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

I am a Reader at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. My area of interest and expertise is in chemistry education.

Professional associations

I am a member of the Centre for Science Education, University of Edinburgh. I’m a member and Chair-Elect 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.

Amateur History

I also try to be a historian, and have written some books:

  1. you can read about my book on the history of Enniskerry at this website
  2. A study of early school houses in County Wicklow, Ireland, is 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


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