Cristina Costa is a Lecturer in Lifelong Learning (TEL) at the University of Strathclyde and was named Learning Technologist of the Year 2010 by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). Cristina's research focuses on the use of participatory media in a changing environment. She is particularly interested in analysing the advantages and also the implications of using the social web in Education and beyond (Learning and Teaching, Research and Internationalisation, Engagement and Social Enterprise, etc). Twitter: @cristinacost

Joe Nicholls is a Principal Consultant in Digital Enablement at Cardiff University. He has a background in Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction, with research experience in the design and evaluation of interfaces to clinical information systems. As an educational technologist he has over 20 years experience teaching university staff and postgraduate students about the design, development and effective use of media and technology for learning and teaching. His current work is primarily concerned with establishing sustainable and scalable approaches to developing staff and student digital literacies. Twitter: @JoeNicholls

Emma Gillaspy has a portfolio career in researcher development. She is currently the Vitae North West Hub Manager and Trainer in the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at the University of Manchester. Emma regularly delivers training for researchers, academics and researcher developers at institutional, national and international levels and has a particular interest in the use of social media in researcher training. Twitter: @egillaspy