I am Deputy Programme Director of the MSc Clinical Education at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education. I am also a tutor on the MSc Digital Education.


My main areas of research are around technology, education and memory, although I am also interested in understanding how practitioners operate in and across complex settings environments. See the publications page for more details. My PhD thesis is about technology, photography and memory (see more via my memory blog).

Latest thing

Fawns, T. (2020). The photo-elicitation interview as a multimodal site for reflexivity. In Visual Methods in Psychology (Second Edition), pp. 487–501. Reavey, P. (Ed.). Routledge.

Contact me

You can find my details on my University of Edinburgh page. Or you can get me at @timbocop on Twitter.

Selected tweets


A conversation on hybrid teaching and online assessment design with Velda McCune

I’ve appropriated these clips from the University of Edinburgh hybrid teaching exchange in order to bring together the different strands of an interesting conversation with Velda that touched on lots of important issues for education during COVID-19 and more generally. Look out for some impromptu appearances from some of my children! Designing Assessments for Hybrid …