School of Education and Social Sciences, University of Western Scotland, UK
Dr. Elizabeth Boyle is a reader in Psychology at the University of the West of Scotland with wide ranging interests in varied aspects of psychology including cognition, skills, attitudes, self, identity, motives and emotions.
Recently her research has focused on psychological aspects of technology and e-learning, looking especially at engagement and learning in digital games and individual difference characteristics of social media users. She has published journal and conference papers, edited books and book chapters in these areas.
Over the past 8 years she has been Principal Investigator on 3 European projects that have involved the design, development and evaluation of serious games (RU EU?, @email and CHERMUG). These projects are all at the cutting edge of technology, looking at how the features of games that engage players can be used to support learning. The most recent game, the RUEU? game, aims to support international students in understanding European identity.