First and foremost I’m husband to a wonderful wife and and proud father to a young son and daughter. Their wellbeing and happiness comes before anything else I do.
In 2012 I became Dr Belshaw having successfully defended my doctoral thesis on What is digital literacy? A Pragmatic investigation at Durham University. This is publicly accessible online. I’ve also completed an MA in Modern History and PGCE in Secondary History (Durham) along with a BA (Hons) Philosophy at the University of Sheffield (where I met my wife).
I’m currently employed by the Mozilla Foundation as Badges & Skills Lead where I evangelise Open Badges and head-up their work on web literacies. Prior to that I was at JISC infoNet and before that move into further and higher education I was a Senior Leader and Teacher of History and ICT in various schools. You can view my full educational and employment history at LinkedIn or more colourfully at my Visual Resumé.
In mid-2011 I set up a part-time educational consultancy called Synechism Ltd. for interesting projects people and organisations sometime ask me to work upon.
I greatly value the networks of which I’m part, so please do connect with me via my profile page (which also has an ‘Email me’ button to get in touch!)