About Me

Professor Michael Seery BA MA MSc PhD SFHEA NTF CChem FRSC

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Brief CV

  • Professor of Chemistry Education. Until recently I was at the University of Edinburgh, and I recently joined the Open University as a Staff Tutor. My research and scholarship is in the areas of learning in laboratories, digital education, supporting students’ independent learning, and methods in education research. At Edinburgh I was a Director of Teaching, where led a large-scale change agenda in how we teach, assess, and develop appropriate graduate attributes of our students.
  • Elected Member of the RSC Education Division Council
  • Former Editor in Chief of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journal Chemistry Education Research and Practice (free to access).
  • Prior to Edinburgh I was an academic at DIT (now TU Dublin), where I led an education research programme, and a research programme in photocatalysis.


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Personal Interests

I also try to be a historian, and have written some books on the history of Enniskerry, as well as a study of early school houses in County Wicklow, Ireland, now available on Google books. I also maintain a blog on some aspects of the history of Dublin’s streets. When not working or doing history, I enjoy spending time in my garden and travelling with my partner, Matthew.