PhD student and Project Manager
Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions

+34 93 542 1173
Roc Boronat, 138 08018 Barcelona

Marc Beardsley is a PhD student at UPF with a Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (UPF) and a Bachelor of Commerce (University of British Columbia). He also holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the University of Victoria and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). Marc has 15 years of industry experience that spans work in Canada, Thailand, and Japan; and includes the co-founding and managing of a 6-person corporate training company and an e-commerce venture that grew to over 50 employees. His research interests lie at the intersection of neuroscience and education – and focus on how technology can support educators in better facilitating the development of effective lifelong learners. He initiated and is currently the project lead for Erasmus+ Project Illuminated (2017-2020) – Illuminating Effective Teaching Strategies with the Science of Learning. The interdisciplinary project involves experts in the fields of neuroscience and education technology and works with partners in Finland, Portugal and Greece.