Contact Us (Research)


If you are a member of staff and would like to discuss your research development, please contact Dr Patrick O'Donnell.

You can contact Patrick on 01738 877849 or email him at to make an appointment.

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Dr Patrick O'Donnell

Role: Research and Scholarship Coordinator

Patrick O'Donnell lecturers in Engineering Science and Technology and is an Associated Member for the ‘Institute of Northern Studies’, University of the Highlands and Islands. He is member of university of Dundee Teaching Innovation & Learning Enhancement Network (TILE), a regular peer reviewer for the Journal of Further and Higher Education and the chair and editor for College Area Investigation Research Network (CAIRN) - a newly formed body aimed at promoting and supporting research within Scottish further education. His research interests include: cultural and structural changes within the UK University sector; learner transitions; learning spaces; education policy formation, interpretation, enactment and impact; teacher professionalism; vocational education; curriculum design, history theory/interpretation and historiography.   

Recent publications:  ODonnell, P. & Murphy, M. Aug 2018 Scottish Education . Bryce, T. (ed.). 5th ed. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, p. 66-76 10 p.

ODonnell, P., Rae, A., Rahkshani, B. & Smith, R. 17 Apr 2017 Graduate Attributes in Higher Education: Attitudes on Attributes from Across the Disciplines. Normand , C. & Anderson, L. (eds.). Routledge Press, New York., p. 19-38