Chrissie Harrington

UNIVERSITY Campus Suffolk has welcomed Chrissie Harrington as associate dean of the Suffolk School of Arts.The arts school's previous associate dean, Brian Holder, takes up a new role at the newly-formed Centre for Applied Sustainability.

UNIVERSITY Campus Suffolk has welcomed Chrissie Harrington as associate dean of the Suffolk School of Arts.

The arts school's previous associate dean, Brian Holder, takes up a new role at the newly-formed Centre for Applied Sustainability.

Before joining UCS, Ms Harrington was principal lecturer and head of the dance department at Bath Spa University. She was also Senior Teaching Fellow at Bath Spa's Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning. In 2004, she was awarded a prestigious Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.

She has worked extensively in higher education and published widely. She has also been at the forefront of developments in the discipline of dance in higher education, most recently through her own research, Architecting the Body, which explores the relationship between the body, architecture and digital media.


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She has been an initiator, designer and leader of the distinctive programme of dance at Bath Spa University.

She has devised and delivered initial teacher training programmes and takes a wide interest in arts practice and management, including the application of digital media, and has worked in Poland, the USA and New Zealand.

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UCS's director of enterprise and executive dean Dr Peter Funnell said she would bring “enormous professional competence” to the role, as well as a passion for high quality teaching and learning.

“In recent months, we have developed significant new links with the Arts Council and regional arts organisations and I am delighted that Chrissie will be in a position to build on these whilst leading the development of our arts provision in line with regional and national requirements.”

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