Do Coyle has been Professor of Learning Innovation at the University of Aberdeen since summer 2008. She came to Aberdeen from the University of Nottingham, where she was Associate Professor of Education, Co-Director of the university's CETL-Visual Learning Lab and member of the Learning Sciences Research Institute.
Professor Coyle is an international expert in CLIL and has played a major role in the European movement associated with bilingual and modern languages education. Working towards the 'borderless classroom', she has created innovative approaches to video conferencing using the Teaching and Learning Observatory concept. She is a member of the international research group on learning strategies (IPOLLS), the European research group for CLIL (CLILCOM) and is guest editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.