Michael Scott

Michael Scott

  • mscott3 at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • PGR
  • CEMP
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I am currently a researcher in the Ed.D program at Bournemouth University, where I specialize in the field of neurodivergence in the post-16 education sector. In addition to my research, I am also a specialist mentor and study skills tutor with Clear-links, supporting Higher Education (HE) students. I have previously taught professional practice on the HNC Computing course at Nelson & Colne College and conducted workshops for BTEC L3 Creative Media.

My research focuses on the use of Twitter as a tool for professional agency, practice, and socialization among neurodivergent educators, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe it is important to give a voice to those who may be unseen, unheard, or undisclosed in traditional educational spaces, and I approach my research with a reflexive, first-person perspective using a partly auto-ethnographic methodology. Through my research, I hope to understand how neurodivergent post-16 educators use Twitter and how it contributes to the shaping of their professional identity and agency.


Journal Articles

Internet Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Neurodiversity in Higher Education, Navigating Neurodivergent Identities on Twitter: Insights from Educators, 15 Sep 2023, Online
  • 14th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, Twitter & The Neurodivergent Educators’ Paradox- ​ An Octopus Perspective​, 30 Nov 2022, Bournemouth University, FG06 and Online


  • PGCE in Postgraduate Certificate in Lifelong Learning (University of Huddersfield, 2021)
  • MA in Film Production (University of Central Lancashire, 2019)
  • BSc (Hons) in Media Production (University of Central Lancashire, 2018)

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