Stewart Lamb Cromar (MSc, BSc (Hons))

Interactive Content Manager at the University of Edinburgh

Stewart Lamb Cromar with trademark glasses and hoodie

Based within the Learning, Teaching and Web (LTW) services division, the Interactive Content Service provide a professional web design and e-learning development service to all staff and students within the University as well as external clients.

Interactive Content Service

Project activity

Stewart is involved in a range of web design and e-learning development projects for staff and students within the University of Edinburgh as well as external clients. Main areas covered are:

  • Content development:
    • HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3, H5P, Tumult Hype, Adobe Animate and Adobe Flash (legacy conversions).
    • Illustrations, animations, quizzes, infographics and virtual patients.
  • Website design:
    • Drupal (inc. EdWeb), WordPress and bespoke solutions.
  • Audio and video media production:
    • Recording, editing and publishing.
  • Workshop facilitation.
  • Design for print.

Recent projects

  • Euan MacDonald Centre – Motor Neurone Disease research website (Drupal 7).
  • Life After Cardiac Arrest – Healthcare website providing advice and support for people affected by out of hospital cardiac arrests (WordPress).
  • Supercytes – Inflammation and immunology schools resource (EdWeb).
  • Ada Lovelace Day – Annual event celebrating of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


Academic publications

  1. Ellaway, R., Dewhurst, D. and Cromar, S. (2004). “Challenging the Mortality of Computer Assisted Learning Materials in the Life Sciences: The RECAL Project.” Bioscience Education E-journal 3.
  2. D. G. Dewhurst, M. J. Lew, J. Ziogas, and S. Cromar (2003) A Computer Simulation of Experiments on The Human Eye to Teach Autonomic Pharmacology. Brit. J. Pharmac. Proc. suppl. (GKT BPS, December 03) in press.
  3. D. G. Dewhurst, J. Overfield and S. Cromar (2003) An interactive cal program to teach the principles of the laboratory determination of red blood cell indices and their use in the diagnosis of anaemias. Brit. J. Pharmac. Proc. suppl. (Brighton BPS, January 03)
  4. Dewhurst, DG, Collins, G.G.S. and Cromar, S. (2002) A computer simulation of the sciatic nerve-tibialis anterior muscle preparation of the cat in vivo to teach neuromuscular pharmacology to undergraduate students. Brit. J. Pharmac. Proc. suppl. (Hertfordshire BPS, April 02)
  5. D. G. Dewhurst, H. Jones, C. Page and S. Cromar (2002) A computer simulation of experiments to demonstrate pharmacological control of guinea pig airways. Brit. J. Pharmac. Proc. suppl. (Imperial College BPS, December 01)

Conference proceedings

  1. Cromar, S. (2019). “Adult Colouring Book Inspired by the University of Edinburgh Collections”. ALT Conference, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
  2. Blaney,M., Crolla, M. and Cromar, S. (2019). “Build a Chatbot Workshop”. ALT Conference, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
  3. Campbell, L.M., Cromar, S. and Farley, S. (2019). “Supporting Creative Engagement and Open Education at the University of Edinburgh”. ALT Conference, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
  4. Guthrie, C., Cromar, S. and Reid, L. (2017). “D1St9S4: Arresting Tales: A co-production by Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivors and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland”. 28th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference, Cambridge, UK.
  5. Cromar, S. (2017). “LEGO Lovelace: building a modern icon”. Ada Lovelace Symposium, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
  6. Begg, M., Wood, L., Cromar, S., Quentin-Baxter, M., and Dewhurst, D. (2012). “Labyrinth extensions for OOER – a toolkit for managing workflow in organising open educational resources.”. AMEE Conference Proceedings, Lyon, France.
  7. Cromar, S., Dewhurst, D., and Begg, M. (2011). “RECAL: a sustainable strategy for developing multilingual medical learning objects.”. AMEE Conference Proceedings, Vienna, Austria.
  8. Begg, M., Hardy, S., Outterside, J., Wood, L., Cromar, S., Quentin-Baxter, M., and Dewhurst, D. (2011) “Game-Informed Risk Assessment? A Labyrinth based toolkit for managing a good practice risk assessment workflow and guidance for open educational resources”. Presentation, eLearning in Health, Birmingham, UK, June 2011 (accepted).
  9. Dewhurst, D., Cromar, S. & Ellaway, R. (2008) A new model for developing computer-based alternatives to using animals in tertiary education. Alternatives to Animal Testing and Experimentation (AATEX) Vol 14: Special Issue, 239-242 Proc. 6th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences August 21-25, 2007, Tokyo, Japan.
  10. Cromar, S., Ellaway, R., and Dewhurst, D. (2005). “RECAL: a sustainable learning objects approach to stimulating the use of alternatives in higher education”. ALT-C Conference Proceedings, Manchester, UK.
  11. Ellaway, R., Dewhurst, D. and Cromar, S. (2005). “RECAL: Architecting Teaching Materials for the Future”. ED-MEDIA Conference Proceedings, Montreal, Canada.
  12. Ellaway, R., Dewhurst, D. and Cromar, S. (2004). “Do not go gently: using standards-driven component technologies to save CAL materials from a lingering death”. Slice of Life Conference Proceedings, Leiden, NL.