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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.


Number of items: 20.


Partington, Angela (2020) Developing inclusive pedagogies in HE through an understanding of the learner-consumer : promiscuity, hybridisation, and innovation. Postdigital Science and Education, ISSN (print) 2524-485X (In Press)

Partington, Angela (2019) Learner or Consumer? : market-led Higher Education, diversity, inclusion, and equality. Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, 4(3), pp. 527-552. ISSN (print) 2564-7261

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.

Partington, Angela (2008) The best bits : non-narrative pleasures and creative practices. Journal of Media Practice, 9(1), pp. 9-18. ISSN (print) 1468-2753

Partington, Angela (1986) Review of 'The originality of the avant-garde and other Modernist myths' by Rosalind E. Krauss. Oxford Art Journal, 9(2), pp. 63-67.

Partington, Angela (1985) Design knowledge and feminism. Feminist art news, 2(3), pp. 9-13.

Book Section

Partington, Angela (2009) Co-creative design practice. In: Glynne, Jonathan , Hackney, Fiona and Minton, Viv, (eds.) Networks of design: proceedings of the 2008 annual international conference of the Design History Society (UK). Florida, U.S.A. : Universal-Publishers. pp. 468-471. ISBN 9781599429069

Partington, Angela (2007) Popular fashion and working-class affluence. In: Barnard, Malcolm, (ed.) Fashion theory: a reader. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 220-231. ISBN 9780415413404

Partington, Angela (1996) Perfume: pleasure, packaging, and postmodernity. In: Kirkham, Patricia, (ed.) The gendered object. Manchester, U.K. : Manchester University Press. pp. 204-218. ISBN 0919044758

Partington, Angela (1995) The designer housewife in the 1950s. In: Attfield, Judy and Kirkham, Patricia, (eds.) A view from the interior: women and design. London, U.K. : The Women's Press. pp. 206-214. ISBN 0704344513

Partington, Angela (1992) Popular fashion and working-class affluence. In: Ash, Juliet and Wilson, Elizabeth, (eds.) Chic thrills: a fashion reader. London, U.K. : Pandora. pp. 145-161. ISBN 0044408242

Conference or Workshop Item

Partington, Angela (2019) The future of student engagement. In: GLAD 22nd annual conference: Art and design education - where do we go from here?; 6 Dec 2019, Manchester, U.K..

Partington, Angela (2019) Re-thinking student engagement : understanding the learner-consumer. In: HEIR Conference 2019 : Measuring Excellence in Higher Education: Approaches and their Impact; 11 - 13 Sep 2019, Wolverhampton, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Partington, Angela (2019) What do we mean by 'active learning'? In: Centre for innovation in HE annual conference: creative approaches to pedagogic research; 10 July 2019, Cambridge, U.K..

Partington, Angela (2019) Developing inclusive pedagogies through an understanding of the learner-consumer. In: BERA Annual Conference 2019; 10-12 Sept 2019, Manchester, U.K..

Partington, Angela (2009) 21st century creativity and the HE curriculum. In: Higher education and the creative economy; 22-23 Mar 2010, Southampton, U.K..

Partington, Angela (2008) Co-creative design practice. In: 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society; 3-6 Sept 2008, Falmouth, U.K..

Sound Recording

Partington, Angela (2017) BBC Radio 4 'Thinking Allowed' - contribution to discussion on Fashion and Class, broadcast on June 7th 2017. (Radio and iplayer). BBC Radio broadcast. (20mins) Panel discussion.

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