Dr Ivan Mitchell
Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO, Ivan leads the vision for Studious and oversees the company. He is passionate about the impact that digital learning technologies can have on higher education. He is also an Associate Professor at UEA.
Dr Sarah Warnes
Chief Academic Officer
Sarah’s responsibilities rest with overseeing the creation of the academic content, ensuring it is always engaging, challenging and dynamic! She is also a Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL.
Chief Operation Officer
As COO, James is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and leads on strategic planning, business development and marketing. He is also a Lecturer at UEA.
Milla is responsible for cultivating our brand strategy by promoting our personality online, in design and through events.
Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, James is responsible for the digital and technical side of the business including the on-going development of Ryze: our immersive and multi-media driven learning platform.
Lina combines business expertise and creative design to ensure that the company’s projects are well planned, designed and executed to deliver exciting educational content.
Head of Production: Commercial
Tshoba brings the creative and artistic edge to our educational learning media. He is passionate about making videos that impress.
Media Innovation Lead
Chris brings creative leadership to the generation of cutting-edge 3D animations. He is our in-house specialist when it comes to virtual and augmented reality.
Dr David Jobanputra
Head of Production: Academic
David leads on the conceptual design and development of academic films. He is a pioneer of bringing research insights to life through the power of documentary.
Isobel is passionate about all things eLearning. She is focused on developing lasting experiences for learners that will inspire and support their education.
Emma works with academics to develop new course content, using her editorial experience to ensure content is accessible, engaging and tailored to online learning.
Andy has a diverse background including web development and video editing. He brings these skills together to create e-learning resources which are engaging, interactive and fun.
Prof Frances Bowen
Frances supports the executive directors in forming business strategy and provides independent oversight. Frances is also Pro-Vice Chancellor for Social Sciences, University of East Anglia.
Dr George Witty
Lead AI Researcher
George is in charge of researching how Studious can make the most of Artificial Intelligence in every aspect of learning. He is currently working on developing the Tutor Bot.
Mark is a consultant for Studious, offering continued guidance and insight on all things tech. He is also I.T. Director for the UEA.
Mobile App Developer
Tom brings a huge passion for all things mobile, injecting creativity and interactivity into our Ryze platform to create a cutting edge app-based experience.
Junior E-learning Technologist
Heather brings her knowledge of working in the e-learning sector to help deliver an educational experience which is both fun and beneficial to learners.
Ivan and Sarah meet as Consultants
Prior to meeting at an educational publishing service, Ivan was experienced at creating videos and using technology in his lectures, while Sarah had spent years building digital learning materials for flipped learning experiences at UCL.
New projects, new ideas
Sarah, Ivan and James kept developing their independent digital interests: Ivan produced a series of learning videos for an education publishing service; James carried out research on interactive learning and simulations; and Sarah continued integrating digital technology at UCL.
Ivan, Sarah and James collaborate on e-learning
James, Ivan and Sarah bring together their knowledge with an ambition to create outstanding e-learning materials, offering something really special for their students.
University of East Anglia grants funding
The vision for Studious as a social enterprise takes root, and we develop a wide range of films and interactive media.
Collaboration with leading universities
We are excited to get a fantastic group of leading academics from the University of Leeds, University of Exeter, Essex University, University of Liverpool, UEA and UCL to join us to develop courses.
Exciting times – growing ambition and the team
After receiving more funding, Studious grows in size and ambition. We film a range of interviews and case studies at leading companies, and our designers give us a distinctive brand.
Studious starts working with IBM Watson to develop interactive learning experiences. We see the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to make learning dyadic, active and personalised.
Studious now offers pioneering virtual- and augmented-reality services, specifically designed for university learning experiences.
Studious' own platform, Ryze, is live for testing
The Studious platform, Ryze, is available for student testing. We are committed to providing the best experience for students and universities by exploring the functionality and continuously refining the app.
The year of Ryze! The first Collection is ready
Our first full collection is completed and bespoke courses are now possible!
Growth of AI and E-Learning
Studious expands both its e-learning and AI Research teams. We now have a growing group of experts working on e-learning innovation and artificial intelligence for education.
Ryze is launched
The world's most exciting digital learning app is launched on the App Store and Google Play, featuring interactive media, videos, micro-lessons, gamification and quizzes - all personalised for each user.
Studious is about inspiring learning through collaboration. We work together to achieve the outstanding. We encourage students to connect with each other.
We don’t underestimate learning potential. We bring accessibility to today’s learners. We don’t stick to tradition. Being stuck in the past should be stuck in the past. We disrupt monotony because we respect learning diversity. We believe in innovation, adaptation and imagination. We want every student to have the tools to succeed.
We believe in leading the education of tomorrow. Using technology to push the boundaries of today. We don’t stop. We won’t stop. We are Studious.