Department of Education

Rebecca Eynon

Professor of Education, the Internet and Society

Rebecca Eynon holds a joint academic post between the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford.

Her research explores the relationships between education, the Internet and inequalities, and she has carried out projects in a range of settings (higher education, schools and the home) and life stages (childhood, adolescence and late adulthood).

Rebecca is co-editor of Learning, Media and Technology. She is co-author of Teenagers and Technology (Routledge, 2013) and Education and Technology: Major Themes (Routledge, 2016). Her work has been supported by a range of funders including BECTA, the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Commission, Google and the NominetTrust. She held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship exploring the links between Internet use and social mobility in Britain (2013-2014).

Rebecca graduated in Psychology with Statistics from Royal Holloway, University of London and gained a distinction in her Masters in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester. She completed her PhD at City University, London. Prior to joining Oxford Rebecca held positions as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, City University; as a Research Fellow, Department of Education, University of Birmingham and as a Researcher at the Centre for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester.

Doctoral Applications

Rebecca welcomes doctoral applications from students interested in the following research areas:

  • Digital Inequalities, Learning and Education
  • Political Economy of ‘Ed Tech’
  • Ethical & Social Implications of AI/Big Data in Education
  • Digital Skills and Youth

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