About Me

Professor Michael Seery BA MA MSc PhD SFHEA NTF CChem FRSC

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Brief CV

  • Professor of Chemistry Education at the University of Edinburgh. My research and scholarship is in the areas of learning in laboratories, digital education, supporting students’ independent learning, and methods in education research.
  • I was the Director of Teaching in the School of Chemistry. As Director of Teaching, I 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.



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.