ken marsden  photography

Self Portrait

Birthplace -  Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria


2014 PhD Fine Art Photography
2004 PGC Research Methods
2000 PGC Teaching and Learning in HE
1996 MA History of Art
1978 PGCE (Art and Design)
1977 BA (Hons) Fine Art

Career History

2013 - Academic Practice Development Manager, Centre for Professional Learning and Development, Nottingham Trent University
2011- 2013 Deputy Director, Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, (CALT), University College London
2007 – 2010 Head of Learning and Teaching, Buckinghamshire New University
2002 – 2006 Head of Design (Enhancement), Southampton Solent University
1999 – 2002 Senior Lecturer/Principal Lecturer in Design, Southampton Solent University
1983 – 1998 Senior Lecturer in Photography, School of Art and Design, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Lancashire
1979 – 1982 Lecturer in Photography, Cleveland College of Art and Design

(1990 – 1992 Correspondence Tutor in Photography for the Open College of the Arts)

External Examiner Experience

2010 – 2014 BA (Hons) Commercial Photography, University of Hull, (Grimsby College of F&HE)
2006 – 2010 BA (Hons) Commercial Photography, University of Derby
2003 – 2006 FdA Design for Graphic Communication, University of the Arts London (London College of Communication)

(External Validation Panel Member: University of Plymouth, 2006;
Bournemouth University, 2000)

Membership of Relevant Professional Bodies / Committees / Groups

2007 – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
2004 – 2006 Council of Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD)
2004 – 2006 Quality Assurance Agency Subject Reviewer, (Art and Design)
2002 – 2004 Art, Design, Media Subject Centre Consultant (University of Brighton)
2000 – 2007 Member of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
1998 – 1999 Visual Arts Panel of the Fylde Arts Association (Lancashire)
1987 – 1989 Member of the Chartered Society of Designers (MCSD)
1985 – 1988 Photographic Education Group
1984 – 1987 North-West Arts Photography Sub-Committee

Exhibitions - please click here

Other Info

Co-founder of The Boundary Project, a Southampton Solent University funded collaborative research project which produced a series of visual and textual essays commenting upon the issue of land ownership and regional identity in an interactive website (currently under reconstruction). The project team consisted of colleagues from different disciplines within art and design and included both practitioners, theorists and musicians.

‘Honourable Mention’ in the Vogue Sothebys / Cecil Beaton Award for Fashion Photography, (Vogue, September 1982 edition)

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Currently use Nikon equipment i.e. D700, 18 – 200mm and 80 – 400 mm lenses.

all photographs © ken marsden    design © rg 2013