Nathan Roberson

Educational Research Developer


Nathan Roberson is the Educational Research Developer within ISTLD. He works alongside faculty, instructors, and students to operationalize research questions to better understand, implement, and advance holistic teaching and learning inquiry.

Nathan is extensively engaged in educational research across disciplines such as computer science, medical education, psychology and sociology, and many others. He believes in adopting a variety of diverse research methods to support teaching and learning. His personal research focuses on social indicators of well-being and the creation of innovative metrics to inform education and health policies. He is passionate about philosophy and educational activism.

Nathan previously worked as a policy analyst on the Future of Education and Skills 2030 project at the OECD, and as a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Specialist at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC.

Dr. Roberson has a PhD is in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology from the University of British Columbia, an MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University, and a BA education in International Affairs and Spanish from the University of Colorado.

When not engaged in research, you’ll find Nathan managing his sheep or ducks, climbing or flying from a mountain, or weaving magic in the forests.