Studious is an award-winning social enterprise that is transforming higher education through digital technology and creative media. Founded by lecturers at the University of East Anglia, University of Cambridge and University College London, Studious collaborates with university partners like you to deliver outstanding digital learning experiences.
At Studious, we believe educational technology and multimedia empowers students to learn in new ways. Learning has the power to change lives and this is why we designed our cutting-edge app, Ryze. Ryze empowers your students to take control of their learning and be inspired and intellectually informed by the things that matter to them.
Our team are a passionate and ambitious group from a wonderful variety of backgrounds. We pride ourselves on the values of excellence, inclusivity, integrity and collaboration and constantly seek to positively impact the way education works. We put our people and the educational community at the heart of everything we do.
Meet all of our team below.
- App Development
- Partnerships & Sales
- Video Production
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 Operating 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.
Brand and Relationship Manager
Ludmilla is responsible for developing the brand strategy, initiating long-lasting relationships with selected Studious partners, gathering data and formalising strategic insights.
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 is a student researcher and part-time project planner. She combines business expertise and creative design to ensure that the company’s projects are well 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.
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.
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.
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.
Emma is an app and web developer that supports the tech team in the creation of all our tech solutions.
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.
Mark is a consultant for Studious, offering continued guidance and insight on all things tech. He is also I.T. Director for the UEA.
Dr Frederique Bouilheres
Frederique brings pedagogical insight to the accessibility of our work. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham.
Academic Partnerships Manager
Miriam brings her passion for education to her work with higher education institutions. She is responsible for creating and managing partnerships.
Michael has extensive experience, working for the leading brands in Higher Education Publishing and is responsible for Sales and Business Development.
E-learning Technologist Support
Diane brings years of experience working in education and technical translation to help create engaging and inspiring e-learning resources.
E-learning Technologist Support
Dara brings her enthusiasm for e-learning and education to create content which prioritises the engagement and learning experience of students.
12th May, 2021
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19th Apr, 2021
Thursday the 12th of March 2020 was my last visit to the UCL Bloomsbury campus, the last time I enjoyed face to face interactions with colleagues and students. Literally overnight teaching went online, my last two weeks of the teaching term represented my first experience of full online teaching, it was not how any of us would […]
22nd Mar, 2021
Animation is a highly effective tool for delivering an engaging learning experience. I could write at length about its value in education but there is already plenty of evidence to support this. So instead I will provide a brief insight into how we approach the pre-production phase of animation at Studious. I was recently introduced […]