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Professor Paul Carmichael

Associate Dean (Global Engagement)

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Dean's Office (Arts, Hum & Social Sc)


Room BC-07-234 Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



Professor Paul Carmichael has been Associate Dean (Global Engagement) in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences since 2017. 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.

Professor Carmichael 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 his current post of Associate Dean, Paul had been the Head of the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy from 2005-10 and Dean of the former Faculty of Social Sciences from 2010-2017. From 2000-16, he was Honorary Secretary of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom and Vice Chair of the Public Administration Committee of the Joint University Council (2004-09). He has been a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for British Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin since 2000.

In 2007, Professor Carmichael was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was conferred as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2016.

Originally a native of Kingston upon Hull in England, Paul has lived in Northern Ireland for 26 years.

Responsibilities: Associate Dean (Global Engagement) of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences which comprises the School of Art, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Communication and Media; School of Education; School of Law; and School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences.