Josie Fraser is a UK based Social and Educational Technologist.
She currently works on international digital policy for the UK Government in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
She has served as a board member of Wikimedia UK since 2015, and was elected to Chair in 2017.
From 2010-2016 she led the technology strand of Leicester City Council’s £340million Building Schools for the Future Programme - setting, promoting and delivering an agenda for educational transformation in relation to the use of technology within schools. She led on delivering IT infrastructure, connectivity, systems, and equipment for 23 secondary mainstream and special education school building projects. In partnership with Leicester City Council, De Montfort University, and schools she created the award winning DigiLit Leicester project to support and develop staff digital literacy.
She has worked to support schools in understanding, making use of, and creating open educational resources (OER). The result of this is a suite of guidance and practical support documents(2014). Leicester City Council became the first council in Europe to provide school employees with permission to openly licence the educational resources they produce in the course of their work. She organised the first OER Schools conference (2015).
She has led on the UK's national cyberbullying guidance for both Labour and Conservative governments on behalf of Childnet International.