Michael Callaghan joined Ulster University as a lecturer in 2002 and his teaching and research interests include serious games, virtual worlds, remote experimentation/laboratories and e-learning.
Michael is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice and was part of a team awarded a Distinguished Fellowship in Learning Support from Ulster University in 2006. He teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Michael studied Electronic/Electrical engineering and Computing and Design at Ulster University.
He is an expert panelist for the Higher Education & Training Awards Council (QQI Ireland), an Editor of the International Journal of Online Engineering, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Association of Online Engineering, is a reviewer for a number of IEEE journals and is a grant reviewer for the AHRC, HETAC, Higher Education Academy and EU in his areas of expertise.
Michael has jointly secured over £1.8 Million in internal and external funding from 20+ projects as principal investigator or joint principal investigator from funders including the AHRC, DETI, INVESTNI, JISC and the Higher Education Academy and carries out regular consultancy and academic enterprise activities in serious games and virtual worlds.