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Mike Seal, Professor

Professor of Education and Social Mobility at University of Suffolk

Mike is Professor of Education and Social Mobility at the University of Suffolk.  He leads on research on learning and teaching and widening participation. He was previously Reader in Critical Pedagogy, chair of the Romero Freire Institute and Head of Foundation Years at Newman University Birmingham. He has taught at the YMCA George Williams College, the Open University and the University of Oxford. He is a National Teaching Fellow, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts for his work on homelessness in 2009.Prior to this he worked in the homeless, drugs, community and youth work fields.

He has authored 11 books, the latest being Interrupting Heteronormativity in Higher Education, Queer and Critical Pedagogies for Palgrave Macmillan. He has written 20 book chapters, 14 peer reviewed journal articles and over 25 other publications. He has delivered papers at over 90 academic and professional conferences and seminars worldwide and has been involved in 32 funded research projects including 13 as principal investigator. He was a co-convenor of BERA’s Sexualities SIG and is on the editorial boards for the International Journal of Open Youth Work and New Internationalist 

Mike Seal's contributions

BERA SIG Convenors

2021 Newsletters April 2021 March 2021 February 2021 January 2021 2020 Newsletters BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter – December BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter – November BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter...

Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning

The sector of post-compulsory education and lifelong learning is a wide and diverse one, covering areas such as the study of 14-19 education and training, further and higher education, adult...

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