Diana Bannister MBE is the Assistant Director Pedagogic Partnerships and Head of Postgraduate Taught provision, within the Faculty of Education, Health and Well-Being, University of Wolverhampton.
Diana joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2001 to lead development and research in the use and application of learning technologies across the education sector.
Diana is a project director, consultant, critical friend and education adviser to regional, national and international developments. Her work includes development and research on the use of interactive technologies, 1:1 learning, 1:1 devices, learning communities and school development. Diana works with many different sectors providing bespoke support to teachers or schools and more strategic professional development with Ministries of Education, regional advisers, external agencies and commercial providers to address effective implementation of technology and mainstreaming change in schools.
She regularly speaks at conferences and has undertaken international work across much of Europe, Australia, Canada, India and New Zealand. Most recently Diana has led a principal role in the Living Schools Lab project and the Creative Classrooms Lab project. In total, Diana has observed and analysed the practice in over 30 countries.
Whilst understanding the drive to embrace new and existing technologies, Diana remains determined to ensure effective practice in the C21st learning environments, knowing that though the technology continues to change; her ultimate goal is to maximise the quality of learning and teaching.