Dr Michael's interdisciplinary research explores professional practices, education and learning through visual methods and sociomaterial approaches to theory.
Dr Michael is Principal Investigator for 'A Visual Study of Professional Learning in Closing the Poverty-Related Attainment Gap', an innovative art-based research project funded by the Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant.
Additionally, Dr Michael has a research interest in visualising academic writing practices; and she advises internationally on strategic approaches to interdisciplinary research writing.
Michael M (2019) A Visual Study of an Academic Writing Skills Workshop – an Example from Brazil. 2019 SRHE Annual Research Conference, Newport, Wales, 11.12.2019-13.12.2019. https://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2019/downloads/SRHE_ARC_Abstracts_2019.pdf
Michael M & Murray R (2019) The Joy of Writing [The Joy of Writing - A Collaboration of Image and Text]. Lochwinnoch, Scotland: Anchorage Educational Services. https://roomforwriting.co.uk/the-joy-of-writing/
Watson C & Michael MK (2016) Translations of policy and shifting demands of teacher professionalism: from CPD to professional learning. Journal of Education Policy, 31 (3), pp. 259-274. https://doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2015.1092053
Drew V, Priestley M & Michael MK (2016) Curriculum Development Through Critical Collaborative Professional Enquiry. Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 1 (1), pp. 92-106. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdf/10.1108/JPCC-09-2015-0006; https://doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-09-2015-0006
Fenwick T, Doyle S, Michael MK & Scoles J (2015) Matters of Learning and Education: Sociomaterial approaches in ethnographic research. In: Bollig S, Honig M, Neumann S & Seele C (eds.) MultiPluriTrans in Educational Ethnography: Approaching the Multimodality, Plurality and Translocality of Educational Realities. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag/Columbia University Press, pp. 141-162. http://cup.columbia.edu/book/multipluritrans-in-educational-ethnography/9783837627725
Michael MK & Munday I (2014) Material and Aesthetic Tensions Within Arts-Based Educational Research: Drawing Woodpaths. In: Smeyers P & Dapaepe M (eds.) Educational Research: Material Culture and its representation. Educational Research, 8. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 145-162. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-03083-8_10
Michael MK (2014) ArtHunter - Research Report: Mobilising new experiences for museum staff and visitors’. Digitial R&D Fund for the Arts. http://artsdigitalrnd.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CReATeS_ResearchReport_NationalGalleriesScotland.pdf
Squires C, Eikhof DR, Fenwick T, Ray Murray P, Grindle M, Millar F, Mackenzie N, Michael MK, Berridge S, Beech N, Greig G & Carter S (2012) CReATeS - Consortium for Research into Arts and Technology in Scotland. 2012. http://www.creates.stir.ac.uk/
Michael MK (2011) An Image of Possibility: Illustrating a Pedagogic Encounter with Culture. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 30 (3), pp. 340-348. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2011.01727.x
Michael MK (2009) Doors to Knowhow: Art-Based Research Practice in Pedagogical Inquiry. In: Blenkinsop S (ed.) The Imagination in Education: Extending the Boundaries in Theory and Practice. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 112-128. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/the-imagination-in-education-14
Dr Michael is Programme Director for the MSc Professional Education and Leadership, a highly-regarded postgraduate degree for advanced educators and leaders. Additionally, she convenes the professional enquiry (dissertation) modules of the MSc Professional Education and Leadership; and also the innovative blended/online modules 'Examining Professional Practices' and 'Extending Professional Practices'.
Dr Michael supervises doctoral students with interests in creative education; arts-based research methodologies; professional practices; and sociomaterial approaches to education and research.
In recognition of Dr Michael's key contribution to high quality student and colleague learning she was awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE). Dr Michael mentors colleagues in HE teaching and learning through the innovative Stirling Framework for Enhancing Learning and Teaching (SFELTE)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy