Professor Ronan Deazley
Ronan is Professor of Copyright at Queen’s University Belfast, having previously taught at the University of Glasgow, the University of Birmingham and Durham University. Throughout his early career he published extensively on the history of copyright law in Britain, although his research now focuses on the way the copyright regime impacts how memory institutions enable online access to our shared cultural heritage. In addition, he develops copyright education tools and materials for cultural heritage practitioners, information and media professionals, students and the wider public. He was the General Editor of CopyrightUser.org between 2013-16, established the Copyright Cortex in 2017, and is the co-creator of The Game is On! (2015-18) an award-winning series of six animated films exploring copying, creativity and limits of lawful appropriation and reuse.
Alex is Head of Curriculum Enhancement at the University of Leicester and a National Teaching Fellow; he is also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Higher Education Futures, Aarhus University. He has had long experience as both practitioner and researcher of course design and development for higher education. His principal research area is in games based learning for education and museums; he has co-authored Using Games to Enhance Teaching and Learning (Routledge, 2012) and New Traditional Games for Learning: A Case Book (Routledge, 2013) and has suggested key features of online immersive games which can be transferred to higher education to ensure high engagement and community development. He also teaches innovative courses in History, Archaeology and Museum Studies; designs games (he was part of the team behind the first charity Alternative Reality Game, Operation: Sleeper Cell) and is a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. He chairs the ALT Playful Learning Special Interest Group, and co-organises the Playful Learning conference.
Other confirmed speakers
Dr Jane Secker, City, University of London and Chris Morrison, University of Kent.
Jane and Chris are the founders of Icepops and set up copyrightliteracy.org in 2015 as a focus for their research and educational initiatives in this area. They created Copyright the Card Game and the Publishing Trap and have published guidance for practitioners on copyright. They co-authored the book Copyright and E-learning published by Facet in 2016.
Hayleigh is Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Coventry University. She is also a Visiting Lecturer in IP at the University of the Arts London (UAL) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management (CIPPM). She holds a PhD in Copyright Law from Bournemouth University, under the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award. She is also a regular contributor to the specialist IP blog IPKat, and an active board member of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN). Hayleigh’s research areas focus on copyright, copyright infringement and copyright education. Her education projects include http://www.copyrightuser.org, http://www.creativeip.org and co-authored paper: Swings and Roundabouts: The Impact of Legal Drafting on the Language and Understanding of Copyright Law and the Need for Educational Materials (International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, 2016).