Professor Allison Littlejohn is Academic Director for Digital Innovation at The Open University, UK and Chair of Learning Technology, researching professional and digital learning. Professor Littlejohn has held research Chairs at three UK Universities, The Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Dundee University and academic positions at the Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Highlands and Islands (UK) and N Colorado (USA).
The title of her keynote is "Professional Lifelong Learning".
She has worked in organisational change as a University Senior Manager since 2006. Her research with professional organisations and multinational companies spans the Finance, Education, Health and Energy sectors. She was Senior Researcher in Knowledge Innovation & Development for Royal Dutch Shell 2008-10. Professor Littlejohn has established and led research programmes in four UK universities during which time she has been Principal Investigator or Senior Scientist on over 40 research projects funded by organisations including the Economic & Social Research Council, The European Commission, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Energy Institute, British Petroleum, the Higher Education Academy, Jisc, the Higehr Education Funding Council for England and the Scottish Funding Council. She has published more than 176 articles (http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/ahl69.html) and is regularly invited as a keynote speaker (https://iet.open.ac.uk/people/allison.littlejohn#presentations). She is currently an external examiner for University College London.