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Dr Angela Partington


As an undergraduate I studied Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art, before going on to study for an MA and then a PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham.

For many years I lectured on a wide ranges of art, design and media courses, specialising in Visual Culture, and have taught at all levels including PGR.

My academic career has included the management of the Department of Art & Design and subsequently the Department of Creative Industries at UWE Bristol, and External Examiner and validation panel duties at numerous UK universities.  

In 2012 I was elected to the CHEAD executive, and was appointed as Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) at Kingston School of Art in 2013. In 2015 I joined the Creative Industries Federation's HE Working Group, achieved PFHEA status in 2017, and became an NTFS reviewer in 2019.  

Academic responsibilities

Associate Dean Learning & Teaching


  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • MA Cultural Studies
  • PhD Cultural Studies
  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


My research interests include:

-      the historical development of consumer culture and the emergence of new markets for cultural goods;

-      the role of consumers in driving innovation;

-      the convergence of creative practices;

-      the relationships between creative industries and higher education;

-      theories of creativity and pedagogical practices.  

-      co-creativity, interdisciplinarity, and inclusive practices in learning and teaching 

I have published several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, have presented papers at numerous conferences, have been an invited guest on Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed', and have been invited to speak at CHEAD'S annual conference in 2020, for which the theme is the value of creative education in supporting diversity and inclusion.


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Partington, Angela [Reviewer] (2015) Book Review of : 'Fashion and Age' by Julia Twigg. Journal of Design History, 28(1), pp. 101-102. ISSN (print) 0952-4649

Partington, Angela (2013) Class, clothes, and co-creativity. Clothing Cultures, 1(1),

Partington, Angela (2012) Creative professionals/professional creatives. Art & Design and..Business, Innovation and Management, pp. 72-75.

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