Professor Paul Carmichael

Associate Dean (Global Engagement)

Dean's Office (Arts, Hum & Social Sc)
Jordanstown campus
+44 28 9036 6846
Room 17G19
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB
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Professor Paul Carmichael is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He joined Ulster University in 1992 as a Lecturer in Public Administration, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 1997, Reader in 2002 and Professor of Public Policy & Government in 2004.

Paul obtained an honours degree in Economics and Public Policy in 1989 from Leeds Polytechnic. He was awarded a PhD in Public Policy in 1992 from the University of Strathclyde and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education in 1995 from Ulster University. Before taking up the post of Dean, Paul had been the Head of the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy since 2005. Since 2000, he has been Honorary Secretary of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom and a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for British Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Paul is keen to advance the research agenda of the Faculty while developing all aspects of teaching and learning.

In 2007, Professor Carmichael was elected as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Originally a native of Kingston upon Hull in England, Paul has lived in Northern Ireland for over 18 years.

Responsibilities: Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences which comprises the School of Communication; School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy, School of Education; School of Law; School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies; the Graduate School for Professional Legal Education, the Research Graduate School, the Transitional Justice Institute, the Social and Policy Research Institute; and, INCORE.

Research publications

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