The 50 most influential UK higher education professionals on social media

List drawn up by social technology body Jisc reveals its top HE tweeters

October 7, 2015
Young people using smartphones and tablets

A list of the 50 most influential higher education professionals using social media in the UK has been released.

The line-up was created after Jisc, the sector’s main technology body, asked university workers to nominate people who were using social media in unique or interesting ways.

The nominees were whittled down to a top 50 by a judging panel, which included Chris Parr, digital and communities editor at Times Higher Education. He was joined by Eric Stoller, a blogger for Inside Higher Ed and Russell Stannard, founder of Teacher Training Videos, as well as David Kernohan and Sarah Knight from Jisc.

Most of the top 50 primarily use Twitter, but other social networks such as Facebook are represented too.

The full list in alphabetical order (for information on the individuals, see the Jisc website):

Sue Beckingham, Sheffield Hallam University @suebecks

William Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University @billatnapier

Luke Burns, University of Leeds @LP_Burns

Liz Cable, Leeds Trinity University @lizcable

Nathaniel Coleman, University College London @natcphd

Jasmine Connolly and Nathaniel Hobby, Bournemouth University @bournemouthuni

Tony Coughlan, The Open University @tjcoughlan

Tom Crick, Cardiff Metropolitan University @DrTomCrick

Egle Dagilyte, Anglia Ruskin University @EgleDagilyte

Jon Dron, University of Brighton @jondron

Lee Dunn, University of Glasgow @leeandrewdunn

Rhodri ap Dyfrig, Aberystwyth University @nwdls

Caitlin Golaup, Cardiff University, Cardiff C21 Facebook page

Lisa Harris, University of Southampton @lisaharris

Sarah Honeychurch, University of Glasgow @NomadWarMachine

David Hopkins, University of Warwick @hopkinsdavid

Paul Hopkins, University of Hull @hopkinsmmi

Matt Johnston, Coventry University @mjohnstonmedia

Jennifer Jones, University of the West of Scotland @jennifermjones

Kip Jones, Bournemouth University @kip_jones

Steven Jones, University of Manchester @StevenJones_MCR

Meena Kotecha, London School of Economics @lseMeena61

Natalie Lafferty, University of Dundee @nlafferty

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford @KTDigital

Teresa MacKinnon, University of Warwick @WarwickLanguage

Liz McCarthy, University of Oxford @mccarthy_liz

Stephen McClean, Ulster University @PlanetChemistry

Moira McLoughlin and Wendy Sinclair, University of Salford @Levylass and @wlasinclair

Claudia Megele, Middlesex University @SWSCmedia @ClaudiaMegele

Sonal Minocha, Bournemouth University @PVCBU

Liz Mossop, University of Nottingham @mossposs

Chrissi Nerantzi, Manchester Metropolitan University @ChrissiNerantzi

Nicola Osborne, University of Edinburgh @suchprettyeyes

Nick Pearce, Durham University @drnickpearce

Sara Perry, University of York @ArchaeologistSP

Paul Reilly, University of Leicester @PaulJReilly

Kate Reynolds, Bath Spa University @BathSpaEdDean

Vivien Rolfe, University of the West of England @VivienRolfe

Roger Scully, Cardiff University @roger_scully

Dominic Shellard, De Montfort University @DMUVC

Andrew Smith, The Open University @OUCisco

Guiseppe Sollazzo, St George’s, University of London @puntofisso

Amanda Taylor, University of Central Lancashire @AMLTaylor66

David Walker, University of Sussex @drdjwalker

Phil Ward, University of Kent @frootle

David Webster, University of Gloucestershire @davidwebster

Steve Wheeler, Plymouth University @timbuckteeth

Matt Williams and Pete Burnap, Cardiff University @socdatalab

Gary Wood, University of Sheffield @GC_Wood

Jonathan Worth, Newcastle University @Jonathan_Worth

For information on each of the individuals, see the Jisc website.

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