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.

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Passed, no corrections!

On Tuesday I had my viva and passed with no corrections. Examiners John Sutton, David Frohlich and Chris Speed were very kind and I actually enjoyed the conversation and experience very much. A great end to the PhD journey.