Michael Seery RSC HE Award 2012
Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive RSC, Dr Michael Seery, DIT, Prof Lesley Yellowlees, President, RSC.

I am a Reader at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, with interests in the use of technology in chemistry education, school to university transition, practical work in chemistry, and academic writing. Together with colleagues in the College of Science and Engineering, I am a member of the Centre for Science Education. 

Link to School Homepage.

I’m a member of the editorial board of the RSC magazine Education in Chemistry and a member of the Advisory Panel for the journal Chemistry Education Research and Practice.

I also try to be a historian, and you can read about my book on the history of Enniskerry at this website and more recently a study of early school houses in County Wicklow now available on Google books. I also maintain a blog on some aspects of the history of Dublin’s streets. I’ve recently joined the Advisory Board of the journal Studies in Arts and Humanities

Brief CV

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry with Chartered Chemist (CChem) status
  • Member of the European Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Education Network

  • Outgoing-Chair, RSC Republic of Ireland Local Section (former Honorary Secretary)
  • Member of the Advisory Panel of the journal Chemistry Education Research and Practice
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Education in Chemistry


  • School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Joseph Black Building, David Brewster Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3FJ.
  • E: michael.seery [AT] ed.ac.uk