About Me

Patrick CarmichaelI am a Professor Emeritus of Education, having held lecturing and research posts at the Universities of Reading and Cambridge, and at Liverpool John Moores University and University of Bedfordshire. I was the University of Bedfordshire’s Director of Research Development, and chair of the  University Research Ethics Committee.  I’m currently a research affiliate of Autonomy, an independent think-tank concerned with the nature of work, education and automation, and I also take on projects on a freelance basis. If you would like to discuss working with me on a project, or seek an advisory group member, research reviewer, or evaluator, please contact me.

I am an experienced research mentor and tutor with particular expertise in supporting people with academic writing in the social sciences. Please contact me if you’d like to discuss how to develop a thesis or conference papers into articles for publication; need support with proposal, grant and application writing; or need expert editing of your work.

My work has included the supervision of research students, teaching of research methods and research ethics, and research into radical education, educational technologies and interdisciplinary working.  I have also been an examiner, reviewer and evaluator for universities and other research bodies including the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the European Commission.

You can read more about my research projects in e-learning and higher education, many of which were funded by UK and international agencies, and can see a list of publications and research reports. I have experience of complex and interdisciplinary projects, and those employing novel research methods and involving multiple stakeholders.

I’m also involved in art and craft projects – mainly using stained glass, rope and cord, and found objects – based on my narrowboat, Bumblebee.