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Michael  Flavin

Dr Michael Flavin

Reader in Global Education

Research interests

  • Education


Dr Michael Flavin is a Reader in Global Education 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. His work has also been translated into Italian.

He is the author of two books on technology enhanced learning, two on nineteenth-century literature, and two novels: The Voice Hearer (2024) and One Small Step (2022). 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. 


  • The Troubles in Northern Ireland
  • Disruptive Innovation theory and its applications
  • The study of leadership and global leadership
  • Technology enhanced learning

Further details

See Michael's research profile