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Dr Mark John Patrick Kerrigan

Dean of Learning & Teaching

Dr Mark John Patrick Kerrigan is the Dean for Learning & Teaching. Mark is a National Teaching Fellow, and Principal Fellow of the HEA with strategic leadership for learning & teaching across our provision.

With strong professional interests in curriculum design and delivery, assessment, digital literacy and mobile/technology-enriched learning, Mark has an excellent understanding of teaching and learning within a dynamic higher education environment.

Mark holds a PhD from Edinburgh University, is a published researcher and an experienced PhD supervisor. Prior to his role at Anglia Ruskin University, where he was also a University Teaching Fellow, he worked in the Educational Development Unit at the University of Greenwich, and was a programme leader and Teaching Fellow for the University of Westminster. Mark is an established academic leader with significant experience in quality enhancement and quality assurance.

As Director of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement at Plymouth College of Art, Mark drives pedagogical innovation and provides strong and effective cross-college leadership to enhance learning and teaching across our FE and HE provision, and he contributes to the strategic development of distinctive pedagogic practice and research across the College and wider creative learning continuum in partnership with Plymouth School of Creative Arts.

Working closely with our Vice Principal and Academic Dean, Mark has supported the development and implementation of an integrated cross-college curriculum, ensuring that learning, teaching and enhancement supports the College’s ethical commitment to creative learning through pedagogical innovation, and social justice through community impact and social mobility.