Maureen K. Michael is an interdisciplinary education scholar with expertise as artist, researcher and educator applied to professional practice issues in contemporary education and academia.
Working previously as freelance consultant with public sector arts organisations, Dr Michael brings a distinctive professional profile that enriches our creative research environment and academic culture.
Vice President Secretary, Visual Sociology Research Committee of the International Sociological Association
General Teaching Council Scotland The General Teaching Council for Scotland
Dr Michael's interdisciplinary research explores arts-based methods for the study of professional practices, education and learning.
Dr Michael is currently PI on the art-based research project 'A Visual Study of Professional Learning in Closing the Poverty-Related Attainment Gap' funded by a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant.
Additionally, Dr Michael also 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 (2018) The Pedagogy of Installation: Engaging a Public in Distasteful Learning., 15.07.2018-21.07.2018. file:///C:/Users/Maureen%20Michael/Downloads/2018_ISA_World_Congress_Abstract_Book.pdf.
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
Michael MK (2007) About KNOWHOW: Studio Approaches to Teaching and Learning. Cumbria: Unipress. http://rafhladan.is/handle/10802/9303
Dr Michael 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.
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy