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Dr Michael Flavin is a Senior Lecturer in the African Leadership Centre. Michael holds a degree, three master’s degrees and two doctorates: one in nineteenth-century literature and culture (University of Kent, 1999); and one in Education with a specialism in technology enhanced learning (Open University, 2014). He has taught at a range of UK universities since 1999.

His published work on technology enhanced learning strategies was translated into Chinese and was runner-up in the Association for Learning Technology’s Research Project of the Year 2018.

He is the author of two books on technology enhanced learning, two on nineteenth-century literature, and a recent (2022) novel, One Small Step. He is also editor-in-chief of Research in Learning Technology.

Michael peer reviews for a range of high-impact publications and reviews book proposals for Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Open University Press. 


  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Disruptive Innovation theory and its applications
  • The study of leadership and global leadership

Further details

See Michael's research profile