods in Higher Education
• Learner-centric Educational Technology


Russell is available to supervise postgraduates enrolled in HEDU502, HED510 and HEDU590.