Matthew O'Rourke

Matthew O'Rourke

Lecturer in Education

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA110

+44 (0) 1772 89 6339

Subject Areas: Education

Matt is the Digital Learning Manager within the School of Medicine.  Matt’s research interests include the structuring of virtual learning environments and the design of distance and blended courses. Also a key focus involves working with colleagues to maximise on technology enhanced delivery.

Full Profile

Matt is the Digital Learning Manager within the School of Medicine. Before his current posting, Matt spent many years working overseas. For 10 years we was with the British Council as outreach manager for Northern and Central Europe, and also as a senior consultant in India. Matt also spent four years in Siberia as technology co-ordinator on a joint project between University College London and the Kazakhstan Government. Before joining UCLan, Matt was based in Rome where he worked as a consultant for the United Nations


  • MA Educational Technology, University of Manchester,  2005
  • BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Wales (College Cardiff) 1993

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Facilitating Learning and online learning development

Research Activities

Educational Pedagogy for Online Learning

Research Groups

  • Online Learning
  • Flipped Learning