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OEB speaker Simon Hayhoe

Simon Hayhoe

Reader in Education, University of Bath, United Kingdom

Simon is a Reader in Education, University of Bath, UK. He is also a Centre Associate in the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics, an Associate of the Scottish Sensory Centre, University of Edinburgh and Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organisation. Simon’s current work focuses on visual impairment and visual culture, and accessible and inclusive technology. His most recent project investigated the use of mobile technologies as tools of inclusion for people with disabilities, sponsored by a Horizon 2020 grant from the European Union. The project was led by VRVis (based in Vienna) and its partners included the Open University, national museums in London, Madrid and Vienna and technology companies in Vienna and Belgrade. Simon has previously conducted research projects in the US, Canada, United Arab Emirates and the UK, and he is currently co-editor of the Routledge book series. He has also won several awards and fellowships, including a Fulbright All Disciplines Scholar's Award and fellowships of the British Computer Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA). He has also delivered keynotes and guest lectures for Harvard University, London School of Economics, MIT, and University of California Berkeley.