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Meet Alana

Alana Johnston

Alana Johnston

Digital Learning Consultant


I joined the Centre for Educational Development as a Digital Learning Consultant in April 2022.

I have always been passionate about education. After graduating from Queen’s in 2014 with a degree in French and Modern History, I spent 8 years working as a secondary languages teacher in the UK, France and Japan. In previous roles I was heavily involved in curriculum development and teacher training with an emphasis on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

Responsibilities within the University

  • Providing pedagogically informed advice and support to academic staff in relation to their use of Canvas
  • Delivering group training sessions and one-to-one consultations to help solve problems and encourage best teaching practices
  • Collaborating with professional support staff across the university on digital learning approaches and policy development

Professional and Personal Interests

I have a keen interest in learning/professional development and enjoy curling up with a good, non-fiction book. A lot of my free time is spent learning languages, whether that’s watching French series on Netflix or attending my Japanese class with the Queen’s Language Centre. I also love international travel and I am happiest when I am planning my next trip!