Professor Michael Seery BA MA MSc PhD SFHEA NTF CChem FRSC
- You can contact me using details here: https://www.open.ac.uk/people/ms35254
- Blog: Link to my blog “Is this going to be on the exam?“
- Twitter: @seerymk
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mkseery/
- 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.
- 2020 Principal’s Medal for Exceptional Contribution to the University of Edinburgh
- 2020 National Teaching Fellow (Advance HE)
2019 Royal Society of Chemistry Inspirational Member Award
- 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award
- 2011 Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Learning and Teaching
- 2009 National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Teaching Excellence Award
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.