My name is Cristina Costa and I am a Lecturer in Lifelong Learning (TEL) at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Prior to that, I worked at the University of Salford as the Learning and Research Technologies Manager.
Since 2011 I am also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Manchester Metropolitan University (Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care), UK, where I collaborate with Professor Carol Haigh in applying and researching the use of Social Media in Health Care contexts.
My research focuses on the use of participatory media in a changing environment. I am 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).