Mark Carrigan, FHEA FRSA


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Dr Mark Carrigan is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester where he is programme director for the MA Digital Technologies, Communication and Education (DTCE) and co-lead of the DTCE Research and Scholarship group. Trained as a philosopher and sociologist, his research aims to bridge fundamental questions of social ontology with practical and policy interventions to support the effective use of emerging technologies within education. He has written or edited eight books, including Social Media for Academics, published by Sage and now in its second edition. His latest book Generative AI for Academics will be released by Sage later this year.

Dr Carrigan is a convenor for the British Sociological Association’s Digital Sociology group which he co-founded in 2012. He jointly coordinates the Critical Realism Network while being active in the Centre for Social Ontology and a board member of the Centre for Critical Realism. He is a board member for a range of publications, including Civic Sociology, the Journal of Digital Social Research and Globalisation, Societies and Education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, Becoming Who We Are: Personal Morphogenesis and Social Change, The University of Warwick

Award Date: 1 Sept 2014

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures
  • Digital Futures


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