Higher Education

I am Professor of Education at the University of Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom, having previously worked at the Universities of Reading and Cambridge, and at Liverpool John Moores University. I supervise research students, teach research methods and ethics, and carry out my own research into radical education, educational technologies and interdisciplinary working. I also work as an examiner, reviewer and evaluator for universities and other research bodies.

I am based in the Department of Teacher Education and am also seconded to the University's Research Graduate School where I am involved in research methods training, supervisor training and developing policy and practice around research integrity and ethical practice.  I am a member of the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) and the Academic Board.

Technology Enhanced Learning

Much of my research has been into the ways in which new technologies, and emerging we technologies in particular, can support teaching, learning and research. 

I was director of 'Ensemble', an ESRC/EPSRC project that explored the potential of semantic web and linked data technologies in higher education, and other funded projects concerned with digital archiving, social software, technology design and automated assessment.

 I draw on post-structuralist and post-marxist theory to explore how technologies are designed and developed, and the ways in which they change social relations and material practices - often in unexpected ways. 

Publications, Conferences and Peer Review

I have written a good deal about educational technologies, teaching, learning and assessment in higher education, the use of open and linked data, and research methods.  You can find a select bibliography on this site.   I have also presented my work at conferences and seminars around the world and run research training and professional development events. To discuss contributions to conferences, programmes or courses that you are running, please contact me at patrick.carmichael@beds.ac.uk.  I also act as a peer reviewer and evaluator for the ESRC, the Australian Research Council, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the European Commission.

Technology, Pedagogy and Education

I am Editor-in-Chief of the international, SSCI-indexed journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education (TPE) which is published five times each year by Routledge and is the journal of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (although its coverage is much broader than pre-service and in-service education). Article submission is via the TPE journal website but if you are considering publishing your work in TPE, please contact me for an informal discussion with myself or one of the Associate Editors, Dr. Sarah Younie and Dr. Sue Brindley.